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The Premier League Recap: Matchweek 24

We bring you all the biggest headlines from this weekend’s latest round of Premier League action. Manchester City hosts Tottenham Hotspur, Leeds travel to the capital to take on Arsenal, plus we’ll cover every other game from Matchweek 24.

Liverpool suffer defeat at the King Power

Leicester City came back from behind to score three goals inside eight minutes as they recorded a 3-1 home victory against Liverpool at the King Power. 

The visitors took the lead on 67 minutes when a fantastic backheel from Roberto Firmino found Mo Salah who sidefooted his effort into the top-left hand corner to score his 17th goal of the season. 

James Maddison found the equaliser for the hosts as his free-kick right on the edge of the area ran all the way through into the back of the net before Jamie Vardy put the Foxes in front when he capitalised on a defensive mix up between Alisson and debutant Ozan Kabak to tap into an empty net. 

Brendan Rodgers’ side added a third with just five minutes of the game remaining when Wilfred Ndidi placed a brilliant through-ball to Harvey Barnes who made no mistake with a neat finish. 

This result sees Leicester in 3rd place on 46 points whilst Liverpool are in 4th on 40. 

Burnley seal comfortable victory at Selhurst Park

Matthew Lowton was on hand to score his first Premier League goal since April 2013 to seal a comfortable 3-0 win for Burnley over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. 

Gudmundsson opened the visitors’ account after just five minutes with a simple curl in after the ball failed to be cleared by the Eagles defence. 

The Clarets then doubled their lead with a second goal inside ten minutes when Dwight McNeil’s corner was headed in by Jay Rodriguez. 

Burnley put the game to bed on 47 minutes when Lowton linked up nicely with Rodriguez before brilliantly volleying his effort into the back of the net. 

Manchester City record 11th straight Premier League win

Ilkay Gundogan continued his impressive run of form with two more goals as Manchester City recorded their 11th straight Premier League win after a 3-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur at the Etihad. 

City opened the scoring on 23 minutes when Gundogan was brought down by Hojbjerg inside the area with Rodri converting the resulting penalty. 

Harry Kane came closest for Spurs after his wonderful free-kick hit the woodwork before Guardiola’s men added a second when Gundogan fired his left-footed shot into the bottom corner. 

The German international then wrapped up the game after running onto the superb goal kick from Ederson to coolly dispatch beyond the reach of Hugo Lloris. 

City are now seven points clear of their rivals at the top of the table on 53 whilst Tottenham lie in 9th on 36. 

Stalemate at the Amex

Goalkeeper Emiliano Martínez was the hero of the night as he made a total of nine saves throughout the game to earn Aston Villa a point against Brighton at the Amex Stadium. 

The Seagulls started the first half brightly with Dan Burn and Leandro Trossard both forcing stops out of Martinez. 

Ross Barkley came closest for the visitors but he fired his effort straight into the gloves of Robert Sanchez. 

Alexis Mac Allister’s shot was deflected, drawing another brilliant save from Martinez before Neal Maupay’s strike was put just wide of the post. 

Dean Smith’s side now move up to 8th place on 36 points whilst Brighton are in 15th on 26.

Wolves comeback to claim all three points at St. Mary’s

Pedro Neto completed a magnificent turnaround for Wolverhampton Wanderers as his second half goal was enough to secure a 2-1 win against Southampton at St. Mary’s Stadium. 

The Saints dominated the opening stages of the game and went ahead on 25 minutes when Stuart Armstrong’s cross was met by Danny Ings who finished with a fantastic volley to claim his first goal since the start of January. 

The visitors pulled a goal back just five minutes after the break when Ruben Neves converted a spot-kick after Ryan Bertrand was penalised for a handball offence inside the area. 

As both teams continued to push, it was Wolves who found the winning goal in the 66th-minute as Neto excellently wriggled his way past Jannik Vestergaard before finishing from a tight angle to claim all three points on the road. 

Baggies hold United to a point at the Hawthorns

West Bromwich Albion earned a precious point in their relegation battle on Sunday afternoon as they held Manchester United to a 1-1 draw at the Hawthorns. 

The hosts took the lead inside the opening two minutes when the cross from Conor Gallagher was met by Mbaye Diagne who headed in for his first-ever Premier League goal. 

The Red Devils found the equaliser just before the break when Luke Shaw picked out Bruno Fernandes inside the area who hit a superb volley into the top-left hand corner. 

Diagne was denied a second goal forcing a stop out of David De Gea before Johnstone made a brilliant save in stoppage-time tipping Harry Maguire’s last-minute header onto the post. 

