Manchester United humbled down their noisy neighbors in the crunch tie on Premier League Game Week 32 Sunday at Old Trafford. It is safe to say that LVG has now earned the respect and adoration of Old Trafford faithful after a shaky start to the season.
The Red Devils registered a 4 – 2 win over the English champions in the biggest clash of the weekend. Van Gaal’s men have now established a four point advantage over Pellegrini’s side. This game at the weekend erupted right from the kick off. The Citizens dominated the first ten minutes and drew first blood, but the hosts showed character and came back stronger. Ashley Young and Fellaini were the focal points of United’s attack and their magnificent performances were applauded and appreciated by all the United fans in the stadium. The 20-time English champions broke City’s winning streak and they now look ready to seal the Champions League berth.
In their next fixture, Van Gaal’s side will travel to Stamford Bridge in hope of defeating the league leaders. Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea were involved in a closely contested match-up on Saturday. The Blues won the West London derby as Cesc Fabregas’ 88th winner sinked the Queens Park Rangers. Mourinho would be wary of facing his former boss again this season and in absence of his main strikers the Portuguese boss might be happy with a point.
Manchester City are now four points away from the fifth place Liverpool as the Reds grabbed a 2 – 0 victory over Newcastle United at Anfield. In the post match conference, Brendan Rodgers iterated that his side hasn’t given up on the top four finish and they can still retain the Champions League berth in the up-coming six matches.
Wenger’s Arsenal are unstoppable at the moment. The North Londoners defeated the relegation threatened Burnley by a narrow margin (0 – 1). Burnley are 19th on the league table and the ship hasn’t sailed yet as Hull City and Sunderland are still in their reach. There was both good news and bad news for them at the weekend. The good news was Sunderland, Hull and QPR all lost at the weekend, giving them a chance to stay in the race. But Leicester, who are a point behind them in the rankings, won at West Brom. Leicester now have a one game advantage over the Clarets.
Tim Sherwood has turned around the Villans who were greatly threatened by relegation for the major part of the season. Sherwood returned to his former employers at White Hart Lane and denied them the opportunity pick up any point. Spurs’ 1 – 0 loss allowed Southampton to grab a two point advantage. Saints’ 2 – 0 win over Hull City has kept them within touching distance of the fifth spot and Koeman’s men look confident to seal the Europa League spot by the end of this campaign.
Alan Pardew’s Crystal Palace continue their blistering form against Sunderland at the weekend. The match ended 4 – 1 in favor of the visitors at the Stadium of Light.
Garry Monk’s Swansea City held Everton to a 1 – 1 draw, dealing huge blow to the Merseysiders’ chances of finishing in the top half of the table. Last but not the least, Sam Allardyce’s West Ham drew 1 -1 to Stoke City, keeping them on the ninth spot on the Barclays Premier League table.