There are only five matches left in the Premier League and it looks like it’s going to be a thrilling end to the season. This weekend, the leader, Chelsea, visited Manchester United’s stadium. The ‘‘blues’‘ came to Old Trafford with only one aim: to pick up those three crucial points. But in the end, the result was very different to what everyone had expected. Chelsea walked away empty-handed which propelled Tottenham ever higher.
Manchester United was able to count on the talent of Marcus Rashford to end a series of twelve games in victory.
The young striker opened the scoring in the seventh minute. Then the Spaniard, Ander Herrera, who helped set up the first goal, scored early in the second half.
Chelsea was deprived of its goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and didn’t have the flair to beat the Reds Devils, who were hungry for revenge after two defeats against the Blues, once in the cup and four nil in the championship match.
And after the match both coaches, Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte, were in agreement: United won, fair and square.
“We gave them double problems – we gave them problems when they had the ball because we controlled very well, and we gave them problems when we recovered the ball because we were really sharp and fast and aggressive in our transitions, Mourinho said.
Chelea’s Conte was magnanimous in defeat. “These two games were totally different because against Crystal Palace I think we didn’t deserve to lose the game. Instead, today I think we deserved to lose the game,” he said.
“We have to think that there are six finals from now until the end. The league is open and we have a 50 percent probability to win the league,” he added.
Two teams and one charismatic coach are the protagonists in this week’s ‘’ Up and Down,’‘ exclusively dedicated to the Premier League.
Tottenham are clearly on the up, winning four nil against Bournemouth and are now just four points behind Chelsea.
Manchester Maestro Jose Mourinho is also up, and has barely put a foot wrong since taking the helm at United. Amazingly, he’s won at least once against all the English teams he’s ever faced in his career in the Premier League. And he remains confident United will win.
Good luck trying to do a Premier League double over Mourinho 👊🏻 pic.twitter.com/qv9Cl67ud2— FanDuel (@FanDuelUK) April 17, 2017
Leicester are very much down however – they were winning two nil against Crystal Palace but by the end suffered a draw. This week they probably have one of the most important matches of their history, against Atlético de Madrid, and manager Danny Drinkwater is insisting they’ve got a secret weapon.
We might be wrong
An exciting week ahead with the second leg of the Champions League quarter finals. Do you think we will see another stunning come-back from Barcelona, or do you believe miracles happen only once in a life-time? These are the predictions from euronews sport team. Join us using the hashtag #TheCornerScores.
Leicester City 2-0 Atlético Madrid
Real Madrid 1-1 Bayern Munich
FC Barcelona 3-1 Juventus
Monaco 2-0 Borussia Dortmund
Goal of the year?
And before you leave, look at this magnificent goal that was scored in the United States, in the division two championship. It is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful goals of the year.