April 15th, 2019

Premier League Title Race-Four Games Left

This past weekend the Premier League action seen the top four continue to jostle for position, while the fifth and sixth placed teams stayed close on their tails in the race to secure Champions League football for next season.

There are only four games left in the Premier League season as we are at the business end of the year. Who will win the title race between Man City and Liverpool? Who will secure their place in the top four and qualify for Europe next season?

Well, this weeks early kick-off on Saturday at 12.30 seen Tottenham start the order of the day in pole position to put pressure on the chasing pack of Chelsea, Man United and Arsenal.

Spurs convincingly defeated bottom of the table Huddersfield 4-0, with goals coming from Victor Wanyama and a hat-trick from Lucas Moura. The Brazilian has been given the task to lead the line, with star striker Harry Kane’s season-ending injury last week. Spurs solidified their position in third with 67 points, and look to stay in this position for the remainder of the last four games.

On Saturday tea-time, Man United begun their league and Champions League qualification hunt with fourth-placed Chelsea and Arsenal on-looking. The Red Devils scored first through a Paul Pogba penalty at the 19 minute mark in the first half, until West Ham’s Felipe Anderson equalised on the 49th minute to draw the sides 1-1. United got another penalty on the 80th minute, which was converted by Paul Pogba again to win the game and secure the vital three points for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.

United moved up to fifth place ahead of Arsenal on 64 points, with the North-Londoners playing tonight against 10th placed Watford. Can Arsenal get the victory with their game in hand, and regain fifth place over rivals Man United?

Arsenal are priced at 23/20 to win, Watford 23/10 and a draw priced at 13/5. 

The attention then turned to Super-Sunday. Chelsea took on title contenders Liverpool at Anfield, while current table-toppers Man City faced a tricky away contest to Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.

City took an early lead through Raheem Sterling, who has been playing the best football of his career. The Englishman then added another goal on the 63rd minute to keep a gap between themselves and Palace. The home team got one back through Luka Milivojevic on the 81st, but City struck again in injury time through striker Gabriel Jesus winning the tie 3-1 and putting the pressure on Liverpool.

All eyes then focused on a mouth-watering contest between Chelsea and Liverpool, with huge implications at stake. Despite playing well throughout the first half, either side couldn’t take the lead and grab the first goal. In the second half Liverpool broke down the Chelsea wing, scoring a headed goal through man-on-form Sadio Mane in the 51st minute. Then a wonder strike from PFA Player of The Year for 2018 Mohamed Salah from outside the box, two minutes later dealt a huge dent into fourth-placed Chelsea’s confidence. Who had been playing well despite the two cracking goals from the home-side.

Liverpool jumped to the top of the table with 85 points, while Chelsea dropped points but remain in fourth with 64. Just two points now separates Liverpool and Man City, with four games left to crown who is champions.

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