The English Premier League (EPL) league table continues to get intense with each passing matchday. This past weekend produced some interesting results.
Everton 1-0 Manchester United
Everton secured a crucial win in their fight against relegation thanks to a first half Anthony Gordon deflected goal to give them three vital points against Manchester United. Not a free-flowing game by any means, the Toffees outworked and out-hustled a poor Manchester United team, which once again proved underwhelming as their hopes of finishing in the top four took another blow. The win moves Everton four points clear of Burnley in 18th place, but the Clarets have a game in hand and face a crunch match against bottom side Norwich City on Sunday. For now, Everton fans can celebrate only their second win in eight league games.
Aston Villa 0-4 Tottenham
Before the game had even begun, Tottenham Hotspur knew they had a real opportunity in front of them, given the losses of Manchester United and Arsenal. With a chance to move a full three points ahead of Arsenal in fifth, Spurs came out of the dressing room ready. An early flurry of action, including a long ball down the middle, led to an early Tottenham 0-1 lead. That early goal shaped the rest of the first half, as Aston Villa furiously fought to level the match, and Spurs absorbed the pressure, waiting for the second half to finish the Villians in the 0-4 win.
Pep delighted with fantastic Premier League spectacle
Check out Pep Guardiola’s post match press conference after Manchester City’s 2-2 draw with Liverpool in the Premier League. The Spanish manager believes that his team should have killed the game off but was happy to have taken part in such a wonderful showcase of what the Premier League has to offer.
Manchester City 2-2 Liverpool
Things ended the way they began with no change in the lead at the top separating Manchester City and Liverpool. An explosive first half saw City go into half-time with a 2-1 lead over Liverpool, but the Reds equalised through Sadio Mane just 46 seconds into the second half. The scores remained that way at full time, with both sides sharing the points. A lot was riding on today’s result as City lead second-place Liverpool by just one point with seven games remaining. A win at Etihad Stadium would have taken the defending champions four points clear and made them firm favourites for a sixth title in 11 years.
Newcastle 1-0 Wolves
Watford 0-3 Leeds United
Southampton 0-6 Chelsea
Arsenal 1-2 Brighton
Leicester City 2-1 Crystal Palace
Norwich City 2-0 Burnley
Brentford 2-0 West Ham