Liverpool close to title
Manchester City may have inadvertently handed Liverpool the title after their defeat away to Newcastle 2-1. City had the opportunity to close the gap to the league leaders and took the lead in the first minute of the game through Sergio Aguero (you couldn’t blame the travelling City supporters from thinking the game would go their way).
Whilst City impressed and applied pressure they were unable to make it count in the final third. Newcastle managed to grab an equaliser in the 66th minute through Rondon before Ritchie scored in the 80th minute by way of a penalty (I’m sure there are no complains from the Newcastle players and fans alike).
In the game between Fulham and Brighton, the London side fell behind after Murray gave Brighton a two goal lead in the 3rd and 17th minute of the game respectively. It was looking like a tough day ahead for Fulham. However, we all want to know what Manager Ranieri said to his players at half time because a totally different side appeared after the break.
Fulham were full of imagination and creativity and attacked with purpose. They were rewarded for their endeavour after Chambers pulled a goal back. Mitrovic busy was ruffling the feathers of the Brighton defence and succeeded with a brace of goals before Vietto added another in the 79th minute. The match ended 4-2 to a delighted Fulham team and manager with a well deserved 3 points and entertaining comeback.
Manchester Utd having previously won all their games leading up to the match against Burnley could only achieve a hard fought draw. Burnley must have believed they would be leaving Old Trafford with all 3 points especially after Woods scored to make it two nil to the visitors. However, Manchester United were not yet defeated and produced a fight back even Fergie would have been proud of as Pogba and Lindelof scored late the earn the Red Devils a draw.
Meanwhile, Bournemouth made light work of Chelsea by winning at home 4-0. Arsenal maintain their pursuit of a top four finish with a 2-1 victory over Cardiff. Everton won away to Huddersfield 1-0 thanks to a Richarlison effort. Southampton drew 1-1 with Crystal Palace as did Leicester against Liverpool. Spurs, with the returning Son (and goal scorer) came from behind to win 2-1 against Watford.