Wins for Arsenal, Spur gives hope for European football

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It seems to be over for Liverpool as they are no longer a strong side as they were at the start of the 2019/20 season. With the title already in their bag and playing games knowing they have nothing to lose, the reds are just playing to end the season as they suffered a 2-1 defeat against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday.

Liverpool was first to score through Senegalese international Sadio Mane in the 20th minute taking his goals of the campaign to 17. In the last 15 minutes of the first half, the home side fought back to score two goals through French man Alexander Lacazette and Nelson.

In the second half, both sides failed to score goals for Arsenal to collect maximum points and a vital win as they fight for a place in next season’s Europa League. The gunners are now with 56 points and on position 9.

The same night saw Jose Mourinho leading his Tottenham Hotspur side face Newcastle United at the St James’ park. The visitors were first to score in the first 20 minutes of the match through Son, a goal that saw them lead until half time.

In the second half, the home side gave themselves hope of rescuing something out of the match when Ritchie equalised in the 56th minute but Spurs responded four minutes later when Harry Kane restored the visitors lead. In the closing stages of the match, Kane completed his brace of the evening to seal a convincing 3-1 over Newcastle which has moved them to position 7 with 56 points.

Newcastle remains in the bottom half as they have collected 46 points and are on position 13.

The outgoing 2018/19 English Premier League ( EPL) champions Manchester City saw the better of Bournemouth as they won 2 – 1 at the Etihad stadium. The citizens scored through captain David Silva and Gabriel Jesus while Brooks scored the consolation for the visitors towards the end of the match.
City is likely to finish the season on second position as they have 75 points, 12 points more than third-placed Chelsea while Bournemouth is fighting relegation as they are on position 18 with 31 points.

At the Turf Moor, Burnley and Wolves shared points as it ended 1-1. Raul Jimenez had put Wolves in front in the 76th minute but the home side rescued a point thanks to a well-converted penalty by Wood in added minutes of the match.
Wolves remain on position 6 with 56 points while Burnley is on position 10 with 51 points.

16 July fixture

Everton vs Aston Villa
Sheffield United vs Leicester City
Southampton vs Brighton
Crystal Palace vs Manchester United

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