West Ham United 1 – 0 Tottenham Hotspur
Manchester City 5 – 0 Crystal Palace
Bournemouth 2 – 2 Stoke City
Burnley 2 – 2 West Bromwich Albion
Hull City 0 – 2 Sunderland
Leicester City 3 – 0 Watford
Swansea City 1 – 0 Everton
Liverpool 0 – 0 Southampton
Arsenal 2 – 0 Manchester United
Chelsea V Middlesbrough will be played on Monday.
Major effects on the table:
- If Middlesbrough lose to Chelsea they, along with Sunderland, will be relegated.
- If Chelsea beat Middlesbrough they will only have to get 3 points out of their last 3 games to win the league.
- Hull replace Swansea in the relegation zone.
- If Arsenal win their game In hand on Man U, against Southampton, they will climb to 5th.
- If Crystal Palace win 1 in of their last 2 games, safety is ensured, and the battle for survival is between only Swansea and Hull. (I think that there is no chance for Middlesbrough).
Headline Game – Arsenal V Man United
With Swansea climbing out of relegation, Sunderland winning an away game and Man City putting 5 past Crystal Palace, the weekend had already been an eye catcher. In the earlier game, Liverpool had dropped 2 points giving both teams a chance to capitalise. Though Arsenal’s away form in the last 5 weeks has declined, their home form hasn’t. However, Man U came into it with a 25 game unbeaten run and their more other factors in their favour to consider – For example: Arsene has never beaten Jose in the league. (The two managers end up fighting anyway). Could this be the day Arsene Wenger finally prevails against his rival manager? Man United’s team looked as if their focus was on the Europa as Pogba, Rashford and Baily all started on the bench. Youngster, Tuanzebe played and played quite will against Arsenal star, Alexis Sanchez. The first half saw a very defensive Man United hold out against a confident Arsenal side. In the second half it was the same until Xhaka hit a long distance shot that, with a gargantuan deflection, dipped downwards over David De Gea. United still did not attack. 3 minuets after the first, Arsenal scored a second through former Utd player Danny Welbeck. The reds finally woke up and attacked fiercely for the remainder of the game. Nethertheless, the gunners kept a clean sheet and took a huge step to getting back into the Champions League spot. And with two more games in hand on 3rd place Liverpool, it’s looking good. If the gunners manage to win the 2 games in hand, the next time Liverpool play they could find themselves only 1 point in front of Arsenal with 2 games left of the season. The pressure IS ON… Which 2 teams will get the last spots? Will it be the solid defence of Manchester United? Will it be the Inconsistence Of Arsenal. Will it be the creativity of Liverpool. Or will it be the high goal scoring of Manchester City?