Manchester City on verge of Champions League qualification

Rufina Vignone
Mag 17, 2017

The Chilean scored in the 72nd and 81st minutes to go within a point of Liverpool and at least put some pressure on their top-four rivals. If we make 75 points, we can only be beaten by one point.

Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez, right, fails to score during the English Premier League soccer match between Arsenal and Sunderland at the Emirates Stadium in London, Tuesday, May 16, 2017. After, you have to accept the result. "Let's give ourselves every chance".

Sunderland manager David Moyes was happy to see his team improve their effort despite losing to Arsenal 2-0 on Tuesday night. "If we got the first goal tonight maybe we would have got something to hold on to".

Some supporters opted to stay away for other reasons but the official attendance of 59,510 was certainly wide of the mark, with Arsenal recording tickets sold rather than the figure who attended.

Arsenal created numerous chances throughout the game but initially struggled to find a way past impressive Sunderland goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.

His second-half brace could prove crucial in Arsenal's push for a top-four finish.

Sky's decision to show Liverpool means the Reds have been on TV 29 times in 38 league matches this season - a Prem record. "By doing this, we can send a message to Stan Kroenke and Arsene Wenger that Arsenal should be doing so much better". Not many travelling Sunderland fans made the trip either with the Black Cats already relegated.

The simple truth is that Wenger can only now reinvigorate most Arsenal fans by competing seriously to lift either the Premier League or Champions League.

Arsenal made an encouraging start and Sanchez thought he had opened the scoring in the ninth minute with a powerful shot from outside the area that took a deflection off Olivier Giroud's arm, only for referee Roger East to rightly disallow the goal.

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