English Premier League

2019/20 English Premier League – Round 18

Highlighted changes in the league standings after the round
Liverpool didn’t participate but their 10 point lead at the top was unchanged thanks to Manchester City.
Manchester City cuts Leicester City’s lead on them to a single point.
The top four remain the same, but Chelsea and Manchester City made up some ground on Leicester City.
The gap between the ‘top four’ and the rest of the league increased by a point.
Tottenham falls from 5th to 7th, while Sheffield United climbed from 7th to 5th.
Manchester United falls to 8th, while Arsenal leads the bottom half of the league in 11th-place.
Southampton is out of the relegation zone after dragging Aston Villa into it.

 

Premier League
Everton 0-0 Arsenal

Aston Villa 1-3 Southampton
Goal Scorers Southampton – Danny Ings 21′ 51′ Jack Stephens 31′
Goal Scorers Aston Villa – Jack Grealish 75′

Bournemouth 0-1 Burnley
Goal Scorers Burnley – Jay Rodriguez 89′

Brighton 0-1 Sheffield United
Goal Scorers Sheffield United – Oliver McBurnie 23′

Newcastle 1-0 Crystal Palace
Goal Scorers Newcastle – Miguel Almiron 83′

Norwich 1-2 Wolves
Goal Scorers Norwich – Todd Cantwell 17′
Goal Scorers Wolves – Romain Saiss 60′ Raul Jimenez 81′

Manchester City 3-1 Leicester City
Goal Scorers Manchester City – Riyad Mahrez 30′ Ilkay Gundogan 43′(pen) Gabriel Jesus 69′
Goal Scorers Leicester City – Jamie Vardy 22′

Watford 2-0 Manchester United
Goal Scorers Watford – Ismaila Sarr 50′ Troy Deeney 54′(pen)

Tottenham 0-2 Chelsea
Goal Scorers Chelesea – Willian 12′ 45+4′(pen)

 

Everton and Arsenal picked a point from a goalless draw. Possibly the only result that will work for both teams at this moment.

Southampton went to Villa Park and picked up a win to cut their losing streak to two matches.

Jay Rodriguez scored late in the 89th-minute to steal a ‘1-0’ win on the road for Burnley.
Burnley beat Bournemouth to seal a consecutive league defeat (by the same score margin) after three matches in defeat.
The result also meant Burnley has now lost 6 of their last 7 league matches; with their only win coming surprisingly at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea.

Sheffield United made it 3 wins on the bounce since the defeat to Newcastle after getting a ‘1-0’ away win against Brighton.

Miguel Almiron’s first goal for Newcastle was the winning goal for his side against Crystal Palace.
Newcastle bounced back from defeat to Burnley as they handed Crystal Palace their first defeat since their defeat to Liverpool (November 23).

Wolves clawed back from a goal down with two goals in the second-half to win on the road against Norwich City.

Manchester City pulled a point away from Leicester in the league standings after a ‘3-1’ victory at the Etihad Stadium.
Jamie Vardy opened the scoring for Leicester City to pick up his 17th league goal but it wasn’t enough for Leicester to bounce back from their draw with Norwich City from the previous round.

Watford picked up their second league victory of the season after getting 2 goals in the second half against Manchester United.
Manchester United’s current form/record makes them the ‘Robin Hood’ of the league. They take points from the big teams and drop them over to the smaller ones.

Frank Lampard gets a win over Jose Mourinho. Apprentice defeat Master.
Chelsea went to Tottenham and picked up a ‘2-0’ win through two first-half goals from Willian.
It was an opportunity for Tottenham to close the point gap between themselves and Chelsea, but Frank Lampard’s boys took advantage of the opportunity and widened the gap between the two London clubs in the league standings.

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