Skip to content
Premier League Review
  1. Football
  2. Premier League

Premier League review: Arsenal glee as title race hots up

It's advantage Arsenal again in the Premier League title race after yet another enthralling weekend in the top flight.

The Gunners bounced back from their midweek defeat to rivals Manchester City with a late 4-2 win at Aston Villa on Saturday - and then watched on as City were held to a surprise 1-1 draw by Nottingham Forest.

It means the Gunners are two points clear at the top with a game in hand, while Manchester United edged closer to City in third thanks to a 3-0 win over Leicester City at Old Trafford on Sunday.

United remain five points behind leaders Arsenal having played a game more but will believe they are firmly in the title race after overcoming the Foxes thanks to two more goals from in-form Marcus Rashford and one from Jadon Sancho.

Arsenal are 11/10 to Win the Premier League Outright, City are 10/11 and United are available at 12/1.

Spurs and Liverpool enhance top-four bids

Tottenham moved into the top four on Sunday thanks to a 2-0 home London derby win over West Ham. Emerson Royal was the unlikely man to break the deadlock in the second half, before Heung-Min Son ended his recent goal drought with the second after coming off the bench.

Spurs are now a point clear of Newcastle, although they have played a game more, and Antonio Conte's men are 7/4 To Finish In Top 4 this season after what was a deserved win.

West Ham, in contrast, end the weekend back in the relegation zone as their dismal campaign continues and the Hammers are 7/2 To Be Relegated.

Liverpool enjoyed a good weekend and Jurgen Klopp's side are now just seven points adrift of the top four with games in hand as they built on their win over Everton with a similar 2-0 success at Newcastle at St James' Park.

Nightmare for Newcastle and Pope

Klopp's men are now 6/4 To Finish In Top 4 after early goals from Darwin Nunez and Cody Gakpo did the damage in the north east before Newcastle had goalkeeper Nick Pope sent off for handling outside his area. 

Pope will miss next weekend's EFL Cup Final as a result of his red card, when Newcastle, who are also 6/4 for a top-four finish, take on Manchester United at Wembley.

The Magpies are 6/5 to end their very long wait for a trophy next weekend in the Outright EFL Cup market by beating Erik ten Hag's side, while the Red Devils, who approach a big week in great shape, are 4/6 to win the first domestic silverware of the season.

The battle for the top four remains highly competitive and Brighton, Brentford and Fulham are all still in the mix for the Champions League places after the Cottagers won 1-0 at Brighton on Saturday thanks to Manor Solomon's late goal, while Brentford earned a late draw at home to Crystal Palace to extend their proud unbeaten run in the league to 11 matches. Vitaly Janelt's injury-time header cancelling out Eberechi Eze's opener for the visitors.

Related Premier League News

Premier League: Greatest title races

Marcus Rashford staking a claim for top accolades

Premier League: Michael Skubala aims to lead Leeds United to survival

Pressure piling up on Potter

However, Chelsea remain way off the pace for a top-four finish as Graham Potter's side were beaten by bottom-of-the-table Southampton at home.

The pressure grows on the Englishman after another disappointing display left the Blues 10th, 10 points adrift of the top four and without a win in five games in all competitions. Chelsea have now moved out to 33/1 to save their season and earn a Top 4 place.

The Saints, meanwhile, had free-kick expert James Ward-Prowse to thank for a vital three points as he delivered a trademark goal at Stamford Bridge just before half-time in caretaker boss Ruben Selles' first game in charge.

Despite the impressive win, Southampton are still bottom and are 4/9 To Be Relegated this season.

Dyche delivers at Goodison again

Also towards the bottom, there was a second win in three games for new Everton boss Sean Dyche as his side beat fellow strugglers Leeds 1-0 at Goodison Park thanks to Seamus Coleman's second-half goal.

The Toffees, who are 16th in the table, are 13/8 To Be Relegated, while Leeds, who are second-bottom, two points behind, are 11/10 To Be Relegated.

Bournemouth also boosted their survival hopes with an unexpected 1-0 win at Wolves. The victory, secured courtesy of Marcus Tavernier's goal just after the break, means the Cherries are 17th but level on points with Everton directly above.

Gary O'Neil's side are 1/3 To Be Relegated as the scrap for survival intensifies.

Related Articles

bet365 uses cookies

We use cookies to deliver a better and more personalised service. For more information, see our Cookie Policy