Football

Three highlights from the 36th game of the Premier League

24 May 2022 | 08:25

City beat Newcastle 5-0 at the Etihad after Liverpool dropped points at Anfield for the first time since October in a 1-1 draw with Tottenham. Drop points for Spurs are also allowed Arsenal lead by four points in battle for fourth place and the Champions League next season. At the bottom, it is Everton’s weekend as they clinched a rare away win over Leicester, while Burnley and Leeds was beaten.

Here are three highlights from the Premier League weekend:

City title to lose

Man City may have scrapped a place in the Champions League final with a two-goal lead late in the week against Real Madrid in midweek, but they are on the way.upset to lose the Premier League championship. Liverpool picked up 40 points from the last possible 42 in the Premier League before being held back by Spurs and but it still looks missing.

“If some people doubt us they don’t know this team“, said Guardiola about Man City’s answer. increase Man City’s goal difference to four goals compared to Liverpoolwhich means they may only need six points from the last three to secure fourth title in five years.

Sterling and Jack Grealish have been peripheral figures on Pep Guardiola’s big late return, as evidenced by their start from the bench at the Bernabeu on Wednesday. But England players shine on a day the city shows Newcastle distance they must overcome in the coming years if they want to be title contenders backed by Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund.

Man Utd flaunts on the beach

Survey the ruins of Manchester United’s bad season after a Shame 4-0 against BrightonBruno Fernandes admits his team worthy of the venom aimed at them by angry fans. Fernandes and company were forced to endure the exhortations of “you are not fit to wear a shirt” and other ridicule abuse from United supporters at Amex Stadium on Saturday.

Ralf Rangnick’s team is guaranteed to finish with their lowest score in the Premier League era and no longer qualify for the Champions League. Fernandes was United’s captain for one of their worst defeats in a season rife with embarrassing results and he offers no excuses for their tame surrender.

Fernandes said: “What we did today, what I did, was not enough to wear the Man Utd shirt and I accept that. “The fans have had to go through bad things to see their club in this season. They supported us until the end with different songs. Whatever they want to think, it’s fair enough. “Winning a Europa League spot is the best United can do against the incoming manager Erik ten Hag is coming from Ajax at the end of the season.

Everton ends the day at the blues

The last time Everton won away from home in the Premier League was in August and Rafael Benitez began to win over the skeptics of his date. Nine months with Benitez long since being sacked and only two points in the last 14 games, The Toffees finally ended that barren run to climb out of the relegation zone.

Defender Vitalii Mykolenko and Mason Holgate are players who can’t score in one Beat Leicester 2-1. Everton is now one point away from the relegation zone and have a game in the hands of both Leeds and Burnley. Frank Lampard’s men will also confidently extend that cushion with the next trip Watford have been relegated in the middle of the week before hosting Brentford and Crystal Palace at Goodison Park.

“(It’s determining) only if we make it deterministic but that’s a huge result for confidence,” speak Lampard. “A week ago on Saturday we were five points from safety and now we are a safe point but there is more work to be done. We can buy it but We must ensure that we protect against overconfidence. Leeds are currently in the bottom three of the table after losing 2-1 to Arsenal, but it could have been a much worse weekend for Jesse Marsch’s team There was Burnley’s victory that didn’t stop in a 3-1 home loss to Aston Villa on Saturday.