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Swansea City's Ayew brothers celebrated in their own particular way after Jordan (right) scored from the spot.

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The hosts scored two more in the second half through Andy King three minutes after the break - on his first start for Swansea - and Jordan Ayew from the penalty spot in the 63rd minute after his brother, Andre was brought down. Michail Antonio came off the bench to net a consolation 11 minutes from time for the visitors.
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With English Premier League leaders, Manchester City, set to take on struggling defending champions, Chelsea on Sunday, and Manchester United set to play Crystal Palace on Monday, Liverpool reclaimed the second spot on the table following a comfortable 2-0 win over Newcastle at Anfield on Saturday.

Tottenham maintained their recent winning form with a 2-0 over Huddersfield to consolidate their hold on the fourth spot, Riyad Mahrez's sensational stoppage-time equalizer snatched a  point for Leicester against Bournemouth - and left Cherries manager Eddie Howe "disgusted", and Swansea climbed out of the bottom places, courtesy of a 4-1 thrashing of West Ham.

Elsewhere on Saturday, Burnley ended their 11 Premier League games winless run with a 2-1 come from behind win over Everton at home, relegation threatened Stoke City secured a vital point on the road against Southampton, and bottommost West Brom slumped deeper into the cellar following a fifth straight at Watford.

And on Sunday, runaway Premier League leaders, Manchester City, moved closer to winning this year’s title, as they overcame Chelsea by a lone goal at home. And Arsenal continued their recent downward turn, as they went down 2-1 against Brighton, their second straight Premier League loss within four days.

And on MNF, a comeback and an epic win looked quite unlikely for United against Crystal Palace, but Jose Mourinho's men found a way to claim the win, as well as reclaim the second spot from Liverpool.

 

Monday

Crystal Palace 2-3 Manchester United

Nemanja Matic scored a stunning injury-time winner to complete a majestic comeback as Manchester United beat Crystal Palace 3-2 on Monday Night Football.

Match highlights | Crystal Palace 2-3 Manchester United

 

Palace's last league win over United came in 1991 but goals from Andros Townsend (11) and Patrick van Aanholt (48) seemed to have put the hosts in a commanding position.

However, United came roaring back in the second half as Chris Smalling (55), Romelu Lukaku (76) and a 30-yard dipping volley from Matic (90+1) made it United's night.

The result sees Palace remain in the relegation zone while United move back into second place, above Liverpool, who they are set to face on Saturday.

 

Sunday

Brighton 2-1 Arsenal

A miserable week for Arsene Wenger ended with a third straight loss as Arsenal slumped to a 2-1 defeat at Brighton on Super Sunday.

The future of the Arsenal manager has been under scrutiny after 3-0 defeats to Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final last Sunday and in the Premier League on Thursday night, and first-half goals from Lewis Dunk (7) and Glenn Murray (26) prompted more discontent among the away supporters at the Amex Stadium.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's 42nd-minute goal gave Wenger some hope after a woeful first-half performance, but his players were unable to find an equaliser and avoid a fourth straight away defeat.

The loss leaves Arsenal in sixth place and 13 points behind Tottenham in fourth, while Brighton climb into the top half of the table.

Manchester City 0-1 Chelsea

Champions-elect Manchester City continued their title procession with a 1-0 victory over Chelsea at the Etihad on Sunday.

Match highlights | Manchester City 1-0 Chelsea

 

Bernardo Silva opened the scoring for the second game running, bundling the winner home 34 seconds into the second half as City moved 18 points clear at the top of the Premier League.

Antonio Conte's decision to not start a recognised striker backfired as Chelsea, missing midfield lynchpin N'Golo Kante, failed to register a single effort on target.

The result leaves Pep Guardiola needing just four more victories to dethrone Chelsea and claim a maiden title in English football.

 

Saturday

Burnley 2-1 Everton

Burnley ended a 12-game winless streak with a 2-1 comeback victory over 10-man Everton at Turf Moor on Saturday.

Match highlights | Burnley 2-1 Everton

 

Second-half goals from Ashley Barnes (56) and substitute Chris Wood (80) brought the alarming run to an end in Sean Dyche's 250th game in charge, as the Clarets reached the coveted 40-point mark, five adrift of sixth-placed Arsenal.

Cenk Tosun had headed Everton in front with his first goal for the club on 20 minutes, but Sam Allardyce's men were made to pay for a poor defensive performance, compounded by Ashley Williams' late red card, as they slipped to a fifth consecutive away defeat. Burnley has the 7th spot with Everton in 10th.

