The fight for the Premier League is exciting, Arsenal dreams of being champion of England again after two decades, while Manchester City does not want to make it so easy and is trying to defend the title won the previous season. That’s why, As a visitor, this Saturday, March 11, they took to the field and defeated Crystal Palace to put pressure on the red and white team from London.
With a solitary penalty goal from Norwegian Erling Haaland, Manchester City beat Crystal Palace and maintains its pressure on leader Arsenal, placing itself two points behind the ‘Gunners’, who visit Fulham on Sunday, on the 27th of the Premier League in which Tottenham consolidates in the ‘Champions zone’.
Dominating the game, but harmless in the rival area, the ‘Citizens’ ended up taking the victory at Selhurst Park thanks to a penalty committed on Ilkay Gündogan and transformed by Haaland in the only goal of the match.
Before the goal, Pep Guardiola’s team was much less lethal than usual, with just a couple of chances to beat the Spanish goalkeeper Vicente Guaita, with two shots away from Haaland and the Argentine Julián Álvarez.
Another positive note for City was that Crystal Palace hardly disturbed the goal defended by the Brazilian Ederson, a good omen for next Tuesday, when the English must decide, after the 1-1 win in Leipzig, to get into the quarterfinals. final of the Champions League.
And although Guardiola’s men are currently two points behind the leader and are putting strong pressure on him in search of the title, this Sunday, March 12, around 9:00 in the morning, Colombian time, Arsenal will come out to defend The tip at Fulham Stadium. If the red and white team win, they will again extend their difference over City to five points.
Liverpool fails to get into the Champions Zone
In the race to qualify for the next edition of the Champions League, Tottenham was favored by Liverpool’s new setback, barely a week after the historic 7-0 defeat of Manchester United.
The Reds, who missed a penalty through Egyptian Mohamed Salah in the 69th minute, had even crushed Bournemouth 9-0 in the first round, but lost on Saturday to Burundian Dango Ouattara’s first-half goal ( 28).
The Jürgen Klopp players have once again shown themselves to be the irregular team that they have been throughout the season, performing one of the worst performances since the arrival of the German coach in 2015.
After these results, six points separate Tottenham from Liverpool. The ‘Spurs’, moreover, are placed just one away from the podium, which United occupies before hosting bottom club Southampton on Sunday.
Bournemouth – Liverpool 1 – 0
Leicester – Chelsea 1 – 3
Everton – Brentford 1 – 0
Tottenham – Nottingham 3 – 1
Leeds – Brighton 2 – 2
Crystal Palace – Manchester City 0 – 1
9:00 a.m.: Manchester United v Southampton
9:00 a.m. Fulham v Arsenal
9:00 a.m. West Ham – Aston Villa
11:30 a.m.: Newcastle – Wolverhampton
1. Arsenal 63 points.
2. Manchester City 61 points.
3. Manchester United 49 points.
4. Tottenham 48 points.
5. Liverpool 42 points.
6. Newcastle 41 points.
7. Brighton 39 points.
8. Fulham 39 points.
9. Brentford 38 points.
10. Chelsea 37 points.
11. Aston Villa 34 points.
12. Crystal Palace 27 points.
13. Wolverhampton 27 points.
14. Nottingham 26 points.
15. Everton 25 points.
16. Leicester 24 points.
17. Bournemouth 24 points.
18. West Ham United 23 points.
19. Leeds United 23 points.
20. Southampton 21 points.
*With information from AFP.