City Back on Top After Winning Manchester Derby

Manchester City had to fight against Manchester United to try to reclaim the top spot on the Premier League table. United are trying to stay in the battle for top four, but City did not make it any easier for them.

After a goalless first half, Manchester City were determined to win the match and claimed two goals in the second half. Bernardo Silva netted a goal in the 54th minute, which was followed by a goal from Sané in the 66th.

This was a sour defeat for United who could have climbed to fifth place if they won their match, since Arsenal horrendously lost 3-1 to Wolves. They conceded all three goals in the first half, only managing to claim one consolation goal in the 80th minute thanks to Papastathopoulos.

The last few Premier League matches will prove crucial for these competitive top clubs. For now, it does not look as if Manchester City will give up the cup.

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Tottenham Risk Missing Out on Top Four

Tottenham booted Manchester City out of the Champions League. However, City got their revenge when they beat them 1-0 in the Premier League.

Spurs were now able to be overtaken by Arsenal and Chelsea if they were to win their games. Luckily for them, the Gunners were shockingly defeated 3-2 by Crystal Palace, despite having over 70% possession.

This meant that Arsenal remained one point below Tottenham and will themselves be pushed out of top four if Chelsea win their match on Monday.

Manchester United seems to be out of the race for top four completely. They suffered a 4-0 defeat against Everton, with Richarlison, Sigurdsson, Digne and Walcott each scoring a goal.

United’s next game will be against Manchester City, who are competing for the title. The likelihood that they will win that match is quite slim.

The question of who will make it into the top four might only be answered on the very last day of the Premier League season!

Tottenham Knock a Devastated Man City Out of the Champions League

Tottenham travelled to the Etihad, already 1-0 up on aggregate, to fight Manchester City for a place in the Champions League semi-finals. It was an unbelievable match, with Spurs somehow managing to come out on top.

Sterling netted the first goal for City in the fourth minute of the match! City were now in a position to challenge Spurs.

However, by the tenth minute, Son had scored two goals to put Tottenham ahead! Yet, just when things were looking bleak, Bernardo Silva scored the second goal for Manchester City.

Sterling then netted City’s third goal in the 21st. In the second half, Aguero netted the fourth Man City goal and it seemed as if they had done enough to qualify for the next round.

However, the match was far from over. Llorente netted the third goal for Tottenham in the 73rd minute. It seemed as if it might have been hand ball until VAR confirmed it to be a legitimate goal.

Tottenham’s away goals gave them an advantage. Manchester City had to score another goal in order to go through to the next stage.

City thought they had this when Sterling netted a goal in extra time. However, VAR came in handy once again, ruling out the goal as offside!

Mauricio Pochettino’s team had made it! They had done enough to qualify, leaving the homeside in utter despair.

It is hard to see how City will recover from this. They tried so hard and, yet, it was not enough.

The two teams will have to face each other once again on the weekend for their Premier League fixture. Hopefully by then, Manchester City would have dusted themselves off and treated their wounds.

Messi Outshines While Ronaldo Does Not Do Enough

Barcelona and Ajax have qualified for the Champions League semi-finals after defeating Manchester United and Juventus respectively.

Messi netted two goals against United in the 16th and 20th minute of the match. He could have scored many more, however, it was Coutinho that bagged the third goal in the 61st.

Barcelona defeated them 3-0 today but, as it was the second leg, the final scoreline was 4-0 on aggregate. A great blow for Solskjaer’s United.

Ronaldo gave Juventus hope when he netted a goal against Ajax in the 28th minute. However, two goals from the opposition meant that that was the final goal he would score for them in the Champions League this season.

Manchester City and Tottenham will be meeting tomorrow for the second leg of their CL game. It will be interesting to see who comes out on top.

Liverpool Defeat Chelsea to Keep Title Hopes Alive

Manchester City defeated Crystal Palace 3-1, with two goals from Sterling and one from Gabriel Jesus. This meant that Liverpool’s match against Chelsea was a “must-win” match if they wanted to return to the top of the table. Luckily, they delivered.

No goals were scored during an intense first half of the match. However, two goals were netted in the second half, both within three minutes of each other. Mané scored the first goal in the 51st minute and Salah beautifully doubled the scoreline in the 53rd!

