The Premier League's three o'clock kick-offs were very much games of two halves
After a dull set of first halves, the second 45 minutes proved much more entertaining.
The Premier League’s Saturday kick-offs were pretty quiet last week, and things looked to be going the same way this weekend too.
Not the most inspiring fixture list, eh?
Waiting for a goal from the Premier League 3pm games like... pic.twitter.com/vRVaZOV5rg— Football Whispers (@FB_WHISPERS) May 6, 2017
0-0 at the King Power Stadium.— BBC Leicester Sport (@BBCRLSport) May 6, 2017
0-0 in every other 3pm kick-off in the Premier League.
We've been here before...
Some clubs looked less likely to score than others.
Stoke pass 10 hours without an away goal pic.twitter.com/504Wj3YR7b— PA Dugout (@PAdugout) May 6, 2017
And for a while it looked as though we’d entered a goal drought from which there was no return.
Premier League HT scorelines:— 101 Great Goals (@101greatgoals) May 6, 2017
Leicester 1-0 Watford
Hull City 0-0 Sunderland
Bournemouth 0-1 Stoke
Burnley 0-0 West Brom pic.twitter.com/HvfxmAl8OW
Robbie Savage summed it all up: “These games are horrendous.”
Don’t sit on the fence Robbie, tell us what you really think.
But by full time, the footballing landscape seemed entirely unrecognisable.
Premier League full-time results:— 101 Great Goals (@101greatgoals) May 6, 2017
Hull City 0-2 Sunderland
Leicester City 3-0 Watford
Burnley 2-2 West Brom
Bournemouth 2-2 Stoke City
Yes, after just two goals in the first halves, a further 11 were scored in the next 45 minutes.
Players started breaking personal goal-scoring droughts…
1035 - Jermain Defoe's goal was his first in 1035 minutes of Premier League action. Futile.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) May 6, 2017
19 - Salomon Rondon's goal was his first in 19 Premier League games, since netting a hat-trick vs Swansea in December. Relief.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) May 6, 2017
… while Stoke gave us an away goal at last.
Own goals began popping up left and right.
2 - Both sides have scored an own goal in a Premier League game for the first time since QPR vs Liverpool in October 2014. Calamity.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) May 6, 2017
And even relegated Sunderland got in on the action, much to Hull City’s displeasure.
No stopping Sunderland these days.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) May 6, 2017
We never doubted you, Premier League.