The English Premier League (EPL) league table continues to get intense with each passing matchday. This past weekend produced some interesting results.
Man Utd 3-2 Tottenham
Manchester United’s 3-2 victory over Tottenham Hotspur could prove to be a huge moment in the race for the final Champions League spot. It was a game that was decided by Cristiano Ronaldo’s brilliance, as the Portugal superstar netted a hat-trick and became the highest goalscorer in world football as he netted his 807th career strike. It was an entertaining affair for long spells, although the start of the second period did dip. Most importantly from United’s point of view, that win moved them back into fourth place and above Arsenal by two points, although the Gunners now have four games in hand.
Arsenal 2-0 Leicester City
A thoroughly professional Arsenal performance pushed aside Leicester City 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday. A goal in each half from Thomas Partey and Alexandre Lacazette was enough to see the Gunners cruise back into the top four. Mikel Arteta went with the same side that defeated Watford 3-2 last time out in the Premier League, with consistency in results matched by consistency in selections. The team looks extremely settled. Emile Smith Rowe returned to the squad after a bout of Covid, but there was still no place for Takehiro Tomiyasu.
Guardiola pleased despite goalless draw
Man City coach Pep Guardiola was pleased with his side’s performance despite their 0-0 draw against Crystal Palace in the Premier League.
Crystal Palace 0-0 Man City
Manchester City suffered yet another hiccup against Crystal Palace in the 2021/2022 season, as they succumbed to a 0-0 draw at Selhurst Park on Monday night. Squandering a host of chances to take the lead, Patrick Vieira’s well-drilled Palace squad managed to keep Manchester City at bay, as the Premier League title race looks set for a dramatic finale. With Liverpool eyeing a win against Arsenal on Wednesday night to reduce the deficit between them and Pep Guardiola’s side to just a single point, the result in South London was certainly one to forget for the visitors.
Brighton 0-2 Liverpool
Brentford 2-0 Burnley
Chelsea 1-0 Newcastle
Leeds United 2-1 Norwich City
Everton 0-1 Wolves
West Ham 2-1 Aston Villa
Southampton 1-2 Watford