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Three takeaways from Gameweek 29 of the Premier League

Gameweek 29 of the Premier League saw Liverpool edge closer to the title as they came from a goal behind to beat Bournemouth in front of their home supporters.

The victory has left them needing a maximum of six points to lift their maiden Premier League crown after Manchester City suffered a derby defeat at the hands of Manchester United.

Three things we learned from Gameweek 29:

Arsenal finding form at the right time: The Gunners have experienced a difficult season in the Premier League and they have lied outside of the European places for most of the season. However, they have seen a change in fortunes under Mikel Arteta since the turn of the year and are the only Premier League side, who are unbeaten. The north London side picked up a 1-0 win over West Ham United on Saturday and therefore won three league games on the spin for the first time this season. Arteta’s side were defensively average in the derby but they nonetheless bagged the three points with the help of the VAR after Alexandre Lacazette’s goal was initially deemed offside. The capital outfit are now within five points off a potential Champions League place and may yet make the late push to qualify for the elite competition next season.

Manchester United win yet another Manchester derby: The Red Devils have been on the up under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer during the backend of the campaign and the performances have been boosted with an improved defensive record alongside the added creativity provided by winter signing Bruno Fernandes. Prior to the weekend’s Manchester derby, United had beaten Manchester City in two of three meetings in all competitions this season and that included the 2-1 league triumph at the Etihad Stadium in December. The Red Devils managed to continue the recent dominance over their cross-town rivals with a 2-0 win at Old Trafford on Sunday, and hence managed to do the domestic double over the Cityzens for the first time since the 2009/10 season.

Chelsea continue to hold firm in the top four: The Blues have been inconsistent with the league displays since the November international break and have failed to win back-to-back top-flight matches. Despite this, they have continued to maintain the fourth position in the standings ahead of the chasing pack, who have failed to take full advantage of the Blues’ shortcomings. Earlier today, the west London side registered a comfortable 4-0 win over Everton at home and that was their biggest Premier League victory since the 5-0 triumph over Huddersfield Town in February 2019. Frank Lampard’s side continue to hold a three-point advantage over Manchester United behind them and they are on course to pursue Champions League football for the second season running.

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