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The Premier League Recap: Matchweek 27

We bring you all the biggest headlines from this weekend’s latest round of Premier League action. City host United in the Manchester derby, Arsenal travel to Turf Moor to take on Burnley, plus we’ll cover every other game from Matchweek 27.

Clarets claim a point against Arsenal

A defensive error by Granit Xhaka was enough to hand Burnley a point after they earned a 1-1 draw against Arsenal at Turf Moor. 

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang gave the visitors the lead on 6 minutes when he cut inside the area to fire low into the bottom corner, beating goalkeeper Nick Pope at his near post. 

The Clarets got the equaliser shortly before the break when Xhaka’s attempted clearance across his own area directly hit Chris Wood and bounced into the back of the net. 

Erik Pieters was shown a straight red card and Arsenal were awarded a penalty after the referee Andre Marriner deemed there to be a handball offence but following the VAR review, this decision was overturned meaning that the game finished all square. 

A fifth consecutive home draw keeps Burnley in 15th on 30 points whilst the Gunners are in 10th on 38. 

Saints seal comfortable victory against relegation battling Sheffield

Southampton have recorded their first win in 10 matches after they sealed a 2-0 victory over Sheffield United at Bramall Lane. 

The Saints opened the scoring from the spot on 32 minutes when Nathan Tella was brought down inside the area by Ethan Ampadu with James Ward-Prowse converting the resulting penalty. 

David McGoldrick missed a glorious chance to get the leveller for the hosts when he was through on goal but could only hit his effort straight into the gloves of Fraser Forster. 

Southampton doubled their lead and wrapped up the game early in the second half when Che Adams struck a magnificent half-volley from outside the box and put it beyond the reach of Aaron Ramsdale. 

Stalemate at Villa Park

Plenty of chances were missed in what was an entertaining goalless draw between Aston Villa and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Villa Park on Saturday evening. 

The hosts came close in the opening quarter of an hour when Ollie Watkins’ long-range effort hit the crossbar before Ezri Konsa was also denied by the woodwork. 

The visitors’ best chance came shortly after the break when Conor Coady headed against the post with the ball then falling into the path of Romain Saiss who could only fire over from two yards out. 

Villa almost found the winner in stoppage-time when Konsa collected the ball from Rui Patricio but he blazed his strike wide of the post. 

This result sees Dean Smith’s men in 9th place on 40 points whilst Wolves are in 12th on 35. 

Amartey nets late winner for the Foxes

A last-minute goal just three minutes from time was enough for Leicester to secure a 2-1 away victory over Brighton and Hove Albion at the Amex. 

Adam Lallana scored his first-ever goal for the Seagulls to put them ahead on 10 minutes when he collected the through-ball from Neal Maupay to finish neatly beyond Kasper Schmeichel. 

Kelechi Iheanacho drew the Foxes level just past the hour mark with a chipped effort over the keeper after latching onto the end of Youri Tielemans’ pass. 

Just as the match looked set to finish all square, Brendan Rodgers’ men found the winner in the 87th-minute when Daniel Amartey met Marc Albrighton’s corner to head into an empty net. 

This win for Leicester keeps them in 3rd position on 53 points whilst Brighton are in 17th on 26. 

Honours even at the Hawthorns

The spoils were shared on Sunday afternoon as West Bromwich Albion and Newcastle United played out a 0-0 draw at the Hawthorns. 

The Magpies started the game brightly with Emil Krafth forcing an early save out of the goalkeeper Sam Johnstone. 

The Baggies grew into the match after the break with Matt Phillips blasting his effort over the crossbar. 

Johnstone had to make two more superb saves in the closing stages to deny both Joelinton and Willock from stealing a late victory for the visitors. 

This vital point for both sides in the relegation battle now sees West Brom in 19th place on 18 points whilst Steve Bruce’s Newcastle are in 16th on 27. 

Cottagers earn shock victory over Liverpool

Liverpool’s losing run was yet again extended at the weekend after Fulham claimed a surprising 1-0 victory over the Reds at Anfield. 

Josh Maja went close for the Cottagers in the early stages of the game when he met Kenny Tete’s cross but could only put his shot wide of the left-hand post. 

After an impressive first half performance, the visitors got their reward on 45 minutes when Mario Lemina dispossessed Mohamed Salah on the edge of the area to drill in a low strike beyond the reach of Alisson. 

