City move three clear after Newcastle rout

City move three clear after Newcastle rout

Manchester City (1/9 Premier League Outright) moved three points clear at the top of the Premier League table as they bounced back from Champions League disappointment to thrash Newcastle United 5-0.

Liverpool’s (11/2 Premier League Outright) 1-1 draw with Tottenham on Saturday gave City the chance to move clear with three games to go, and they took it with both hands in front of their own supporters.

City shrugged off the disappointment of losing to Real Madrid in midweek as they ran out comfortable winners thanks to two goals from Raheem Sterling (pictured), while Aymeric Laporte, Rodri and Phil Foden also found the back of the net.

Speaking about his team’s title challenge, Pep Guardiola told Match of the Day: “The margin between us and Liverpool is so tight, and goal difference can happen. It was important we win.

“What impressed me the most? Everything. We made it a perfect afternoon. The fans know we gave everything in both games [against Real Madrid], but unfortunately, we are out.

“I have said many times, when we play away, we feel so incredibly close to our fans, and today we are with them, and hopefully, we can arrive at the Aston Villa game on the final day of the season with the destiny of the Premier League in our hands.

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“But before that, we have incredibly tough games. We are going to try.”

With three games remaining, it looks like the title is City’s to lose, while Arsenal (1/4 Top 4 Finish) also have their own top-four destiny in their hands after they beat Leeds United 2-1.

The Gunners are now four points clear of fifth-placed Tottenham Hotspur thanks to a brace from Eddie Nketiah, while Leeds will be without Luke Ayling for the rest of the season as he was sent off for a reckless challenge.

Leeds (10/11 to be relegated) dropped into the bottom three on the back of the defeat, coupled with Everton’s 2-1 victory over Leicester City, with goals from Vitaliy Mykolenko and Mason Holgate enough to seal all three points for the Toffees (9/1) at the King Power Stadium.

Elsewhere on Sunday, West Ham added to Norwich’s woes as they ran out 4-0 winners at Carrow Road.

Hammers boss David Moyes says his team are “desperate to get back into Europe” after losing in the semi-finals of the Europa League to Eintracht Frankfurt.

Said Benrahma scored a brace, while Michail Antonio and Manuel Lanzini also found the back of the net in East Anglia.

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Author: Lucas Carlson