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The Premier League weekend saw tension from 0-0 between the giants who started it, to a 90th-minute win for the giant who ended it (well, until Monday’s fight between Fulham and Spurs).

Liverpool and Chelsea couldn’t be separated as injuries didn’t help either side, while Arsenal bridged a 2-1 gap against Manchester United to take another step towards a surprise Premier title -league.

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But Manchester City’s giant striker Erling Haaland continued his record speed by sending another message that the defending champions are not quitting.

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It remains to be seen if Tottenham will take advantage of the points lost by Newcastle, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United.

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10 things we learned in the Premier League: Week 21

1. The resurgence of rivalry between Arsenal and Manchester United (Arsenal 3-2 Manchester United): We needed it. There is a certain non-geographic rivalry in the Premier League that just makes the list complete and for a long time we have been waiting for Arsenal and Manchester United to give us a top four fight with meaning. Sunday’s clash joins United’s early-season victory, revitalizing the rivalry and allowing fans on both sides – and neutrals alike – to wonder if there’s any hope of Mikel Arteta and Erik ten Hag giving us a mini-Arsene Wenger against Alex Ferguson. The clash between Bruno Fernandez and Gabriel Magalhaes gave us hints of Roy Keane and Patrick Vieira (in different positions, of course), and the fire in the eyes of scorers Marcus Rashford and Bukayo Saka, in particular, showed us what it means to score a goal. big goal in this fixture. What would it look like with Casemiro, Gabriel Jesus and Diogo Dalot? More please. (New Mexico)

2. Long way back for heavyweights (Liverpool 0-0 Chelsea): Both Liverpool and Chelsea were afraid to go after the win and that sums up where they are now. They lack self-confidence and the right players, and their coaches are trying to figure things out. Jurgen Klopp will be very disappointed with Liverpool’s performance and lack of press, and Graham Potter will see this as a step forward. Chelsea were a bit more adventurous and Mikhail Mudryk looked great when he came off the bench. It will be a slow recovery process for both of these teams, and it will look completely different. In the short term, it looks like Chelsea will spend a lot more to fix their problems, but a style change is coming for both. Potter should take the time to put his philosophy into practice at this Chelsea team, while Klopp will certainly get time to freshen up his side once new owners and investment come in at Anfield. It remains to be seen if his tactics will be changed. (Japan)

3. Champions react to blood in the water (Manchester City 3-0 Wolves): Pep Guardiola’s incredible midweek tirade seems to have had the desired effect as Manchester City looked hungry and ready to win from the start. Wolverhampton sat back and made it easy for City, but it was like watching City for the last few seasons. They moved the ball quickly, crossed early into the box and pinned Wolverhampton. Haaland’s heroism will steal the headlines, and rightly so, but the biggest plus for Guardiola is that he got Manchester City back. His ranting after the Tottenham win worked and now we’ll see how long that lasts as they hunt Arsenal. Man City are sharks that swirl and smell the blood in the water. They’ve been hunters so often in their title winning campaigns and they almost prefer to be in that position, so it forces them to shoot their best and get the most out of them. (Japan)

4. Luck is not on the side of the Saints as the Villans find a winner (“Southampton” – “Aston Villa” 0:1): These are the results when you are at the end of the table. Southampton thought they scored a goal in the second half, but the VAR system ruled it out as a soft foul. Nathan Jones and his players were furious and this may have led to them being knocked out on a free kick when Aston Villa took all three points. Southampton have had good margins in recent games and although results are improving, they are still at the bottom of the table. Villa showed ext. we both experience and the Saints really need to add experience—and a clinical finisher—in the last days of the January window if they’re going to stay up. They are so close to getting out of the relegation zone and heading in the right direction, but the nature of this loss to Villa will sting. (Japan)

5. Everton give away three more points to an opponent from the bottom half (West Ham 2-0 Everton): Things have been dire at Goodison Park, and dissatisfaction with the club’s owners has taken some pain away from manager Frank Lampard. But a team with established Premier League defenders With Relegation experience has now brought victories to teams in 19th (Southampton), 18th (Bournemouth), 17th (Wolves) and the Irons, now in 15th place. Conor Cody, James Tarkowski, Idrissa Gana Guye, Seamus Coleman, Alex Iwobi… it’s not a team without quality, but it loses almost every week. The Butterscotch had a lot of ball – just under 70 percent per game – but that’s a little misleading given that West Ham were happy to counter-attack once ahead at 2-0. Everton lost the xG battle 2.33-0.67 and lost 11-5. But there is something in terms of talent and experience. Can Everton continue with Frank Lampard as manager? (New Mexico)

6 Cherries pay the price as former player Surridge finds the equalizer (Bournemouth 1-1 Nottingham Forest): Bournemouth (17 points 18th) were in a 1-0 lead for almost an hour after Jadon Anthony took Dango Ouattara’s new imported pass and coolly shot the ball past Dean Henderson in the 28th minute. Three points would have gone to the Cherries from 18th place, where they started and finished the day, all the way up to 14th. Life in the incredibly busy bottom third of the Premier League table these days is such that Forest’s equalizer leaves Cherry in the bottom three. It’s five games without a win for Bournemouth and just one win in the last 11 PL games since Sam Surridge sneaked behind Bournemouth’s defense and scored Brennan Johnson’s goal in the 83rd minute. (AE)

7. Leicester will take a point but try to get the full result. (Leicester 2-2 Brighton): Point won’t be the end of the world for Leicester as a draw against Brighton breaks a four-game losing streak and represents the Foxes’ first point since the Premier League returned from the world. Cup break. Not surprisingly, Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers reportedly met with club chairman Ayawatt ‘Top’ Srivaddhanaprabha this week to discuss the club’s direction. Brighton took the lead just before the half hour mark when Kaoru Mitoma cut in from the left flank and landed a stunning curler into the far post above 90 where Danny Ward had no chance of saving him. However, the lead only lasted 11 minutes before Mark Albrighton scored a back post rebound in the 38th minute. (AE)

8 Magpies Can’t Find The Final Ball (Crystal Palace 0-0 Newcastle): Credit Palace for sure, but what happened here was pretty simple: Newcastle couldn’t get to the end of countless sheer awnings, and all the passes through the middle were reduced to canopies. Kieran Trippier had 101 touches and eight chances created from the right, but Newcastle had no receivers. Part of that service total comes from 12 corners that Newcastle couldn’t finish but the Magpies got to the final score is quite a bit. They just didn’t do much with it. Newcastle have a 541-minute no-match streak. Today, Nick Pope’s late miracle save from JP Mateta helped a lot, but conceding 11 goals in 20 league games is an important moment. The Magpies have sent Chris Wood to Nottingham Forest this week and will bring another striker. Alexander Isak replaced Callum Wilson, who was poor today, but perhaps we need to see the duo together more often, as we did last week to determine the winner of the match against Fulham. (New Mexico)

9 Marsh, Leeds trying to find confidence (Leeds 0-0 Brentford): Jesse Marsh’s side didn’t look like they believed they could beat Brentford and that’s a big problem but that’s probably to be expected as they’ve only won two of the last 16 games in the Premier League. This is the worst result among all teams in the league since August 27. Leeds have improved their defense in recent weeks and have recorded three draws in their last four games, including two shutouts. But there was no dashing, brash attacking play against Brentford, and the disappointment could be heard at Elland Road. As we approach 12 months since Leeds sacked Marcelo Bielsa in…


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