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The Premier League Recap: Matchweek 30

We bring you all the biggest headlines from this weekend’s latest round of Premier League action. Leicester host Manchester City in a top of the table clash, Liverpool travel to the Emirates to take on Arsenal, plus we’ll cover every other game from Matchweek 30.

Baggies put on a 5-star performance at Stamford Bridge

West Bromwich Albion have boosted their hopes of a great escape after they secured a shock 5-2 victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. 

The hosts went ahead just before the half-hour mark when Chrisitan Pulisic dispatched the rebound from Marcos Alonso’s free-kick before Thiago Silva was sent off just two minutes later after receiving his second yellow of the game. 

The Baggies completely turned the match on its head as Matheus Pereira scored two goals in first half stoppage-time to go into the break leading 2-1. 

The visitors made it three on 63 minutes when Callum Robinson executed a superb first-time volley before Mbaye Diagne added the fourth from the edge of the area placing his effort into the bottom left-hand corner. 

Thomas Tuchel’s men pulled a second back through the substitute Mason Mount when he tapped home from close range before Robinson sealed the win for his team in the 91st-minute after chipping the ball over goalkeeper Eduoard Mendy. 

This result sees Chelsea remain in 5th place on 51 points whilst West Brom are in 19th on 21 just 8 points from safety. 

Sheffield United edge ever closer to relegation following away defeat

Leeds United came out triumphant in the Yorkshire derby as they beat Sheffield United 2-1 at Elland Road. 

The hosts opened the scoring on 12 minutes when Jack Harrison met the cross from Raphina to tap in from close range. 

The Blades found the equaliser in first half stoppage-time when the initial shot from Oli McBurnie fell straight into the path of Ben Osborn who rifled home at the back post. 

Marcelo Bielsa’s side restored their lead just after the break when Harrison’s cross was diverted into the back of the net by Phil Jagielka for an own goal with defeat for Sheffield edging them ever closer to relegation. 

Manchester City ease past Foxes in top of the table clash

Manchester City have extended their lead at the top of the Premier League table to 14 points after they recorded a comfortable 2-0 victory over Leicester City at the King Power. 

Pep Guardiola’s men came closest in the first half with Kevin De Bruyne hitting the crossbar from a free-kick. 

Benjamin Mendy eventually broke the deadlock just before the hour-mark when he turned past Marc Albrighton inside the area to neatly finish into the bottom right hand corner. 

Gabriel Jesus added the second on 74 minutes when he collected the square ball in the box from Raheem Sterling to easily tap home from close range. 

This result means that City now only need 11 more points to earn their fifth title whilst the Foxes remain in 3rd place on 56. 

Liverpool hunting down a top four spot after Gunners victory

Liverpool have boosted their hopes of a top four finish after they earned a 3-0 win over Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday evening. 

The visitors took the lead on 64 minutes when the substitute Diogo Jota met the cross from Trent Alexander-Arnold to head beyond the reach of Bernd Leno. 

Mohamed Salah made it two just four minutes later when he collected the ball over the top from Thiago to finish calmly between the legs of the goalkeeper from close range. 

Jota added the third on 82 minutes when he picked up Salah’s pass across the face of goal to smash home and wrap up all three points for Jurgen Klopp’s men. 

Saints come back from behind to stun Burnley

Southampton made a magnificent comeback as they earned a 3-2 win over Burnley at St. Mary’s Stadium. 

The Clarets opened their account on 12 minutes when Erik Pieters was brought down inside the area by Kyle Walker-Peters with Chris Wood converting the resulting penalty. 

The visitors doubled their lead just before the half-hour mark when Wood teed up Matej Vydra who thumped his half-volley beyond the reach of Fraser Forster. 

The Saints pulled a goal back just three minutes later when Danny Ings played in Stuart Armstrong on the edge of the area who curled his effort into the bottom corner. 

The hosts hit again and went in level at half-time when Ings made a blazing run into the box to finish through the legs of the goalkeeper from close range. 

