Premier League

Race for the Top Four heats up

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Manchester City’s draw away to relegation threatened Newcastle opens the door for Arsenal and Manchester United to snatch third and fourth place respectively.

Vurnon Anita Scoring for Newcastle [Credit: Guardian

Vurnon Anita Scoring for Newcastle [Credit: Guardian]

Manchester City’s great performance away to Chelsea on the weekend was followed up with a dismal performance away to Newcastle. It means that the door has been opened for Arsenal to leapfrog the blues, should they beat West Brom on Thursday. If Manchester United defeat Crystal Palace tonight they will only be two points behind, despite a inferior goal difference.

The top two in the Premier League seem all but settled, however the race to finish in he top four has just got more interesting after Manchester City’s slip up last night. In he most unpredictable season thus far, we are still left with the potential that Pep Guardiola might not be managing a Champions League team next season.

Analyzing the run in, it seems third place will be determined by the match at the Etihad between City and Arsenal. Manchester United have a fairly straightforward run in, however they host Leicester City, who are gunning for the Premier League title.

After last nights draw the unpredictability of the Premier League was highlighted, and all the “top” teams must fight for every point in this league. It will be interesting how the race for the top four pans out, come the end of the season.

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