Man City and Liverpool both win in EPL; Brentford stuns Chelsea
Liverpool were first to beat Watford 2-0 to claim 10 consecutive league wins.
It meant City dropped top spot for the first time since December 4 – but not for long.
Pep Guardiola’s side started just 30 minutes later as relegation-threatened Burnley took the lead after five minutes and claimed a 2-0 victory.
Liverpool and City have Champions League quarter-final matches on Tuesday ahead of what could yet be a decisive encounter at City’s Etihad Stadium five days later. A point will separate them before this potential title decider, with seven more games each to play after that.
If third-placed Chelsea had dim ambitions of nabbing the top two, they were surely turned off after conceding four second-half goals in a 4-1 home defeat to London rivals Brentford.
One of Brentford’s goalscorers at Stamford Bridge was Christian Eriksen, who scored the second for his first Premier League goal since returning from cardiac arrest at the European Championship last year. He also scored in back-to-back matches for Denmark during the international break.
Wolverhampton maintained their push for a finish in European positions by beating Aston Villa 2-1 while Leeds drew 1-1 with Southampton and last place Norwich held Brighton 0-0 and are now seven points clear of security.
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