Diogo Jota, who made his first start in three months for Liverpool, had their best chance with a superb volley that was brilliantly saved by Alphonse Areola to ensure that Scott Parker’s team secured a crucial three points in their battle for survival. 

Manchester is red on derby day

Manchester was officially turned red on derby day as United earned a comfortable 2-0 win over rivals City at the Etihad. 

The Red Devils took the lead after just two minutes when Anthony Martial was brought down inside the area by Gabriel Jesus with Bruno Fernandes converting the resulting penalty. 

City pushed for the equaliser after the break with Rodrigo coming close when his long-range strike hit the crossbar and went over. 

Luke Shaw doubled United’s advantage on 50 minutes when he played a one-two with Marcus Rashford before firing into the bottom corner. 

This victory for Solskjaer’s men keeps them in 2nd place on 54 points whilst City remain top of the table on 65. 

Spurs claim emphatic win over the Eagles

Tottenham Hotspur moved up to 7th in the Premier League table after an emphatic 4-1 victory over Crystal Palace on Sunday afternoon. 

Gareth Bale opened the scoring on 25 minutes when he converted Harry Kane’s cross at the far post before the Eagles found the equaliser in first half stoppage-time when Christian Benteke headed in the cross from Luka Milivojevic. 

Spurs restored their lead shortly after the break when Kane headed the ball back across the face of goal where Bale nodded in from close range to get his second of the night. 

Kane then added the third on 52 minutes firing a superb strike from outside the area past Vicente Guaita and into the top corner. 

The game was wrapped up 15 minutes from the end when the striker netted again after collecting the ball from Son Heung-Min and converting from close range. 

Thomas Tuchel makes history with Everton victory

Thomas Tuchel has made history becoming the first-ever Premier League head coach to guide his team to five clean sheets in his first five home games in charge as Chelsea beat Everton 2-0 at Stamford Bridge. 

The hosts opened the scoring just after the half-hour mark when Marcos Alonso picked out Kai Havertz inside the area with his close-range shot deflecting into the back of the net off Ben Godfrey. 

As the match opened up, Jordan Pickford had to make a fingertip save to deny Alonso’s free-kick before Richarlison struck his effort wide of the post. 

Chelsea added the second on 65 minutes after the Toffees goalkeeper brought down Havertz in the box with Jorginho converting the resulting penalty. 

This result sends the Blues up to 4th place on 50 points whilst Everton are in 6th on 46. 

West Ham climb up to fifth in the Premier League table

Two first half goals from Jesse Lingard and Craig Dawson was enough for West Ham to complete the league double over Leeds United with a 2-0 victory at the London Stadium. 

The visitors started the brighter of the two teams and had two goals from Patrick Bamford and Tyler Roberts ruled out for offside within the opening 8 minutes. 

The Hammers took the lead in the 21st-minute when Lingard had his initial penalty saved by Meslier but he was able to tap in the rebound from close range. 

The hosts doubled their advantage just six minutes later when Dawson met the corner from Aaron Cresswell to firmly head in beyond the reach of the Leeds goalkeeper. 

Raphina came close to pulling a goal back for Leeds with his overhead kick but David Moyes’ team kept their defensive resolve to claim all three points on the night. 

City get back to winning ways against the Saints

Manchester City have returned to winning ways after they recorded a magnificent 5-2 win over Southampton at the Etihad on Wednesday night. 

Kevin De Bruyne opened the scoring on 15 minutes with a close-range effort that went in off the underside of the crossbar before the Saints found the equaliser when James Ward-Prowse netted from the spot after Jannik Vestergaard was pulled down inside the area. 

Riyad Mahrez restored City’s advantage in the 40th-minute when he curled a superb strike into the bottom left corner beyond the reach of Alex McCarthy. 

Ilkay Gundogan made it three in first half stoppage-time when he collected Mahrez’s rebounded shot off the post to make an easy tap in from close range. 

The Algerian international got his second of the night on 55 minutes when he received the cutback from Phil Foden in the box to turn the defender with a neat finish. 

Che Adams pulled a goal back just a minute later when he latched onto Ward-Prowse’s initial shot to put the ball past Ederson. 

This however was no more than a consolation as Pep Guardiola’s men made it five when Foden set up De Bruyne who nutmegged the defender to steer home from the edge of the area. 

This victory keeps City at the top of the table on 68 points whilst Southampton are in 14th on 33.

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