- Arsenal and Liverpool were the biggest losers from match-week 22 as both sides suffered defeats in their respective fixtures
- The Reds, who are the defending champions were stunned 1-0 by Brighton at Anfield to losing more ground in their title defence
- The Reds currently trail leaders Man City by seven points and are four points behind second-placed United
- Fulham, West Brom and Sheffield United are all rocked in the relegation zone, with a massive eight points separating Burnley in 17th and 18th-placed Cottagers
Premier League match-week 22 saw Man City cement their lead atop as they opened a three-point gap over rivals United.
City made no mistake as they took on Burnley in their own fixture on Wednesday night, February 3, sinking the Clarets 2-0 at Turf Moor.
Gabriel Jesus and Raheem Sterling scored a goal apiece in the first half of the encounter to guide the Citizens to a crucial win.
The victory took them to 47 points with a game to play, three more than second-placed Man United who demolished Southampton 9-0 on Tuesday night to revive their title hopes.
Before the win, United had gone two matches without a win, picking just a point in their barren draw against Arsenal days after they suffered a 2-1 shock defeat to basement boys Sheffield.
Leicester City occupy third place with 42 points thanks to their 2-0 win over relegation-threatened Fulham on Wednesday night.
Goals from Kelechi Iheanacho and James Justin were enough to inspire the Foxes to victory at Craven Cottage to climb to third.
Liverpool's shock defeat against Brighton at Anfield saw them drop to fourth on the standings as they lost more ground in the title race.
Steven Alzate's solitary goal in the meeting made all the difference as the Reds were unable to spring a comeback.
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West Ham United complete the top five slots, with the side currently enjoying an impressive run of results.
The David Moyes-tutored outfit stunned Aston Villa on Wednesday night to take their points tally to 38, just two behind Liverpool.
Chelsea, who sit eighth on the log with 33 points have a chance of leapfrogging Tottenham to seventh should they post a favourable result when they take on Spurs in the London derby on Thursday night, February 4.
Arsenal's controversial defeat to Wolves earlier on Tuesday night leaves them languishing in 10th with 31 points from 22 matches.
The match saw the Gunners play two men less after Bernd Leno and David Luiz were sent off as Wolves marched to a 2-1 win.
Fulham, West Brom and Sheffield United all face a daunting task of getting out of relegation, with a massive eight points separating Burnley in 17th and the Cottagers in 18th.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported the January transfer window of the 2020/21 season has officially closed with a number of Premier League clubs completing some mouthwatering deals.
Arsenal and Liverpool are perhaps the two top sides that managed to snap up players to bolster their squads mid-way the campaign.
The Gunners managed to snap up Real Madrid midfielder Martin Odegaard and Brighton keeper Mat Ryan, with the pair expected to play a central role in the club's top four campaign.