© KIRSTY WIGGLESWORTH
London – Manchester City remains the measure of all things in English football. Coach Pep Guardiola’s team beat Arsenal 1-0 away in the Premier League on Sunday, celebrating their 18th competitive win in a row.
The runner-up has secured the championship lead with ten points ahead of Manchester United and Leicester City, the two pursuers also won.
The decisive goal for ManCity was scored by Raheem Sterling in the second minute after Riyad Mahrez’s cross. After that, the guests clearly dictated the game and missed one or the other chance. Arsenal bravely defended the narrow deficit, but presented themselves harmless on the offensive.
The “Spurs” suffered a 2-1 defeat at West Ham, making them the fifth loser in their last six games. While West Ham moved up to fourth place as the best-placed London club, Jose Mourinho’s squad is already nine points behind a Champions League place, but also has a match in hand.
Tottenham will host the second leg of the second leg of the Europa League on Wednesday against WAC, after the 4-1 win in the first leg, the Londoners can already plan on promotion. In the league, however, Harry Kane and Co. have to fight, even if the 1: 2 against West Ham was a bit unfortunate. After Lucas Moura’s goal (64th) – the assist came from substitute Gareth Bale – the Spurs besieged the Hammers’ goal, twice aluminum prevented the equalizer.
Manchester United, however, celebrated a 3-1 home win over Newcastle. Marcus Rashford (30th), Daniel James (57th) and Bruno Fernandes (75th / penalty) scored the hosts’ goals, Allen Saint-Maximin had equalized (36th).
The “Foxes” went away against Aston Villa as a 2-1 winner, Christian Fuchs sat on the bench with the guests. (WHAT)