The Italian SERIE A after Round 25
LEADING GOAL SCORERS IN THE ITALIAN SERIE A
Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) – 19 goals
Romelu Lukaku (Inter Milan) – 18 goals
Zlatan Ibrahimović (AC Milan) – 14 goals
Ciro Immobile (Lazio) – 14 goals
Colombia Luis Muriel (Atalanta) – 14 goals
- Inter Milan gained a 2-point lead to move 6 points clear in the Serie A title race.
- Juventus found three goals in the second half to take three points at home against Spezia. The 3-0 win was the result Juventus needed as a response to the points they dropped against Hellas Verona in the last round.
- It was a 6-goal thriller between Sassuolo and Napoli.
Napoli had to come back on two occasions before taking a lead in the 90th minute. A late penalty allowed Sassuolo to restore parity and save themselves from a home defeat.
- The opening half ended 1-1, but the closing round was where Atalanta dominance was counted for. Five scorers for Atalanta in their 5-1 win against bottom table Crotone.
- Hellas Verona followed up a draw ith Juventus with a 3-0 at Benevento. They have AC Milan next.
- Its consecutive wins for Cagliari after 16 games without one. Daniele Rugani’s goal in the 19th minute was enough to get Cagliari a home win against Bologna after beating Crotone in the last round.
- Amadou Diawara’s 88th minute goal allowed Roma to bounce back from defeat at home to AC Milan in the last round with a 2-1 win at Genoa.
Sampdoria possibly deserved more but it ended in a tie at Genoa.
- AC Milan escaped the defeat but dropped points at home against Udinese. Fraanck Kessie got AC Milan on level through a penalty late in the additional minutes.
- Two goals from Alexis Sanchez gave Inter Milan the win in Parma.
ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE
The teams involved with cup fixtures played their Round 29 fixtures of the season.
Chelsea enters the top 4 with a win at Anfield, but Everton and West Ham have a game in hand that mathematically put them in position to knock Chelsea out of the Champions League qualifying spot.
Sheffield United made some progress at the bottom of the standings after a win against Aston Villa.
Fulham couldn’t find the result to help with their relegation battle.
Leicester dropped points again.
Bottom-table Sheffield United are not going down without a fight. They managed to come up with a 1-0 home win against Aston Villa.
MANCHESTER CITY 4-1 WOLVES
Manchester City became the first to his 20 wins in the season after a 4-1 win against Wolves.
While their closest competition in the title race dropped points, Manchester City’s late charge against Wolves allowed them to end the round 14 points clear in the lead.
Conor Coady’s headed goal in the 61st minute looked to have stolen a point for Wolves at the Etihad Stadium, but Manchester City restored their lead with 3 goals after the 80th-minute to beat Wolves by 4 goals to 1.
Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) -17 goals
Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United) – 15 goals
Harry Kane (Tottenham) – 14 goals
Manchester United were held to a goalless draw by Crystal Palace. It’s three goalless draws in all competitions for Manchester United.
LIVERPOOL 0-1 CHELSEA
Mason Mount scored the only goal of the match to send Chelsea into the break with a lead that allowed them to leave Anfield with all three points. Thomas Tuchel’s managerial start at Chelsea has come without defeat (so far).
Liverpool have gone 7 home matches without a win; with their last five games at home ending in defeat.
Liverpool 1-1 West Bromwich Albion (DRAW)
Liverpool 0-0 Manchester United (DRAW)
Liverpool 0-1 Burnley (LOSS)
Liverpool 0-1 Brighton (LOSS)
Liverpool 1-4 Manchester City (LOSS)
Liverpool 0-2 Everton (LOSS)
Liverpool 0-1 Chelsea (LOSS)
Chelsea moved a position, while Liverpool dropped a position.
Everton moved up two positions up; replacing Liverpool in 6th.
The remaining teams stayed in the positions they came into the round.
The current League Standings.
1. Manchester City (27) – 65 points
2. Manchester United (27) – 51 points
3. Leicester City (27) – 50 points
4. Chelsea (27) – 47 points
5. Everton (26) – 46 points
6. West Ham United (26) – 45 points
7. Liverpool (27) – 43 points
8. Tottenham (26) – 42 points
9. Aston Villa (25) – 39 points
10. Arsenal (26) – 37 points
11. Leeds United (26) – 35 points
12. Wolves (27) – 34 points
13. Crystal Palace (27) – 34 points
14. Southampton (26) – 30 points
15. Burnley (27) – 29 points
16. Brighton (26) – 26 points
17. Newcastle United (26) – 26 points
18. Fulham (27) – 23 points
19. West Brom (27) – 17 points
20. Sheffield United (27) – 14 points