Liverpool today, Manchester City tomorrow has been the tale of the battle for the English Premier League (EPL) summit. Liverpool beat Huddersfield Town 5:0 on Friday night to put the pressure on the Citizens who were able to Nick a 1:0 win over Burnley on Sunday. City now have 92 points and Liverpool are just a point behind with 2 games left to play. Who blinks first? Time will tell.
Tottenham Hotspur were beaten 1 nil at their $1.2 billion dollar stadium for the first time by West Ham, Crystal Palace played out a goalless draw with Everton, relegated Fulham further dented Cardiff City’s hopes of escaping relegation with a 1:0 win. Southampton and Bournemouth treated the neutrals to a 6 goal thriller with both teams getting 3 goals a piece. The draw means Southampton are safe and would be playing in the EPL come next season.
Wolverhampton Wanderers edge closer to a Europa League spot pipping Watford who beat them to an FA Cup Final spot 2:1. Newcastle and Brighton drew 1:1 which meant Brighton need to avoid defeat and hope Cardiff falter to have a chance of remaining in the EPL.
The battle for top 4 keeps getting interesting, after the victory over Manchester United it was generally believed Arsenal had the easiest of ties and were assured of at least a fourth place finish. Arsenal have not been able to pick any point in their last 3 games losing 3:2 Crystal Palace, 3:1 to Wolverhampton Wanderers and on Sunday afternoon they were hammered 3:0 by Leicester City. See the trend, 3:2, 3:1 and 3:0 GOD knows how the next game will end for them. Maybe they have been losing because they have been playing against animals (Eagles, Wolves and Foxes).
Manchester United hosted Chelsea at their Old Trafford ground and it looked like the Red Devils were going to steal all 3 points and have a fighting chance of making it into the top 4. The tie ended 1:1 with a David De Gea gaffe ensuring Chelsea shared the points with United. Though Manchester United still have a chance of playing in the Champions League next season, it’s going to be difficult because it would mean both Arsenal and Chelsea will have to falter big time to allow that happen. #WeWait
All the teams battling for the top 4 didn’t win this weekend.
Congrats to Virgil Van Dirk who was named Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) Player of the year ahead of Raheem Sterling. I think Sterling deserved it more but he was compensated with the Young Player of the Year award.
Thanks for your time guys, do have a fab week ahead. BLESS
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