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A City Built on Goals

Manchester City faced Burton in the Carabao Cup semi final. Although many were confident that City would win, no one could have predicted the scoreline!

Pep Guardiola’s team annihilated Burton 9-0! They completely dominated the game from start to finish!

Within five minutes, De Bruyne gave City the lead. Gabriel Jesus then scored two goals in the 30th and 34th minute. Within three more minutes, Zinchenko had also added his name to the scoresheet.

In the 57th minute, Gabriel Jesus claimed his hattrick. However, he did not stop there.

Three minutes after Foden netted the 6th City goal, Gabriel Jesus scored his fourth goal of the night.

Walker (70′) and Mahrez (83′) scored the remaining two goals. There could have been more but, at this point, City seemed to feel remorseful.

It must be said that City’s team does cost around 530 times that of their opponents, Burton. If this was just the first leg, it is hard to imagine what will happen in the second!

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The Race is On: Manchester City vs Liverpool

Perhaps one of the most important matches of the season was played yesterday- Manchester City vs Liverpool. The result of the match would either highly increase Liverpool’s chance of winning the title or allow Manchester City to run right back into the title race.

The result was the latter. Manchester City ended Liverpool’s unbeaten run by defeating them 2-1. Liverpool thought they had taken the lead near the end of the first half but, devastatingly, the ball remained 1.2cm from being fully in the net before it was kicked away.

After this blow, Aguero went on to score the first goal for City. Firmino managed to get a goal back for Liverpool, but the game came to an end when Sané netted the winner in the 72nd minute.

The gap between first-place Liverpool and second-place City has now been reduced to just four points. The race has now truly begun; we will see just how much this defeat affects Liverpool and their title hopes.

You Have Not Been Missed Mourinho

Manchester United have been on the up since sacking manager José Mourinho. Today they continued their winning run to edge even closer to the top five.

Pogba has been flourishing under Solskjaer. He scored the first two goals against Bournemouth in the 5th and 33rd minute.

Rashford netted United’s third goal near the end of the first half. Although, just before the half time whistle was blown, Aké got a goal back for Bournemouth.

In the second half, within two minutes of Lukaku being subbed into the game he scored the final goal for United. The Reds are now only three points below Arsenal on the Premier League table.

Chelsea, however, are five points above the Gunners after defeating Crystal Palace 1-0. Kanté, assisted by David Luiz, netted the winning goal in the 51st minute.

Manchester City had similar success, recovering from their last two defeats to beat Southampton 3-1. Silva gave City the lead in the 10th minute, but Southampton were still in the game.

Højbjerg equalised for the Saints in the 37th minute. However, a strike from Sterling that bounced off the Southampton goalkeeper and a good kick from Aguero meant that City claimed their second and third goal before half time.

City have now returned to second place on the table, overtaking Tottenham in the race for the title. It is clear that every position on the table is still up for grabs.

Liverpool: The Title is Not Up For Sale This Boxing Day

Liverpool have extended their lead at the top of the Premier League table after defeating Newcastle 4-0. Man City have failed to keep up with them, and it looks as if another team is looking to join the race in their place.

Liverpool continued their unbeaten run through their strong victory against Newcastle. Lovren netted the first goal in the 11th minute of the match. Then, within the first few minutes of the second half, Salah converted a penalty to double their lead.

Shaqiri made it three with his goal in the 79th minute and Fabinho made the final addition to the scoreline in 85th. Newcastle were out of their depth, this match was their tenth defeat this season.

Liverpool, however, are now on 51 points, six points clear of Tottenham and five points clear of Manchester City, who were shockingly defeated by Leicester City. Bernardo Silva gave City the lead in the 14th minute and, just five minutes later, Leicester equalised! It was in the last ten minutes of the game that Pereira netted the winner.

The defeat not only left Man City far from top spot on the table but it also allowed Tottenham to join the title race. Spurs have now passed City on the PL table after burying Bournemouth 5-0. Eriksen, Son (2), Lucas Moura and Kane were all goal-scorers.

Arsenal failed to get closer to fallen City after drawing 1-1 with Brighton. In fact, they are now two points below fourth-place Chelsea. Thanks to Hazard, the Blues overcame a confident Watford, winning their match 2-1.

Liverpool almost seem comfortable at the top of the table. However, it is clear that Tottenham are trying to go beyond the race for top four to compete for Liverpool’s top spot!

Liverpool Race Ahead

After some shocking defeats, Liverpool have extended their lead at the top of the Premier League table to four points. At this point, it is their title to lose.

Liverpool defeated Watford 2-0 to reach 48 points on the PL table. Salah and van Dijk were the two goal scorers, netting goals in the 18th and 68th minute respectively.

Manchester City missed their opportunity to close the gap back to a single point after they lost 3-2 to Crystal Palace! Palace came from behind to net two goals within three minutes in the 33rd and 35th minute.

Palace were later awarded a penalty, which was successfully converted by Milivojevic. This meant that even De Bruyne’s late goal for City could not change their fate.

Chelsea also had a rough day after losing 1-0 to Leicester City. Vardy netted the winning goal for Leicester in the 51st minute in spite of how dominant the Blues had been throughout the match.

This allowed Arsenal, who defeated Burnley 3-1, to catch up on points. Aubameyang scored two of the goals for the Gunners and Iwobi netted the last. The only thing keeping the Blues above Arsenal and in the top four is their goal difference.

Manchester United might be in sixth place but they sure are making progress. They played their first match since Mourinho was sacked this weekend and the result was spectacular. In insult to Mourinho, they defeated Cardiff City 5-1. Rashford, Herrera, Martial and Lingard (2) were all involved in the goals.

