Manchester City continues to lead in EnglandApril 29, 2019
Manchester City (1º) took another step towards the title, achieving a hard-fought 1-0 win at the Burnley court (15th), this Sunday in the 36th day of the English game, marked by the wreck (3-0) of Arsenal (5th) against Leicester (8th) and the tie (1-1) between Manchester United (6th) and Chelsea (4th).
With his 12th consecutive win, the defending champion reached 92 points, beating again Liverpool, second with 91, who had done his homework on Friday against bottom level Huddersfield (5-0).
In Turf Moor the 'Citizens' did not start well, but their coach, Pep Guardiola, gave entrance after the break to the German Leroy Sané, instead of the Brazilian half Fernandinho, and started to carbure. The untenable pressure of the City was not translated, miracle, in advantage on the scoreboard at the time of play by the miraculous interventions of goalkeeper Tom Heaton, but finally Sergio Agüero, in a shot that took on the line a defender and then validated as much the technology of the goal line, He sealed the triumph.
"He's a legend, he does that all the time, scoring important goals for us, he's an incredible player," Guardiola praised his Argentinian star, the first player since Frenchman Thierry Henry to score 20 goals in the Premier League in five consecutive seasons.
The Argentine tip is in second place in the scorers' table, tied with Liverpool attacker Sadio Mané and one of the 'net' Mohamed Salah (21).
Manchester City has to receive a visit from Leicester and will go to Brighton (17th) on the last day, while Liverpool will travel to Newcastle (13th) before receiving Wolwerhampton (7th).
"Only two games remain, it is difficult for Liverpool and it is difficult for us, we are not champions yet," Guardiola closed.
After the match of the leader, Chelsea and Manchester United failed to try to take advantage of the puncture of Arsenal and drew 1-1 at Old Trafford. The 'Red Devils' were ahead by the Spanish Juan Mata (11) after a good combination between Romelu Lukaku and Luke Shaw. But the locals did not manage to keep their income and shortly after the first half finished (43) also Spanish Marcos Alonso converted the tie after a bad action by David de Gea.
The United goalkeeper badly cleared a long shot from defender 'blue' Antonio Rüdiger and Alonso was the smartest one anticipating everyone to pick up the rebound. "David has been amazing for this club," United defender Ole Gunnar Solskjaer defended his goalkeeper. "There is no possibility that someone could blame him for losing many points for us," he said.
With the equalizer, Chelsea can not get away from their neighbors 'Gunners' and is 4th with 68 points, two more than Arsenal. The point is not useful for United, which reduces distances with those of Unai Emery but is still 6th – three units of fourth place. – And is that before the clash in Manchester, the 'Gunners' had conceded their third consecutive defeat a few days of the first leg of the Europa League semifinals against Valencia.
At the King Power Stadium, the Londoners did not feel at any time to be able to take the game, showing once again their defensive gaps (9 goals received in the last three dates). The expulsion shortly before the break (36) of defender Maitland -Niles did nothing but confirm the fragility of Arsenal.
The 'Foxes' opened the scoring through the Belgian Youri Tielemans (59), before Jamie Vardy sentenced (86). The English international striker put the icing on the time added (90 + 5).
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