LEEDS UNBEATEN RUN ENDED BY CITY
Leeds United were on a five-match unbeaten run in the Premier League before they met holders Manchester City at home last weekend. At the end of proceedings, their unbeaten run had gone thanks to an emphatic 4-0 victory for the visitors. The quality of the Manchester City players proved to be the difference during the game played on Saturday evening.
Since the appointment of Jesse Marsch as the man who replaced Marcelo Bielsa, Leeds United have moved away from the relegation zone. However, they are now looking over their shoulders with the defeat to City and the huge win recorded by Everton over Chelsea on Sunday.
Leeds United began the City game with a five-point cushion over Everton who are third from bottom and a three-point cushion over Burnley who are fourth from bottom. Burnley were able to move above them into 15th spot, while Leeds United drop to 16th spot or fourth from bottom after the Clarets scored two late goals to overturn their first half deficit against hosts Watford. Burnley were able to move ahead of Leeds on the Premier League log with their 2-1 away win over Watford courtesy the goals from Jack Cork and Jason Brownhill.
Everton were able to cut their deficit to both Burnley and Leeds United to just two points with a game in hand after the unexpected win over Chelsea. Brazilian star Richarlison scored the only goal of the game early in the second half to give the Toffees all the three points on offer. He pounced on the pass from Englishman Demarai Gray after an error from Chelsea skipper Cesar Azpilicueta for the winning goal.
Leeds United have to face Arsenal, Chelsea, Brentford and Brighton & Hove Albion in their final four games, while Burnley have to face Aston Villa twice, Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United. On their part, Everton have to face Leicester City, Brentford, Crystal Palace, Watford and Arsenal in their battle for survival between now and the end of the season.