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Manchester City, Utd, Arsenal Win in Dramatic EPL Weekend

It was dramatic over the weekend in the English Premier as Manchester City maintain their grip on the English Premier League table.

The Citizens thrashed Fulham 3-0 at Craven Cottage to compound their relegation woes. Sergio Aguero got his groove back scoring for the first time in the EPL since January 2020.

Manchester United are second on the log after a hard-fought 1-0 win over West Ham United last night at Old Trafford.

Jose Mourinho had boasted of “not looking down” ahead of the Sunday clash against perennial foes Arsenal with the home side lagging seven points behind Tottenham Hotspur.

It was a nervy finish as Arsenal won 2-1 with Spurs opening scoring through an audacious “Rabona” by Eric Lamela in the 34th minute. It was against the run of play as Arsenal clearly dominated play and had hit the goal post twice. A fact that Mourinho himself admitted at the post-match presser.

Alexandre Lacazette settled the match with a well-taken penalty after he was cleaned out by Sanchez though not without controversy as some pundits believed it was not a penalty. VAR thought otherwise though.

The last ten minutes was, however, hell as Arsenal usually turn on the self destructive mode. They conceded possession carelessly and could have been punished despite playing against ten men. Lamela was sent off fot two bookable offence.

It a glorious afternoon for Kelechi Iheanacho as he scored his first EPL hat-trick against a managerless-and hapless- Sheffield United who lost 5-0. The Super Eagle now joins Nigerian legends including Nwankwo Kanu, Yakubu Aiyegbeni who had scored a hattrick in the league.

Southampton lost 1-2 to Brighton as the lateer boosted their survival battle.

On Friday, Newcastle United and Aston Villa drew 1-1

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