Liverpool drop points as Manchester City retake top spot!

Manchester City’s overcame injuries to Kevin de Bruyne and John Stones to come away from Bournemouth with a 1-0 win thanks to a second half goal from substitute Riyad Mahrez (pictured).

The Win was enough for Pep Guardiola’s men to open up a one point advantage over Liverpool who only managed a goal less draw with Everton in the Mersey side derby on Sunday.

With nine games remaining the race for the title is between City and Liverpool, however the race for a top four spot and Champions League qualification next season is defiantly starting to heat up with only 6 points separating third to sixth places in the table.

On Saturday, Tottenham’s 1-1 draw with North London rivals Arsenal has opened the door for Manchester United who snatched a 3-2 win away at Southampton and now move into 4th spot, with Tottenham only three points ahead in third. United making it 12 games unbeaten in the league thanks a late ;ate goal from Romelu Lukaku.

That means Arsenal now drop to fifth place but still in touch as they are only a point behind United with the pair due to meet at the Emirates Stadium next weekend. While Chelsea’s 2-1 win over Fulham thanks to first half goals from Gonzalo Higuain and Jorginho has seen them creep back into contention only a point behind Arsenal.

At the other end of the table Huddersfield Town are all but certain of returning to the Championship next season after narrowly losing 1-0 away to Brighton, Substitute Florin Andone getting the winner midway through the second half. While managerless Fulham provided a much better performance in their first game since sacking Claudio Ranieri in midweek, it still wasn’t enough to take any points at home to Chelsea meaning they remain ten points clear of safety.

Tussling it out to avoid the final relegation spot is Cardiff City who currently sit third from bottom on 25 points after their 2-0 defeat to Wolverhampton Wolves at the weekend. Although they are only two points behind Southampton (27 points), the south coast club has a far superior goal difference.

Sitting just above the relegation zone on 30 points are Burnley and Brighton, however the Seagulls do have a came in head on the rest of the bottom sides and victory in that would see them up to 14th at least.

 

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