Premier League Gameweek 21 results and other match highlights:
- Manchester City defeated Liverpool 2-1 to move up to 50 points, just 4 behind Liverpool’s 54
- Tottenham defeated Cardiff 3-0 to remain in 3rd place with 48 points
- It was a disappointing result for Chelsea who was left dejected after a dire performance against Southampton saw the match end goal-less
- Burnley was the only side in the bottom of the table to record a win this gameweek, moving up to 16th place with the 3 points
Gameweek 21 in the premier league dished up what was the biggest and most highly billed encounter till date in the premier league with title challengers Liverpool travelling to Manchester City what in headlines was a potential title decider. Blowing open the title race once again was a favourable 2-1 result for Manchester City who not only inflicted the first defeat of the season on Liverpool but also cut their deficit at the top to just 4 points to reinvigorate their title race.
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In our premier league gameweek 21 results, we take a look at the standout and pivotal fixture of the last mid-week fixture of this congested premier league schedule. Manchester City vs Liverpool was not just your ordinary fixture though. It was a clash that had a lot riding on it for both the sides.
Stepping up to the big occasion, City showed why they are the premier league champions. It was a strong showing from them, as they dominated the midfield battle, winning it with relative comfort against the Liverpool trio in the park that was set out far too defensively.
Aguero’s wonder strike in the 40th minute finally broke the deadlock with a thunderous strike that crashed into the back of the net. It was a typical goal from a player who is without a doubt the best striker in the premier league. This strike was his 37th goal against the top 6 sides in the league, once again stamping his immense credentials as not only one of the most skilled but also a lethal finisher.
Liverpool was unlucky not to have taken the lead early into the match though with the ball staying marginally out of city’s goal early in the match. At just 1.12cm, City was spared to fall behind, fall margins that fell in their favour on the night.
Buoyed by their lead, City made a fast start in the second half but was hit back by a Liverpool equaliser after Firmino headed the ball to restore parity. However, not backing down, City maintained the heat on their counterparts, eventually going ahead for the second time and managing to hold onto the 2-1 lead this time around to rejuvenate their title bid and once again kick-start their fight for the crown.
In the other top 4 fixtures, Tottenham defeated Cardiff comfortably, shipping three goals past their opponents in the first half itself. They stepped down a gear in the second half, playing at a relaxed pace with the result sealed for them to return with a 3-0 win that cemented their place in the third position.
Chelsea at the fourth position didn’t enjoy the same fortunes, however, after a tepid and placed performance by the London outfit at home saw them draw against a resolute Southampton side. Coming to Stamford Bridge to defend, Southampton deserves credit for the way they were set out but Chelsea had only themselves to blame for not creating more and knocking at Southampton’s goal.
It was an uninspired and jaded performance from Chelsea. Their attack was non-existent as they failed to create incisive, clear-cut scoring chances. They lacked the precision needed at the top of their attack in a dire and far below their standards attacking show with the 0-0 result leaving the home dejected.
At the bottom, Burnley was the lone survivor from the gameweek as they defeated fellow strugglers Huddersfield 2-1 to move up to the 16th position with 18 points. With defeats, Fulham and Huddersfield stayed in the relegation zones with a drop for Huddersfield beckoning them now more than ever.