Gameweek 17 was an absolutely amazing week of football. The heavyweights Liverpool and Man Utd went up against each other, while Spurs faced a resilient Burnley. Chelsea were away at Brighton while Arsenal were playing at Southampton. So here is a look at the three things we learned from PL Gameweek 17:
1) Arsenal Defeat
Southampton were not playing well before this weekend. They were in the bottom three with a real threat of relegation looming. Their new manager was looking for his first win since his appointment but he faced a tough task against Arsenal who were unbeaten in a long time. However, the saints managed to beat Arsenal 3-2 with a winner in the last few minutes. If they continue to play this way, they will survive!
2) Lovely Liverpool
Liverpool had to win in order to leap above Man City to the top of the table. They were up against old rivals Man Utd. It was billed to be a really exciting game. However, Man Utd were extremely lacklustre and Liverpool had 36 shots in the game! They managed to win 3-1 driven by Shaqiri’s brilliance. Liverpool are a real title contender while Man Utd will struggle to get into the top six at this rate.
3) Lucky Spurs
Tottenham have been playing some great football this season. But against Burnley, they were extremely sloppy. They had to wait until injury time to win the game. They were indebted to Eriksen for his winner. But the performance was not at all convincing and it seems they are likely to fall short in the title race yet again.
To sum up, it was a great weekend of football. This coming week we will have the Carabao Cup quarter finals and much more to look forward to!