Ronaldo celebrating his goal against Spurs in the Premier League

PL WRAP UP: WEEK 29 – Record-breaking Ronaldo and Manchester City lose crucial points

Liverpool kicked off their match week with a trip to the Amex stadium, where they beat Brighton in an exciting 2-0 win.

New signing Diaz put the Reds ahead in the 19th minute, and while Brighton tried to give Liverpool a run for their money, it was Salah who doubled their lead with his 20th Premier League goal of the season.

Salah’s goal from the penalty spot earned Liverpool the win and their 2,000th Premier League goal, the second team to reach this milestone after Manchester United.

Their eight successive win moves Liverpool to 66 points at second place, while their fifth successive defeat leaves Brighton with 33 points at 13th.

Manchester United hosted Spurs in a thrilling 3-2 win at Old Trafford. Ronaldo opened the scoreboard in the 12th minute, and the home-side were ahead for most of the first half until Kane levelled in the 35th minute from the penalty spot.

It didn’t take long for Ronaldo to pull through for his team three minutes later, and Ragnick’s side went ahead for the second time. Spurs then levelled again for the second time in the 72nd minute after an own goal from Maguire, but Ronaldo completed his hattrick in the 81st minute to become FIFA’s top all-time scorer and secured the win for Manchester United.

The win keeps them at fifth with 50 points, and Spurs stay eighth with 45 points.

Chelsea secured a hard-fought 1-0 win over Newcastle at Stamford Bridge. After both teams battled out to find the back of the net the whole game, with near chances from Mount and Burn for both their teams, it was Havertz who broke the deadlock in the 89th minute to secure the win for Tuchel’s side.

Chelsea stay third with 59 points, 11 points off top spot. Newcastle stay 14th with 31 points after their first defeat in 10 matches.

Arsenal cruised through a 2-0 win over Leicester City at the Emirates stadium. Partey found the back of the net first in the 11th minute after heading in teammate Martinelli’s corner.

Despite Leicester testing Arsenal’s Rasmdale a few times, it was Lacazette who doubled Arsenal’s lead from the penalty spot to secure the win for the Gunners. Arsenal stay fourth, one point above Manchester United, Leicester drop to 12th with 33 points.

Manchester City travelled to Selhurst Park where they faced Crystal Palace in a crucial goalless 0-0 draw. Despite having more possession throughout the game and chances from star players De Bruyne, Silva and Grealish, Pep’s side were unable to find the back of the net.

Crystal Palace’s tight hold on the leaders was a crucial change in the title race, and Manchester City now sit on 70 points, four points above Liverpool having played a game more. Crystal Palace sit at 11th with 34 points.

Other results:

Brentford v Burnley – 2-0

Leeds v Norwich – 2-1

Everton v Wolves – 0-1

West Ham v Aston Villa – 2-1

Southampton v Watford – 1-2

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