The 20-time champions Manchester United were held to a 1-1 draw against Everton FC at Old Trafford whereas Sunderland FC was pushed ferociously toward relegation by a high-flying Leicester City in the English Premier League 2017 matches played in England on late Tuesday.

The English Premier League points table presents a clear picture on both ends as Chelsea FC are sitting pretty on top of the ladder with 69 points from 29 matches and look in a strong position to win the title this year. On the other hand, Sunderland FC looks almost certain to be relegated as they have only secured 20 points from their 30 matches this season.

The story of two extremes

Apart from the two extremes, the battle for the top-four finish is becoming more intense by each game as Tottenham Hotspur are second with 62 points from 29 matches, followed by Liverpool FC with 59 points from 30 matches, and Manchester City with 58 points from 29 matches. Manchester United and Arsenal FC are not behind as they are in striking distance of finishing among the top four teams in the English Premier League to automatically qualify for the next year’s UEFA Champions League.

Manchester United have 54 points from 29 matches whereas Arsenal FC has 51 points from 28 matches. Everton FC also has 51 points but they have consumed 31 matches of their season already.

In pursuit of full points

Manchester United and Everton FC came into the last night’s match at Old Trafford in London with their eyes on the full three points. A victory for the Red Devils could see them go only one point behind Manchester City whereas a triumph for Everton would level them with the United at 54 points.

However, nothing of this sort was written in the fate of the two teams despite Everton leading the match for the major chunk of the time.

Phil Jagielka gave Everton the first half lead which they were able to maintain until the complete regulation time. However, Zlatan Ibrahimovic snatched a point for the Manchester United with a 94th-minute goal on the penalty kick.

Sunderland digging their own grave

On the contrary, Sunderland FC fell eight points behind the safe zone after yet another disappointing show against Leicester City who celebrated their fifth straight victory in the EPL 2017 since Manager Craig Shakespear replaced Claudio Ranieri.