Premier League Week 32 Round-up

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Position Teams Games Wins Draws Loss GD Points
1 Leicester City 32 20 9 3 24 69
2 Tottenham 32 17 11 4 32 62
3 Arsenal 31 17 7 7 22 58
4 Manchester City 31 16 6 9 24 54
5 Manchester United 31 15 8 8 12 53

Leicester City captain Wes Morgan heads in the game’s winning goal in the first half to beat Southampton by 1-0, and move his club seven points clear on top of the Premier League table.

It was already five games that they keep emerging unscathed, with clean sheets gained through the rugged defiance of those across their back-line or the feverish energy and work rate of N’Golo Kanté or Danny Drinkwater in central midfield.

When Southampton threatened most coherently, particularly in a passage of play around the half-hour mark, they found a way to cling on, leaning on Kasper Schmeichel’s agility or Danny Simpson’s ability to recover.

And so, the Foxes continue their miracle run, with five consecutive 1-0 victories. To put that in context, it was exactly 3 April, 2015 that they were 7 points adrift at the bottom of the Premier League, as the club’s Twitter account tells it:

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It was also thanks to Liverpool that Leicester can enjoy a more comfortable position on top of the table. Their 1-1 draw against Tottenham may not have dealt a significant blow to Tottenham’s title campaign, but the widening point gap would definitely worry anyone.

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There is also something for the boys at White Hart Lane to cheer for: Harry Kane was on point, again. His 22nd goal this season is a club record – one goal more than any scored by a Spurs player in a single Premier League season. It was not an insignificant goal either, as it makes it a total of 19 points recovered from a losing position by Spurs.

Even Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp would not let Harry Kane leave after the game without hugging him first. Kane reveled later that the German uttered “just three words” into his ear, as he was warmly congratulated by the German.

“He just said, ‘What a strike’, which is obviously great to hear from an opposition manager,” Kane said with a smile.

Meanwhile, both Arsenal and Manchester City scored raucous 4-0 victories against Watford and Bournemouth respectively.

As both teams looked set for the Champions league next season, Anthony Martial’s goal for Manchester United against Everton would keep the seats in contention as the Red Devils overtakes West Ham to fifth and just one point behind City, who are at fourth-place.

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