The Premier League squatter between City and Chelsea also counts as the Champions League final this season. Initially it was an unpromising warm-up for that final battle, but just before half time everything happened. First Raheem Sterling scored and a minute later Sergio Aguëro missed a chance at 2-0 for the home team. From eleven meters goalkeeper Eduard Mendy saw through his panenka.
That mistake cost Manchester City dear. Because in the second half, Chelsea turned their back. First, Ziyech shot well from just outside the penalty area with a dry slide. In injury time, Marcos Alonso even made the winning streak for the Londoners.
Due to City’s loss of points, the team of coach Pep Guardiola’s team is 13 points ahead of fellow city rivals Manchester United. However, United still has five games to play and can theoretically make up for the gap.
Liverpool can continue to hope for the Champions League
Liverpool can continue to hope for a ticket to the Champions League next season. The defending champion in the Premier League has won the home game against Southampton 2-0. Sadio Mané opened the score at Anfield, on a pass from Mohamed Salah. Thiago signed for the final score in the last minute of regular time.
Georginio Wijnaldum played the entire match for Liverpool. The midfielder headed just before the opening goal on the crossbar. Liverpool narrowed the gap to fourth-placed Leicester City to 6 points. Leicester has played one more game.
The best four teams of the Premier League qualify for the Champions League.
Tottenham lose to Leeds
Reaching the Champions League is an increasingly difficult job for Tottenham Hotspur. The team of coach Ryan Mason, the replacement of the dismissed José Mourinho, lost 3-1 at Leeds United on Saturday.
The Spurs are sixth and only the first four clubs from the Premier League qualify for the most important club tournament.
Harry Kane could not turn the tide either
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Stuart Dallas put Leeds, which still has the prospect of participating in the Conference League, in the 13th minute. Son Heung-min equalized, but before the break, the home team again led the way. This time Patrick Bamford was the scorer. It was his fifteenth goal of this season. In the final phase, the 3-1 by Rodrigo followed.
At Leeds defender Pascal Struijk played the entire match. Steven Bergwijn stayed on the bench with the Spurs.