Top 5 Stories from Premier League Matchweek 37
Only one more week to go, so let’s go through this weekend’s penultimate action leading into the deciding week of the Premier League season.
1. Wenger manages last home game for Arsenal
The players made sure their manager went out on a high note in front of the home crowd. Arsene Wenger was given a warm welcome with the home and away clubs lined across each other to greet him. Arsenal crushed Burnley 5-0, with the highlight being Pierre-Emerick Abameyang’s brace. After the game, Wenger addressed the crowd saying he always remain an Arensal supporter, and was serenaded by the supporters throughout. Arsenal and Burnley are now secured in 6th and 7th respectively in the table.
2. Chelsea beat Liverpool 1-0
The loss secures Manchester United in 2nd, and puts Liverpool in danger of dropping a spot in the table. Regardless, they’re expected to remain in a Champions League spot, in the case they lose to Real Madrid in the final. Chelsea have an opportunity to finish 4th if the Spurs can drop points in the last two fixtures. Chelsea also have two fixtures to go. As for the game, Olivier Giroud scored the lone winning goal for Chelsea.
3. Brighton beat Man United 1-0
United manager Jose Mourinho rolled out a selection favoring those who haven’t played much this year. After the game, he was extremely critical of the players involved explaining to critics why he doesn’t play them regularly. United are expected to do a lot of spring cleaning in the current roster. Pascal Grob scored the lone goal for Brighton who currently sit 14th.
4. West Brom beat Spurs 1-0
West Brom continue to try to fight out of relegation. Southampton would have to lose their next two games and West Brom needs to win their last one to secure 17th position and escape the drop zone. Swansea also need to lose the remainder of the season. West Brom’s goal came in 2nd half stoppage time from Jake Livermore. West Brom sit 19th in the table, with the Spurs situation mentioned earlier in No. 2.
5. Huddersfield hold Man City to 0-0 draw
The game didn’t hold much water, but the celebration at the end of becoming Premier League Champions put City in a great mood despite the result. Huddersfield sit 16th and are safe from relegation.
Matchweek 38 is underway and will run through to Sunday.
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