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English Premier League Gameweek 29 – Stalemate between Manchester City and Liverpool

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Manchester City and Liverpool’s much anticipated English Premier League gameweek 29 fixture ended in a 1-1 draw Sunday afternoon. The Reds took an early lead through James Milner’s 51st minute penalty, giving Milner his seventh goal of the season. Since slotting into defence he has been a solid Fantasy Premier League and daily fantasy sports performer.

However, Manchester City piled on the pressure in the second half, dominating the possession 59.5 to 40.5 percent. Kevin De Bruyne’s 10th assist of the season led to Sergio Aguero’s 69th minute goal. It was Aguero’s first goal against a top four rival this season and his 13 overall.

Manchester City nearly took all three points as De Bruyne’s 75th shot found the woodwork, and allowed Liverpool to leave with a point. The fixture ended level and Manchester City remain winless against the top four teams this term.

Tottenham 2-1 Southampton

Tottenham continued their assault on second place in the English Premier League gamweek 29 after a 2-1 win against Southampton. Despite playing without forward Harry Kane, the team’s other stars filled in well. Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli got the goals for Spurs in the first half before Saints’ James Ward-Prowse gave Tottenham a late scare.

The win was Spurs third in a row, and it keeps the London club three points ahead of fourth place Liverpool. Spurs have a tough run of fixtures to finish the season as the club still have Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United on the fixture list.

West Brom 3-1 Arsenal

The Arsene Wenger chants grow louder in North London after West Brom upset Arsenal 3-1 in English Premier League gameweek 29. Craig Dawson opened the scoring for the Baggies before Alexis Sanchez levelled things for the Gunners.

However, the Baggies weren’t done. Hal Robson-Kanu added a second just before the hour mark, and Dawson tallied his second to give West Brom the spoils.

West Brom kept just just 23 percent of the possession in the game, yet out shot Arsenal 12-11. The Baggies tallied eight shots on goal compared to Arsenal’s mere two.

Middlesbrough 1-3 Manchester United

Manchester United got a late scare from Middlesbrough before ultimately downing the Riverside club 3-1 on Sunday. Marouane Fellaini’s opening header put Manchester United in the lead on the half hour mark. The Red Devils dominated the early stages of the fixture and doubled their lead just after the hour through Jesse Lingard.

Middlesbrough showed some life with less than 15 minutes to play as Rudy Gestede scored to make it 2-1. However, a Victor Valdes slip while attempting to control a back pass allowed Antonio Valencia to steal the ball and walk it into goal in second half stoppage-time.

Manchester United remain in fifth place four points behind Liverpool. However, it looks like Jose Mourinho’s team are targeting the Europa League title for automatic qualification into the Champions League for next season.

Saturday March 18, 2017

West Brom Albion 3-1 Arsenal

West Ham 2-3 Leicester

Stoke 1-2 Chelsea

Sunderland 0-0 Burnley

Crystal Palace 1-0 Watford

Everton 4-0 Hull

Bournemouth 2-0 Swansea

Sunday March 19, 2017

Middlesbrough 1-3 Manchester United

Tottenham 2-1 Southampton

Manchester City 1-1 Liverpool

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