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England: Manchester City puts Arsenal under pressure, Burnley relegated

  • May 11, 2024
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Advantage City. In the mano a mano between Arsenal and Manchester City to obtain the Premier League title, the Citizens, by easily winning at Fulham (4-0) on Saturday, once again put pressure on the Gunners, Sunday trip to Manchester United, during the 37th day.

Thanks in particular to a double from Josko Gvardiol, City secured a seventh consecutive victory in the league and moved two points clear of Arsenal on the eve of their match against the Red Devils.

There are two games left to play for each team and City therefore have the upper hand. Tuesday, Pep Guardiola’s players play a late match, which could be decisive, at Tottenham (5th).

A victory, combined with a defeat or a draw for the Gunners on Sunday and the Citizens would win a fourth title in a row, a performance that no team has achieved in the history of the English championship.

At Craven Cottage, Croatian defender Josko Gvardiol opened the scoring with a low strike (13th).

England: Manchester City puts Arsenal under pressure, Burnley relegated

Manchester City striker Phil Foden (d) in front of Fulham defender Bobby Decordova, May 11, 2024 in London / Adrian DENNIS / AFP

The Mancuniens doubled the lead with a low right shot from Phil Foden (59th). Under the eyes of former Oasis guitarist and songwriter Noel Gallagher, in heaven among the many City supporters who came to London.

Author of a quadruple against Wolverhampton, Erling Haaland this time did not find the net. But Gvardiol, author of a double (71st), and Julian Alvarez, scorer from the penalty spot in added time (90+6), allowed City to improve their goal difference, still to the advantage of the Gunners however (+ 60 against +58 for City).

Questions of hope

Victory is essential for Arsenal on Sunday at Manchester United to maintain the hope of a title behind which the club has been chasing for 20 years.

Hope has definitely flown to Burnley, officially relegated to the 2nd division after their defeat at Tottenham (2-1), later in the day.

England: Manchester City puts Arsenal under pressure, Burnley relegated

Tottenham midfielder Oliver Skipp (l) in front of Burnley striker Jacob Larsen, May 11, 2024 in London / Glyn KIRK / AFP

The promoted team, coached by Vincent Kompany, who topped the Championship last year, will therefore make the move with Sheffield United, already relegated and beaten by Everton (1-0).

Hope still remains, Tottenham temporarily kept it alive with the aim of qualifying for the Champions League with this sluggish victory.

In an unfavorable waiver, the Spurs (5th) who are four points behind Aston Villa (4th), must count on two missteps from the Villans, opposed to Liverpool on Monday (9:00 p.m.), to be able to compete in the C1 next year.

Finally Luton, third promoted this season, is also on borrowed time. The Hatters, defeated at West Ham (3-1), are three points behind Nottingham Forest, first non-relegation, who host Chelsea, very in form, at 6:30 p.m. this Saturday.

Then again, a Nottingham and Luton win or draw would also take their place in the relegation elevator with Burnley and Sheffield.

One day before the end of the season, the Premier League is the only major European championship to still have not delivered its verdict.