Battle to ‘avoid’ Champions League heats up, Cardiff City on the brink – What we learnt from this weekend’s Premier League action


Battle to ‘avoid’ Champions League heats up, Cardiff City on the brink – What we learnt from this weekend’s Premier League action

It’s crunch time in the Premier League as a thrilling season enters its final weeks.

This weekend raised a number of talking points. On Friday night Liverpool brushed aside relegated Huddersfield but Manchester City responded with a workmanlike win at Burnley.

Liverpool went top on Friday night
But Manchester City did the business at Burnley

In the battle for the top four, Tottenham suffered their first defeat at their new stadium at the hands of West Ham, while Arsenal lost at Leicester.

But Manchester United and Chelsea were unable to take full advantage of their rivals’ errors as they played out a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford.

United and Chelsea shared the spoils

Wolves got revenge for their FA Cup semi-final defeat against Watford with a win at Vicarage Road, while Crystal Palace and Everton played out a goalless draw at Selhurst Park.

At the bottom end of the league, Cardiff suffered a potentially season defining defeat at Fulham, as fellow relegation strugglers Southampton and Brighton earned a point each against Bournemouth and Newcastle respectively.

But what were the key things we learned? talkSPORT.com gives its verdict below.