There are six matchdays remaining in the 2018-19 Premier League season. With the title and a draw for the Champions League at stake, games are heating up.
The first game of the weekend saw second-place Manchester City take on 19th Place Fulham at Craven Cottage stadium. The defending champions dominated the game beating Fulham 2-0. Goals from Bernardo Silva and Sergio Agüero saw the Citizens to an easy victory over relegation-bound Fulham. City’s win over Fulham was important in the race for the title as they earned three points which put them at 77 overall.
Liverpool played Tottenham in the game of the week yesterday at Anfield. The Reds saw a late win over the Spurs in a dramatic finish to the game. Robert Firmino scored a header early in the game to put Jürgen Klopp’s side ahead. Both teams were even until the 70th minute when Lucas Moura leveled the game with a goal from inside the 18-yard box. In the last 20 minutes of the game, both teams traded chances on goal. In last minute of regulation, Liverpool took the lead from an own goal from defender Toby Alderweireld. The Reds’ win over the Spurs put them at the top of the table once again with 79 points, just edging out Manchester City by two.
Saturday also featured an important game between Manchester United and Watford. United is competing with Arsenal and Chelsea for a top-four spot in Premier League and a draw for the Champions League next season. Their win over Watford on Saturday put them at 61 points and gave them the fourth-place spot on the table. Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial ensured the win at Old Trafford, each scoring one goal.
Chelsea traveled to Cardiff City Stadium to play Cardiff City yesterday in another important match for a position in the top four. Maurizio Sarri’s side commanded the game with 71% possession compared to Cardiff’s 29%. Victor Camarasa put the home team ahead in the 46th minute with a shot in the top right corner of the goal. The Blues answered back with two late goals from César Azpilicueta and Ruben Loftus-Cheek. Chelsea’s win over Cardiff puts them in sixth place with 60 points.
Arsenal played against Newcastle United today in another important game for the top four race. The Gunners hosted the Magpies at the Emirates. Aaron Ramsey put the home team forward in the 30th minute with a daisy cutter to the bottom corner of the net. The entire game was in Arsenal’s favor as they held 71% of possession to Newcastle’s 23%. In the 83rd minute, Alexandre Lacazette eased the home side forward with another goal that sealed the win. Now Arsenal sits at third place with 63 points, hopping Tottenham, who lost on Sunday to Liverpool.