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City’s the big winners of this weekend’s Premier League action

19 January 2021 | Premier League | Opinion
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City’s the big winners of this weekend’s Premier League action
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Before the weekend all the talk about this weekend’s Premier League action was Liverpool’s home match against big north west rivals Manchester United. However, in true typical style, the match produced a goalless draw.

The team’s that really profited from the draw were the two City’s Manchester and Leicester. Both teams leapfrogged reigning champions Liverpool, who dropped to fourth place in the table.

Leicester are now sitting third in the table, just two points off league leaders Manchester United. Brendan Rodgers side recorded a 2-0 win over Southampton to seemingly put themselves right in the title race with half the season gone.

While many will consider the team from the Midlands major underdogs to win the English title, they have a history of surprising everybody. The current team is arguably man for man far better than the group of players that helped them to the most unlikely title victory in the Premier League era back in 2016.

This season’s Premier League is wide open and who knows, the Foxes could just surprise people once again.

However, maybe the most significant result of the weekend came at the Etihad Stadium, as Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City trounced Crystal Palace 4-0 to move into second, just two points behind city rivals United with a game in-hand.

City have not been at their best going forward this season, with forwards Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus both sidelined for periods of the campaign. The Citizens looked close to their attacking best against the Eagles, despite Aguero’s absence through injury.

The passing was quicker and City once again kept a clean sheet, their seventh in their last nine top-flight matches.

The Citizens are now the favourites to win the Premier League title this season, although you can never write-off those wily Foxes.

Premier League Regular Season
OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1. Manchester City 65 27 20 5 2 56 17 39
2. Manchester United 51 27 14 9 4 53 32 21
3. Leicester City 50 27 15 5 7 46 31 15
4. Chelsea 47 27 13 8 6 42 25 17
5. Everton 46 26 14 4 8 39 33 6
6. West Ham 45 26 13 6 7 40 31 9
7. Liverpool 43 27 12 7 8 47 35 12
8. Tottenham 42 26 12 6 8 42 27 15
9. Aston Villa 39 25 12 3 10 38 27 11
10. Arsenal 37 26 11 4 11 34 27 7
11. Leeds United 35 26 11 2 13 43 44 -1
12. Wolverhampton 34 27 9 7 11 28 37 -9
13. Crystal Palace 34 27 9 7 11 29 43 -14
14. Southampton 30 26 8 6 12 31 44 -13
15. Burnley 29 27 7 8 12 19 35 -16
16. Brighton 26 26 5 11 10 26 33 -7
17. Newcastle United 26 26 7 5 14 27 44 -17
18. Fulham 23 27 4 11 12 21 33 -12
19. West Bromwich 17 27 3 8 16 20 56 -36
20. Sheffield United 14 27 4 2 21 16 43 -27

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