Liverpool remains in the hunt for the Premier League crown, but the recent wave of outcomes has struck them damage. Following a 1-1 tie against Tottenham Hotspur, the Reds were obliged to compromise with a point. At Anfield, Son Heung-Min pushed the guests ahead until Luis Diaz evened up to secure Liverpool a point.
With a 5-0 win at home versus Newcastle United the very next day, Manchester City expanded their cushion at the top of the standings to three points. Liverpool will have barely three fixtures remaining to strive and catch up to their title rivals.
Manchester City seized a top position in the Premier League following a 5-0 hammering of Newcastle United at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday, providing the defending champs with a three-point cushion above Liverpool. The hosts netted five times courtesy of Raheem Sterling’s brace, with Aymeric Laporte, Rodri, and Phil Foden also striking as they rebounded from their Champions League semi-final humiliation by Real Madrid.
Sterling’s strike soothed any initial nerves, and Laporte’s tap-in handed City total charge well until halftime. Well after the interval, Rodri netted City’s third goal from a corner, and Foden swiped in City’s fourth, while Sterling netted once more in stoppage time as City pounced on Liverpool’s 1-1 tie with Tottenham Hotspur a day before.
Guardiola steered Manchester to a 5-0 triumph versus Newcastle, taking them three points off the top of the standings with three games available. The city now possesses a better goal difference than Liverpool, as well as a buffer in the ‘goals, scored’ column, provided the crown comes crashing down to those statistics.
With three matches ahead, City possesses 86 points to Liverpool’s 83, and City does have a four-goal cushion over Liverpool. To claim the championship, Pep Guardiola’s squad needs seven points from their remaining 3 matches. On Tuesday, Liverpool will encounter Aston Villa, while City will meet Wolverhampton Wanderers the following day.