Top 5 Stories from Premier League Matchweek 34 & 35
With the Champions League, Europa League, and F.A Cup competitions still ongoing involving Premier League clubs, the Premier League schedule is very congested. Therefore, for this edition of Top 5, we’ll combine the matchweeks and get the top stories from two weeks straight.
1. Manchester City 2018 Premier League Champions
It will be remembered as one of the most dominant seasons in club history. Coming off embarrassing defeats to Liverpool in the Champions League and Manchester United in the Manchester Derby, City looked slightly vulnerable despite their points advantage. Still, it only took one fixture to get them the trophy, and it wasn’t even through their efforts but of the efforts of their noisy neighbors ironically.
2. Doomed relegated West Brom beat Manchester United 1-0
And THIS is the fixture. United remain second in the table but this loss clinched City the title. United were lackluster throughout the fixture and the glaring holes showed from their biggest stars such as Alexis Sanchez. West Brom will go down with some confidence beating the second best team in the league. They’ll be back.
3. Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah makes goal scoring history in 2-2 draw with West Brom
Salah scored his 31st goal of the season, which put him in a special category of players. The stat is that only four players have scored that many goals in less than 38 Premier League games, Alan Shearer, Cristiano Ronaldo, Luis Suarez, and now Mohamed Salah. Salah is on course to break the record at the rate he’s going.
4. Arsenal beat West Ham 4-1 after Wenger announces departure
The game isn’t the big story as much as Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger announcing he’s stepping down as manager after 22 years in charge. The news was met with mixed emotions as the Arsenal fan base has been clamoring for Wenger to be fired or step down for multiple seasons. The game was played at the Emirates Stadium, with fans holding signs thanking Wenger for his service but definitely harboring faces of disdain towards him. Either way, Arsenal put on a show late in the second half with Aaron Ramsey putting in three goals together to turn what looked like a 1-1 draw into a big win. Arsenal remain 6th and West Ham drop to 15th.
5. Manchester City pummel Swansea City 5-0
Showing more of their dominance as they finish out their season, City came into the Etihad Stadium and put on a show that ended in celebration. The game sat at 2-0 at halftime but erupted into the 5 goal smasher throughout the second half and ended with a much deserved victory. Swansea sit four points clear of the relegation zone in 17th.
Matchweek 36 starts Saturday.
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