May 1st and 2nd - Man City's hopes of being crowned champions were put on hold. The champions elect did their part by winning two-nil at Crystal Palace. Sergio Aguero and Phil Foden scored the goals in the space of two minutes in the second half. They needed a Liverpool victory at Man United on Sunday to be confirmed champions. However, in yet another bizarre interlude in a season of twists, the game never took place. A protest against the Glazer family saw a section of the great unwashed gain access to the stadium and pitch. In these days of Covid protocols, that was the end of any hope of the game taking place. Millionaire Gary Neville, the self-proclaimed saviour of football, was left ranting on the telly box as Super Sunday ended in farce.

On the pitch, Everton slipped to another defeat - Aston Villa came to Goodison Park and recorded a two-one victory thanks goals from Ollie Watkins and Anwar El-Ghazi. Chelsea consolidated their hold on a top four spot with a two-nil win at home to Fulham - Kai Havertz scored both goals. Gareth Bale had the final say on the weekend's games - he scored a hat-trick in a four-nil win for Spurs at home to Sheffield United. Elsewhere, Arsenal won two-nil at Newcastle while Brighton won by the same scoreline at home to Leeds.

The early leaderboard for May sees the lead shared by Kevin Philpott and Phil Doyle. They have 37 points and are three clear of Philip Jordan in third place. Further back on 32 points we have Bobby Hynes, Frank McSweeney, Paul Prendergast and Gary McGurk:

 

May 8th and 9th - A win for Man City at home to Chelsea would have seen them crowned champions. However, their dress rehearsal for the Champions League Final ended in victory for the London side. City were ahead through Raheem Sterling but they missed a chance to go two up when Sergio Aguero's penalty was more pancake than Panenka. Thomas Tuchel's side came back in the second half - Ziyech equalising and Marcos Alonso scoring an injury time winner to put the title party on hold for another few days at least.

A defeat for Man United was another way City could have been confirmed champs but they cantered to a three-one victory at Aston Villa with goals from Fernandes (pen), Greenwood and Cavani. The gap remains at ten points - United have four games to play so there's still a slight glimmer of hope for the Stretford faithful.

Leicester's surprise defeat at home to Newcastle opened up the race for the top four. Their final three games are away to Man United and Chelsea and at home to Tottenham. Liverpool were the only ones of the chasing pack to take advantage with a two-nil win at home to Southampton (the first time they scored two goals at Anfield since December...). West Ham slipped to a one-nil defeat at home to Everton while Tottenham lost three-one at Leeds to dent both their hopes.

Elsewhere this weekend, Brighton still aren't safe after Wolves scored an injury time winner at Molineux. Crystal Palace's faint risk of relegation was erased by a two-nil win at relegated Sheffield United. Finally, on a happy note, West Brom's relegation was confirmed on Sunday night after three-one defeat at Arsenal. If Fulham lose to Burnley on Monday night then the three relegation places will be confirmed with the Cottagers joining the Baggies back in the Championship next season.

Phil Doyle and Kevin Philpott have swapped places at the top of the monthly leaderboard with Phil now on 97 points and Kevin on 84. David Lavelle has climbed to third place with strong weekly performances from Liam Keohan and Anastas Popov crashing into the top five like Sam Allardyce at a buffet. Full details below:

 

Premier League 2020-2021 - May Leaderboard
No.
Lst Chg
Name
Team Name
Pts
Lst
Chg
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1
2
1
Phil Doyle
FC Muertos Errantes
97
37
60






