Teams fighting for a top-four finish in the English Premier League (EPL) made no mistake on Saturday 4 July 2020, as they won their games to keep alive their hopes of playing in the prestigious European club tournament next season.
Manchester United continued with their fine form as they defeated Bournemouth 5-2 at Old Trafford to go unbeaten in 16 games played in all competitions this year
The visitors took an early lead just after 15 minutes when Junior Stanislas dribbled past Harry Maguire to beat De Gea in goals. The goal awakened United from their sleep as Mason Greenwood equalised in the 29th minute before Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial registered their names on the score sheet for United to lead 3-1 at half time.
In the second half, Manchester United brought in Ivory Coast international defender Eric Bailly who gifted Bournemouth a penalty just after a minute of play when he handled in the box for King to step up and score the visitors second in the afternoon.
In the 54th minute, Greenwood completed his brace of the afternoon to cushion a 2 goals lead for the home side before Bruno Fernandes made it fine to seal an important win for Manchester United as they remain on 5th position with 55 points.
Arsenal travelled to the Molineaux stadium where they managed to secure three points after a 2-0 win over the Wolves. Saka scored two minutes before half time before Lacazette hammered the last nail on Wolves in the 86th minute in the match the gunner’s captain, Pierre Emerick Aubameyang failed to score and increase his chances of winning the golden boot as he has 19 goals.
The same night Chelsea and Leicester City also registered vital wins over Watford and Crystal Palace respectively.
Chelsea coming from a 3-2 defeat at the hands of West Ham United, were in fine form as Olivia Giroud , Wilian and Barkley scored a goal each at Stamford Bridge for the team to remain 4th in the standings with 57 points from 33 games.
Leicester City returned to winning ways since the restart of EPL games when they defeated Crystal Palace 3-0 at the King Power stadium. Nigerian Nkelechi Iheanacho made sure the foxes lead at half time before two second-half goals from Jarmy Vardy who has managed 100 league goals for the club and is the leading top goal scorer with 21 goals.
Leicester city cushions their third position with 58 points from 33 games.
In another match, Brighton defeated Norwich city 1-0 thanks to Trossard first-half goal which earned the visitors maximum points at Carrow road.
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