Top 5 Stories from Premier League Matchweek 33
What a derby weekend in the Premier League! A thrilling contest in Manchester, and draws in London and Merseyside, let’s go through the derby matches plus a couple of others.
1. United spoil City title in Manchester Derby
City only needed one win to gain the Premier League title. Ironically, the one team standing in their way are placed second in the table and are their noisy neighbors Manchester United. City looked as if they were champions by the end of the first half, even going into the second half. But suddenly, United equalized the effort through Pogba’s two goals back to back in the 53rd and 55th minute. Later on, defender Chris Smalling made the game 3-2 to go on for United’s victory. City and United remain 1-2 but United still remain mathematically capable of winning the title, however they’d have to win out the remainder of their fixtures otherwise one loss gives City the title. City would also need to lose a share of games for United to catch up.
2. Lackluster Merseyside Derby ends 0-0
In what could’ve been a chance for Liverpool to stay within striking distance of 2nd place, instead remained a head scratcher for the Liverpool fans. Manager Jurgen Klopp opted to put out a very weakened side against Everton. Everton put out as strong a lineup as possible but couldn’t record a goal to their name worth even a shot on goal. The Toffees are trying to get as high as 8th for a potential finish. Liverpool remain 3rd, and Everton remain 9th.
3. London Derby ends in a draw at Stamford Bridge
Chelsea have nothing more fight for this year as their fates of a Champions League spot are dashed. The title defense is over, and the Europa League awaits them. As for West Ham, they’re fighting to stave off relegation which a draw does help them. All the same, this derby wasn’t what both clubs wanted when so much is at stake in placement and respect within the fan base and rosters. Chelsea remain in 5th and West Ham remain 14th.
4. Arsenal beat Southampton 3-2
Arsenal look like they’ll secure a Europa League spot but getting an automatic bid finishing 5th would be best. They sit three points off the spot after having a battling effort against relegated risk Southampton. Danny Welbeck was the star for Arsenal scoring a brace in a starting role that’s rare for the attacker. Arsenal remain 6th and Southampton remain 18th, three points off safety.
5. Spurs beat Stoke 2-1
The game stood 0-0 at half time. The Spurs found their goals from Christian Eriksen and Harry Kane. Stoke equalized after Eriksen’s goal but couldn’t force a second. Kane’s goal proved the winner keeping the Spurs in 4th and Stoke in 19th, four points off the safety zone.
Matchweek 34 begins this weekend.
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