'I feel the bell has rung for the last lap. We are not on the home straight. But we are on the last lap and every game means something now,' said Gary Neville after the final whistle of Arsenal's 3-1 victory over title-challengers Liverpool on Sunday.
The Sky Sports pundit's apt metaphor is pertinent at both ends of the table, with a number of results looking consequential to the final standings.
Saturday's Premier League action included a staggering 26 goals which came from the likes of Luton, Burnley and Everton - who all put strong survival cases forward. The same could not be said for Sheffield United.
Defending champions Manchester City won again, Manchester United looked in good nick and Chelsea, well, Chelsea continued to baffle, confuse and amuse at home to Wolves on Sunday.
Mail Sport takes a look at 10 things we learned from the weekend's top-flight action.
Arsenal's hybrid defensive set-up pays dividends
Mikel Arteta's side faced a do or die scenario on Sunday evening, lose and bow out of the title race or claim a second major scalp of the season to reinvigorate your quest.
The Gunners got the latter and were well worth it after a dominant performance against Jurgen Klopp's side, who were unable to contain their hosts. A lot of blame will be laid at the feet of Virgil van Dijk but in truth, the Gunners tactically outfoxed their guests.
Arsenal deployed a hybrid pressing system that proved incredibly effective at blunting Liverpool's build up play. The home side initially set up in a 4-4-2 shape out of possession before going man-to-man and blitzing their opposite number when a specific trigger had been initiated.
The results were phenomenal. Klopp's men had only one shot on target, an xG of 0.37, xG against of 3.5Read on m.allfootballapp.com