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Man City hammers Arsenal to close on the title race and a look at EPL reactions

Manchester City win blows Arsenal’s Premier League dream after a 4-1 win at the Etihad Stadium to move two points off top as Lampard’s Chelsea face fifth loss with Brentford winning 0-2 at the bridge. Meanwhile, Liverpool makes a massive comeback to win 1-2 at west ham setting up for a full reaction in the Premier Leagues week 33 Wednesday night.


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Kevin De Bruyne netted two goals and assisted the other for John Stones. However, unstoppable Erling Haaland assisted both of De Bruyne’s goals and finally got the goal by adding the fourth in stoppage time.

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Rob Holding had scored late on for Arsenal but the gap is down to two points and, crucially, City still have two games in hand.

Astonishingly, for Arsenal, this is their first defeat since February and is also their fourth game without a win. Hopes are fading.

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City can go top with victory at Fulham on Sunday while Arsenal must somehow pull out of a slump at a crucial stage of the season and needs to bounce back when they face undecided Chelsea at Emirates.

 Merse talking to Sky Sports said:

“It is over. Watching Man City, I cannot see them losing two football matches before the end. They are head and shoulders above everybody. “Arsenal had to take their chances because they might not get in this position again. There is no way Arsenal finish above Man City next season, you do not realise how close they have come this season. It is nailed-on impossible now. “Arsenal have got to go to Newcastle yet. You would be shocked if they won at Newcastle.”

Lampard’s Chelsea faces its fifth loss with Brentford winning 0-2 at the bridge

Chelsea faces their fifth successive defeat  game since the return of Frank Lampard as Brentford wins 0-2 at Stamford Bridge to strengthen their position in the Premier League’s top 10.

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This is Brentford’s first Premier League win in seven games to heap more trouble on Frank Lampard’s Chelsea at Stamford Bridge; Cesar Azpilicueta’s own goal added to by Bryan Mbeumo’s deflected strike means the Blues have lost five successive games.

To make matters worse, Chelsea have only scored one goal under Lampard – a heavily deflected Conor Gallagher strike against Brighton.

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Lampard refused to criticise his players after a fifth successive defeat though, saying:

“I feel for the players because it absolutely wasn’t an application thing. “You control the game, create some chances. With 20 per cent more confidence as a group, we will win the game probably.” “There is a balance of the squad thing to address,” said the interim head coach. “I think everybody sees that. “This has been a problem that predates me. Maybe there aren’t goals so much in the team. It’s a clear issue in the squad.”

Chelsea’s remaining fixtures:

May 2: Arsenal (A) – Premier League, kick-off 10.00 pm

May 6: Bournemouth (A) – Premier League, kick-off 5 pm

May 13: Nottingham Forest (H) – Premier League, kick-off 5 pm

May 21: Manchester City (A) – Premier League, kick-off 6 pm

May 25: Man Utd (A) – Premier League, kick-off 10 pm,

May 28: Newcastle (H) – Premier League, kick-off 6.30 pm

Liverpool makes a massive comeback to win at west ham

Liverpool came from a goal down to win 1-2 at West Ham and boosts their hopes of securing European football next season.

David Moyes accused the VAR of “disrespect” after West Ham were denied a late penalty as they slipped to a 2-1 defeat by Liverpool.

Moyes angrily confronted Chris Kavanagh on the field at full-time after the referee decided not to award a penalty when Thiago’s arm hit the ball as he challenged Danny Ings in the box.

The Hammers boss was convinced VAR Neil Swarbrick should have at least told Kavanagh to review the incident on the pitchside monitor.

“I’ve a chance to see it since,” said Moyes. “The difference for me is, and you’ll probably hear them coming out with some rubbish about he needed to break his fall, but if you lunge it’s your own fault for lunging and being out of control in the tackle. “I think the hardest thing to take is the disrespect from VAR that VAR wouldn’t have at least said to the referee that this might be worth having a look. That tells me they don’t see that as even close to a decision. I’m surprised. “The handball rule has changed dramatically and I don’t like a lot of it, to be fair. Do I think the boy meant tonight for it to hit his hand? No, I didn’t. But he got his hand in the way of a ball going through made by his own actions.

Joel Matip’s towering header saw Liverpool come from behind to pick up a third straight win.

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The Hammers led through a wonder strike from Lucas Paqueta but were pegged back by Cody Gakpo’s long-range drive.

And moments after Jarrod Bowen had a goal disallowed for offside, Matip struck from a corner to halt West Ham’s recent revival.

Premier League results week 33 Wednesday

Nottingham 3-1 Brighton

Chelsea 0-2 Brentford

West Ham 1-2 Liverpool

Manchester City 4-1 Arsenal


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