Man City wins Premier League weekend without playing
In a stunning turn of events, Manchester City has emerged as the clear winner of this Premier League weekend, without even stepping onto the pitch. The reigning champions, who currently sit second in the league table, had a crucial Premier League weekend off to face Sheffield United in the FA Cup semi-final. In an attempt to get into the FA Cup final, they know they’re in a good position in the Premier League.
Arsenal v Southampton
Meanwhile, the focus was on the clash between Arsenal and Southampton at the Emirates Stadium on Friday night. Arsenal, with 74 points from 31 matches, was keen to secure a win and maintain their position in the top four. However, Southampton had other plans and stunned the Gunners with two quick goals in the first 20 minutes.
Despite Arsenal's best efforts, they were unable to overturn the deficit until the 66th minute when Duje Caleta-Car scored a third goal for Southampton. The game seemed all but over for Arsenal, but they refused to give up, and Martin Odegaard scored a late goal in the 88th minute, reigniting hope for the home side. In a dramatic turn of events, Bukayo Saka scored a brilliant goal in the 90th minute, levelling the score at 3-3 and salvaging a point for Arsenal. While the home fans celebrated the miraculous comeback, it was Manchester City who emerged as the ultimate victors of the weekend.
With City's closest rivals dropping points, the title race has now tilted further in their favour. Pep Guardiola's side will be looking to close the gap at the top of the table when they face Arsenal at home on Wednesday. Despite Arsenal's impressive comeback on Frirday, they will face an uphill task against a City side who have been in scintillating form this season. As the Premier League enters its final stretch, the battle for the title promises to be a thrilling one, with Manchester City now in the driver's seat.