Important takeaways from Premier League's matchday 29

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04 Mar 2019

The five big talking points from Premier League's matchday 29

As the Premier League concluded its 29th matchday of the season, we are now set to enter the business end of the tournament.

Although most of the matches had expected results, a few of them did have some surprises.

A couple of big matches were the ones to be looked out for, as we analyze the five big happenings from the matchday.

Struggle

Manchester United win against Southampton, but surprisingly struggle for it

Manchester United win against Southampton, but surprisingly struggle for it

Manchester United's dream run under interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer continued with another win in the Premier League, as his side tamed 17th placed Southampton at Old Trafford.

However, the 3-2 margin of the win did raise some doubts as to whether Solskjaer's tactics are now becoming vulnerable to the other sides with the passage of time.

Spurs hold Gunners

Arsenal won't give up without a fight

Arsenal visited Tottenham Hotspur as the tie ended in a 1-1 draw, but the visitors did put up some fight.

It was Aaron Ramsey who put Arsenal ahead in the 16th minute as the visitors played competitive football.

But, it was Harry Kane's penalty in the second half that allowed Spurs to draw level, while Arsenal missed a penalty in the stoppage time.

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Everton hold Liverpool

Everton refuse to give up during Merseyside derby

Everton refuse to give up during Merseyside derby

While Everton are way below Liverpool's level currently, the derby did live to its hype as the hosts refused to give up.

Although it was a goalless draw, both the teams played competitive football, while there were limited scoring chances created by either side.

It was Liverpool's fourth draw in the last six games and are now a point behind leaders Manchester City.

Slump

Leicester City's slump continues

The champions of the 2015-16 edition of the Premier League are yet to find their rhythm this term.

Their latest loss to Watford has taken their loss tally to 14 compared to their 10 wins, which puts their European chance in jeopardy.

It also seems like the side is over-reliant on Jamie Vardy, who has been a scorer in almost every match for them.

End of road

Rafa Benítez and Newcastle United need to buckle up

Rafa Benítez and Newcastle United need to buckle up

Rafa Benitez has been a loyal manager for Newcastle United for the past few years.

However, the side seems to show little commitment when it comes to performing and scaling new heights in the league.

Having suffered their 14th loss of the season to West Ham United, it could be the time that the side contemplates some change in tactics, or even the manager.

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Manchester United is placed fourth in the EPL currently, with 58 points.

Whom do Manchester United play next?

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Manchester United next plays against Arsenal on March 10 (10 pm IST).

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Manchester City next plays Watford on Match 9 (11 pm IST).

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Tottenham currently are 10 points behind City in the third spot.

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