Manchester City only starts the knockout phase of the Champions League after the weekend, but has taken the next step to the national title. Wednesday evening Everton was also bound to the victory cart by The Citizens, who now twelve (!) Premier League duels have won in a row.
Everton-Manchester City 1-3The number seven of the Premier League kept it exciting for a long time at the on-site Goodison Park. Phil Foden made the opening hit after half an hour — after a sixteen meter scrimmage — but Richarlison frommed into the 1-1 a few minutes later. However, Manchester City remained the parent party and took a distance in the final phase. Riyadh Mahrez put his team with a brilliant curl on a 1-2 head start and Bernardo Silva took care of the final decision from the edge of the sixteen metres.
The Premier League cards seem to be completely shaken after the catching-up duel. Manchester City has now played as many matches as its pursuers Manchester United and Leicester City: the leader has a 10-point margin, with 14 matches to go. The Citizens play against Arsenal on Sunday and then compete against Borussia Mönchengladbach in the Champions League.
Levante-Atlético Madrid 1-1Also Atlético Madrid had time left to catch up with a competition duel. However, the Primera División leader lost points for the second time in a short period of time: nine days after the 2-2 against Celta de Vigo, it became 1-1 against number eleven Levante in Valencia. Enis Bardhi opened the score early, Marcos Llorente took care of the equalizer with some fortune, but the Madrians did not come further, partly because of a miss for open purpose by Ángel Correa. However, the road to the title is still open: six points ahead of number two Real Madrid and one more match.