Leeds claim all three points in Southwest London
Fulham missed another chance to climb out of the relegation zone on Friday night as they suffered a 2-1 home defeat to Leeds United at Craven Cottage.
Marcelo Bielsa’s side opened the scoring on 29 minutes when Jack Harrison fired a low cross into the box with none other than Patrick Bamford getting on the end of it to put the ball beyond the reach of Areola at his near post.
The hosts found the equaliser shortly before the break when Joachim Andersen met the initial corner from Ademola Lookman to volley in his first-ever goal for the club from 6-yards out.
Leeds got the match-winner in the 58th-minute when Bamford put the in-form Raphina through on goal who made no mistake to convert his shot from close range.
These three points for United keep them 11th in the Premier League table on 39 points whilst the battling Cottagers stay in 18th on 26.
Brighton step closer towards safety following Magpies win
Brighton and Hove Albion have taken a huge step closer towards safety after they earned an important 3-0 victory over fellow relegation rivals Newcastle United at the Amex.
Leandro Trossard gave the Seagulls the lead in the first half stoppage-time when he rifled a long-range strike from the edge of the area into the bottom right-hand corner giving the goalkeeper absolutely no chance.
Danny Welbeck made it two to the hosts on 51 minutes after he cut inside on the left to hit a magnificent curling effort low beyond the reach of Martin Dubravka.
Neal Maupay wrapped the game up with 20 minutes remaining when he met the cross from Pascal Gross to finish with a first time volley to give Brighton their first league double over the Magpies since 1978/79.
This crucial win at the bottom of the table for Graham Potter’s men puts them in 16th place on 32 points whilst struggling Steve Bruce’s United sit one place below in 17th on 28.
Six goal thriller at the London Stadium
Arsenal made a fantastic comeback from 3-0 down at the weekend to eventually draw 3-3 with West Ham United at the London Stadium.
Jesse Lingard opened the scoring for the Hammers in the 15th-minute when he brilliantly struck his effort from the edge of the area high into the back of the net beyond Bernd Leno.
Jarrod Bowen doubled the hosts’ lead just two minutes later when he collected the ball from Lingard’s quick free-kick to beat the keeper at his near post.
Tomas Soucek added the third when he diverted Michail Antonio’s looping header past Leno before conceding an own goal when he put Lacazette’s deflected shot into his own net just before the break.
The Gunners found a second just past the hour mark with yet another own goal when Craig Dawson accidentally turned in Calum Chambers’ cross.
Lacazette completed the comeback for Mikel Arteta’s side on 82 minutes when he met Nicholas Pepe’s right-wing cross to rise and head in from close range.
A point for both sides means that West Ham find themselves in 5th place on 49 whilst Arsenal are in 9th on 42.
Spurs boost top four hopes at Villa Park
Tottenham Hotspur returned to winning ways and majorly boosted their hopes of landing a top four place on Sunday evening as they recorded a comfortable 2-0 victory over Aston Villa in the Midlands.
Carlos Vinicius gave the visitors the lead with his first-ever Premier League goal just before the half-hour mark when he collected the square ball from Lucas Moura to tap into an empty net from close range.
The Spurs captain Harry Kane doubled their advantage from the penalty spot on 68 minutes after he was brought down inside the area by defender Matty Cash.
Anwar El-Ghazi had a chance to pull one back for the hosts in the second half but he could only fire his effort wide into the side netting with Hugo Lloris largely untroubled throughout.
This result now sees Jose Mourinho’s men in 6th place on 48 points whilst Villa are in 10th on 41.