It’s time for the Premier League Weekly Awards, where The Football Faithful reward the very best and worst of England’s top flight from the week gone by.
So that’s it for another season. In the end, there was very little drama on the final. The top four and bottom three had already been decided. The title race got exciting for roughly 0.0001 seconds before Manchester City predictably snuffed out any chance of a Liverpool fairytale. But we got loads and loads of goals, and that’s the next best thing really, isn’t it?
Moment of the Week
He may not have won the trophy he wanted, but after picking up the Golden Boot award on Sunday, Mo Salah’s young daughter went looking for a ball before going on a solo run all the way to the penalty area in front of the Kop and scoring, much to the delight of the Anfield crowd. Ah, bless.
this is the cutest shit I’ve seen all year pic.twitter.com/fJaLXNgZll
— ChampagneJuJu (@JHabashy15) May 12, 2019
Player of the Week
Wilfried Zaha terrorised the Bournemouth defence on Sunday during a 5-3 win for Crystal Palace, setting up two of the goals in a stellar performance. Without him in the team the Eagles are barely half as good.
Goal of the Week
Jefferson Lerma hit this rocket against Bournemouth, which went in off the crossbar for extra style points.
— Fanpage of AFC Bournemouth (@simplyafcb) May 12, 2019
It should be noted that Sunday was a veritable Goal of the Month competition in its own right, with Riyad Mahrez and Nathan Redmond hitting perfect long range strikes against Brighton and Huddersfield respectively, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang‘s second being a peach, Mark Noble opening the scoring West Ham against Watford after a wonderful solo run, and Jonjo Shelvey hitting a brilliant half-volley against Fulham.
Pass of the Week
When Manchester City were trailing 1-0 to Brighton with their grip on the title seemingly loosening, it took a piece of delicious skill from their Spanish maestro to get them back on track. David Silva‘s little back flick sent Sergio Aguero through on goal to equalise, before they ultimately ran out 4-1 winners and Premier League champions. What made it so good was the fact that he clearly meant the pass as well, and wasn’t just hoping for the best.
Howler of the Week
Leicester City and Chelsea drew 0-0 on the final day, but the visitors could have easily snatched victory. Marcos Alonso played a Raheem Sterling Special, otherwise known as a low cross in front of the goal, to Gonzalo Higuain, who somehow managed to hit the ball onto his other foot and wide of the net.
Stat of the Week
Tomorrow is the one year anniversary of Man Utd last winning a PL home game without conceding a goal.
— Duncan Alexander (@oilysailor) May 12, 2019
See Also: Premier League Team of the Week
Donkey of the Week
No time for teams who change strip for a trophy celebration. Personalised t-shirts are fine, but a whole kit? Shame on you, Man City.
Man City players changed from their away kit into their FULL home for the trophy lift.
They should be stripped of the title for that.
— Mikey Traynor (@mikeytraynor) May 12, 2019
And a dishonourable mention for all of those teams who worse next season’s strip this past weekend.
And just because…
— Football Away Days (@FBAwayDays) May 12, 2019