Sport

How Liverpool, Manchester City and Arsenal could face a Champions League play-off

How Liverpool, Manchester City and Arsenal could face a Champions League play-off

However, there is a way that all three teams could be involved in a freaky three-team play-off to decide who achieves qualification to the Champions League next season.

This season also saw Guardiola fail to reach the last four of the Champions League for the first time in seven seasons.

Of course, if Liverpool failed to beat Middlesbrough while these results played out, it would produce a third-place play-off between City and Arsenal, rather than a fourth-placed one. I'm sure we are improving, for the next two games and for next season as well.

City travel to Watford knowing a win would guarantee them third spot and automatic qualification.

As things now stand, just one point stands between Arsenal and Liverpool while their goal difference is also quite similar with Liverpool just two goals better off than their London rivals.

They will be joined by whoever of Liverpool, Man City and Arsenal finishes outside the top four.

WHICH clubs are already confirmed for next season's Champions League group stage and play-off round?

Arsenal thought they'd scored early on, when Alexis Sanchez's long-range effort nestled into the bottom corner, but referee Roger East (correctly) ruled that the ball deflected off Olivier Giroud's arm on the way in.




They have a one-point lead over Arsenal so a draw or a loss and a Gunners win would see them drop out of the top four entirely.

After Aleksandar Kolarov's free-kick was pushed behind by visiting goalkeeper Ben Foster and Leroy Sane had dragged wide, City went ahead in the 27th minute with a fine team goal. West Ham, 12th with 42 points, travel to Burnley who are one of four teams that could leapfrog them on the final day.

As for the fixtures on the final day of the season, Arsenal host Everton at the Emirates while the already relegated Middlesbrough travel to Anfield.

"Our target, our goal, is to win the next two games". Arsene Wegner's men go into this game three points behind Manchester City.

However, anything other than a victory for Klopp's men would mean City and Arsenal contesting third.

After Tuesday's results, in which Manchester City beat West Brom 3-1 and Arsenal beat Sunderland 2-0, here are the remaining scenarios for all three clubs with a game to play in the 2016-17 campaign.

Liverpool are unbeaten in three Premier League matches, winning twice.


  • Expert finds more possible North Korea links to cyberattack

    Expert finds more possible North Korea links to cyberattack

    In one case, the hackers demanded bitcoin in exchange for client information they had stolen from a South Korean shopping mall. But other researchers cautioned against blaming the attack on North Korea without more evidence, Reuters reported .

    Comey says Donald Trump asked him to end Flynn probe

    In a statement, Israel's ambassador to the U.S., Ron Dermer, said the partnership between the U.S and Israel was solid. Right now, many Republicans are reluctant to even consider Comey's memo as proof of anything.

    French ex-prime minister Valls offers to back Macron in June elections

    He suggested relaxing European Union rules on state spending to allow France to boost its economic growth. The party does not now hold any seats in the French Parliament.
  • Stephen Lynch says there 'may be grounds' for Donald Trump's impeachment

    Stephen Lynch says there 'may be grounds' for Donald Trump's impeachment

    James Comer (R-Ky.) said Trump was sometimes a "victim" of his off-the-cuff style. "The President must be impeached", Green said. But that will undermine America's reliability as an ally, as repository of democratic values and guarantor of global stability.
    Melissa McCarthy's

    Melissa McCarthy's "Spicey" Spotted Riding Motorized Podium In NYC

    This clip from February, for example, will leave you in tears due to McCarthy's impeccable frazzled, fibbing Spicer impression.

    Brass band celebrates removal of Beauregard monument

    Workers and city leaders have faced death threats since the city of New Orleans announced the plan to remove the statues. The monument of Jefferson Davis, the slave-owning president of the Confederate States, was taken down earlier this week.
  • Three into two won't go in Champions League race

    City will finish third if it prevails over Watford next Sunday in the EPL season's final match. Reading beat Fulham 1-0 to win 2-1 on aggregate and reach the League Championship playoff.
    Macron to meet EU's Tusk in Paris on Wednesday

    Macron to meet EU's Tusk in Paris on Wednesday

    To that end, Nicolas Hulot, a popular environmentalist, was named as ecology minister, a job that includes overseeing energy matters.
    Mets put SS Cabrera on DL, sign RHP Neil Ramirez for bullpen

    Mets put SS Cabrera on DL, sign RHP Neil Ramirez for bullpen

    He is expected to return to the team late this season after having surgery last week for a blocked artery near his right armpit. Of the 10 National League relievers who have made at least 20 relief appearances this season, four are in the Mets bullpen.
  • Brown backs Alonso's 'tennis break' after FP1 failure

    Ferrari pair Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel clocked the third and fourth fastest times, less than half a second off Hamilton's pace.
    Nuclear Crisis: Trump gives condition for N/Korea talk

    Nuclear Crisis: Trump gives condition for N/Korea talk

    South Korea's newly-elected president said Wednesday that the possibility of a conflict with North Korea is high. Pyongyang is threatening a sixth nuclear test.
    'Laptop' Ban Won't be Extended to European Flights

    'Laptop' Ban Won't be Extended to European Flights

    After a four-hour meeting in Brussels officials said that other measures were being considered to tackle security threats. Fears that a bomb could be concealed in electronic devices prompted the United States to announce the ban in March.