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Weekend Football Review

Top four race and title races continue!

Premier League MW 35

Leicester 2 vs. 4 Newcastle

Newcastle got a shock big win as Leicester seem to be slipping again for another season. Willock got Newcastle the lead in the 22nd minute, while Dummett made it 2 in the 34th minute. Wilson added two in the 2nd half to make it 0-4 by the 73rd minute. Albrighton and Iheanacho got two goals late in the game but they were nothing more than consolation. Leicester drop to 4th in the league 5 points above 5th. Newcastle move up to 15th and seal safety for next season as they gain some form. 

Leeds 3 vs. 1 Tottenham

Dallas scored in the 13th minute to give Leeds the lead but Son equalised for Spurs in the 25th minute. Leeds were the better team though and showed more energy as the regained the lead in the 42nd minute via Bamford. Rodrigo then sealed the win late in the game as Leeds got 3 massive points. Leeds move into 10th with the win as they look to secure a top 10 finish. Tottenham drop down to 7th and now 7 points from top four as they try to avoid getting a place in the Uefa Conference League.

Sheffield United 0 vs. 2 Crystal Palace

Benteke scored in the 2nd minute to give Palace the lead and Eze doubled the lead in the 88th minute as Palace got two comfortable goals in a easy win. Sheffield United continue to try and end the season on a positive. Palace remain in 13th with the win with a mid table finish all but certain.

Liverpool 2 vs. 0 Southampton

Mane scored in the 31st minute and Thiago got a 2nd in the 90th minute as Liverpool struggled to a 2-0 win against Southampton. Southampton had so many chances to score but they failed to finish and got nothing to show for it. Liverpool move into 6th with the win now only a point behind 5th placed West Ham and 6 behind 4th placed Leicester. Southampton drop down to 17th but with Fulham losing there is no threat of relegation as they are secure for next season. 

Wolverhampton 2 vs. 1 Brighton

Dunk scored in the 13th minute to give Brighton the lead. Dunk was then sent off in the 53rd minute which allowed Wolves to get back into the game. Traore equalised in the 76th minute while Gibbs-White got the winner in the 90th minute for the home team. Maupay was then sent off right before full time ending a poor game for the Seagulls. Wolves remain 12th in the table while Brighton drop down to 16th with the loss. 

Aston Villa 1 vs. 3 Man United

Traore scored a wonderful goal in the 24th minute to give Villa the lead and the home team held on to it until the 2nd half. 45 minute United struck again as Fernandes scored a penalty to equalise followed by goals from Greenwood and Cavani to seal the win for the away team. Watkins was also sent off for Villa late in the game. Villa drop down to 11th with the loss while United remain 2nd 10 points behind City and 6 ahead of Chelsea with a game in hand. 

West Ham 0 vs. 1 Everton

Calvert-Lewin got the only goal of the game in the 24th minute as Everton secured an important win in their hopes of securing top 6 football. West Ham remain 5th in the table 5 points behind Leicester. Everton drop down to 8th but they have a game in hand which puts them in a good position. 

Arsenal 3 vs. 1 West Brom

Rowe and Pepe scored in the 1st half to give Arsenal the lead. Pereira got one back for West Brom in the 67th minute but Willian got his first goal for Arsenal in the 90th minute to seal the win. Arsenal go 9th in the table 5 points from a top 6 place. West Brom are relegated with the loss as they sit 19th and 11 points from safety with only 3 games to go.

Fulham 0 vs. 2 Burnley

Westwood and Wood scored in the 1st half to give Burnley the lead and it stayed that way for the rest of the game even with Fulham trying their best. Fulham are relegated with the loss as they sit 10 points from safety with 3 games to go. Burnley move up to 14th with the win. 

La Liga MW 35

Barcelona and Atletico drew 0-0. Real Madrid and Sevilla drew 2-2. Neither team could take advantage as they race remains as is with 3 games to go. Atletico remain 2 points clear of Real and Barcelona while Sevilla sit 4 points behind Barcelona. It’s going to be a nervy ending.

Serie MW 35

Napoli beat Spezia 1-4, Inter beat Sampdoria 5-1, Fiorentina beat Lazio 2-0, Atalanta beat Parma 2-5, Roma beat Crotone 5-0, and Milan beat Juventus 0-3. Not a low scoring weekend in Italy as all the teams registered big wins with Lazio and Juventus ending up on the losing sides. Champions Inter keep their gap at 13 points while Atalanta remain 2nd level on points with Milan in 3rd. Napoli sit 4th 2 points behind Milan. Juventus are 5th and a point behind Napoli. Lazio are 5 points behind Juventus while Roma are 6 points behind Lazio and will certainly not play in the 1st two tiers of European football next season. 

Bundesliga MW 32

Dortmund beat Leipzig 3-2, Leverkusen drew with Werder Bremen 0-0. Wolfsburg beat Union Berlin 3-0, Bayern thrashed Monchengladbach 6-0, and Frankfurt drew with Mainz 1-1. Bayern go 10 points clear and with 2 games to go seal another Bundesliga title as they are crowned champions. Leipzig remain 2nd but now only 4 points ahead of 3rd placed Wolfsburg. Dortmund move into 4th with the win a point ahead of Frankfurt who drop into 5th. Leverkusen are 6th and 6 points behind Frankfurt as the best they can do will be Europa League football. Dortmund the big winners this weekend as the race for top four heats up with 2 games to go but Bayern are yet again champions of Germany.

Ligue MW 36

Lille beat Lens 0-3, Lyon beat Lorient 4-0, Monaco beat Reims 0-1, and PSG drew with Rennes 1-1. Lille go 3 points clear of PSG at the top of the table with 2 games to go. Monaco go within 2 points of PSG and remain 5 behind Lille while Lyon sit 4th a point behind Monaco. It’s advantage Lille and with two games to go if they continue to win they will be crowned Champions of France. If PSG drop anymore points then it’s game over as well. Monaco would need Lille and PSG to lose both of their next games and would need to win their own 2 games to stand a chance. Lyon would need everyone to lose their games to finish top. Interesting race.

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