Manchester United’s chances of finishing in the Premier League’s top four have been further harmed as Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United both won crucial matches on Sunday, April 3.
United had to settle for a 1-1 draw with Leicester City at Old Trafford on Saturday, April 2, putting an end to their hopes of competing in the Champions League next season.
The Red Devils are in a top-four battle with Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, and West Ham United, with only three points separating the four sides.
Spurs and West Ham both did enough to win key games after United dropped points against the Foxes.
Tottenham thrashed Newcastle 5-1 at home, with six different goal scorers.
Antonio Conte’s side scored goals through Ben Davies, Matt Doherty, Son Heung-Min, Emerson Royal, and Steven Bergwijin, with Newcastle’s consolation goal coming from Fabian Schar.
West Ham, meanwhile, won 2-1 at the London Stadium against relegation-threatened Everton to keep their Champions League hopes alive.
For the Hammers, Aaron Creswell and Jarrod Bowen scored, with Mason Holgate’s goal for the Toffees serving as a small consolation.
Spurs’ massive home win propelled them to fourth place in the table with 54 points, while Arsenal, who still have two games in hand, fell to fifth.
Meanwhile, West Ham are in sixth place with 51 points after 31 rounds of matches, with Manchester United sliding to seventh place at the end of the weekend.
When United take on Everton in their next Premier League match, they will be aiming to make amends.
Arsenal, on the other hand, have a chance to return to the top four if they win their match against Crystal Palace on Monday night, April 4.