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Here's what happened in the Premier League this weeekend.

Skiddle Staff

Date published: 4th Apr 2023

It all kicked off this weekend as we reached a point where teams have around ten games left. This has of course led to plenty of panicking, with two managers being sacked to add to Conte's sacking last week. The first of them being Chelsea's Graham Potter after Chelsea suffered a 2-0 loss at home to Aston Villa.

It was another flat performance from the London side, with a disastrous headed back pass from Cucurella setting Watkins away to chip the goalkeeper. In the second half John McGinn scored a stunner to finish the home side off. It has been a difficult relationship between Potter and Chelsea, which resulted in him being unable to glue together a side which has had signing after signing.

The owner's ambition to splash the cash won't have helped Potter, but ultimately Chelsea are not going to be seeing Champions League football next season which must have been a key target. Elsewhere, Liverpool remained in a similar boat as they were predictably obliterated by City.

A goal from Salah gave them false hope before a brilliant display from Grealish helped City to a 4-1 win. Liverpool are atrocious and it is now clear to see that Alexander-Arnold and Van Dijk may never be the same players again. Another 4-1 was seen over in London as Arsenal welcomed Leeds.

The home side running out convincing winners, it will have delighted Arsenal fans to see Jesus looking incredibly sharp, scoring a penalty and scoring a brilliant goal. Crystal Palace mounted a comeback after falling behind to Leicester, with Mateta grabbing a 94th-minute winner.

It was the final straw for Brendan Rodgers, with him being sacked after another poor run of form which now sees them firmly in the relegation fight. Bournemouth on the other hand, made good progress by coming from behind to beat Fulham in a brilliant performance which will give them much-needed confidence.

Brighton and Brentford played out a stunner, with Brentford going ahead in the match three separate times, with Brighton coming up with a reply each time. It finished in dramatic fashion, with Mac Allister scoring a penalty to make the score 3-3. 

The Sunday fixtures saw Newcastle host Manchester United and the away side were absolutely played off the park. It seemed like a matter of when as De Gea kept his team in the game. The breakthrough came in the second half through Willock, with Wilson adding a deserved second.

West Ham got a vital win over Southampton before Everton managed to pick up a point at home to Tottenham in a game where Doucoure was sent off for hitting Harry Kane in the face and Moura was sent off for a late challenge. Keane levelled the scoring late on with a worldie from distance.


FA Cup Semi-final Manchester Fan Park

When: Sunday 23rd April

Where: Canvas, Manchester

Manchester United will be away at Brighton for their FA Cup semi-final tie. One of the hardest games they could have been give, with the South Coast side in brilliant form this season, they'll have to be at their best to get a result. You can enjoy the game at this fan park with your fellow fans.


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Jackie McNamara With A Celtic State of Mind


When: Friday 26th May

Where: Graces Irish Sports Bar, Glasgow

A Celtic State of Mind should be your go-to podcast for all things Celtic. Discussing everything to do with the club from past glories to the current team, they'll be putting on a live event in May. Bringing club legend Jackie McNamara down for a chat, here is a chance to learn all about his career.


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The Goal Hangar Football Quiz


When: Wednesday 19th April

Where: Valderrama's, London

If you fancy yourself as a bit of a footy expert, why don't you try and flex your knowledge at this club at Valderrama's in Islington? Hosted by Richard Foster, who is a football writer for The Guardian, there will be pints aplenty and the Manchester City vs Bayern Munich game will be on in the background.


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