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The Premier League Recap: Matchweek 32

We bring you all the biggest headlines from this week’s latest round of Premier League action. Leeds United host Liverpool, Manchester City travel to the Midlands to take on Aston Villa, plus we’ll cover every other game from Matchweek 32.

Honours even at Goodison Park

Harry Kane was at the double for Spurs on Friday night as they recorded a 2-2 draw against Everton at Goodison Park. 

The Tottenham striker put his team ahead just before the half-hour mark when he controlled the cross from Tanguy Ndombele to fire low and into the bottom left hand corner. 

The Toffees equalised on 31 minutes when James Rodriguez was brought down inside the area by Sergio Reguilon with Gylfi Sigurdsson dispatching the resulting penalty. 

The Icelandic international got his second of the night and put Everton ahead after the break when he met Seamus Coleman’s cross to finish superbly first time. 

The visitors levelled just six minutes later when Kane capitalised on a defensive mix-up to salvage a point for his side. 

This result now means that Spurs find themselves in 7th place on 50 points whilst Carol Ancelotti’s team are one below in 8th on 49.  

Magpies secure important victory over the Hammers

Newcastle United have claimed a vital three points in their race for survival as they beat West Ham 3-2 at St. James’ Park. 

The Magpies took the lead on 36 minutes when Allan Saint-Maximin’s shot was turned into his own net by Issa Diop for an own goal. 

The visitors were reduced to 10 men when Craig Dawson received a second yellow card before Newcastle doubled their advantage through Joelinton who tapped in Fabianski’s dropped ball. 

The Hammers pulled a goal back on 73 minutes when Diop headed in before Jesse Lingard drew them level from the spot with just 10 minutes remaining. 

The Arsenal loanee Joe Willock came off the bench to win it for Steve Bruce’s side in the closing stages of the game when he met the cross in from Matt Ritchie to head beyond the reach of the goalkeeper. 

Sheffield United relegated following Wolves defeat

Sheffield United have officially been relegated back down to the Championship after they suffered a 1-0 defeat against Wolves at the Molineux. 

The Blades had a superb chance to take the lead just before the hour mark through Enda Stevens but his shot was brilliantly blocked by Nelson Semedo. 

Just seconds later, Wolves created a fantastic counter-attacking move when Adama Traore played the cutback to Willian Jose inside the area who smashed his strike beyond the reach of Aaron Ramsdale. 

The hosts almost added a second on 83 minutes when Fabio Silva headed goalwards but his effort was denied by the upright. 

Spoils are shared in North London

Arsenal pulled back a goal in stoppage-time to rescue a point as they drew 1-1 with Fulham at the Emirates. 

Dani Ceballos had the ball in the back of the net for the hosts shortly before the break but following a VAR review, his headed effort was ruled out for offside in the build-up. 

It was the Cottagers who took the lead just before the hour mark when Mario Lemina was brought down inside the area by Gabriel with Josh Maja converting the resulting penalty. 

Just as the visitors thought they had secured a vital three points in the battle against relegation, the Gunners found the equaliser on 97 minutes when Eddie Nketiah tapped in a loose ball at the back post from close range. 

This result now sees Mikel Arteta’s men in 9th place on 46 points whilst Fulham remain in 18th on 27, just six points from safety. 

United make it five wins on the bounce

Manchester United have reduced the gap at the top of the table to just eight points after they claimed a comfortable 3-1 victory over Burnley at Old Trafford. 

The Red Devils opened the scoring shortly after the break when Marcus Rashford picked out Mason Greenwood who calmly slotted his strike home at the far post. 

This lead only lasted for two minutes though as the Clarets found the equaliser when James Tarkowski met the corner from Ashley Westwood to head firmly beyond the reach of Dean Henderson. 

Greenwood got his second of the night on 84 minutes when his deflected effort snuck in at the near post before Edinson Canavi wrapped up all three points in stoppage-time when he tapped in from close range. 

