Premier League Gameweek 33 could be a decisive one in terms of top 4 race and relegation battle this season. Manchester United, West Ham, Sunderland, Newcastle and Norwich all dropped points at a crucial time which could put their end-season goals in danger.
Elsewhere, Leicester and Tottenham continued their push for the league title with key wins. While Leicester managed to see off Sunderland 2-0, Spurs got the better of Manchester United in a 3-0 hammering at White Hart Lane.
Amid those crucial and season-defining results, we take a look at Five talking points from Premier League Gameweek 33.
Will Caludio Ranieri live to regret those tears?
So far Leicester City manager had managed to keep his emotions in check, but on Gameweek 33 after the 2-0 win vs Sunderland, Ranieri showed first signs of emotion when let those tears come out.
Perhaps, he had thought Spurs would drop points against Man United and his team would have at least 9 points lead at the top. However, Spurs came through with a stunning win and Ranieri could live to regret those tears at the end of this season.
Is it the end of Newcastle, as we know it?
Newcastle United look like the worse team in Premier League at present and their toothless display against Southampton could have been the final sign of their exit from Premier League. Rafa Benitez has failed to turn things around and it is looking more like the end of Newcastle’s reign in English Football’s top flight.
Manchester City certain to finish in top-4?
The Citizens came back from behind to win 2-1 against West Brom and most certainly guarantee themselves a top-4 finish in the league. Man United and West Ham have looked shaky in recent weeks and with just 5 Gameweeks to follow, City look clear to welcome Pep Guardiola with Champions League football in their bag.
Have referees turned their back on West Ham?
For the third week in a row, West Ham were undone by a wrong refereeing decision when Manuel Lanzini’s goal was disallowed by the linesman. Had the goal went in, Arsenal may not have been able to go in front and Hammers might have sealed the advantage to wrap up all three points.
Is Divock Origi Liverpool’s future?
The Belgian striker is doing no harm to his reputation by scoring three goals in his last two appearances. He has certainly gone ahead of Daniel Sturridge in the pecking order and we could see him lead Liverpool’s attack in coming seasons. He is typical Jurgen Klopp kind of a player, and he could give his best under the charismatic German manager.
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