Premier League weekend grades: Peter Taylor offers his verdict
By Patrick Surlis
Last Updated: 09/05/16 2:03pm
Did your Premier League team live up to expectations this weekend?
We've asked former Leicester and England U21 manager, and Sky Sports Now guest, Peter Taylor to grade each side based solely on their 90-minute performance on Saturday and Sunday.
So how did your team fare? Did they get an 'A' or an 'F', or somewhere in between? Read on to see how each top-flight side has been ranked...
Premier League results
|Norwich 0-1 Man Utd||Aston Villa 0-0 Newcastle|
|Sunderland 3-2 Chelsea||Leicester 3-1 Everton|
|West Ham 1-4 Swansea||Tottenham 1-2 Southampton|
|Bournemouth 1-1 West Brom||Man City 2-2 Arsenal|
|Crystal Palace 2-1 Stoke||Liverpool 2-0 Watford|
Leicester - A+
Sometimes these types of celebrations can go wrong on the pitch, but credit to Leicester, they scored at important times and were very difficult to break down. It was the perfect start to the title festivities at the King Power.
Swansea - A+
Swansea didn't really turn up when they went to Leicester in their last away game and they got quite a bit of stick as a result. I think that may have helped the manager motivate the players because they were very impressive at Upton Park.
Liverpool - A
Jurgen Klopp has had a fantastic influence, and Liverpool seem to be getting better as the season goes on. Everybody wants to play now, especially with a Europa League final on the horizon, and this was another good display.
Southampton - A
Ronald Koeman's side have a lot to go for with Europa League qualification a real possibility, and it was a classic away performance. Both goals were very well worked and well taken.
Arsenal - B+
Arsenal are still a fantastic counter-attacking team and a point at the Etihad is a good result for Arsene Wenger's side. Alexis Sanchez's goal in particular was a real highlight.
Crystal Palace - B+
It was a great fightback by Palace and they scored brilliant goals too. It was an exciting performance, with Yannick Bolasie causing problems and Dwight Gayle a threat up front.
Sunderland - B+
Sunderland are now a much more organised side, which is not a surprise with Sam Allardyce in charge, but they are also getting goals. Jermain Defoe is a constant threat, and I fancied this result because Chelsea were coming off a tough match against Spurs.
Man Utd - B
Man Utd have the quality to make the most of a single chance, and even though they were not brilliant on the day, they were good enough to get three points at Norwich.
Bournemouth - B
Eddie Howe has done a brilliant job and they're safe so they may be looking ahead to next season now. It was never likely to be an open game against a well-drilled West Brom, and Bournemouth did well to battle back.
West Brom - B
West Brom are never an easy team to play against and Tony Pulis would have wanted to do well on his return to Bournemouth. They got off to an ideal start, but he may be disappointed his side failed to finish the job.
Aston Villa - B
Villa owed it to their wonderful supporters to put in a performance after the season they've had, and a clean sheet is an improvement. I'll give them a B because they limited the chances for Newcastle, who were desperate to win.
Tottenham - B-
Spurs may have been a little down after what happened at Chelsea last Monday, especially considering the loss of discipline, so their performance against Southampton didn't surprise me. It's been a fantastic campaign, though, and they'll look to bounce back at Newcastle.
Man City - B-
City were disappointing because I was expecting a bit more considering they knew Man Utd had put them under pressure. They needed three points with the race for the top four getting tight, but didn't deserve them on the day.
Chelsea - B-
Chelsea did some good things against Sunderland, but I feared for them heading into this game. They put a lot into Monday night against Tottenham and it may have caught up with them.
Watford - C+
Anfield is usually a difficult place to pick up points, and Liverpool were on a high after making the Europa League final. Watford's season has tailed off after such a good start, and this was another example of their struggles in front of goal.
Norwich - C
It just shows you have to defend well at all times. You can't switch off for a minute because you'll get punished by the top sides. Sebastien Bassong made a poor mistake and good players only need one chance.
Newcastle - C
Newcastle have improved under Rafael Benitez, but they had to win this game. It wasn't a good enough performance considering their relegation situation and it may end up costing them.
West Ham - C-
This result surprised me because West Ham still have a good opportunity to finish up the table in the Premier League. They gave poor goals away to Swansea and you can't afford to do that in the Premier League.
Stoke - C-
Stoke have had a disappointing end to the season and defeat to Palace was another poor result, especially after going in front.
Everton - C-
Roberto Martinez has given his young side a chance, but they need to start putting in performances to help the manager. Against Leicester, they were out of the game too early.
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