Llorente rescues late point for Leeds

Diego Llorente scored his first-ever Premier League goal on Monday night as Leeds United earned a 1-1 draw against Liverpool at Elland Road. 

The visitors opened the scoring on 31 minutes when Trent Alexander-Arnold squared the ball past Meslier and into the path of Sadio Mane who slotted home into an empty net from the edge of the area. 

Leeds became more dominant in the second half and almost got their reward when Patrick Bamford lifted his volley over the top of Alisson only to see his effort hit the crossbar. 

Bielsa’s side did find the equaliser just four minutes from time when Llorente met the corner from Jack Harrison to head in and extend his team’s unbeaten run to five matches. 

Stalemate at Stamford Bridge

Brighton and Hove Albion have now moved seven points clear of the relegation zone after they earned a goalless draw against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night. 

The hosts controlled the game in the opening stages and came closest when Kai Havertz hit one from 12-yards out only to be denied by Robert Sanchez. 

It was the Seagulls who almost found the winner during the second half when Danny Welbeck’s superb effort from outside the area came back off the post with nobody there to tap in the rebound. 

The visitors were reduced to 10 men in stoppage-time when Ben White was shown a second yellow card but Chelsea were unable to capitalise meaning that the spoils were shared in the capital. 

This result now sees Thomas Tuchel’s men move up to 4th place on 55 points whilst Brighton are in 16th on 34. 

Spurs get off to a winning start under interim coach Ryan Mason

A stoppage-time penalty from Son Heung-Min was enough for Tottenham Hotspur to secure a 2-1 comeback victory over Southampton in North London. 

The visitors took the lead on the half-hour mark when Danny Ings met the corner from James Ward-Prowse who glanced his header low into the bottom right hand corner. 

Spurs found the equaliser on 60 minutes when Lucas Moura’s initial blocked shot fell straight into the path of Gareth Bale who curled in a superb effort from close range. 

The hosts got their winner in the final stages of the game after Moussa Djenepo brought down Sergio Reguilon inside the area with Son confidently converting from the spot to earn Ryan Mason his first win as head coach until the end of the season. 

Manchester City three victories away from the title

Manchester City came back from behind on Wednesday night to beat Aston Villa 2-1 in the Midlands in an incident-packed game which saw both teams reduced to 10 men. 

The hosts opened the scoring after just 20 seconds when Ollie Watkins squared the ball to John McGinn who turned in beyond the reach of Ederson. 

City got the leveller on 22 minutes when Bernardo Silva cut the ball back to Phil Foden who was waiting inside the area to rifle his effort into the bottom left hand corner. 

Pep Guardiola’s side went ahead shortly before the breakthrough Rodrigo who headed over the top of Martinez before City saw John Stones dismissed following a high challenge on Jacob Ramsey. 

Villa also had a man sent off early in the second period when Matty Cash received his second yellow card for a late tackle on Foden. 

This result sees the visitors remain at the top of the Premier League table on 77 points needing just 8 more to claim the title whilst Dean Smith’s men find themselves in 11th on 44. 

Foxes boost hopes of a top four finish

Leicester City have taken another step closer to securing a Champions League place after they earned a comfortable 3-0 victory over West Bromwich Albion at the King Power Stadium. 

The hosts took the lead on 23 minutes when Timothy Castagne squared the ball across the face of goal to Jamie Vardy who coolly finished over the top of Sam Johnstone. 

The Foxes doubled their advantage just three minutes later when the corner kick was diverted into the path of Jonny Evans who made no mistake to head home from close range against his former club. 

Leicester wrapped the game up on 36 minutes when Kelechi Iheanacho collected the ball from Vardy inside the area to fire in for what was his eighth league goal in just six appearances. 

This result sees Brendan Rodgers’ men remain in 3rd place on 59 points whilst the Baggies stay in 19th on 24, just nine points from safety. 

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