Tottenham Hotspur came in from behind to crush Newcastle United 5-1, sending them into fourth place in the Premier League as the race to qualify for the Champions League heated up.
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Spurs were forced to take the lead at home after Fabian Schar’s free-kick found its way past Hugo Lloris, giving The Magpies a surprise lead late at half-time. However, four minutes later, the home team leveled through Ben Davies before Matt Doherty gave Antonio Conte’s team the advantage shortly after half-time. Heung-min Son was then on the scoreboard and followed by the unlikely scorer Emerson Royal, who sealed hard-earned victory before Steven Bergwijn arrived five hours late.
Placement results Tottenham are ahead of Arsenal on goal difference but the Gunners have two games left, meaning they are still favorites to finish in third place. Chelsea and qualify for Champions League. While, West Ham United’s close victory before Everton put them above Manchester Unitedwho can only manage one 1-1 draw “pathically slow” with Leicester City on Saturday.
Before Arsenal’s trip to Crystal Palace on monday night, Mirror Football Let’s see where each team stands to enter the final stages of a thrilling season.
Current position: 3rd
Score: 59 (+35 goal difference)
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Almost certain to secure a Champions League spot, a humiliating 4-1 home defeat to Brentford on Saturday significantly halted the Blues’ terrible form, after winning six in a row before the break. international competition. Thomas Tuchel’s side have been shown to be free of title disputes throughout the campaign. Still, a third-place finish is doable from here, especially with a game against fourth-placed Spurs.
Current position: 4th
Score: 54 (+15 goal difference)
Recent form: WWWLW
Typical squad when it comes to those battling it out in fourth place, Spurs are finally loving life under Conte. The January additions of Rodrigo Bentancur and Dejan Kulusevski boosted Tottenham, which were previously seen as outsiders to Europe’s elite competition. That being said, there is a long way to go and the unscheduled north London derby will have a big say.
Current position: 5th
Score: 54 (+13 goal difference)
Remaining fixtures: Crystal Palace [A]Brighton & Hove Albion [H]Southampton [A]Chelsea [A]Manchester United [A]West Ham United [A]Leeds United [H], Newcastle United Football Club [A]Everton [H]Tottenham Hotspur [H] (TBC date)
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Awaiting their first game after the international break, the Gunners are the biggest bettors trying to grab fourth place. Mikel Arteta’s men have 10 games left, the most of any team in the top 7, and with no cup tournaments to distract them. The north London derby – again – will be important, but Arsenal have enough chances to not worry about what happens that night.
Current position: 6th
Score: 51 (+11 goal difference)
Remaining fixtures: Brentford [A]Burnley [H]Chelsea [A]Arsenal [H]Norwich [A], City of Manchester [H]Brighton & Hove Albion [A]
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Fighting while balancing a great tournament in the Europa League, David Moyes and his colleagues will not give up in this tournament. A margin of victory over Everton on Sunday afternoon saw them show further resilience during testing in the east of the capital. Expected to be gone and only seven games left – at least among the challengers – Irons will be activated to prove us wrong once again.
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Current position: 7th
Score: 51 (+8 goal difference)
Remaining fixtures: Everton [A]Norwich City [H]Liverpool [A]Arsenal [A]Brentford [H]Brighton & Hove Albion [A]Chelsea [H]Crystal Palace [A]
Recent form: DWLDW
Finally, the most talked about team: Manchester United. The Reds seem to be doing their best to give the others a chance to finish fourth, constantly sliding when given the chance to build momentum. However, a team with Cristiano Ronaldo in which there will always be a chance. For most of United’s other players, supporters are largely distrustful.