Week 22 at the English Premier League

Week 22 at the English Premier League

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The English Premier League is undoubtedly one of the most highly-anticipated events of the year, especially for football lovers, and is such an exciting league to watch. This month has surely started out with amazing results after Manchester United dropped a two-goal lead for only the fourth time in Premier League history at home to Everton.

But aside from that, Arsenal had a rough time after a highly controversial red card for Tomáš Souček. So, here is the full rundown on what happened this past week at the English Premier League.

Manchester United 3-3 Everton

What an action-packed game to witness at Old Trafford as United went head-to-head against Everton. This drama-filled match saw Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side set back in the title race after Carlo Ancelotti’s side managed to throw in an equalizer quite late in the game.

This one could have very easily seen both sides level at half-time, but right before the break we saw the Red Devils score a magnificent goal boosting them into a two-goal lead, thanks to goals from Uruguayan Edinson Cavani and Bruno Fernandes.

Fernandes is celebrating his 1-year anniversary at Old Trafford by having an average of one goal involvement (goal or assist) in every single one of his 37 games so far. The Portuguese midfielder scored Manchester United’s jaw-dropping second goal, which seemed to have almost guaranteed them a win.

However, that did not end up being the case. A repeat of what happened back in 2012, United fans’ hearts were crushed as Everton scored another goal. David De Gea’s horrible mistake paved the way for Abdoulaye Doucore to score a goal. Shortly after, the Red Devils scored a third goal in an attempt to fix what had been broken and make up for such lacking defense, this time through Scott McTominay. This yet again seemed to guarantee a win for United, however Everton held on and scored their third goal in the 96th minute (a whole two minutes past the extra time given). The game  eventually ended in a tie and United was left clinging onto the hopes that Manchester City will drop points at Anfield.

Liverpool 1-4 Manchester City

It is quite evident now that that did not happen, as the reigning champions had gone 68 games without any defeat, but have now suffered three whole home defeats. Manchester City definitely proved themselves in this one, and displayed their true ruthless hearts.

The first half was actually quite tame, and was certainly not looking good for City. After the second half rolled around, however, everything took a 180 and Ilkay Gundogan definitely made up for his previous errors by opening the scoring, with the wonderful help of the team’s front three, including English forwards Raheem Sterling and Phil Foden.

Each of these names would eventually score a goal, as well as Gundogan, after major mistakes on Liverpool’s side when Brazilian keeper Alisson Becker made two awful passes in his own penalty area, providing massive opportunities for the opposing team that were surely not going to pass them up. Man of the match Phil Foden ended with a fourth goal for The Reds as the City midfielder scored past Alisson, who had certainly had a rough day himself.

Liverpool is now held back by 10 points and are definitely not seeming to be able to keep the crown. Manchester City, on the other hand, will be moving forward. Jurgen Klopp spoke to Liverpool’s own channel after the game was over and expressed his disappointment in the events that occurred during the match.

Results from the English Premier League Gameweek #22:

Aston Villa 1-0 Arsenal

Burnley 1-1 Brighton & Hove Albion

Newcastle United 3-2 Southampton

Fulham 0-0 West Ham United

Manchester United 3-3 Everton

Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 West Bromwich Albion

Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-0 Leicester City

Liverpool 1-4 Manchester City

Sheffield United 1-2 Chelsea

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