Manchester City moved back into third after a comfortable 3-0 win over West Bromwich Albion, as Arsenal kept their top-four hopes alive with victory over Sunderland.
City are all but confirmed in the top-four, barring a big defeat at Watford on Sunday, after they eased to victory in their final home game of the season.
Pep Guardiola’s men took charge just before the half-hour with two goals in two minutes with the ever impressive Gabriel Jesus opening the scoring before Kevin De Bruyne added a second just moments later.
The third came just before the hour mark with Yaya Toure finding the back of the net, which could very well have been his farewell appearance in-front of the City fans and for one player there was that chance when Pablo Zabaleta was brought off the bench and given a rousing reception.
There was also time for Hal Robson-Kanu to pull back a goal in the final-minutes but it was nothing more than a mere consolation.
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City now moved above Liverpool into third and are three points clear of Arsenal in fifth – but they also have a six-goal advantage over the North Londoners – who would have hoped to have put more than just two goals past Sunderland.
But they claimed the win they needed to keep their hopes alive with Alexis Sanchez grabbing both goals, but they came late on with the opener coming 18-minutes from time.
The Gunners now go into their last game of the season at Everton needing to win to seal a top-four spot – although technically a draw could be enough if Liverpool suffer defeat at home to Middlesbrough, indeed there is an outcome that could see a play-off for the final Champions League spot between the two clubs.
If Arsenal draw 1-1 against Everton on Sunday and Middlesbrough beat Liverpool 2-0, there will be a Champions League play-off.
— Realist Javstah (@RHJOfficial) May 16, 2017