Arsenal outgun Liverpool to stay in the hunt
Arsenal beat Liverpool 2-1 at Anfield in round 16 of the English Premiership to close the gap on the table behind the league ladders.
With Chelsea drawing Everton 3-all and Manchester United losing 1-nil to Aston Villa, the Gunners win means that it has reduced the gap at the top to go back in contention for the title.
This round saw the highest number of draws in a round with six matches ending in a draw. Previously the highest number of draws was five in a round and that was in round 8.
Also in this round only one home team won its match and this was Birmingham City's 1-nil win over West Ham United. This was lowest number of wins by home teams this season in a round. The previous number was three achieved in round 2.
Birmingham is now level on points with Liverpool but is eighth on the table because of goal difference. Liverpool is seventh.
In relegation matters, both Portsmouth and Bolton drew but the Hammers lost.
Wolverhampton Wanderer's win over Tottenham takes them out of the relegation zone and was replaced by the Hammers.
Arsenal was the third away team to be losing at half-time and come winners at full time. In a way Liverpool won the first half and the Gunners won the second and so following on from last week, this week I will take a look at the second half ladder.
So Bolton has the worst second half performance whilst Chelsea has the best.
Its interesting to see how this table differs from the actual one especially from the third position downwards.