African in the EPL: Manchester United, Arsenal lose midweek fixtures in EPL – #EPL #Africa

EPL - English Football League
EPL - English Football League

The English Premier league has reached a very exciting stage as teams are sweating till the last whistle to earn points and on the other hand supporters are keen to see how their teams are to perform on each match day.

Action in the EPL brough midweek action on Tuesday 23rd April and Wednesday 24th April.
On Tuesday 23rd April

At their new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, the team invited Brighton Football Club and with both teams in much need of three points to cement their best finish in the 2018/19 season.
For the match, Tottenham Hotspurs coach Mauricio Pochettino trusted the Kenyan Victor Wanyama to start in midfield for Tottenham Hotspur and Wanyama having played four consecutive games seems to have gained confidence in himself which helped him to display a big and strong performance as he shielded his back four well and controlled possession for spurs in a game Christian Eriksen scored in the 88th minute to defeat Brighton 1-0.
The win cemented Tottenham Hotspur chances of a top four finish as they are still on third position with 71 points from 35 games while Brighton still lie in the danger zone as they fight relegation with 34 points from 35 games and on position 17.

At Vicarage Road, Watford player against Southampton in a game they shared the spoils after it ended in a one all draw.
In the game, Southampton striker Shane Long set a new premier league record for the fastest goal scored as he scored seven seconds after kick off.
Watford responded late to savage a point as it took Andre Gray to score in the 90th minute in a game the Nigerian Isaac Success was introduced in the second half for his team Watford and his introduction posses a big threat to Southampton as he combined well with Gray up front no wonder they forced a draw.
On Wednesday 24th April

This was the big match of the day Considering the fact that it was a derby and that Liverpool were anticipation to see the results of the game and much wanted Manchester United to do the damage for them so that them as Liverpool have an upper hand of winning the league this season.
But that was not the case as 2 second half goals from Bernado Silva and Leroy Sane secured the l important three points into Manchester City’s bag in the the game the Algerian Riyad Mahrez was not used by coach Pep Guardiola.
The win takes Manchester City to the top of the EPL with 89 points from 35 games while their city rivals Manchester United who are still missing the service of Ivory Coast defender Eric Bailly due to injury, are stuck on position 6 with 64 points from the same number of games.

Wolverhampton Wanderers played against Arsenal at the Molineux Stadium in a game wolves humiliated Arsenal as they have have been a threat to the so called big teams in English Premier League this season.
Three first half goals from Reuben Neves, Matt Doherty and Diogo Jota were enough for Wolves to register a win over Arsenal in a game that ended 3-1 with Papastathopoulos scoring the consolation for Arsenal.
Unai Emery the Arsenal coach trusted the Nigerian Alexi Iwobi to start the match. As usual Iwobi was very pleasing on the ball and his build up in midfield together with Monreal was superbly but the Nigerian lacked confidence in himself that he can score goals as he could make passes in positions he could easily score on the night.
The Egyptian Mohammad Elneny was unused substitute while the Gabonese Pierre Emerick Aubameyang was not part of the team on the night Wolves did the damage.
The loss means that Arsenal are now on position 5 with 66 points from 35 games and them together with Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur are to fight for the top foul finish.

What is the Premier League?

The Premier League, normally referred to as the English Premier League [EPL] or sometimes the Barclays Premiership after the title sponsor. The EPL is the top level of the English football system. Contested by 20 clubs. The 2018 / 2019 season includes these clubs; AFC BournemouthArsenalBrighton & Hove AlbionBurnleyCardiff CityChelsea FCCrystal PalaceEvertonFulham FCHuddersfield TownLeicester CityLiverpool FCManchester CityManchester UnitedNewcastle UnitedSouthampton FCTottenham,  HotspurWatford FCWest Ham UnitedWolverhampton Wanderers



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