Manchester City remains just a point ahead of Liverpool at the top of two games of the Premier League season to go, as both were victorious again this weekend. The four clubs chasing behind them for the Champions League qualification failed to muster a single win between them and more, whilst at the bottom table Cardiff edged closer to relegation.
Liverpool’s Golden boot battle
Mohammed Salah and Sadio Mane both scored twice as Liverpool cruised past Huddersfield 5-0 at Anifield on Friday to move the club temporarily back to the top of the table and edge ahead in the race for the Golden Boot. Salah who was the last season’s winner, holds a slender lead with 21 Premier League to Mane’s 20.
However it was Mane and not the Egyptian who made it into the PFA’s player of the year this week. Salah has scored more goals (69) in his first 100 games for the club than any other player in Liverpool’s history and his coach (Jurgen Kloop) believes backing it up with his incredible 44-goals debut campaign with another stellar season is an even bigger achievement.
Football Legend “Aguero” hits 20 again which made him the same level with Mane, as his winner at Burnley ensured that he has now scored 20 goals in five consecutive League seasons – The first player to do so since Thierry Henry.
“He is a legend; he does at all time, scores important goals for us. He is an incredible player” said Pep Guardiola. City is now two wins away from a fourth title in eight seasons.
Ten men Arsenal were thrashed 3-0 at Leicester before Manchester United and Chelsea played out draw 1-1 on Sunday.
Spurs, Chelsea and Arsenal are still involved in European semi-finals this week, while the Red Devils are playing their seventh game in April, and tiredness is catching up on all four.
Spurs boos said “the stress and fatigue arrived. We are competing with circumstances that are not the best”.
Manchester United boss (Ole Gunner Solskjaer) insisted before his side’s “must win” clash with the Blues that he will not consider dropping David De Gea as the Spaniard’s years of excellent service outweighed a recent run ban. However Solskjaer loyalty may have cost United Champions League football next season as De Gea was at fault once more for Chelsea’s equalizer at Old Trafford. The Norwegian must now not only decide whether to reconsider that call for United’s last two games of the season, but whether the time has come to cash in on De Gea come this summer
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