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Game week 27 came to an end in the Etihad on Wednesday night as Man City strolled to a 2-0 victory over hapless West Ham. Elsewhere Man United breathed new life into their fight for the Champions League by defeating Chelsea 2-0 at Stamford Bridge. Sheffield United and Spurs won again to close the gap on a top four spot or should I say top five? And Liverpool continued their stroll to the title with a 1-0 success over Norwich City.
Another game week and another three points for Liverpool. The Reds extended their enormous lead at the top of the Premier League thanks to a 2-0 victory over Man United at Anfield on Sunday. Elsewhere Man City drew 2-2 with Crystal Palace, Newcastle defeated Chelsea with a last minute winner in the northeast, and Norwich gave themselves hope of staying up thanks to a nervy 1-0 win over fellow strugglers Bournemouth in east Anglia.
Game week 14 has concluded of the Premier League and it is the same old story at the top with Liverpool and Leicester grinding out 2-1 victories over Brighton and Everton respectively. Man City (draw) and Chelsea (defeat) lost more ground on the top two thanks to dogged efforts by Newcastle and West Ham. And Watford lost the battle of the basement sides on the south coast as they fell to a 2-1 defeat to Southampton.
It was ultimately a disappointing international break for Irish fans as the 1-1 draw with Denmark in Dublin on Monday night was not enough to secure a place at Euro 2020. Mick McCarthy's men will have another shot at qualifying for the continent's football jamboree next summer but that is at the end of March and we have plenty of Premier League action to keep us occupied over the coming months.
Game week 10 of the 2019/2020 Premier League season will be remembered for one thing; Southampton 0 - 9 Leicester City. Yes Brendan Rogers' charges equalled a Premier League record on Friday night as they eviscerated the 10-man Saints in front of their home faithful.
Three rounds done and dusted and it is only Jürgen Klopp's Liverpool that still maintains a 100 per cent record in the Premier League after a 3-1 victory over Arsenal at Anfield on Saturday evening.
The Premier League came back with a bang last weekend.
It has been a roller coaster ride for Irish football fans this past week.
Another week of European action has ended with Spurs achieving their "greatest ever European result", a 1-1 draw away to a Barcelona B team and Mo Salah and Alisson Becker sending Liverpool through to the knock-out stage after a tense 1-0 win over Napoli at Anfield on Tuesday night.
It is back to the Premier League after European duties and for Irish fans, domestic action is a welcome distraction from the FAI's strange decision to bring back Mick McCarthy to manage of Ireland after parting ways 16 years ago.