London teams, Chelsea, Spurs and Arsenal battle for champions league places in this weeks EPl review. 2

The EPL is coming down to the wire as the battle for the top and the battle to avoid the drop are in full swing. At the top, the 3 London teams, Chelsea, Spurs and Arsenal continue their pursuit for champions league glory.

Mata brings the goal that need at Old Trafford as they remain third in the Premier League

Mata brings the goal that need at Old Trafford as they remain third in the Premier League

Spurs left it late as it took PFA player of the year Gareth Bale to step up and score a wonder strike to beat his former side Southampton 1-0. For it Bale it was his 12 game winning goal of the season and another goal scored from outside the box. The result keeps Spurs in 5th, one pomit behind 4th place Arsenal, but have a game in hand over

Chelsea travelled to Manchester to face United and came away with a well deserved 1-0.  United already champions, are not quite on their summer holidays, but their performance lacked any real bite and determination. It was professional and sufficient but lacked all emotion. Chelsea took advantage with a good performance with a neat goal scored by Juan Mata.

For the Gunners Arsenal, they faced an already relegated QPR side and maintained the drive with a 1-0 win. The goal came from Theo Walcott as he s scored the fastest goal in premier league history. After the goal the Gunners did enough to hold the league but didn’t show enough ambition to increase their league.

Chelsea remain in 3rd with Arsenal and Spurs following in 4th & 5th. Chelsea and Spurs face each other this week in a game that will play a huge part in determining the destiny of all 3 teams.

At the bottom the relegation battle is pulling in more teams for that final spot. Wigan are in the midst of their annual pursuit to avoid the drop as they picked up massive 3-2 win over WBA. Wigan remain in the drop zone, but are confident and moving in the right direction.

Aston Villa picked up a win that just might save their season. Their 2-1 win over Norwich made them hit the magical 40 point mark. A triumph for manager Paul Lambert as he has made it happen with young squad and pretty much no transfer money.  The north easterners Sunderland and Newcastle, both played to unconvincing draws and have it all to do if there are to stay up.

The loss for Norwich, and the draws for Sunderland and Newcastle leaves them all three teams needing one win from their last games to ensure their premiership survival. It’s all up for grabs as it comes down to the wire.