Arsenal beat Fulham in the Premier League / AFP
Premier League leaders Arsenal took another step towards their title-winning ambition by beating Fulham 3-0 this Sunday to keep them five ahead of Manchester City.
Pep Guardiola’s side put all the pressure on their leaders after beating Crystal Palace 1-0 on Saturday, leaving them two points behind the ‘Gunners’.
Mikel Arteta’s team had a suspenseful chance in the first half with goals from Brazilians Gabriel Magalhaes (21) and Gabriel Martinelli (26) and a third from Norwegian Martin Odegaard (45+2). Did not give and killed the game.
The Gunners continued to keep a clean sheet in the second half and created many chances to close the gap, but it is also true that they were lucky with a header from Aleksandar Mitrovic. (69) to the crossbar that could have meant the reaction of the local team.
“We scored a great goal. I’m very happy that we won at home and away and kept a clean sheet,” said Arteta.
It was the fifth consecutive victory for Arsenal, who have endured the pressure of Manchester City in this decisive stretch of the season, and on Saturday, thanks to Norway’s Erling Haaland’s lone penalty goal, they were stunned. Minimalized Crystal Palace on Saturday.
With 11 games left in the championship, the ‘Gunners’ look to have recovered from the slump they suffered in early January. One game in a row without a point, a draw and he has two losses, one of which was against City. In the postponed match of the first round.