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EPL highlights: City five wins away from glory; “referee may be tired”…

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The Premier League has already gotten to the most intense part, with the top four race shaping up and the quest for survival also being as fierce as ever.

Match week 29 brought its own twist. In this highlight, we take a look at Manchester City’s closeness to glory this season, Jose Mourinho’s comments after derby day defeat as well as Sheffield United United’s post Chris Wilder troubles.

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Glory awaits Manchester City

Following their 3-0 win over Fulham on Saturday night, Manchester City are getting closer to Premier League glory this season.

Guardiola’s side are now 14 points clear at the top of the table, having played a game more. Five wins in their last 9 games will see them winning the 2020/2021 Premier League title.

Man City will not be in Premier League action till the 3rd of April with the FA cup quarter-finals up for the weekend and the international break following.

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Their next encounter will be against Leicester City before playing Bielsa’s Leeds United who held Chelsea to 0-0 draw on Saturday.

City will then play Aston Villa, Crystal Palace, Chelsea and Newcastle at which point they might have already won the title.

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Depending on how results go for Manchester United in the next couple of games, Guardiola could, earlier than expected, win his third Premier League trophy in just four years.

Incredible!

Mourinho: “referee may be be tired”

Jose Mourinho was clearly not a happy man after referee Michael Oliver awarded Arsenal a controversial penalty in his side’s 2-1 defeat at the hands of Arsenal in the London derby.

The decision played a crucial role in Arsenal’s win and Jose claimed after full time that, the referee might be tired from a refereeing workload.

EPL highlights: City five wins away from glory; "referee may be be tired"...
Jose was not a happy man. Image credit: Reuters

He said:

“It’s a mistake by Michael Oliver, players get tired with so many matches, coaches get tired maybe referees get tired?

“He had a game midweek in Europe, maybe he’s tired. Usually I’m very unlucky as my record with him on penalties is astonishing – with Chelsea, Man Utd, Tottenham, it doesn’t matter. I’m just very, very unlucky with such a good referee.”

The defeat come as a big blow for Spurs who could have gone closer to the Champions league places with a win on Sunday.

Missed opportunity!

Sheffield still sinking with no Wilder

Sheffield United lost their first game of the post Chris Wilder era this weekend, following a 5-0 thrashing at the hands of Leicester City on Sunday.

Wilder had been in charge for nearly five years, within which he secured two promotions for the side. But after failing to settle their differences, Wilder and the club agreed to part ways, with Paul Heckingbottom taking charge as the interim boss.

EPL highlights: City five wins away from glory; "referee may be be tired"...
Sheffield were thrashed by Leicester. Image credit: Reuters

The change brought no delight, however, as they continue to sink in the relegation boat. Sheffield United have now won just once of their last five game and are at the bottom of the table with just 14 points.

Relegation is certainly calling…

Premier League results

Below are the results from week 29. 

SUNDAY 14TH MARCH

Southampton 1 Brighton & Hove Albion 2

Leicester City 5 Sheffield United 0

Arsenal 2 Tottenham Hotspur 1

Manchester United 1 West Ham United 0

SATURDAY 13TH MARCH

Leeds United 0 Chelsea 0

Crystal Palace 1 West Bromwich Albion 0

Everton 1 Burnley 2

Fulham 0 Manchester City  3

FRIDAY 12TH MARCH

Newcastle United 1 Aston Villa 1

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