Ronaldo against Watford players in Manchester United's 0-0 draw at Old Trafford

PL WRAP UP: WEEK 27 – Reds run riot and a first at Old Trafford for Watford

The week kicked-off with Spurs travelling to Turf Moor to face Burnley, where they lost to the home-side 1-0.

A goalless first half saw both teams try their hardest to find the back of the net in the second half, with close chances from Spurs’ Kane and Davies. But it was Burnley’s captain Mee who headed in the winning goal in the 71st minute, and Spurs go home pointless.

But Conte’s side did not let the loss get to them as they travelled to Elland Road where they defeated Leeds in a thrilling 4-0 win.

Doherty opened the scoreboard in the 10th minute, with teammate Kulusevski following in-suit shortly after to double Spurs’ lead. Kane then added another goal to the tally in the 27th minute, and Spurs were up 3-0 in the first half. Despite Leeds’s efforts to pull a couple back, it was Spurs who closed the scoring board after a finish from Son in the 85th minute.

Spurs move to 7th after their two-game week, five points behind fourth-place Manchester United, and with two games in-hand.

Their game against Spurs wasn’t the only thing they lost that week as Leeds travelled to Anfield, where Liverpool beat them 6-0.

Salah put Liverpool ahead from the penalty spot in the 15th minute after a handball by Dallas. Matip was then next to add his name to the scoreboard after finding the net in the 30th minute. Salah netted another goal from the penalty spot shortly after, as Mane was fouled by Ayling.

Mane then scored a brace in the second half, and teammate Van Dijk sealed the Reds’ six goal win in stoppage time. Liverpool stay second, six points behind leaders Manchester City, with a game in-hand. Leeds drop to 16th.

Arsenal came from behind to beat Wolves 2-1 at the Emirates Stadium. Hwang Hee-Chan put Wolves ahead just 10 minutes into the game, and it was looking dim for the Gunners as they were behind at home.

Arsenal were persistent to get a goal, and with eight minutes left in the game, Pepe managed to net his first Premier league goal of the season. Just when we thought we were content with an equaliser, Lacazette’s shot diverted off Sa’s hand and into the net to clinch the winner in stoppage time.

Arsenal stay sixth with 45 points, levelled with fifth place West Ham, with three games in-hand.

Watford faced Manchester United and nabbed their first Premier league point at Old Trafford after a goalless draw. Manchester United had 67 per cent possession and 22 shots, but their efforts could not find the back of their opponents’ net as Watford held their ground. Both teams left with a point each as Manchester United stay fourth with 47 points, two points ahead of fifth place West Ham. Watford remain 19th with 19 points.

Leaders Manchester City travelled to Goodison Park to face Everton in an entertaining 1-0 win over the Toffees.

Everton had put up a commendable defensive performance after managing to withhold Manchester City from scoring. Despite their valiant efforts to lend Merseyside rivals Liverpool a hand in the title race, Foden broke the deadlock eight minutes before full time, and the game ended 1-0 to Pep’s side.

Manchester City stay top with 66 points, while Everton stay 17th, one point above relegation.

Other results:

Watford v Crystal Palace – 1-4 (Match week 18)

Southampton v Norwich – 2-0

Brentford v Newcastle – 0-2

Crystal Palace v Burnley – 1-1

Brighton v Aston Villa – 0-2

West Ham v Wolves – 1-0

Chelsea v Leicester – TBD 

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