Manchester City (Man City), the leader of the English Professional Football Premier League (EPL), widened the gap with Arsenal in second place to 4 points and took a step closer to winning its third consecutive league title.
Man City beat Leeds United 2-1 with Ilkay Gundogan’s consecutive goals in the first half in the 2022-2023 EPL round 35 home game held at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England on the 6th (Korean time).
Leading Man City, who won 10 consecutive victories in the league, amassed 82 points (26 wins, 4 draws, 4 losses) and widened the gap with second place Arsenal (78 points, 24 wins, 6 draws, 4 losses) to 4 points.
Man City has been in second place since the middle of this season, behind Arsenal. In January, they fell behind by 8 points.
However, after chasing Arsenal with a surprising back heart, they caught up to the bottom of the chin with a head-to-head victory on the 27th of last month, and then added 3 consecutive wins and entered a single leading system’hardening’.
Manchester City and Arsenal each have four games left.
If Man City finishes this season as the leader, it will win the EPL three consecutive times and the ninth championship in its career.
Man City is in the FA Cup final of the English Football Association and the semi-final of the Champions League (UCL) of the European Football Association (UEFA), so there is a possibility of achieving a treble (three crowns).
On this day, Gundogan scored multiple goals with the help of Riyad Mahrez and took the lead in Man City’s victory.
In the 19th minute of the first half, Mahrez broke through the right side and gave away a cutback, and Gundogan finished it with a right-footed non-stop shot that pierced the right side of the goal.
A similar scene was created in the 27th minute of the first half. Gundogan, who also received a pass from Mahrez, fired a non-stop shot to the left of the goal to make it 2-0.
Man City gave up a chase goal to Rodrigo Moreno in the 40th minute of the second half, but won without conceding any more points.
Liverpool won 1-0 in the home game against Brentford, raising hopes of advancing to the UCL by running on a six-game winning streak.메이저놀이터
In the 13th minute of the first half, Muhammad Salah scored the winning goal to the end and won.
5th place Liverpool recorded 62 points (18 wins, 8 draws, 9 losses), closely chasing 4th place Manchester United (63 points, 19 wins, 6 draws, 8 losses), which had only 1 win, 1 draw and 1 loss in the last 3 matches.
However, Liverpool are at a disadvantage by playing two more games than Manchester United.
Chelsea beat Bournemouth 3-1 away.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard won his first thrilling win in seven games.
Lampard, who took office on the 7th of last month as interim manager of Chelsea, who had sacked former manager Graham Porter due to poor performance, was humiliated by losing 6 times in a row in 4 EPL matches and 2 UCL quarterfinal matches.