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Football | Premier League | Matchweek 24 | Roundup

By Robert Wheeler

  • Liverpool remain top of the Premier League
  • Manchester City are still in the hunt
  • Arsenal thrash West Ham United
England – Liverpool remain top of the Premier League after Jurgen Klopp’s side defeated Burnley 3-1.


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Liverpool remain top of the Premier League

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Liverpool are going well to give Jurgen Klopp a proper send-off as they defeated Burnley 3-1 to keep their place at the top of the Premier League. Klopp has announced that he will be leaving Anfield at the end of the season and his players are looking to make sure he leaves the club on a high with another league title.

Diogo Jota had given Liverpool the lead with a header but Dara O’Shea equalised for Burnley. The three points were then secured for Klopp’s side thanks to goals from Luis Diaz and Darwin Nunez.

Liverpool are flying high and face Brentford next in the Premier League. As for Burnley, they are 19th in the division and relegation is looming if they do not start putting some results together.


Manchester City are still in the hunt

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Manchester City defeated Everton 2-0 thanks to a brace from Erling Haaland. The Norwegian has now scored 16 goals in 18 Premier League games this season.

Pep Guardiola‘s side trail Liverpool by just two points in the division. The Reds will be nervous given the way City pipped Arsenal at the post in the last campaign.

City faces a resurgent Chelsea side next in the Premier League. Everton have not won in their last seven league games and are now in the relegation zone.


Arsenal thrash West Ham United

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West Ham United are on a terrible run of form but would have gone into this London derby with Arsenal with a degree of optimism. The Hammers had already defeated Mikel Arteta‘s side in the league and in the EFL Cup this season. However, the Gunners came out firing, defeating West Ham 6-0.

West Ham fans were leaving the ground at half-time with their side four goals down. The knife was then twisted when Declan Rice scored against his former club. Rice was getting booed throughout the game but showed his class in not celebrating.

Arteta’s side are level on points with Manchester City but still trail Liverpool in the division. They face Burnley next in the competition.


Best of the rest

Chelsea came from a goal down to defeat Crystal Palace 3-1. Conor Gallagher scored a second-half brace to help earn his side the three points.

Scott McTominay scored in the 86th minute to earn Manchester United a 2-1 victory over Aston Villa. Unai Emery’s side dropped out of the top four with United now just five points below Villa in the table.

Tottenham Hotspur defeated Brighton 2-1 thanks to a Brennan Johnson goal in the 96th minute. The result puts Spurs into fourth place in the league.

Newcastle United edged out Nottingham Forest 3-2, with Bruno Guimaraes scoring a brace for Eddie Howe‘s side. The Magpies moved up to seventh in the division.

The Premier League returns on Saturday, February 17.