Manchester City have reduced their lead at the summit of the Premier league table by 2 points, down to 13 from 15 points with a hard fought 1-1 draw away at Burnley.
Turf Moor has been a formidable away fixture this season for any club and the early kick off was no different as Burnley scored an 81st minute equaliser to continue their extremely impressive campaign. They now have consolidated 7th position in the league, their highest ever position at this point of a season.
City still remain hot favourites to regain the title this season, however they struggled under the high ball & direct style of play that Burnley created.
Super Sunday was as exciting as the Super Bowl final, with Liverpool hosting Spurs in what was the most anticipated match of the calendar year. Both clubs did not disappoint, with free flowing football & plenty of chances. The game was as dubious as ever, with contentious decisions going both ways.
Salah was inspirational as ever, scoring both Liverpool goals (even if the first had a hint of offside). Whilst Kane scored an equally contentious last minute injury time winner with a spot kick that somehow the referee’s assistant spotted a foul that was difficult to see.
Both Kane and Salah are fighting for the golden boot – with Kane now on 22 goals & Salah 1 behind on 21. The draw sees Liverpool stay in 3rd position whilst Spurs Champions League dreams hang in the balance, as they are 5th, 1 point behind Chelsea.
Saturday’s roundups started with Arsenal thumping a lacklustre Everton 5-1, with Ramsey scoring a hatrick with 3 assists from new United signing Mkhitaryan.
Bournemouth won 2-1 at home to Stoke whilst Brighton had a much needed win, scoring 3 times to defeat the Hammers 3-1.
Leicester & Swansea played out an entertaining 1-1 draw whilst Sanchez got on the scoreboard in his home debut – netting as United beat Huddersfield Town 2-0.
Southampton won a thriller 3-2 away at West Brom whilst Sunday’s other fixture ended 1-1 with Palace hosting Newcastle in London.
Wesley Tronson is a bank manager in Brisbane CBD and lived in England for seven years to 2010 in banking and soccer.
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Wesley Tronson is an award winning sport writer who spent 7 years in England in soccer and banking. He is now a senior regional manager in banking in Queensland