EPL 2020-21, Matchday 28 review: Arsenal edges past Tottenham, Burnley upsets Everton
First Published Mar 16, 2021, 12:12 PM IST
The 2020-21 English Premier League gets done with Matchday 28, with Manchester City edging closer to title win while defending champion Liverpool remains in contention for top-four. Most of the matches went accordingly, expect for an upset or two.
As the business end draws near, the English Premier League 2020-21 is done with its Matchday 28 commitments. With the title winner nearly decided, the race for the top-four is still on as we review the top sides' matchday performance.
Leeds manages to hold off Chelsea
In one of the thrilling matchday matches, 12th-placed Leeds United managed to pull off a commendable performance at home against fourth-placed Chelsea. While Chelsea bid to edge closer to the top-four took a hit, it remains unbeaten under Thomas Tuchel and looks favourite to grab the top-four spot in the coming weeks.
Everton shocked by Burnley
Everton is having a decent season. However, the seventh-placed Toffees succumbed to a 1-2 defeat at the hands of 15th-placed Burnley and that too at home. Although Everton's chances of making the top-four are still alive, it needs to pull up its socks in the remaining matches.
Manchester City continues its sleek ride against Fulham
City is turning out to be the outright favourite to win the title this season. Despite the 0-2 home upset against Manchester United last week, it has managed to continue its winning ride against the other sides. This week, it tamed relegation-threatened Fulham away from home and extended its lead on the top by 14 points, having played a game more.
Leicester City annihilates Sheffield United
Another side that is well in contention for a top-three finish is Leicester that continued its glorious ride against bottom-placed Sheffield. It was a 5-0 demolition from The Foxes at home, as it proceeded to remain placed third in the table.
Manchester United survive West Ham United scare
Second-placed Manchester United is a favourite for the top-three finish unless it goofs up its progress. While it faces a tricky task at home against fifth-placed West Ham United, it passed the test with a 1-0 win.
Liverpool fights hard against Wolves
Sixth-placed Liverpool managed to gain a slender momentum in a bid to regain its composure in the tournament. Travelling to face 13th-placed but unpredictable Wolverhampton Wanderers, it was the lone goal from Diego Jota that did the job.
Arsenal trumps 10-man Tottenham
Tenth-placed Arsenal is undoubtedly not having the best of the season. Nonetheless, it managed to survive a test from eighth-placed Tottenham Hotspur at home, as the Gunners edged past 2-1, with Spurs being handed a red card, as its goal-scorer Erik Lamela was sent off. He had put the Spurs ahead before Arsenal scripted the comeback.