Southampton completed the turnaround on 66 minutes when Theo Walcott played a looping ball over the top to pick out Nathan Redmond who volleyed in first time to seal the victory for his team. 

Magpies get late equaliser against Spurs

Newcastle United picked up what could prove to be a crucial point against Tottenham Hotspur as they drew 2-2 at St. James’ Park. 

It was the Magpies who opened the scoring just before the half-hour mark when Longstaff picked out Joelinton inside the area who made no mistake and put his strike low to beat Hugo Lloris at his near post. 

The hosts’ lead only lasted 90 seconds though as Harry Kane found the equaliser for Spurs when he wriggled his way past three defenders in the box to smash home from close range. 

The striker then got his second of the night and put the visitors in front on 34 minutes when he collected the through ball from Ndombele to fire powerfully across the face of goal and beyond Martin Dubravka. 

Newcastle fought back in the closing stages of the game and got their reward when the substitute Joe Willock levelled it up after his effort went in off the underside of the crossbar to give Steve Bruce’s men a fighting chance in the battle to avoid relegation. 

Villa move into the top half of the table after Fulham win

Aston Villa scored three goals within the space of nine minutes to record a comeback 3-1 victory over relegation battling Fulham at Villa Park. 

The Cottagers took the lead just past the hour mark when Aleksandar Mitrovic latched onto Tyrone Mings’ backpass to go around the goalkeeper Martinez and calmly slot home. 

Dean Smith’s side equalised on 78 minutes when Mings made up for his mistake and picked out the substitute Trezeguet who fired his effort low into the bottom corner from the edge of the area. 

The Egyptian international got his second of the night and put Villa in front when he met the cross from Keinan Davis to finish with a magnificent half-volley at the back post. 

The hosts wrapped up all three points on 87 minutes when Ollie Watkins tapped in Bertrand Traore’s cross from close range to send his team back into the top half of the table. 

Brighton suffer late heartbreak at Old Trafford

A late goal by Mason Greenwood caused heartbreak for Brighton and Hove Albion as they fell to a 2-1 defeat against Manchester United at Old Trafford. 

It was the Seagulls who took the lead on 13 minutes when Danny Welbeck came back to haunt his old club as he fired in a header that was put beyond the reach of Dean Henderson. 

The Red Devils found the equaliser just past the hour mark when Bruno Fernandes played a through ball to Marcus Rashford who guided his strike neatly into the bottom corner. 

The hosts completed the turnaround in the 83rd-minute when the youngster Greenwood diverted the initial shot from Paul Pogba to head past Robert Sanchez and secure all three points for United. 

Honours even at Goodison Park

Crystal Palace pulled back a late equaliser as they drew 1-1 with Everton at Goodison Park on Monday night. 

The hosts took the lead on 56 minutes when Seamus Coleman cut the ball back to James Rodriguez who fired his effort low into the bottom corner to beat Guaita at his near post. 

The Eagles found the leveller just four minutes from the final whistle as Michy Batshuayi collected the through ball into the area from Jeffrey Schlupp to put his strike beyond the gloves of Robin Olsen. 

The spoils were shared meaning that Palace now find themselves in 12th place on 38 points whilst Everton are in 8th on 47. 

Hammers edge 5 goal thriller over Wolves

West Ham United have moved up to 4th in the Premier League table after they earned a 3-2 away victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Molineux. 

Jesse Lingard gave the visitors the lead after just six minutes with a superb individual goal as he ran all the way from his own half to finish smartly across the goalkeeper. 

Pablo Fornals made it two to the Hammers on 14 minutes when he met the cutback from Arthur Masuaku to convert into the bottom-right corner. 

Jarrod Bowen added the third shortly before the break after he collected the through ball from Lingard to rifle his effort home beyond Rui Patricio. 

Wolves pulled a goal back in the 44th-minute when Leander Dendoncker met the cross from Adama Traore to powerfully head home from close range. 

Fabio Silva got the hosts’ second after he latched onto Pedro Neto’s long pass to finish neatly from inside the 6-yards area but they couldn’t find that all-important equaliser meaning that it was David Moyes’ men who took home all three points. 

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