Matchweek 22 was predominantly a low scoring game week that saw Newcastle replace Southampton and join struggling Fulham and Huddersfield in the bottom three.
The Saints continued their resurgence as they beat Leicester even though they were reduced to ten men. Burnley also climbed further away from the relegation zone as they managed to beat Fulham without recording a shot on goal thanks to two own goals managing to cancel out a Schürrle wonder strike.
Cardiff were lucky to get a point out of their game against Huddersfield as the Terriers had a penalty given and then wrongly overturned by the linesman. Huddersfield now sit eight points away from safety and with current form their survival seems improbable.
Craig Cathcart was villain and then hero when Watford played Crystal Palace as he conceded an own goal and followed this up with a goal which set up the opportunity for Tom Cleverly (back from a long-term injury) to hit a volley to win the game for the hornets. This pushes them up to seventh with Palace remaining in 14th.
Everton ended a run of bad form when they beat Bournemouth in Merseyside, a goal apiece from Zouma and a late one from Calvert-Lewin sent the Toffees into 10th and extended the Cherries winless run to four games with 14 goals conceded in these games.
A closely contested London Derby between West Ham and Arsenal saw Declan Rice get his first in the premier league and seal a win for the Hammers.
This allowed Manchester United to draw level on points with the gunners when they came up against Tottenham. Another goal for Rashford continues his good form under Solskjaer as United made it six in a row under the new management.
Chelsea edged past Newcastle to ensure they sit in the top four with a six-point gap above Arsenal and Manchester United.
Liverpool had a tough ask away at the Amex Stadium and a penalty drawn and converted by Mohamed Salah was the only goal. Jurgen Klopp’s team, having extended their lead to seven points put all the pressure on Manchester City who had The Giant-killing Wolves visiting.
City seemed to coast through the game and after a well-worked early goal scored by Gabriel Jesus followed by a red card for Wily Boly the Champions didn’t look back.
Apart from the odd counter attack City looked solid and after Jesus was on the double with a converted penalty the game looked finished, Conor Coady was unfortunate to be at the end of a Kevin De Bruyne cross as he conceded an own goal.
With the game ending 3-0 and Liverpool’s lead being reduced to 4 points at the top of the table, the title race is well and truly on!