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Man Utd keep heat on Leicester in race for top four

17 Jul 2020
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Teams in fourth and fifth stay locked on points as the battle for European qualification heads for a tense finale

Leicester City and Manchester United both won on Thursday night to ensure that the fight to finish in the top four will be decided when the two sides meet on the final day of the season. 

The teams are locked level on 62 points with Leicester occupying the final top-four place by a goal difference of three following their 2-0 victory over Sheffield United.

Man Utd also won 2-0, at Crystal Palace, a result which means that Wolverhampton Wanderers, Tottenham Hotspur and Sheff Utd can no longer finish in the top four.  

The top-four race

Pos Team Pl GD Pts
3 MUN 38 +30 66
4 CHE 38 +15 66
5 LEI 38 +26 62
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But these sides can still have a big say on who does.

Spurs host Leicester on Sunday, while Wolves visit Chelsea in Matchweek 38.

The Blues are currently third, a point above Leicester and Man Utd, after they beat Norwich City 1-0 on Tuesday night.

But their next match is at the home of champions Liverpool, meaning that, like Leicester, they have two remaining matches against top-half opponents.

Man Utd host West Ham United next up, knowing they can go to Leicester with a UEFA Champions League spot in their own hands if they better the Foxes' Matchweek 37 result.

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