Top 5 Stories from Premier League Matchweek 36
A lot of the table is established, but teams are still fighting to avoid relegation and securing a high spot in the table. Let’s go through the top stories from over the weekend.
1. Man United spoil Arsene Wenger’s farewell tour
Wenger rolled out a weakened side at Old Trafford, with many youth players getting the chance to keep their place in the club. United’s team struggled to capitalize on the opportunity until midfielder Marauone Fellaini scored the winner in second half stoppage time. The loss guarantees Arsenal will not finish in a European qualifying spot in the Top 5 but still able to qualify finishing 6th. United remain second.
2. Man City making way towards all-time Premier League goals record
West Ham were on the receiving end of a rout in their own stadium. City are on their way to passing Chelsea for the record of 103 goals. City currently sit at 102. The club has three games to pass the mark. West Ham, due to the loss currently sit at 15th, three points clear of relegation.
3. Crystal Palace rout Leicester 5-0
Palace showed they’re here to stay in the Premier League. The club pulled off a wonderful performance at home putting Leicester to shame. The scoring lasted throughout the game from early first half all the way to second half stoppage time. The win puts Palace in 11th and Leicester remain 9th.
4. Liverpool held to 0-0 draw by Stoke
As Liverpool work on getting to the Champions League final, they rolled out a slightly weaker side against Stoke. Liverpool are fully secured for a Champions League spot next season regardless of their finish. Stoke currently sit in a relegation spot in 19th. The draw does help but as far as the last two games go, they’re not expected to survive.
5. West Brom continues to fight relegation beating Newcastle 1-0
Despite remaining on the bottom of the table, West Brom still fight for a chance to play another season in the Premier League. They would need Swansea City to lose the remainder of their games along with Stoke City and Southampton. Newcastle remain 10th despite the loss.
Matchweek 37 begins this weekend.
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