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Manchester City regains leadership of the Premier League by beating Luton 5-1

Manchester. Manchester City fulfilled the predictions by comfortably beating modest Luton Town 5-1 at home, this Saturday on matchday 33 of the Premier League, where they managed to climb from third to first place, waiting for the rest of the weekend’s games .

City will be the leader this Saturday, now with 73 points, two more than Arsenal (2) and Liverpool (3), who on Sunday will also play at home against Aston Villa (4) and Crystal Palace (15), respectively.

An own goal from the Japanese Daiki Hashioka quickly put the situation in perspective for the Citizensfor whom it then took an hour to achieve definitive peace of mind.

The Croatian Mateo Kovacic got the second, with a volley assisted by the Argentine Julián Álvarez, in the 63rd minute, and in the 75th minute the Norwegian Erling Haaland scored a penalty, adding his twentieth goal in this Premier League, establishing himself at the top of the table of top scorers.

Luton’s goal, in the 81st minute through Ross Barkley, was just an anecdote and in the 87th minute the Belgian Jeremy Doku scored the fourth from a pass from the Croatian Josko Gvardiol, who then scored the final 5-1 in the 90+3. precisely with the assistance of Doku.

With the mission accomplished in this match, City can now start thinking 100 percent about the crucial match they have on Wednesday of the new week in the second leg of the Champions League quarterfinals against Real Madrid, new at the Etihad Stadium. The 3-3 draw in the first leg last Tuesday at the Santiago Bernabéu leaves the fight very open and City sees its continuity in the top European tournament, where it is the defending champion, threatened.

Thinking about that duel against Carlo Ancelotti’s team, Guardiola rested Rodri, Bernardo Silva and Phil Foden.

For its part, Luton (18) remains third from bottom in the standings and remains in relegation positions to the Championship (second division). They are now one point away from the safety zone, which is marked by Nottingham Forest (17), who drew 2-2 at home against Wolverhampton (11).

Slap to Newcastle

In the rest of Saturday’s games, the wreck of Tottenham (5th) in Newcastle (6th) was especially striking, falling 4-0.

The stumble at St James’ Park leaves the Spurs in fifth position with 60 points, the same as Aston Villa, fourth with the best goal difference.

Tottenham’s defensive problems, too often unable to keep a clean sheet, once again sank Ange Postecoglou’s team.

Anthony Gordon assisted Alexander Isak (30) and then scored (32) in just 95 seconds, in two plays in which defender Micky van de Ven was marked.

In the second half, Isak (51) scored his 17th goal of the season in the championship, his seventh in the last six games. Newcastle finished off the win thanks to a corner kick taken by Fabian Schar (87).

The program of the Spurs It looks complicated, with matches against Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool in the coming days.

For its part, Newcastle is sixth with 50 points, ahead of Manchester United (7, 49 points) and West Ham (8, 48 points).

For its part, bottom team Sheffield United took another step towards relegation by losing 2-0 against Brentford (14th), which moves away from the red zone, while Burnley (19th, penultimate) added a point (1- 1) against Brighton (10) although they are still six points away from the safety spots.

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– 2024-04-15 19:13:03

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