On June 17, the living nightmare was over for soccer fans everywhere, as the English Premier League made its official return. On that first night back, Manchester City stole the show with a convincing 3-0 win over Arsenal. Since then, we’ve seen plenty of other action, with clubs recording awesome goals and incredible passes.
Here at Signables, as you know, we’ve partnered with Manchester City, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham. So, how did our clubs do in their returns to the pitch?
It’s only a matter of time before the Reds lock up their first league title since 1990. In its first game back, Liverpool met Everton in the Merseyside Derby, with the two rivals battling it out to a 0-0 draw.
The point Liverpool earned brought them even closer to securing the EPL crown. As of this writing, Liverpool is five points away from finalizing things. They’ll return to the field next for a showdown on June 24 against Crystal Palace at Anfield.
We're back in action tomorrow 😍🙌 pic.twitter.com/bMtQQ0q69B— Liverpool FC (at 🏠) (@LFC) June 23, 2020
No one has enjoyed a stronger return to play than Manchester City. After taking down Arsenal 3-0 last Wednesday night, City followed that up with a brilliant showing against Burnley on Monday, leaving the stadium with a 5-0 win. In that victory over Burnley, both Phil Foden and Riyad Mahrez scored two goals a piece, while Bernardo Silva also found the back of the net.
Wednesday’s match also saw Leroy Sane return for the first time since suffering a torn ACL against Liverpool in the Community Shield last summer. City continues to delay Liverpool’s quest of taking home the league title. Everyone can’t wait for the two powerhouses to meet on July 2.
The Blues remain in fourth place of the English Premier League standings after a come-from-behind win at Aston Villa over the weekend.
Chelsea was down 1-0, but goals from Christian Pulisic and Oiliver Giroud wiped away the deficit and gave the club an important three points. With that win, Chelsea is now five points ahead of Manchester United in the league table.
Tottenham saw star goal-scorers Harry Kane and Heung Min-Song return from injury to take on Manchester United on Friday night. Spurs and United drew 1-1, with Steven Bergwijn firing a rocket past David De Gea in the 27th minute to give Tottenham the lead. Unfortunately, Paul Pogba was brought down in the box and Bruno Fernandes put away a penalty kick to give Man United the draw.
For Tottenham, the lost two points stings, as they’re trying to catch Chelsea in the race for Champions League qualification. Chelsea is in fourth with 51 points. Tottenham is nine points behind with its 42.
As excited as Gunners’ supporters were for the return of the club, Arsenal had a tough first week back to the pitch. In its first match last Wednesday night, Arsenal struggled mightily against Manchester City, falling 3-0.
To make matters worse, Arsenal then traveled to Brighton and lost 2-1 on Saturday. The Gunners will look to get back on track against Southampton on June 25.