Manchester City took advantage of Liverpool’s stumble in the Premier League title race with a 5-0 demolition of Newcastle on Sunday, while Arsenal and Everton also picked up massive wins. Catch up with all the highlights and reaction here.
Manchester City 5-0 Newcastle United
In the 19th minute, Joao Cancelo nodded an Ilkay Gundogan cross towards Sterling and he dived to head in from close range.
City doubled their lead after 38 minutes when Newcastle keeper Martin Dubravka was unable to hold onto Gundogan’s volley and Laporte scrambled home.
Rodri scored with a 61st minute header from Kevin De Bruyne’s corner, then Foden diverted Oleksandr Zinchenko’s shot into the net in the 90th minute.
Sterling rounded off the rout in stoppage-time with a cool finish from Jack Grealish’s pass.
City are now three points clear of Liverpool, with three games left for both teams. Guardiola’s men hold a goal difference four better than the Reds.
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“We are five years doing this every three days. If some people doubted us they don’t know this team. It’s one of the best groups I ever trained in my life,” Guardiola said.
“Perfect afternoon. Three points, nine ponts to play for, four ahead on goal difference. Another final on Wednesday.”
The only concern for City was Guardiola’s post-match revelation that key defenders John Stones, Ruben Dias and Kyle Walker will miss the rest of the season with injuries.
“Ruben, Kyle and John are out until the end of the season,” he said.
Arsenal 2-1 Leeds United
Eddie Nketiah, a former Leeds loanee, netted twice in the first 10 minutes at the Emirates Stadium as Mikel Arteta’s side earned their fourth successive win.
Leeds had skipper Luke Ayling sent off and, although Diego Llorente got one back in the 66th minute, it was too little, too late for Jesse Marsch’s strugglers.
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Fourth placed Arsenal are four points clear of fifth placed Tottenham, with three games left for both teams in the race to qualify for next season’s Champions League via a top-four finish.
Arsenal will visit Tottenham on Thursday knowing a win in the north London derby would guarantee their first Champions League campaign since 2016-17.
“We are going to go for that match with the same enthusiasm that we always do but knowing that this can be a defining moment,” Arteta said.
Leeds slump into the relegation zone, sitting third bottom due to having a worse goal difference than Burnley.
“Our backs are against the wall. We are in the relegation zone but we have to fight for our lives,” Marsch said.
Leicester City 1-2 Everton
Everton made the most of Leeds’ stumble to climb out of the bottom three as they won 2-1 at Leicester — their first away success in the league since August.
Ukrainian left-back Vitaliy Mykolenko scored Everton’s opener in the sixth minute.
Patson Daka equalised for Leicester but Mason Holgate won it with a close-range strike in the 30th minute.
Everton, hoping to avoid the drop into the second tier for the first time since 1954, are one point above the relegation zone with a game in hand.
“We’re still in a relegation fight. If we want to get out of it, it has to be together as a club. We’ve seen that in recent weeks,” Everton boss Frank Lampard said.
West Ham crushed relegated Norwich 4-0 at Carrow Road to ease the pain of their Europa League semi-final defeat at Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday.