Leicester City and Manchester United, on Wednesday night, failed to close the gap on Manchester City after they both sides struggled to secure wins in their respective fixtures.
Following City’s win over Wolves on Tuesday, the two clubs closer to Guardiola’s side on the table were expected to reduce the 15 points gap, but they were unable to do so.
Manchester United were held to a goalless draw by Crystal Palace at the Selhurst Park and marks their second stalemate in the space of three days following their draw with Chelsea at the weekend.
Yesterday’s draw also means that United have now recorded their sixth goalless Premier League in the season which is their joint-most ever in a season, alongside 2004/2005 and 2016/2017.
Manchester United, however, will be hoping that they can pull a surprise on Sunday when they face the league leaders in the Manchester derby.
Leicester City, on the other hand, could not return to winning ways and settled for a 1-1 draw with Burnley at Turf Moor. Brendan Rodgers side lost their preceding game 1-3 to Arsenal and are currently 15 points behind Manchester City.
In the other fixture played on Wednesday, Sheffield United secured a surprising 1-0 win over Aston Villa.
David McGoldrick scored the only goal of the game in the 30th minute, Villa unable to grab an equalizer although Jagielka was sent off for Sheffield in the 57th minute.
WEDNESDAY 3RD MARCH
Burnley 1 Leicester City 1
Sheffield United 1 Aston Villa 0
Crystal Palace 0 Manchester United 0
The action continues today with Liverpool set to host Chelsea at Anfield in a game that has significant impact on the race for Champions League spots.
Thomas Tuchel’s side drew 0-0 with Manchester United on Sunday and will seek to make amends when they play at Anfield, while Liverpool won their first game after several consecutive defeats in the Premier League.
The first game of the season between Liverpool and Chelsea ended in a 0-2 win for Jurgen Klopp’s side at Stamford Bridge and Chelsea will be hoping to exact their revenge especially with the arrival of Tuchel.
Chelsea’s new boss has began brightly at the Bridge having conceded just two goals in his opening 9 games in charge and his familiarity of his German compatriot, could be a great weapon for the West Londoners.
Below are today’s fixtures.
THURSDAY 4TH MARCH
Fulham 18:00 Tottenham Hotspur
West Bromwich Albion 18:00 Everton
Liverpool 20:15 Chelsea