Liverpool’s title dream is still on after winning at Brighton today, but Arsenal stumbled away to West Ham…
Hammers hit Arsenal’s Champions League dream
Arsenal’s top four hopes suffered a stinging blow today when they were beaten 1-0 at West Ham.
Manager Unai Emery started the game without midfield duo Lucas Torreira and Aaron Ramsey and the Gunners put in a lacklustre display, only improving when the pair came on midway through the second half.
By that point the visitors were trailing to Declan Rice’s goal shortly after the break and though they threatened, Arsenal didn’t come close to equalising.
Ahead of the evening kick-off at Stamford Bridge, the Gunners trail Chelsea by three points and could drop to sixth if Manchester United beat Spurs tomorrow.
Arsenal have gone out to [5.5] to finish the season in the top four.
Title favourites Liverpool march on
A Mo Salah penalty was the difference between Liverpool and Brighton as the Anfield outfit kept their title bid going.
Locked at 0-0 at the break, the breakthrough came via a spot kick after Pascal Gross was ruled to have fouled Salah.
Liverpool are the [1.87] favourites to win the Premier League.
Puel hot favourite to be next man sacked
Claude Puel‘s position is under ever more pressure after his Leicester side lost again, this time to a Southampton side reduced to 10 men for much of the match.
Saints were already ahead thanks to a James Ward-Prowse penalty when Yann Valery was sent off on the cusp of halftime. Unbelievably the visitors doubled their advantage minutes later through Shane Long. Leicester gave themselves the chance of a comeback thanks to Wilfred Ndidi’s 58th minute goal but they couldn’t find a second. Southampton climb out of the bottom three thanks to the win
Puel is 4/11 to be the next Premier League manager out of a job.
Burnley were another team to take a big step away from danger after coming back from a goal down to beat Fulham 2-1. Sean Dyche’s men were backed at [5.5] when trailing. The result leaves Fulham in 19th place, ahead of only Huddersfield. David Wagner’s men drew 0-0 with Cardiff, and are [1.08] to go down at the end of the season. The Welsh side are [1.61] to drop out of the top-flight.
Crystal Palace are only a point ahead of Burnley after losing again. Roy Hodgson’s side were backed at [1.31] when leading visitors Watford but conceded twice in the second half.
Source: Betfair Premier League