Manchester City saw off Arsenal, Villa-Sheffield played goal-less draw in Premier League return
Manchester City continued domination over the London side Arsenal as the sky Blue scored three past the Gunners after the first match of Premier League resume between Aston Villa and Sheffield United ended in goal-less draw.
A controversial decision by the referee denied Sheffield United a win in the return which would have pushed them to the champions league spot.
Premier League return mark a strong support for the worldwide protests against racism by kneeling once the whistle for kick-off had been blown along with all the player’s jersey printed with “Black Lives Matter” at the back.
In the first match of the day, Sheffield United weren’t allowed a goal, which in fact seemed to be a goal as Villa keeper Orjan Nyland stumbled backwards into his own net after catching a corner kick after being pushed by his own team-mate. But the match referee showed no interest in allowing the goal, neither VAR intervened to overrule the match referee.
Soon after the end of the match, Hawk-Eye issued an apology to “the Premier League, Sheffield United and everyone affected by this incident” in a statement after the game that acknowledged that ball had crossed the line, but said the view of its cameras had been blocked.
After the result, Sheffield United cut the point gap with fifth placed Manchester United to a single point. Nevertheless, a win could have help them to surpass the Red Devils.
Manchester City saw off Arsenal
In the second match of the day, the reigning Champions Manchester City totally dominated the visitor in the entire match. Arsenal goaile Leno was kept busy all over the game and made number of brilliant saves.
Manchester City started with Sergio Aguero on bench. However, Rahem Sterling and Kevin De Bruyne started for the home side and scored apiece. Phil Foden has had sealed the match for the host after scoring in the injury time of second half.
The Gunners will be more disappointed by their summer Signing David Luiz after his bizarre defending cost the first goal and also concede penalty in the second half. He was sent off for the challenge against Riyad Mahrez inside the box.
The win for Manchester City means, Liverpool will have to wait at least two more game-weeks to ensure their Premier League title after 30 years wait. Otherwise, Liverpool could have ensured their title on June 21, after a win against Everton.