Man City retained out-right leadership of the Premier League thanks to a scrappy 1-0 win away to Burnley on Sunday afternoon. Star-striker Sergio Aguero was the man who dug City out of the hole, scoring what proved to be the winner, three minutes after the hour mark.
City who now move to 92 points, are one better off than second placed Liverpool who saw Sadio Mane *2, Mohammad Salah *2 and Naby Keita all score as they clobbered Huddersfield Town 5-0 on Friday night. With only two games to play in the season, the battle for the title promises to go down until the last kick of the season.
In the battle for third and fourth spots, none of Tottenham (3rd), Chelsea (4th), Arsenal (5th) nor Man United (6th), registered victories this past weekend. Tottenham were shocked 1-0 at home to West Ham on Saturday, Arsenal who had Ainsley Mitland-Niles sent off in the first half, lost 3-0 away to Leicester City while United and Chelsea shared spoils in a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford on the same day.
Tottenham have 70 points, Chelsea 68, Arsenal are on 66 while Man United now have 65.
Elsewhere, there were victories for Wolves and Fulham this past weekend. Wolves were 2-1 winners away to Watford while Fulham inflicted a 23rd loss onto Cardiff in a 1-0 victory.
Here are the XI players who stood out for me this past weekend in a 4:2:2:2.
GK: Sergio Rico (Fulham)
Sergio Rico made eight second-half saves to deny Cardiff in Fulham’s 1-0 victory on Saturday afternoon.
RB: Ryan Fredricks (West Ham)
What a performance by the youngster as West Ham defeated Spurs 1-0 away from home on Saturday. Patrolled the right side of the pitch and owned it like a seasoned performer.
LB: Andrew Robertson (Liverpool)
No defender has assisted more goals in a PL season than Andrew Robertson in 2018-19 (11). The Scotland captain made two assists as Liverpool white-washed Huddersfield 5-0 on Friday.
CB: Dejan Lovren (Liverpool)
Dejan Lovren made two tackles, two interceptions and two blocks in Liverpool’s win over Huddersfield.
CB: Issa Diop (West Ham)
Diop made more clearances (8), interceptions (6) and blocks (3) than any other West Ham player in their 1-0 win over Tottenham.
MF: James Ward-Prowse (Southampton)
James Ward-Prowse has scored seven goals in the Premier League this season for Southampton (24 apps), which is as many as he managed in his two previous seasons combined (60 apps).
MF: Youri Tielemans (Leicester City)
The Belgian scored the opener in Leicester’s 3-0 win over Arsenal on Sunday.
FW: Muhammad Salah (Liverpool)
Scored twice as Liverpool defeated Huddersfield 5-0 on Friday night.
FW: Sadio Mane (Liverpool)
Sadio Mane scored with both of his shots on target against Huddersfield, taking his tally for the season to 20.
ST: Jamie Vardy (Leicester City)
No Leicester player had more shots (seven) or created more chances (three) than Jamie Vardy against Arsenal. Two of those seven shots found the back of the net.
ST: Callum Wilson (Bournemouth)
Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson has scored and assisted in six different Premier League games this season, more than any other player.