City drops points, drone stops play on unusual day in EPL
Newcastle winning a game. Few could have expected City to fail to win at Southampton, with a 1-1 draw ending the leaders' 12-match winning run that stretched back to Oct. 30. City is ahead of Liverpool by 12 points but the Reds have played two games fewer, meaning there is still some life in the title race. CITY HELDMan City needed a 65th-minute header by Aymeric Laporte to earn a point at St. Mary’s, after Southampton took the lead through Kyle Walker-Peters in the seventh. Digne's inswinging corner was glanced by Emi Buendia in first-half stoppage time for what proved to be the only goal.wftv.com
4-0 loss exposes Newcastle frailty amid EPL relegation fight
Britain Soccer Premier League Newcastle's players react during the English Premier League soccer match between Leicester City and Newcastle United at King Power stadium in Leicester, England, Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021. The result kept Newcastle in the relegation zone after 16 games, with the team having won just once so far. Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United. But Manchester United is only one point back in fifth after back-to-back wins under new manager Ralf Rangnick, and Arsenal and Tottenham are within two points. The people who tested positive were sent home before training and the Premier League was notified.wftv.com
$250M+ at stake for teams fighting relegation in EPL finale
Aston Villa's Matt Targett, top, celebrates with teammate Trezeguet after the English Premier League soccer match between Aston Villa and Arsenal at Villa Park in Birmingham, England, Tuesday, July 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Peter Powell,Pool)The anguish of Leeds and Nottingham Forest provides a reminder of just what is at stake on the final day of the English Premier League for the teams fighting relegation. Status and history offer little protection when a team is trying to stay in the Premier League or regain a place in the world's richest league. Bournemouth must beat Everton and rely on Watford and Villa losing to secure a sixth season in the Premier League. The parachute payments have been criticized by the English Football League, which operates the three divisions below the Premier League, as they create an imbalance over the income for teams.