Manchester City moved a huge step closer to back-to-back Premier League titles with a 5-1 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers on Wednesday, a result that takes them three points clear of Liverpool with two matches left.
Last Wednesday night, Manchester City were opposed to Wolverhampton. Still fighting with Liverpool for the final title, the Skyblues had only one option available for this game: to get the three points. And, the least we can say is that Pep Guardiola could count on his playmaker to do the job.
Kevin De Bruyne scored four of the goals as Pep Guardiola’s side secured a fifth successive triumph.
With just two matches remaining and City only needing four more points to guarantee top spot, they can move to the brink this weekend.
The main concern for the leaders is they lost yet another defender to injury on Wednesday. With Fernandinho already filling in at the back against Wolves, Aymeric Laporte limped off with a knee problem, joining Ruben Dias, John Stones and Kyle Walker in the treatment room.
Liverpool resumes their Premier League programme at Southampton on Tuesday, 17 May, in a match they may have to win to prevent City being crowned champions that night.
Chelsea tightened their grip on third spot and a place in next season’s UEFA Champions League with a 3-0 win at Leeds United.
Leeds’ third straight defeat leaves them inside the relegation zone with just two matches left, while their main rivals Burnley and Everton both have a match in hand.
Everton moved two points clear of danger with a 0-0 draw at relegated Watford.
If Leeds drop points at home against Brighton & Hove Albion on Sunday, Everton could secure safety later that day with a home win over Brentford.
Leeds will seek to overtake a Burnley side who have a tough trip to Tottenham Hotspur.
Erling Braut Håland to leave Borussia Dortmund to sign for Manchester City
Two and a half years after his arrival, Erling Braut Håland (21 years old, 29 games and 28 goals in all competitions this season) has chosen to leave Borussia Dortmund to sign for Manchester City. A transfer of the Norwegian striker that will cost much less than expected for the English club.
While there was talk of a transaction of 75 million euros, the amount of his release clause, which could have risen to 90 million euros depending on the personal goals achieved this season, Marca and Sky Sports talk about a final transfer of 60 million euros. A derisory price for such a promising player.
In terms of salary, the Scandinavian striker will receive 20 million euros per season, a priori for five years. Regarding the commissions paid to his representatives, they are also much lower than announced. The father of the player, Alf-Inge Håland will pocket 15 million euros, as well as the agency of Mino Raiola, who died in recent days. All in all, it is a global transfer estimated at about 190 million euros to recover the most sought after 9 of his generation.