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Premier League 2018-19, Matchweek 23: 5 things we learned

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1.23K   //    21 Jan 2019, 05:41 IST

Manchester United continued their resurgence under Ole
Manchester United continued their resurgence under Ole

What a weekend of Premier League action we just witnessed. Two seven-goal thrillers, a big scare for Tottenham and Liverpool, a resounding London derby win for Arsenal and continued progression under the new man for the Saints.

Liverpool remain top of the league and may have conceded more ground to City had Palace held their nerve. Manchester City, Tottenham and Chelsea make up the top four.

Arsenal and United move within three points of the top four. Cardiff, Fulham and managerless Huddersfield make up the bottom three.

Here's a look at 5 things we learned from matchweek 23 of EPL action:


#5 Liverpool have not won the title yet

Liverpool earned a hard-fought win against Palace
Liverpool earned a hard-fought win against Palace

Crystal Palace wrecked Liverpool's hope for the Premier League title in 2014 with a 3-3 draw at Selhurst Park. The image of Suarez in tears and captain Gerrard consoling the Uruguayan and shoving the cameras away is one that will remain long in the heart of the Anfield faithful.

Although this weekend's encounter happened at Anfield, one would have forgiven the Reds fans in the ground for having a feeling of déjà vu after the first half.

Liverpool had the majority of possession but somehow still found themselves behind to a well-worked goal, finished off by Andros Townsend. The second half started well as the Reds struck twice within eight minutes.

The lead lasted for a mere 12 minutes as Palace defender James Tomkins equalized from a corner. A goal from Salah, red card for Milner and goals from Mane for Liverpool and Meyer for Palace rounded off the 4:- scoreline and it was as close as the scoreline showed.

If Liverpool had drawn this encounter or even lost it, they would have been just one more poor result away from gifting the advantage back to City. The title race is well and truly on and the Reds must avoid any slip up if they are to win their first league title in almost 30 years.

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