“Manchester City” must come out of the floor for the visit of “Newcastle” in the Premier League after a painful exit from the Champions League, otherwise it risks ending the season empty-handed, and “Liverpool” will walk.

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The wards of Pep Guardiola, who falter after losing 6-5 to Real Madrid 6-5 in the last minute of their semi-final against Real Madrid, are hesitant after leading by two goals in the last minute, lagging behind the Reds, who took second place, one point, but have a draw in the game after their opponents for the second weekend in a row.

At the other end of the table, “Norwich” has already taken off, and “Watford” will probably follow him, and “Burnley”, “Leeds” or “Everton” will join them in the championship next season.

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Bruise city

Manchester City were on their way to a tribal before Liverpool won the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley last month. Now they have only one trophy to play for.

Jurgen Klopp’s team has a chance to turn the screw on Saturday, despite having a tough match against Tottenham Hotspur who desperately need points when chasing a place in the top four.

Last week, Newcastle lost to Liverpool 1-0, but this was after four consecutive victories of the revived team of Eddie Howe, who is now safely in the middle of the table after troubles at the beginning of the season.

City know the math is simple – win the four remaining Premier League games and they will become champions for the fourth time in five seasons.

Guardiola is confident that his side can give up the agony of its exit from Europe, but he has no right to make a mistake.

“We need time now, a day or two, but we will rise,” he said. “We have to do it.”

Leeds looks down the barrel

Leeds fans may have brushed aside Burnley’s last win over Watford last weekend, but Everton’s shocking win against Chelsea the next day made them sweat.

After a difficult start under new manager Jesse Marsh, who took over as Marcel Bielsa in late February, Leeds seemed to be around the corner.

But last week City 4-0 put them in real danger of returning to the Championship after just two seasons in the Premier League.

Leeds have 34 points – on par with Burnley and just two ahead of Everton’s Frank Lampard, who have a game in hand – on Sunday’s tough game at Arsenal and then a home game against Chelsea.

American coach Marsh said he knew the relegation fight would end when he took the job, and believes his team is still ready to fight.

But if the results are against them this weekend, they could be in the top three on Sunday night.

Golden Boot Race

Mohamed Salah remains the favorite to receive the third “Golden Boot”, but will look anxiously over his shoulder at Son Hyun Min and Cristiano Ronaldo in uniform.

The Egyptian striker, scoring 22 goals in the league, scored just twice after scoring Brighton in mid-March, even as Liverpool continued their relentless search for an unprecedented four-pointer.

Since then, Son of South Korea has scored eight times, including a hat-trick against Aston Villa and two goals against Leicester, bringing the score to 19.

Ronaldo, one goal behind Sono, has a chance to end the deplorable season with Manchester United at the height, but the Red Devils have only two games, and Liverpool and Spurs, who are in fifth place, have four .

Salah and son are likely to meet at Anfield on Saturday, and personal milestones will be an additional element of piquancy in the match, which could prove crucial for both teams.


Saturday (14:00 GMT, if not specified)

Brantford – Southampton, Burnley – Aston Villa, Chelsea – Wolves, Crystal Palace – Watford, Brighton – Manchester United (1630), Liverpool – Tottenham (1845)

Sunday (1:00 PM GMT, if not specified)

Arsenal – Leeds, Leicester – Everton, Norwich – West Ham, Manchester City – Newcastle (1530)

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