Auba is Back! Other EPL Results
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored his first EPL hat trick as Arsenal return to winning way with a convincing 4-2 victory over hard-fighting Leeds United.
The Gabonese international has had a rough patch this season since signing a mega deal worth over 350k per week.
His mother fell sick few weeks ago which prompted Arsenal to grant their captain compassionate leave.
The goals also dried up despite scoring 22 EPL goals last season.
Aubameyang however scored three on Sunday at the Emirates Stadium ans seems to have banished the demons.
Hector Bellerin also added another for the Gunners.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang thanked Arsenal for helping him through a “tough period” after his hat-trick led the Gunners to a convincing win over Leeds at Emirates Stadium.
The 31-year-old missed two matches at the end of January with his mother in ill health.
“Everyone was giving a lot of love to me, my mum and my family,” the Arsenal skipper told Sky Sports.
“I have to say thank you to everyone at the club, and the fans.
“The hat-trick means a lot to me. I’m a guy who always works hard. It’s been a tough time for me.”
Fulham have their hopes of escaping relegation come alive with a deserved 2-0 win at Everton. Josh Maja got a brace since joining from the French top division.
The first goal was made in Nigeria as he swept in a cross from fellow Super Eagle Ola Aina early second half.
Manchester United were forced to a 1-1 draw by West Brom with Bruno Fernadez scoring a wonderful volley. They are now seven points adrift of Manchester City who hit Tottenham Hotspur 3-0.
Wolves came from a goal down to defeat Southampton 2-1.
Saints boss Ralph Hasenhuttl said VAR was “destroying the game” after watching Wolves come from behind to beat his team 2-1.
Hasenhuttl’s side were leading through Danny Ings’ goal when Wolves were awarded a second-half penalty when Ryan Bertrand blocked Nelson Semedo’s attempted cross with his arm.
Ruben Neves scored the penalty, before a stunning goal from Pedro Neto 10 minutes later earned all three points for the visitors.
Southampton coach Hasenhuttl also questioned an incident at the other end of the pitch when a cross struck the arm of Wolves’ Leander Dendoncker, which referee Graham Scott and the VAR team this time declared legal.
He added: “I haven’t spoken with the VAR because he isn’t at the stadium so we can’t.
“This is the issue: the games aren’t decided in the stadium any more, the games are decided at Stockley Park. This is not so good for the game I don’t think.”
Brighton and Aston Villa ended 0-0 while on Saturday, Leicester City compounded the woes of Liverpool with a 3-1 win.
Burnely also stunned Crystal Palace 3-0 in London.
Tonight, it is West Ham United versus Sheffield United while Chelsea play host to Newcastle united in London.