One other week has gone previous and, regardless of a restricted Premier League fixture listing because of FA Cup commitments, there have been loads of speaking factors.
Newcastle and Brentford pulled away from the relegation battle, whereas Arsenal and Manchester United flattered to deceive within the race for the highest 4.
So who excelled, and who struggled, over the weekend?
HOT: Newcastle United
Newcastle United’s more and more spectacular kind beneath Eddie Howe for the reason that flip of the yr reveals no signal of letting up, with a late winner from Bruno Guimaraes handing the Magpies all three factors and transfer them only one win away from the highest half of the desk.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) April 17, 2022
For a aspect that had been battling relegation on the flip of the yr, it has been some restoration.
HOT: Cristiano Ronaldo
The place would Manchester United be with out Cristiano Ronaldo this season? His targets had been key to lifting them out of the Champions League group levels, and his 15 strikes within the Premier League this season is behind solely Mohamed Salah and Heung-Min Son within the goalscoring charts.
Cristiano Ronaldo turns into solely the sixth participant to attain back-to-back house hat tips within the Premier League pic.twitter.com/gpfG0x7kle
— B/R Soccer (@brfootball) April 17, 2022
Like towards Tottenham, it was a hat-trick by the Portuguese icon that rescued a really common aspect from an embarrassing defeat to Norwich. Now 37, he continues to outline expectations.
A fourth win in 5 video games for Brentford has lifted them effectively and really out of any relegation hazard, with the Bees now 14 factors forward of Burnley in 18th place with 5 video games to play.
— Brentford FC (@BrentfordFC) April 16, 2022
Christian Eriksen has been central to that renaissance, and it was his set piece deep in stoppage-time that handed them a hard-fought win over Watford and virtually actually cemented their place within the English prime flight for the subsequent marketing campaign, and so they now have their sights set firmly on a top-half end on the finish of this season.
What an terrible couple of weeks it has been for the Gunners. A 3rd loss on the bounce, this time to Southampton, has left them needing to drag off huge outcomes towards their direct rivals with a view to stand any likelihood of ending within the Champions League locations, regardless of beforehand being odds on favourites to take action.
Accidents to Thomas Partey and Kieran Tierney, in addition to a regarding drought in entrance of aim, have seemingly derailed the north London aspect’s season.
NOT: Manchester United
What on earth is happening at Previous Trafford? Manchester United had been rescued by Ronaldo however in reality appeared effectively beneath common towards Norwich, who themselves are backside of the desk.
Rangnick not proud of the defence: “As quickly as there’s contact we have to turn into bodily & aggressive however we weren’t and it’s too simple. We’re the one crew within the league to concede targets like this. It’s not a q of tactical self-discipline, it’s a q of how bodily will we defend?”
— Charlotte Duncker (@CharDuncker) April 16, 2022
Although they’ve been handed a lifeline to get again into the highest 4 come the tip of the season with different outcomes round them over the weekend, they are going to must be a lot improved ought to they wish to step up and settle for the present. They can not depend on Ronaldo each recreation.
Ah Burnley. What had been they considering sacking Sean Dyche with only a few video games left to go?
The Clarets performed effectively towards West Ham, however may solely come away with some extent as they did not make their probabilities pay, which means that they’ve dropped but extra factors of their intention to beat the drop.
Now three factors adrift, having performed a recreation greater than Everton straight above them, it’s trying bleak for the Turf Moor aspect.
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Premier League desk
|7||West Ham United||33||9||52|
|10||Brighton & Hove Albion||32||-8||40|
|Salah, Mohamed||Liverpool FC||20|
|Son, Heung Min||Tottenham Hotspur||17|
|Ronaldo, Cristiano||Manchester United||15|
|Jota, Diogo||Liverpool FC||15|
|Mane, Sadio||Liverpool FC||13|
|Kane, Harry||Tottenham Hotspur||12|
|Toney, Ivan||Brentford FC||12|
|De Bruyne, Kevin||Manchester Metropolis||11|
|Zaha, Wilfried||Crystal Palace||11|
|Mount, Mason||Chelsea FC||10|
|Dennis, Emmanuel||Watford FC||10|
|Mahrez, Riyad||Manchester Metropolis||10|
|Pukki, Teemu||Norwich Metropolis||10|
|Sterling, Raheem||Manchester Metropolis||10|
|Vardy, Jamie||Leicester Metropolis||10|
|Bowen, Jarrod||West Ham United||9|
|Fernandes, Bruno||Manchester United||9|
|Saka, Bukayo||Arsenal FC||9|
|Smith-Rowe, Emile||Arsenal FC||9|
|Participant||Group||Purple Playing cards||Yellow Playing cards|
|Bissouma, Yves||Brighton & Hove Albion||0||10|
|Neves, Ruben||Wolverhampton Wanderers||0||9|
|Mings, Tyrone||Aston Villa||0||9|
|Brownhill, Josh||Burnley FC||0||9|
|Mctominay, Scott||Manchester United||0||9|
|Firpo, Junior||Leeds United||0||9|
|Salisu, Mohammed||Southampton FC||0||8|
|Dennis, Emmanuel||Watford FC||0||7|
|Gallagher, Conor||Crystal Palace||0||8|
|Pogba, Paul||Manchester United||1||7|
|Moreno, Rodrigo||Leeds United||0||8|
|Money, Matty||Aston Villa||0||8|
|McGinn, John||Aston Villa||0||8|
|Rice, Declan||West Ham United||0||8|
|Bednarek, Jan||Southampton FC||0||8|
|Tarkowski, James||Burnley FC||0||8|
|Shaw, Luke||Manchester United||0||8|
|Romeu, Oriol||Southampton FC||0||8|
|Xhaka, Granit||Arsenal FC||1||7|
|Maguire, Harry||Manchester United||0||7|
|Alexander-Arnold, Trent||Liverpool FC||12|
|Salah, Mohamed||Liverpool FC||11|
|Robertson, Andy||Liverpool FC||10|
|Kane, Harry||Tottenham Hotspur||9|
|Pogba, Paul||Manchester United||9|
|Mount, Mason||Chelsea FC||8|
|Bowen, Jarrod||West Ham United||8|
|Lacazette, Alexandre||Arsenal FC||7|
|Mbeumo, Bryan||Brentford FC||7|
|Jesus, Gabriel||Manchester Metropolis||7|
|Barnes, Harvey||Leicester Metropolis||7|
|Cancelo, Joao||Manchester Metropolis||7|
|Son, Heung Min||Tottenham Hotspur||6|
|Fernandes, Bruno||Manchester United||6|
|Antonio, Michail||West Ham United||6|
|Benrahma, Mentioned||West Ham United||6|
|James, Reece||Chelsea FC||6|
|Kulusevski, Dejan||Tottenham Hotspur||6|
|Dennis, Emmanuel||Watford FC||5|
|Saka, Bukayo||Arsenal FC||5|