Having played one game more, Liverpool are above second-place Manchester City by two points. City’s next PL match will be against Tottenham, a tough one. However, teams like Chelsea, who want to finish in top four, will be relying on City to win that match.

The race for first place and top four continues!

Tottenham Remain Tough Against Man City

Tottenham played the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final match against Manchester City. To the surprise of many, they came out on top.

After conceding a penalty due to hand ball, it looked as if Spurs would leave the game disappointed. However, to their relief, Aguero’s penalty attempt was saved!

Tottenham then faced more tribulations when Kane sustained an ankle injury and they were forced to play the second half of the game without him.

Despite this, Spurs managed to overcome City. Son netted the winning goal in the 78th minute of the match!

Spurs will have to play against City two more times in the next coming days – for the second leg and in the Premier League. The result of this match has no doubt given them the confidence that they need going forward.

Hazard Takes Chelsea to Third

Every game has become crucial among the top six clubs. With the race for top four more intense than ever, it is a good thing that the Blues have a player like Eden Hazard to give them a helping hand.

Chelsea defeated West Ham 2-0 to rise to third place on the Premier League table. Hazard was the one to score both the fantastic goals in the 24th and 90th minute.

The future of the Belgian star still remains unknown. Despite Chelsea wanting to retain the player, it is likely that he will make a move to Real Madrid.

If Hazard does leave the club, he will undoubtedly be utterly missed. With any luck, he will help the club finish in top four or win the Europa League before making an exit.

Man City to Face Watford in FA Cup Final

Watford came back from being 2-0 down to defeat Wolves 3-2! They will now face Manchester City in the FA Cup final!

City reached the final after beating Brighton with a single goal that was netted in by Gabriel Jesus in the fourth minute.

They already won the EFL Cup and now they could win another, unless Watford puts a stop to them.

The final will be played on May 18th. For both teams, it will be a very important day.

Solskjaer Off to a Rocky Start

Last week, Solskjaer was confirmed as the permanent Manchester United manager and given a three-year contract.

On the weekend, Manchester United struggled to defeat Watford, eventually winning the game 2-1.

They then kicked off April with a defeat after losing 2-1 to Wolves. United actually took the lead when McTominay netted a goal in the 13th minute.

However, within 13 minutes, Jota equalised for Wolves. From then on it was all downhill for United; Young was sent off with a second yellow card in the 57th minute and, within 20 minutes, Smalling scrambled in An own goal with sealed their loss.

This result has opened up an opportunity for Chelsea to go forth on the Premier League table, if they win against Brighton. United have already fallen to fifth place, as Tottenham have a higher goal difference than them.

Manchester United never lost a game from in front when under Mourinho. Solskjaer’s reign might not be as glamorous as first expected.

Four English Teams Qualify for the Champions League Quarter Finals

Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool and Tottenham have all qualified for the quarter finals of the Champions League this season. With so many contenders, it is easy to think that one of them could easily walk away with the trophy. However, the draw for the next round seems quite problematic.

Manchester City defeated Schalke 7-0 in the second leg of the last 16 round. This made the scoreline between the two teams an astonishing 10-2 on aggregate!

This might have inspired confidence in their fans, however, they will be up against Tottenham, another top English team, in the next round. Spurs defeated Dortmund 4-0 on aggregate to get to this stage. This will be an ardent battle, especially with Tottenham’s title hopes looking rather bleak.

That is not even the only tough match ahead. Manchester United qualified for the quarter finals on an away goal; they came back from being 2-0 down after the first leg to winning the second leg 3-1! Despite such a triumph, they will now have to struggle against Barcelona in the next round. It never gets any easier!

Liverpool might be the only Premier League team with a seemingly easier ride. They defeated Bayern Munich 3-1 to qualify for the next round and will now be facing Porto. With City now being at the top of the Premier League table, the Champions League trophy is perhaps another option for the Reds.

Manchester City have already lifted the EFL Cup this season, after winning a penalty shootout against Chelsea. They are currently at the top of the Premier League table. It is up to Tottenham to slow these blue giants down before they take all the trophies for themselves!

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