EPL 2020-21 review: Chelsea delays Manchester City's championship crown on Matchday 35
The 2020-21 English Premier League got done with major Matchday 35 commitments. Manchester City was made to wait for its championship crown, as it still needs a win for the title. Meanwhile, defending champion Liverpool continues its race for top-four.
The English Premier League 2020-21 is in its business-end phase, with Matchday 35 being held last weekend. Manchester City continues to wait for its deciding win to win its seventh league title while defending champion Liverpool is still fighting in the race for top-four. On the same note, we review this Matchday involving the top sides.
Leicester City shocked by Newcastle United
Fourth-placed Leicester suffered a setback in its top-four race after being shocked by 14th-placed Newcastle 2-4 at home on Friday night. Although the Foxes still has a considerable lead, it would need to win its remaining games to ensure that it stays on fourth.
Tottenham Hotspur find no respite against a relentless Leeds United
Seventh-placed Tottenham finds it hard to find the right rhythm and momentum this season, as it continued its shaky performance against tenth-placed Leeds on Saturday. The Peacocks seemed relentless, playing at home, as it hammered the Spurs 3-1. Both sides will now have to fight for a European spot with this.
Liverpool eclipses Southampton
Sixth-placed Liverpool is seemingly back in the race for top-four, surpassing 16th-placed Southampton 2-0 at Anfield on Saturday. With Sadio Mane and Thiago Alcantara striking for The Reds, Liverpool still has a battle in hand for the European race, especially for the top-four, as a loss hereon could seriously derail its campaign.
Manchester United yet again produces a classic against Aston Villa
Second-placed United consolidated its bid for a second-spot finish following yet another classic 3-1 win over 11th-placed Villa away from home on Sunday. It was classic as United bounced back from behind to win the game for the tenth time this season, becoming an EPL record. Also, United remains unbeaten in 25 successive away games of the competition.
Everton gives West Ham United a setback for top-four finish
Everton managed to stay in the eighth spot following a slender 1-0 win over fifth-placed West Ham, away from home, on Sunday. As a result, the Toffees continues to be in the race for a European spot, while the Hammers has a serious task at hand for a top-four finish.
Arsenal keeps European hopes alive against West Bromwich Albion
Arsenal stayed in the ninth spot with an impressive 3-1 win over the 19th-placed West Bromwich Albion at Emirates Stadium on Sunday. With this win, while the Gunners continues to be in the European race, it has also ended the Baggies' race in EPL for the season, as it gets relegated to the Championship next season.
Chelsea denies Manchester City the crown, for now
In the headliner game of Matchday 35, third-placed Chelsea registered a thrilling 2-1 win over table-topper City at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday. While The Blues continues to be in a good race for the top-four, the Cityzens is inevitably the champion, as all it needs is a decisive win. Nonetheless, City would also aim for United to lose its next fixture against Leicester on Tuesday night at Old Trafford, which would confirm the former's title.
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