2
1
-1
Kevin Philpott
Phillys Phylers
84
37
47
3
8
5
David Lavelle
Gers Abu
79
29
50
4
34
30
Liam Keohan
Invincibles
76
22
54
5
27
22
Anastas Popov
Strong Saints
74
22
52
6
5
-1
Frank McSweeney
Poolabu
74
32
42
7
11
4
Aidan White
Saved By A Goalline Technology Failure
71
27
44
8
22
14
Con McSweeney
Dowtcha_Boys
71
24
47
9
46
37
Cathal Thornton
Horse's Heroes
69
17
52
10
49
39
Eoghan Farrelly
Last Chance Saloon
69
17
52
11
3
-8
Philip Jordan
Frankie's Army
69
34
35
12
19
7
Ciaran Nelson
Nelson Utd
67
25
42
13
25
12
Robert Hynes
Charlton
66
24
42
14
36
22
Trevor Byrne
Noddy's 11
66
22
44
15
30
15
Davy Doyle
FC Twente Benson
64
22
42
16
20
4
David Cooney
Frank's Silvalinings
62
25
37
17
15
-2
Gavin Goodwin
Gorey United
62
27
35
18
28
10
Brian Mullen
Mothers Milk
59
22
37
19
18
-1
Christina Morgan
Return of the Red Dwarf
59
25
34
20
31
11
Eamon Fox
Goals Very Important In Life
59
22
37
21
51
30
Gerry Moore
Mikel's Maestros
59
17
42
22
40
18
Javier Suarez
Hendo's Boys
59
20
39
23
7
-16
Paul Prendergast
The Untouchables
59
32
27
24
12
-12
Brendan Maguire
Cantthinkofone
56
27
29
25
10
-15
Jonathan Fox
Kilppety Klopp All The Way To The Top
56
29
27
26
4
-22
Bobby Hynes
Born To Run
54
32
22
27
32
5
Gary Fitzpatrick
Timo Werner Is A Hurensohn
54
22
32
28
9
-19
Gerry Draper
Everton10
54
29
25
29
42
13
Liam Geraghty
Is There Any Hope?
54
20
34
30
35
5
Robert Manley
Alisson Wonderland
54
22
32
31
17
-14
Sean O'Mairtin
Creweless
54
27
27
32
26
-6
Victoria Reid
Tristan's Titans
54
24
30
33
43
10
Roisin Joyce
Roisin Joyce
52
20
32
34
13
-21
Caroline Carroll
Prince
51
27
24
35
39
4
Dean White
Armchair 11
51
20
31
36
59
23
Kev Dalton
Show Me De Mane
51
15
36
37
38
1
Andy Dunne
Peter Crouch Rangers
49
20
29
38
14
-24
Gareth Pierpoint
Alisson Wonderland
49
27
22
39
6
-33
Gary McGurk
This Is Our Year
49
32
17
40
23
-17
George McGettigan
Right Up The Jimmy
49
24
25
41
54
13
Micheal Joyce
Pure Whites
49
17
32
42
60
18
Paul Moore
Bobby Dazzler
49
15
34
43
62
19
Aidan Scanlon
Kilflynn Santos
47
12
35
44
58
14
Alan White
Al White XI
47
15
32
45
41
-4
Joe Behan
MT-09
47
20
27
46
44
-2
Darragh Kenny
The Sporting Wing
46
19
27
47
16
-31
Gavin Morgan
Bristol Fashion
46
27
19
48
53
5
Lionel Knott
Red Abbey Reds
46
17
29
49
37
-12
Wayne Donovan
Sixth Senseless
46
22
24
50
45
-5
Brian Haughton
Klopp's Achievers
44
17
27
51
47
-4
Craig Calvert
Proper FC
44
17
27
52
24
-28
John Brophy
Carrig United
44
24
20
53
33
-20
Joseph Kavanagh
Joey's Invincibles
44
22
22
54
55
1
Niall Carroll
19
43
17
26
55
64
9
Ciaran O'Hart
Riverchapel Plate
42
10
32
56
57
1
Ralph Goodwin
Sky Blue Champions
39
17
22
57
29
-28
David McGinley
Reservoir Dubs
37
22
15
58
65
7
Richard Johnston
The Corporation Lads FC
37
10
27
59
48
-11
Derek Brady
Liverpool
36
17
19
60
61
1
Brian Prendergast
Mista Dobalina
34
14
20
61
52
-9
Joe Turner
#blocklivesmatter
34
17
17
62
63
1
Fiachra O'Brolachain
Tallacticos
32
12
20
63
21
-42
Kris Stainton
Da Love Be Beek
32
25
7
64
71
7
Graham Goodwin
2021 Pls
29
2
27
65
56
-9
Niall Murray
Book Ake
24
17
7
66
50
-16
Gerard McCluskey
Breffni Blues
19
17
2
67
69
2
Drew Armstrong
Army's All Stars
6
2
4
68
72
4
Michael Kenaney
Expected Toulouse
6
2
4
69
68
-1
Callum Dunne
The Keita Success
4
2
2
70
66
-4
Calvin McGettigan
Average Joe 1.0
4
4
0
71
70
-1
Gary Donnelly
Audrey's + 1
4
2
2
72
67
-5
Ben Creasey
#1
2
2
0
73
73
0
John O'Driscoll
The Botchments
2
0
2
74
74
0
Niall Cannon
TAA Very Much
2
0
2
75
75
0
Patrick Mifsud
Red & Black Brigade
2
0
2