Arsenal left vital points in the fight for the ‘Top 4’ on matchday 32 of the Premier Leagueon a day marked by the goals of the Chelsea vs Southampton (6-0) and from Tottenham contra el Aston Villa (4-0).
The ‘Spurs’ closed the Premier League matches on Saturday, aware of what their rivals had done for the ‘Top 4’. With a hat-trick from Son Heung-min (3, 66 and 71) and another goal by Dejan Kulusevski (50), Tottenham got three very important points to establish themselves in fourth position and take a three-point lead over Arsenal.
Aston Villa deserved to at least score a goal, but ran into a successful one Hugo Lloris. Harry Kane, again without scoring, was nevertheless decisive in building the offensive game of his team, which with this victory takes another step towards the next Champions.
Their neighbor in north London, Arsenal (5th), who had just conceded a painful 3-0 defeat on Monday at Crystal Palace (9th), lost again on Saturday (2-1), during the visit from Brighton (11th) to the Emirates Stadium.
The team from the south coast of England had gone 7 games without a win (6 losses and a draw) and had not scored a goal for a month (2-1 loss at Newcastle on March 5).
However, Belgian Leandro Trossard first (28) and Enock Mwepu later (67) scored two goals that silenced the ‘Gunners’ fans. the norwegian Martin Odegaard (89) closed the gap too late to score.
The Manchester United (7th), also in the fight for European places, but with less margin for error, was defeated 1-0 at Everton’s home (17º).
The Chelseaaccommodated in a third position that is not in danger, paid against Southampton (13th) for the frustration after last defeats in the championship 4-1 against Brentford (15th) and in the Champions League on Wednesday against Real Madrid (3-1 ).
With goals from Mark Alonso (8), Mason Mount (16 and 54), Timo Werner (21 and 49) and Kai Havertz (31), the ‘Blues’ flexed their muscles against a lesser rival, in a victory that helped them recover their feelings and morale ahead of the decisive second leg of the Champions League quarterfinals, on Tuesday at the Santiago Bernabéu.
At the bottom of the table, the Leeds (16th) beat Watford 3-0 (19th) and has now accumulated four consecutive games without losing, in which he is achieving important points to avoid relegation.
The goals of Raphinha (21), Rodrigo Moreno (73) and Jack Harrison (85) did not find any response from the ‘Hornets’, in serious trouble to achieve permanence.
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