Arsenal was dealt a major blow to their Premier League title aspirations as they suffered a 3-0 home defeat to Brighton and Hove Albion. The victory puts Brighton in sixth place and keeps the club’s European dreams alive.
To keep their title hopes alive, Arsenal needed to secure a victory at home, but could not muster up a strong enough performance to defeat the determined Brighton side. After a scoreless first half, Julio Enciso, Deniz Undav, and Pervis Estupinan scored for Brighton in the second half to secure an impressive victory. Arsenal’s former Brighton forward, Leandro Trossard, did his best to help his team, striking the crossbar in the first half.
Arsenal has two games left in the season, but their fifth league defeat of the season leaves them with 81 points, trailing behind Manchester City in the table. Manchester City’s 3-0 win over Everton puts them four points clear of Arsenal, with 85 points and a match in hand. Victory for Manchester City against Chelsea next weekend would secure their fifth Premier League title in six seasons.
Brighton now has 58 points and 4 games remaining, leaving them hopeful for a strong finish to secure a place in Europe.
Manchester City’s Big Win
Ilkay Gundogan led the charge as Manchester City secured their 11th consecutive victory with a 3-0 win over Everton. Gundogan scored two goals and assisted Erling Haaland to help secure the win. Manchester City now has 85 points and is four points clear of Arsenal. Everton remains in a precarious position, one point above the relegation zone with two games remaining.
With only three games left in the season, Pep Guardiola’s side needs only two more wins to secure their fifth Premier League title in six seasons. Guardiola showed confidence in his team when he crossed the Goodison Park pitch to the City fans and held up two fingers, signifying the number of needed victories.