IT’S been another action-packed weekend of Premier League football… and there’s still Chelsea’s clash with Middlesbrough to come.
For the most part it was an absolute goals-fest in the top-flight over the weekend – with Manchester City scoring five against Crystal Palace to get Saturday underway.
There were some big results at both ends of the table, but what seven things can we take away from the Premier League weekend?
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1. AVERAGE JOSE
MANCHESTER UNITED’s 25-game unbeaten run finally came to an almighty halt on Sunday afternoon.
Jose Mourinho and Co lost 2-0 at Arsenal to lose further ground in the race for a top four spot.
As well as dropping points, it also means United’s meagre 52 per cent win rate during their unbeaten run will go down as the worst in Premier League history of all runs of 20+ games.
2. HULL OF A BATTLE
AFTER looking great value since Marco Silva took over the club, Hull looked all set to avoid relegation to the Championship.
The Tigers went into the weekend full of confidence, knowing drop zone rivals faced a tricky game against Everton, while hosting the already-relegation Sunderland themselves.
Yet somehow, they slipped 2-0 to David Moyes’ Black Cats, while Swansea stunned Everton with a win of their own.
Hull are now in the bottom three with just two games to play, knowing they have it all to do.
3. REDS MISSED
ONCE again Liverpool proved that they really miss Sadio Mane.
Going up against Southampton, Jurgen Klopp’s Reds failed to break down their opponents at home – and even missed a penalty.
It’s often been the case this season, as Philippe Coutinho looked to do everything himself in the absence of Mane.
Firmino, Lallana, Origi and Sturridge were all quite in front of goal on the afternoon too.
4. GUNNER TRY
IT’S been a season to forget for Arsene Wenger as his side look set to miss out on the top four for the first time in 20 years and there have been numerous calls for his head.
However, in beating United 2-0 on Sunday afternoon, Arsenal proved there is life in the team as they never looked like losing.
They are now set to leapfrog United if they can win their game in hand and put pressure on the top four.
5. POCH FLOPS
AFTER performing superbly in the past few weeks to gain serious ground on Chelsea – and cut the gap to just four points – Tottenham let it all slip on Friday.
Taking on West Ham at the London Stadium, Spurs had the chance to narrow the gap to the league-leaders to just ONE point.
However, they fell to a surprise 1-0 defeat, meaning that if Chelsea beat Boro on Monday night, they go seven points clear, with only nine more points to play for.
6. CITY SLICKERS
WHEN they’re bad they’re dreadful, but when they’re good, Manchester City are truly unstoppable.
Coming up against a rejuvenated Palace team who had recently beaten Chelsea and Liverpool, Pep Guardiola and Co utterly ripped the Eagles to shreds.
Their passing and movement were exceptional and the finishing clinical… especially Vincent Kompany’s rare yet beautiful strike.
They were good value for their thumping 5-0 win as they cling on to fourth spot for dear life.
7. CAT WON’T DO
SUNDERLAND knew that whatever happened on Saturday, they were already set to play in the Championship in 2017-18.
They somehow managed to score twice away from home to dump Hull to a sickening defeat.
But it’s all too little too late for the Black Cats boss, who’d evidently already used up his nine lives…