Three things we learned from the Premier League


The Premier League title race is on a knife-edge after Manchester City retained pole position with a pulsating 2-2 draw against their closest challengers Liverpool.

Antonio Conte’s Tottenham revolution gathered pace with a 4-0 rout of Aston Villa that boosted their top four bid, while Leeds should be safe after an impressive win at Watford.

AFP Sport looks at three things we learned from the Premier League this weekend: Prize fighters can’t land knockout blow Manchester City and Liverpool traded blows throughout an enthralling clash between the Premier League heavyweights, but neither could land the knockout punch that would have put them on course to clinch the title.

Leaders City sit one point clear of second-placed Liverpool after goals from Kevin De Bruyne and Gabriel Jesus were cancelled out by Diogo Jota and Sadio Mane. It was the kind of high-quality contest that underlined why both sides can stake a claim to being the world’s best.

Liverpool could cement that argument if they can pip City to the title, but Reds boss Jurgen Klopp knows the reigning champions will be tough to catch. but I had the feeling that with this result we missed an opportunity, a feeling we leave them alive,” Guardiola said.—AFP


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