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Sterling puts a city 3 points away from Liverpool in a title bid



Manchester City launches a celebration 10 years from the first Premier League title to prevent the sixth success from becoming tense or dramatic in the defeat that Raheem Sterling started and ended. Did.

After defeating Newcastle 5-0 on Sunday and three points behind Liverpool to the champions, what was a tight title race is now more firmly under the control of the city.

Liverpool, who only drew with Tottenham on Saturday, were able to prove how much it would cost. Citi holds a plus four better goal difference than its rivals in the remaining three games.

Between the two goals of Sterling, Aymeric Laporte, Rodri and Phil Foden also found the net. With a stylish victory, Citi was able to win the sixth English title in 10 years with the luxury of dropping points in the rest of the game.

Indeed, Citi will not win the trophy until the injury time of the final match, as it did in 2012. Before the kick-off on Sunday, the 2022 team will celebrate the moment of immortality with the T-shirts worn by the 2022 team to commemorate the moment of Sergio Aguero. I scored a goal to win the title.

For all the titles that won the Premier League, what hasn’t changed for 10 years is looking for the glory of the Champions League. However, Pep Guardiola’s side effortlessly returned to domestic missions after Citi was spotted in two consecutive finals due to the collapse at Real Madrid on Wednesday.

“We’ve completely bounced off,” said city attacker Jack Grealish. “We’ve needed a few days as a team and as a unit, so we’re about to finish this season powerfully.”

In the coming years, Newcastle could challenge cities to win honor, not only in the Premier League, but also in Europe.

“We are wealthier than you,” Newcastle fans mocked City fans.

However, Citi has shown the benefits of 14 years of Abu Dhabi funding to the Newcastle side, which has only one transfer period since it was acquired by the Saudi Arabian sovereign wealth fund and spent to avoid demotion. ..

João Cancelo headed across the front of the visiting goal after Chris Wood’s tame header wasted his chance to give Newcastle a lead, and Sterling nodded the city 19 minutes earlier.

Newcastle goalkeeper Martin Dubravka was unable to stop a strike from outside Ilkay Gundoan’s penalty area, so Laporte eventually sought a second goal in 38th place. The goal came from the corner, as did Rodri’s third on the 61st when he entered from Kevin De Bruyne’s entry.

The brilliance of victory came when Jack Grealish set up Oleksandr Zinchenko for the shot submitted to Foden on the 90th. Then, in the third minute of the stop, Grealish teeed up Sterling and swept the second goal.

Champions League Chase

The Champions League are preparing to welcome Arsenal after five seasons of absence.

The club in northern London finished fourth and returned to the lucrative competition of the European elite after defeating Leeds 2-1 on Sunday. The team was four points behind Tottenham in three games.

The first of them will be Tottenham on Thursday and the victory at North London Derby will take fourth place.

Leeds won the opening 10-minute Eddie Nketiah double, and in the 27th minute captain Luke Ayling challenged Gabriel Martinelli with both feet. Diego Llorente’s second half goal against Leeds couldn’t trigger a comeback.

Arsenal qualified for the Champions League for 19 consecutive seasons under Arsene Wenger, but failed for two years before the manager was sent off in 2018.

Demoted scrap

Losing in Arsenal sent Leeds to the drop zone alongside Watford and Norridge, who had already been demoted, and Everton jumped out of the bottom three with a 2-1 victory at Leicester.

Mason Holgate’s header scored Everton’s victory 30 minutes after Vitaliy Mykolenco’s volley was canceled by Leicester forward Patson Daka. Jordan Pickford’s save to Everton secured three points in the second half.

Frank Lampard’s Everton has the advantage of having three games left, but Burnley and Leeds are one point lower than Everton and one less match.

Pursuit of Europe

Manchester United’s worst Premier League season in history (represented by the 4-0 collapse in Brighton on Saturday) gave West Ham the hope of kicking the fallen giant out of sixth place.

West Ham came in 7th place by defeating his last place, Norwich, 4-0. This is enough for the Europa Conference League qualifying. spot.

West Ham lost to Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League final this season due to Saïd Benrahma’s doubles, Michail Antonio’s strike and Manuel Lanzini’s second half penalty.



https://www.independent.com.mt/articles/2022-05-09/football/Sterling-puts-City-3-points-clear-of-Liverpool-in-title-bid-6736242777 Sterling puts a city 3 points away from Liverpool in a title bid

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