Another weekend gone and the relegation fight is still tight, the top four is still covered by four points whilst Everton and Tottenham have made their task of getting into the top four a little more difficult, and a couple of sides got back to winning ways. With all that in mind, here are five heroes from the Premier League weekend – who their team-mates may be thanking at the end of the season for what they did this weekend.
Henderson has said that he wanted to add goals to his game, and he added two big goals in Liverpool’s 4-3 win over Swansea City as they keep up the pressure towards the top of the table. Henderson's first was a nice strike to give the Reds a two goal advantage which they conspired to throw away, and his most crucial strike was a follow up to give the home side the lead for a third and final time.
It seemed as if it was heading for a draw at Stamford Bridge as Chelsea took on Everton. But in stoppage time, Frank Lampard’s free-kick was met by John Terry to keep Chelsea top of the pile. Who needs a free scoring striker when the rest of the team chips in? What shouldn’t be overlooked is the Chelsea back line looked a lot more solid with his presence at the heart of the defence, even if Everton did have their chances.
How priceless could his goal be come the end of the season for Norwich City and for Chris Hughton? The Canaries put in a terrific performance against Tottenham with several notable performers including Bradley Johnson, but Snodgrass showed great composure to stroke home is strike past Hugo Lloris to give them three points which could prove to be vital.
He was a villain not so long ago for getting himself sent off in the draw against Norwich City but his intervention against Aston Villa has stopped the rot for Newcastle United with a late strike to give them all three points, and their first win in five games.
It’s unlike Manchester City this season to be struggling at home but it was a bit of a slog against Stoke City until Toure’s strike 20 minutes from time gave the home side a massive win ahead of their trip to Wembley next weekend, which leaves the title race in their hands given their superior goal difference.