LONDON: Manchester United and Newcastle are on the point of qualifying for subsequent season’s Champions League after Liverpool’s 1-1 draw towards Aston Villa, whilst Everton stay in relegation threat in spite of their dramatic 1-1 draw at Wolves on Saturday. United’s 1-0 victory at Bournemouth, mixed with Liverpool’s failure to overcome Villa, left Erik ten Hag’s males and Newcastle inside touching distance of making sure Premier League best 4 finishes. Fourth-placed United and Newcastle, in 3rd, are each 3 issues transparent of fifth-placed Liverpool, who’ve just one sport left.
Newcastle can seal their spot with a draw or win towards Leicester on Monday or Chelsea on Might 28. United take their flip at securing the profitable best 4 position towards Chelsea on Thursday and Fulham subsequent weekend. Liverpool’s ultimate sport of the season is towards relegated Southampton, however even supposing they’ve a awesome purpose distinction to United in the event that they end degree on issues, they’re prone to must accept a spot within the Europa League.
On the Power Stadium, United took the lead within the 9th minute when Casemiro spun to satisfy Christian Eriksen’s move with an acrobatic bicycle kick from close-range. United had been unbeaten of their earlier 134 league suits when main at half-time and that outstanding series persisted as they held company after the period. At Anfield, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was once gazing from the stands as he served a touchline ban following his contemporary rant about referee Paul Tierney.
Villa wasted a Twenty second-minute penalty when Ollie Watkins fired broad after the striker was once introduced down by means of Ibrahima Konate. Regardless of Watkins’ omit, Unai Emery’s group went forward within the twenty seventh minute via Jacob Ramsey’s volley from Douglas Luiz’s move. Roberto Firmino and James Milner, set to depart Liverpool on the finish of the season, got here on for his or her Anfield farewells within the remaining phases. And it was once Brazilian ahead Firmino who rescued some degree along with his close-range end in stoppage-time.
Yerry Mina’s last-gasp equalizer boosted Everton’s hopes of keeping off taking part in in the second one tier for the primary time since 1954. Sean Dyche’s males fell in the back of after 34 mins when Adama Traore’s shot was once driven out to Hwang Hee-chan, who netted from close-range. Mina bundled in Everton’s leveler 9 mins into stoppage-time to depart the fourth backside Toffees two issues above the relegation zone. 3rd backside Leeds would cross above Everton with a win at West Ham on Sunday, whilst 2nd backside Leicester would additionally leapfrog Dyche’s group in the event that they beat Newcastle on Monday.
Tottenham’s season to omit hit a brand new low with a 3-1 house defeat towards Brentford. Ryan Mason’s aspect took the lead via Harry Kane’s twenty eighth league purpose this season, however a Bryan Mbeumo brace and Yoane Wissa’s past due strike left them floundering in 8th position. Frustration has fixed right through the general weeks of a stricken season for Tottenham and enthusiasts hung banners out of doors the stadium pointing the finger of blame at homeowners ENIC.
One banner modified the “E” within the ‘ENIC OUT’ slogan to a £ signal, whilst every other had photos of a number of of the membership’s departed managers, together with this season’s sufferers Antonio Conte and Cristian Stellini, labeling them as “blameless” whilst ENIC had been described as “in charge”. In every other signal of the angst at Tottenham’s homeowners, enthusiasts despatched black balloons floating down onto the pitch right through the fit whilst chairman Daniel Levy sat stone-faced within the administrators’ field. Fulham and Crystal Palace shared a 2-2 draw at Craven Cottage. — AFP