LONDON – Arsenal took a giant step towards their first Premier League title in 19 years as Eddie Nketiah’s goal earned them a 3-2 win over Manchester United at the Emirates.
But Manchester City and Erling Haaland reminded the Gunners that they will not leave the title without a fight as the Norwegian hat-trick beat Wolves 3-0.
United’s defeat and Newcastle’s goalless draw at Crystal Palace opened the door for Liverpool and Chelsea to close out the top four, but neither found the net in the 0-0 -0 at Anfield.
At the bottom of the table, seven points separate the bottom seven as West Ham secured the only win in the group with a 2-0 win over Everton.
AFP Sports looks at three points from the weekend in the Premier League.
Nketiah rose to the challenge
When Gabriel Jesus suffered a knee injury at the World Cup, many Arsenal fans feared for their Premier League title hopes.
But Nketiah rose to the challenge admirably.
Jesus, who arrived from champions Manchester City last July, has revitalized the Gunners’ front line, bringing title-winning belief and swagger to a side that has not held back title for many years.
In his absence, Nketiah has been largely responsible for Arsenal’s run, scoring six goals in six games in all competitions since the return to domestic football after the cup final. worldwide.
The 23-year-old’s two goals on Sunday took him to Arsenal’s top scorer with nine for the season – one ahead of Bukayo Saka, who amazing show in London too.
For a long time as a small player, Nketiah has 13 goals in his last 13 starts at the Emirates.
“Your security is in trouble!!!” he tweeted after beating United.
The situation in the middle of the table for Liverpool, Chelsea