May 14, 2023 at 4:56 PMUpdate: 5 minutes ago
Manchester City are one win away from the Premier League title. The team of manager Pep Guardiola won 0-3 at Everton on Sunday and saw competitor Arsenal go down with the same figures against Brighton & Hove Albion later in the day.
The difference between City and Arsenal is four points. City has one game more to go than Arsenal (three to two) and is champion if Chelsea is won at home next Sunday.
At Everton-City, the first two goals came at the end of the first half. Ilkay Gündogan made it 0-1, after which Erling Haaland doubled the score. The top striker scored his 36th goal of the season, further breaking the record for most Premier League goals in a single season.
In the second half, Gündogan further extended the score at Goodison Park. The central midfielder was also accurate twice in the previous league match against Leeds United (2-1 win).
It was City’s eleventh league win in a row. The top club from Manchester took over the lead from Arsenal on April 26 by putting the competitor aside 4-1 in a direct duel. For City, the third title in a row and the seventh in twelve years shines.
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Arsenal lose and seem to drop out
The pressure to stay in the lead’s trail became too much for Arsenal later on Sunday. Brighton, surprisingly good this season, took the win at the Emirates Stadium: 0-3. Julio Enciso opened the score early in the second half, after which the visitors ran further in the last minutes thanks to Deniz Undav and Pervis Estupiñán.
With this, Arsenal seems to be able to forget the first league title since 2004. Under the leadership of manager Mikel Arteta, ‘The Gunners’ have been at the top for a long time this season, but Manchester City seems to have the longest breath.
The injured Joël Veltman – usually a basic player this season – did not participate in Brighton. His compatriot Jean-Paul van Hecke remained on the bench.
Furthermore, West Ham United could not give a suitable follow-up to the midweek 2-1 victory over AZ in the Conference League. Manager David Moyes’ side lost 2–0 at Brentford with a B side. Next Thursday, the return against AZ will follow in Alkmaar in the semifinals.