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🔴 PL LIVE: Everton lead Brentford after Sheffield United were relegated

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Everton leads Brentford

Sean Dyche’s side will be looking to continue their strong form against struggling Brentford and confirm their Premier League status for next season.

However, the start of the encounter was at a slow pace, with both sides relying on set pieces and creating little from open play.

However, the away side looked the most likely side to break the deadlock, with only a fantastic block from Jarrad Branthwaite preventing them from taking the lead.

Defense was the name of the game for both sides, with the game failing to come alive in the first half and neither side even managing a shot on target.

Dwight McNeil came close to opening the scoring just eight minutes into the second half, with his long-range effort coming back off the crossbar.

The Toffees did take the lead minutes later, however, when Idrissa Gueye pounced on a loose ball and fired his side ahead with their first effort on target.


Burnley’s late goal keeps Manchester United at a draw

Scorers: Anthony 80′; Amdouni (pen) 87′

Erik ten Hag’s side wanted to continue their push for European football against a rejuvenated Burnley team.

And in an open start to the match, both sides had chances, with David Fofana firing past André Onana before Alejandro Garnacho fired over in an end-to-end opening.

However, the Red Devils began to take control of proceedings and probed the Clarets for an opening as Antony and Christian Eriksen both went close.

However, Burnley did not roll over; Vincent Kompany’s side remained a threat, with Lyle Foster testing Onana with two first-half tries that they increasingly began to dominate.

Heading into the break, the Clarets should have been ahead, with Manchester United’s No. 1 the busiest man on the pitch.

United should have taken the lead just after half-time when Antony was found by Alejandro Garnacho, but the Brazilian was denied by Muric.

And when Ten Hag announced the substitutions, both teams had opportunities to take the lead in an open second half. However, it was the Red Devils who ultimately made an opportunity count; Ten minutes from time, Antony collected the ball centrally before firing past Muric and making up for his earlier miss by giving his side a precious lead.

However, as they have done so many times this season, United shot themselves in the foot. Onana undid his good early work with a careless punch attempt, which VAR deemed a penalty foul, and Mohamed Amdouni dutifully converted from 12 yards.

United pushed for a winner but ultimately had to settle for a point, reducing their chances of European football next season.


Loot shared in the London derby

Scorers: Muniz 52′; Schlupp 87′

Oliver Glasner’s Crystal Palace revolution continued with a trip to Craven Cottage where they looked to make it four wins.

And they had the upper hand in the opening stages of proceedings, with Michael Olise once again taking center stage. The Frenchman saw his own attempt saved and provided a tantalizing cross that Chris Richards could have done better with.

But Fulham grew in the encounter and could have been ahead at half-time when Issa Diop headed over from a good position.

Moments later, however, they were ahead. Timothy Castagne’s cross was met with a powerful header from Rodrigo Muniz, who beat the Palace defense and found himself free eight yards out.

Palace pushed for an equalizer but were almost caught on the counter-attack, but Bobby DeCordova Reid missed the target when well placed.

On the other hand, the pressure increased. Bernd Leno kept an effort out while the Cottagers blocked another from the dangerous Olise. But the goal came and arrived thanks to an excellent strike from Jeffrey Schlupp. with the substitute saving a deserved point for his team.


Sheffield United were relegated in disgrace

Scorers: Isak 26′, 61 (pen), Guimaraes 54′. Osborn (OG) 66′, Wilson 72′; Ahmedhodžić 5′

Sheffield United traveled to St James’ Park knowing this could be the day they are officially relegated from the Premier League.

But they proved they wouldn’t go down without a fight when centre-back Anel Ahmedhodžić put his side ahead from a corner.

However, that fight did not last long; Twenty minutes later the home side leveled after a period of pressure, with Alexander Isak meeting a through ball from Jacob Murphy and firing the ball past Wes Foderingham.

It was a poor first half from the hosts despite being level, but they found their stride after the break and completed the turnaround just before the hour mark. It came courtesy of midfield magician Bruno Guimaraes, who converted a diving header at the back post after Anthony Gordon’s delightful free-kick.

Minutes later the match was over when Alexander Isak converted from 12 yards after Mason Holgate was judged to have bribed Gordon and fired to the bottom right while Foderingham was motionless.

Things threatened to get ugly again for the Premier League bottom side as Newcastle conceded a fourth thanks to a Ben Osborn own goal, before Callum Wilson added a fifth to complete a torrid 18 minutes for the Blades.

It proved everything she wrote for the points tally and for Sheffield United’s time in the Premier League, as Newcastle took another big step towards European football.


Wolves hold their own against Luton

Scorers: Hwang 39′, Toti 50′; Morris 80′

Luton traveled to Wolves hoping for as many as three points in their survival hunt.

However, after an even start to the match with chances for both, they fell behind just before half-time when Hwang Hee-Chan got the better of Teden Mengi before firing past Kaminski to open the scoring and give the home side the lead.

Any hopes Luton had of getting back into the game after the break were quickly dealt a blow when Toti Gomes doubled his side’s lead with a powerful header.

The Hatters looked out of the game, but managed to find their way back through Carlton Morris ten minutes before the end. The striker jumped into the penalty area after some pinball and scored his tenth goal of the season, giving his side a lifeline in the draw.

But it proved too little too late for the Hatters, with the home side holding out to deal a blow to Rob Edwards’ side in their hunt for Premier League survival.


Liverpool in the hands of West Ham

Scorers: Bowen 43′, Antonio 77; Robertson 48′, Areola OG 65′

Jürgen Klopp made five changes for the trip to the London Stadium with Mohamed Salah, Darwin Núñez and Ibrahima Konaté among the casualties.

A front-foot approach from the visitors put them in danger of Alphonse Areola’s goal in the opening stages when Harvey Elliott sent a shot into the side netting.

The Hammers were given a reprieve when Cody Gakpo went down in the penalty area under a challenge from Areola before VAR ruled Luis Diaz offside.

But Bowen broke the deadlock just minutes before the break, looking in Mohammed Kudus’ cross from the left for his 20th goal of the season.

The Reds started the second half in similar fashion and were rewarded within three minutes when Andy Robertson squeezed a side-footed effort past Areola.

They took the lead midway through the second half when Gakpo’s close-range volley set off Angelo Ogbonna and Tomáš Souček before Areola had the final touch.

But despite two good chances for Luis Diaz, they couldn’t create daylight between themselves and the Hammers, and that proved costly.

After some sloppy play in their own area, Bowen scored a beautiful cross from which Michail Antonio made no mistake. He rose high to fire the ball past Alisson and level the match again.

It turned out to be all she wrote, and it leaves neither side truly satisfied with Liverpool potentially five points behind Arsenal if the Gunners win the North London derby, while the Hammers are unlikely to win European football next season will get.


Is yet to come

Aston Villa ends the day at home against Chelsea.


There are three more games on Sunday that will impact the title race, with Tottenham hosting leaders Arsenal in the North London derby before Manchester City look to close the gap on their trip to Nottingham Forest. Elsewhere, Bournemouth and Brighton square off in a south coast showdown.