It is coming to the end of the year and it is clear that for some clubs this Premier League season is heading in a new direction.

Tottenham Get Their Revenge on Arsenal

Tottenham knocked Arsenal out of the Carabao cup by defeating them 2-0. Arsenal had previously defeated Spurs in a Premier League match at the start of the month. However, they failed to replicate that same success today.

Both Son an Alli each scored a goal to get Tottenham through to the English Football League semi finals. In the next round, they will have to face another top London club, Chelsea!

Chelsea made it through to the semi finals after defeating Bournemouth 1-0. Hazard netted the winning goal in the 84th minute of the match.

Manchester City also made it to the next round after winning a penalty shoot out against Leicester City. Sterling missed a penalty, but after 3 Leicester players failed to score theirs, it was pretty easy for City to recover.

Manchester City will face Burton in the semi finals. It will be a match that many will expect City to win. Although, after their game against Leicester went to penalties, it is clear that one can never be too sure.

Man City Reclaim Top Spot

The fight for the Premier League title has intensified as Manchester City won their match against Everton to reclaim first place on the table. They have seemingly recovered very quickly from their defeat against Chelsea.

Gabriel Jesus scored two goals in the 22nd and 50th minute to give City a strong lead against the Toffees. Although the opposition did get a goal back, the game ended when Sterling scored the third goal for City in the 69th minute.

Tottenham secured third place on the PL table for another week after Eriksen secured a win for the team against Burnley in the dying moments of the match. Every goal is crucial with the competition at the top being so fierce.

Liverpool must now win their derby match against Manchester United if they want to be on top again. However, if United are to lose, their chances of finishing in top four will be even slimmer than they are now. Unfortunately, not everyone can come out on top.

Shocking Qualifications in the European Competitions

The top English teams, one way or another, all qualified for the next stage of the Champions and Europa Leagues. However, United were the only team get a bad result from their last group stage march .

Manchester City topped group F, five points clear of second-place Lyon after defeating Hoffenheim 2-1. LeRoy Sane scored both of their goals.

The other English teams all finished their group in second place. Liverpool crucially defeated Napoli with a clean sheet, with a single goal from Salah, to qualify for the knockout stages. Napoli, who was leading group C, ended up finishing in third place and failed to qualify.

Tottenham also achieved the impossible. They qualified after drawing 1-1 with Barcelona. This result was crucial as, like Liverpool, they finished on the same points and with the same goal difference as the team they were grappling with.

Man United also managed to qualify, but less sensationally. They lost 2-1 against Valencia, with Jones netting an own goal for the opposition.

Arsenal topped their Europa League group after defeating Qarabag 1-0 with a goal from Lacazette. Chelsea topped their group, seven points clear of second place after drawing with MOL Vidi. However, Morata woefully obtained a knee injury during the match.

After an interesting start to the European competitions, it will be interesting to see just how far the English teams can go.

The Premier League Title Race Has a New Leader

All the top teams won their Premier League match this weekend except for Manchester City. Manchester City had previously been at the top of the table but, after a difficult game against Chelsea, they lost their position.

Liverpool thrashed Bournemouth 4-0 to take first position on the PL table. Salah netted a hat-trick, which was complimented by an own goal from Cook. This took the Reds to 42 points, one point above Man City who still had a game in hand.

For the Gunners, a single goal from Torreira in the 83rd minute secured their victory against Huddersfield. This momentarily pushed them to third place, while Chelsea and Tottenham still had a game in hand.

Chelsea defeated a confident Manchester City 2-0. Despite how hard Guardiola’s team pressed, the first half of the match ended with a stunning goal from Kante. The Blues then secured their victory when David Luiz doubled their lead in the 78th minute.

This meant the end of City’s unbeaten run and the inability for them to reclaim top spot on the Premier League table; whereas Chelsea went back above Arsenal on goal difference after levelling with them on points.

However, it is Tottenham that now holds third place, above the two London giants, after defeating Leicester 2-0. Goals from Son Heung-Min and Alli helped everyone to forget all about Spurs’ recent defeat against Arsenal.

Manchester United have tried to remain hovering around the top six. They thankfully managed to defeat Fulham 4-1.

The Premier League table has a new leader. Who knows what this could mean for the fate of the title.

The Gunners Silence Their Rivals; and More Premier League Action

Arsenal have had difficult fixtures recently and, yet, have managed to stay on top of their game.

After securing top spot in Europa League group E, Arsenal had to face their North London rival, Tottenham last Sunday. Spurs has previously defeated Chelsea 3-1 the previous weekend, but they were unable to perform just as well against the Gunners.

Arsenal thrashed Tottenham 4-2, with the first goal being a penalty that was converted by Aubameyang in the 10th minute. After equalising, Tottenham were also awarded a penalty which Kane netted to give his team the lead. However, it wasn’t long before Arsenal took over the game again.

Then just three days later, Arsenal had to face Manchester United. United have not been performing too well lately, but they did manage to give the Gunners a run for their money.

After Mustafi gave Arsenal the lead in the 26th minute, Martial equalised for United just four minutes later. Rojo then scored an own goal which gave the Gunners the lead once again. Luckily, within just a minute, Lingard equalised once more.

Emery’s team are now on 31 points, the same points as Chelsea after the Blues lost 2-1 to Wolves. However, Manchester City are ten point clear of both teams at the top of the table after defeating Watford 2-1.

Although, the worst might be yet to come. This Saturday, Manchester City will be facing off against Sarri’s Chelsea. The result of the game might just decide just how far ahead the leaders have gone in the title race.