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Liverpool denied title as EPL season restarts on bended knee

Jun 22. 2020
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Liverpool edged a point closer to their 19th league title on Sunday, after the English Premier League restarted on bended knee following the Covid-19 lockdown.

 

Sunday’s Merseyside derby ended in a 0-0 stalemate with Liverpool dominating possession but Everton almost clinching three points when Tom Davies hit the post at an empty Goodison Park in the 80th minute. It began with all players taking a knee before kick-off as part of the Black Lives Matter protest against police brutality.

Liverpool can seal the title at Anfield on Wednesday with a win against Crystal Palace, but only if Manchester City fail to beat Burnley tonight (June 22).

The EPL relaunched last Wednesday (June 17) with second-place Man City scoring a 3-0 win over Arsenal. Leicester, in third, were held to a 1-1 draw away at Watford while fourth-place Chelsea improved their chances of Champions League football next season with a 2-1 win at Aston Villa. Manchester United, who drew at Spurs, and Wolves who beat West Ham 2-0, round out the top six.

EPL table after matches this weekend:

P Team GP W D L F A GD Pts

1 Liverpool 30 27 2 1 66 21 45 83

2 Man City 29 19 3 7 71 31 40 60

3 Leicester 30 16 6 8 59 29 30 54

4 Chelsea 30 15 6 9 53 40 13 51

5 Man Utd 30 12 10 8 45 31 14 46

6 Wolves 30 11 13 6 43 34 9 46

7 Sheff Utd 30 11 11 8 30 28 2 44

8 Spurs 30 11 9 10 48 41 7 42

9 C Palace 30 11 9 10 28 32 -4 42

10 Arsenal 30 9 13 8 41 41 0 40

11 Burnley 29 11 6 12 34 40 -6 39

12 Everton 30 10 8 12 37 46 -9 38

13 Newcastle 30 10 8 12 28 41 -13 38

14 Soton 30 11 4 15 38 52 -14 37

15 Brighton 30 7 11 12 34 41 -7 32

16 Watford 30 6 10 14 28 45 -17 28

17 West Ham 30 7 6 17 35 52 -17 27

18 B’mouth 30 7 6 17 29 49 -20 27

19 Aston Villa 30 7 5 18 35 58 -23 26

20 Norwich 30 5 6 19 25 55 -30 21

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