A late flurry from Arsenal saved their bacon in opposition to the league’s worst crew as their title problem is now at actual danger of falling aside.
The Gunners’ bitter North London rivals fared even worse, whereas the relegation race took a giant twist as one crew seems to be to drag off yet one more miracle escape.
Review the weekend that was within the newest version of Premier League Talking Points!
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‘NON-PERFORMANCE FROM A NON-TEAM’
Just 21 minutes had gone at St James’ Park and dejected Tottenham followers had been already streaming to the exits after watching their troubled facet torn aside by Newcastle.
Those Tottenham devotees had set off for Tyneside with hopes of a victory that might catapult their crew again into the race to qualify for the Champions League through a high 4 end.
Instead, they made the lengthy journey dwelling assailed by miserable ideas of Tottenham being solid into Champions League exile as they face an unsure future on and off the pitch.
Tottenham’s 6-1 defeat was the nadir of a wretched marketing campaign that had already featured a spectacular rant from since departed boss Antonio Conte, through which the Italian referred to as his gamers “egocentric” and criticised the tradition of a membership with out a main trophy since 2008.
Sitting six factors behind fourth positioned Manchester United and having performed two video games greater than Erik ten Hag’s facet, it is going to take a miracle for fifth positioned Tottenham to get into the highest 4.
Interim Spurs boss Cristian Stellini had no phrases for his facet’s surprising show in opposition to Newcastle. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)Source: Getty Images
“There are not any phrases to elucidate a efficiency like this. The first 25 minutes had been perhaps the worst I’ve ever seen,” interim boss Cristian Stellini stated.
“What I can say is now we have to apologise to everybody. Today is my accountability.”
Jack Pitt-Brooke, The Athletic’s Spurs reporter, was scathing in his evaluation of the crew’s meek efficiency.
“This first half of the primary half, when Newcastle United scored 5 of their six objectives, was arguably the worst prolonged sequence of soccer you’ll ever see from a Premier League facet,” Pitt-Brooke wrote.
“This was a non-performance from a non-team, completely representing a manager-less, direction-less membership.”
Pitt-Brooke added: “Tottenham had been tactically brainless, enjoying a dangerously excessive line whereas by no means placing any stress on the ball.
“Newcastle would have had a tougher time enjoying in opposition to training-pitch mannequins.”
Spurs’ season is imploding earlier than our very eyes. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)Source: Getty Images
ARSENAL SURRENDER TITLE MOMENTUM AS PL ‘FINAL’ LOOMS
Gabriel Jesus insists Arsenal are prepared for his or her “ultimate” in opposition to Manchester City regardless of a dangerous 3-3 draw with Southampton that surrendered the title race momentum.
Mikel Arteta’s facet have cracked beneath the extraordinary stress of chasing a primary title since 2004.
With relentless City respiration down their necks, the Gunners drew for a 3rd successive recreation, recovering from 3-1 down in opposition to Southampton to earn some extent that felt extra like a defeat within the chilly gentle of day.
Despite Bukayo Saka’s ninetieth minute equaliser, which got here two minutes after Martin Odegaard’s objective sparked Arsenal’s late escape, the nervous north Londoners head to City on Wednesday realizing they’re in critical hazard of blowing the title.
Arsenal have a five-point lead over Pep Guardiola’s second positioned crew, however the champions have two video games in hand and defeat on the Etihad Stadium might show deadly.
“We need to face them like a ultimate. This is a very powerful recreation of the season for us,” Gunners ahead Jesus stated of enjoying his outdated membership.
“We need to handle ourselves to return again and be centered once more. This is the Premier League, it’s so tough to win this competitors.”
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GREAT ESCAPE PT 2? FOXES’ BIG WIN CHANGES SHAKES UP FIGHT FOR SURVIVAL
Leicester and West Ham earned worthwhile victories to spice up their survival bids, leaving Southampton, Nottingham Forest and Everton within the relegation zone.
Timothy Castagne’s first objective since August gave Leicester a treasured 2-1 win over Wolves because the Foxes climbed out of the underside three.
Leicester’s first victory in 10 league video games was Dean Smith’s maiden three factors since he changed the sacked Brendan Rodgers.
But Leicester journey to fellow strugglers Leeds on Tuesday earlier than internet hosting Everton subsequent Monday.
“It means nothing, we have to preserve climbing out of there and separate ourselves as a lot as we are able to,” Smith stated.
West Ham’s 4-0 rout of Bournemouth lifted them six factors away from the relegation zone because of objectives from Michail Antonio, Lucas Paqueta, Declan Rice and Pablo Fornals.
Bottom of the desk Southampton had been kicking themselves after surrendering two late objectives of their 3-3 draw at Arsenal.
Third backside Everton’s 0-0 draw at Crystal Palace was little assist to their survival prospects, whereas second backside Nottingham Forest had been overwhelmed 3-2 at Liverpool.
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