This result sees United move back up to 2nd on 46 points whilst West Brom stay 19th on 13. 

Arsenal record home victory against Leeds

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored his first-ever Premier League hat-trick as Arsenal secured a 4-2 home win against Leeds United at the Emirates. 

Aubameyang opened the scoring on 13 minutes when he cut inside the box to fire his effort low beyond Illan Meslier before adding a second from the penalty spot after the Leeds goalkeeper brought down Bukayo Saka in the area. 

Hector Bellerin made it three for the Gunners when he beat Meslier at his near post before Aubameyang completed his treble after the break, meeting the cross from Emile Smith Rowe and finishing with a header from close range. 

Pascal Struijk pulled a goal back for Bielsa’s side when he headed in from a corner whilst Helder Costa found a second for the visitors just 11 minutes later but Arsenal were able to hold on to record their biggest home victory of the season so far. 

Maja scores double on Fulham debut

The Nigerian international Josh Maja scored a brace on his first start in a Fulham shirt as they recorded a historic 2-0 victory over Everton at Goodison Park. 

The visitors started brightly when Bobby De Cordova-Reid’s flick-on from a corner hit the near post before Harrison Reed saw his effort fired just wide. 

The Toffees came close just after the half-hour mark when Seamus Coleman’s strike hit the outside of the post but it was the Cottagers who opened the scoring on 48 minutes when Ademola Lookman played the ball across the six-yard box where Maja was there to tap in from close range. 

Scott Parker’s side doubled their advantage when Reed’s shot rebounded off the post and fell straight into the path of Maja who slid the ball home to claim his second of the night. 

Fulham remain in 18th position on 18 points whilst Everton stay in 7th on 37. 

West Ham move up to fifth with Sheffield victory

West Ham United have moved up to fifth in the Premier League table as they earned a 3-0 win over Sheffield United at the London Stadium on Monday night. 

The hosts opened their account in the 41st minute when Declan Rice finished from the penalty spot after Jesse Lingard was brought down by Chris Basham inside the area. 

David McGoldrick came close to an equaliser for the Blades when his effort was tipped over the bar by Fabianski before the Hammers doubled their advantage when Diop headed in from Aaron Cresswell’s corner. 

The game was sealed in stoppage-time when Fredericks hit a late third after being set up by substitute Said Benrahma to ensure David Moyes’ men took home all three points. 

Chelsea extend unbeaten run under Tuchel

Goals from Olivier Giroud and Timo Werner saw Chelsea go back into the top four after they recorded a 2-0 victory against Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge. 

Giroud, who came on as an early substitute in place of the injured Tammy Abraham, gave his team the lead just past the half-hour mark after Werner’s cross into the box was palmed away by goalkeeper Karl Darlow and fell straight into the path of the Frenchman to tap in from close range. 

Werner was then on hand to make it two for the hosts when Mason Mount’s corner found the striker at the back post where he slid the ball home to score his first Premier League goal since November last year. 

This result now sees Chelsea move up to 4th place on 42 points whilst Steve Bruce’s men remain in 17th on 25. 

Honours even at Turf Moor

A second half goal from Ashley Barnes rescued a point for Burnley on Wednesday night as they drew 1-1 with Fulham at Turf Moor. 

The Cottagers took the lead on 49 minutes when Ola Aina awkwardly chested in the flick on from Joachim Andersen inside the area. 

The Clarets found the equaliser shortly after the break when Ashley Barnes was picked out by Jay Rodriguez who fired his effort home from close range. 

It was the visitors who came closest to getting the winner as both Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Josh Maja missed their chances meaning that the spoils were shared. 

Sean Dyche’s side now move up to 15th place on 27 points whilst Fulham are in 18th on 19. 

Manchester City go 10 points clear at the top of the table

Manchester City have recorded their 17th successive victory in all competitions as they beat Everton 3-1 at Goodison Park. 

The visitors opened their account in the 32nd-minute when Phil Foden’s fierce shot deflected into the back of the net via Seamus Coleman. 

Richarlison got the leveller for the hosts just five minutes later when Lucas Digne’s strike came back off the post to hit the Brazilian on the knee and beyond Ederson. 

City’s lead was restored in the second half as Mahrez hit a superb long-range effort from the edge of the area giving the goalkeeper no chance. 

Bernardo Silva then added the third on 77 minutes when his left-footed shot from inside the box was put straight beyond the reach of Jordan Pickford to make Pep Guardiola’s team official Premier League record breakers.

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