EPL 2020-21, Matchday 37 review: Chelsea edges past Leicester City, Liverpool enters top-4
The Matchday 27 of the English Premier League 2020-21 came to an end on Wednesday night. Manchester City has already been crowned the champion. Meanwhile, defending champion Liverpool remains in the top-four race, having entered the fourth spot.
The 2020-21 English Premier League is just a step away from the conclusion. In the meantime, it got done with its Matchday 37 commitments on Wednesday night.
While Manchester City continues its ride, having already been crowned the champion, defending champion is well in the race for top-four. In the same light, we review the Matchday 37 performance of the top sides.
Manchester United held by relentless Fulham
United was up against an already-relegated Fulham at Old Trafford on Tuesday. Although it should have been an easy ride for the Red Devils, it turned out to be an unexpectedly intense battle, as the sides had to settle for a 1-1 draw. Nevertheless, it hardly made a difference to either, with United already confirmed of a second-spot finish.
Brighton and Hove Albion shocks the champion
In the shocking game of the matchday, 16th-placed Brighton caused an upset when it tamed the newly-crowned champion City at home on Tuesday. The latter was reduced to ten men after Joao Cancelo was sent off in the tenth minute. Despite City leading 2-0 at half-time, Brighton upped its ante to pull off a memorable 3-2 win over the champion.
Chelsea pips Leicester City to intensify top-four race
Chelsea edged past Leicester City 2-1 at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday to displace the latter at the third spot. With the Foxes now dropping to fifth, it has no choice but to win its final game of the season. The same goes for The Blues, as it could still miss out on a top-four spot if it happens to lose its last game.
Everton tames Wolves to stay in European contention
Everton managed to squeeze past 12th-placed Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-0 at Goodison Park on Wednesday to remain in the race for a European spot. While the Toffees is currently placed eighth, it has to win its final game to stay hopeful for a UEFA Europa League/UEFA Conference League spot.
Tottenham Hotspur flutters again to Aston Villa
Tottenham Hotspur is extremely lucky to stay seventh despite its highly inconsistent season. It suffered yet another tough luck, losing at 0-1 home to 11th-placed Aston Villa on Wednesday. Least to say, it has to win the final game, as a loss would rob it of a Conference League spot.
Arsenal ensures dominance over Crystal Palace
Arsenal, too, remained hopeful of a European spot as it dominated fellow Londoner, 13th-placed Crystal Palace 3-1 at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday. While the Gunners stays ninth, it has to win its final game to ensure whether it will play European football next season.
Liverpool routs Burnley to rise to fourth
Liverpool ensured an emphatic display of its gameplay as it breezed past 17th-placed Burnley 3-0 away from home on Wednesday. While The Reds has risen to fourth, it has to win its final game to stick to the spot.
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