The English Premier League resumed again after last weekend’s FA Cup matches with league leaders, Manchester City opening a 19 points gap at the top, effectively meaning that the title race is as good as over.
Their rivals Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United did not help matters as they fell to their opponents in humiliating fashion.
On Tuesday, January 30, Arsenal was downed by Swansea 3-1 despite taking the lead through a Nacho Monreal effort while on Wednesday, January 31, Jose Mourinho’s side lost 0-2 to Tottenham at Wembley with goals from Eriksen just after 11 seconds and an own goal from Phil Jones.
Chelsea was also humbled in their backyard as visiting Bournemouth stunned the champions with three second-half goals to move to the 10th position on the log.
Callum Wilson, Junior Stanislas just as Nathan Ake returned to add more sorrow to his old club and further pushed Antonio Conte’s exit away from the London club closer.
However, Pep Guardiola’s men coasted to a 3-0 victory over West Bromwich Albion to dampen the Baggies hopes of survival. Fernandinho, Kevin De Bryune, and Sergio Aguero completed the victory
In other games, Everton’s new signing Theo Walcott scored a brace on his full debut to hand the Toffees a deserved victory against visiting Leicester City at Goodison Park.
Jamie Vardy’s penalty was not enough to salvage a draw for the Foxes as Kelechi Iheanacho played only 15 minutes after coming on for Demarai Gary.
Karl Darlow’s own goal helped Burnley steal a point five minutes from time to cancel Jamal Lascelles effort against Newcastle United at Saint James Park as it ended 1-1.
Stoke City and Watford played out a goalless draw with the Britannia outfit just one point from the relegation zone.
Brighton also traveled to Southampton to secure a point as both teams shared the spoils at Saint Mary’s.
Liverpool has now overtaken Chelsea in third place on goals difference as the top two Manchester teams remain unmoved in first and second respectively.
The race for the fourth position will go down the wire as Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham will be looking to secure the last Champions League spot.