Leicester 1-1 Bournemouth

Riyad Mahrez's stunning stoppage-time free kick secured a point for Leicester against Bournemouth at the King Power on Saturday afternoon.

Match highlights | Leicester City 1-1 Bournemouth

 

Bournemouth went ahead on 35 minutes courtesy of Josh King's penalty after the Norway international had been fouled in the box.

However, with the game entering the seventh minute of injury time, Mahrez stepped up to curl a 30-yard free kick past Asmir Begovic as the home side extended their winless run to five Premier League matches.  Both teams stay in midtable security, with the eighth-placed Foxes still four points ahead of their opponents in 11th.

Southampton 0-0 Stoke City

Southampton and Stoke played out a tense but turgid 0-0 draw at St Mary's that leaves both sides still precariously placed near the bottom.

Stoke’s Badou Ndiaye came close to breaking the deadlock in the first half but the midfielder's header was tipped around the post by Alex McCarthy.

Southampton were the better side in the second period and Jack Butland was forced into making saves from Joshua Sims and Cedric Soares before substitute Sofiane Boufal headed wide from close range.

The result leaves Stoke in the drop zone in 19th place, with the Saints only a point outside of the relegation places.

Swansea 4-1 West Ham

Two goals in each half helped Swansea thrash West Ham 4-1 at the Liberty Stadium to climb out of the bottom three.

Match highlights | Swansea 4-1 West Ham

 

Andre Ayew - on his first start for Swansea since returning to the Liberty in January - laid the ball off for Sung-Yueng Ki to open the scoring eight minutes in, before Ki then supplied the cross for Mike van der Hoorn to make it 2-0 in the 32nd minute.

The hosts scored two more in the second half through Andy King three minutes after the break - on his first start for Swansea - and Jordan Ayew from the penalty spot in the 63rd minute after his brother, Andre was brought down. Michail Antonio came off the bench to net a consolation 11 minutes from time for the visitors.

The comfortable win sees Swansea continue their resurgence under Carlos Carvalhal, as a seventh successive home win in all competitions moves them out of the bottom three and up as high as 13th, climbing above West Ham on goal difference, who had the most miserable of afternoons in south Wales.

Tottenham 2-0 Huddersfield

Heung-min Son scored twice as Tottenham strengthened their place in the top four with a 2-0 win over Huddersfield at Wembley.

Match highlights | Tottenham 2-0 Huddersfield

 

Son put Spurs ahead in the 27th minute when he was played through and took the ball around Jonas Lossl before finishing into the empty net.

The second goal arrived shortly after half-time when Son expertly guided a header into the corner from Harry Kane's brilliant cross.

The result moves them five points ahead of fifth-placed Chelsea. Huddersfield have the 15th spot.

Watford 1-0 West Brom

Troy Deeney's second-half goal deepened West Brom's relegation woes and piled the pressure on Alan Pardew as Watford continued their resurgence with a 1-0 win at Vicarage Road.

Deeney beat the offside trap from Will Hughes' excellent through-ball and fired high beyond Ben Foster with 13 minutes to go to increase the Hornets' top-half credentials.

West Brom had chances to take the lead and might have got something from the game had Grzegorz Krychowiak hit the target early on, or Salomon Rondon done better when one-on-one after the break. Watford improved to 9th on 36points with the win.

Liverpool 2-0 Newcastle

Mohamed Salah scored for the seventh consecutive game as Liverpool moved back into second place with a 2-0 win over Newcastle in the Premier League.

Match Highlights | Liverpool 2-0 Newcastle

 

It was not a vintage Reds performance but goals either side of half-time from Salah (40) and Sadio Mane (55) were more than enough to thwart a toothless Newcastle side, who remain just two points above the relegation zone.

The Toon were lucky not to have captain Jamaal Lascelles sent off late on for a professional foul on Salah.

EPL Week 29 Scores

Monday

Crystal Palace vs Manchester United

Sunday

Brighton vs Arsenal

Manchester City vs Chelsea

Saturday

Burnley 2-1 Everton

Leicester 1-1 Bournemouth

Southampton 0-0 Stoke City

Swansea 4-1 West Ham

Tottenham 2-0 Huddersfield

Watford 1-0 West Brom

Liverpool 2-0 Newcastle

 

English Premier League Week 29 Standings.

English Premier League Week 29 Standings

 

Game day reports from BBC and skysports were used in this compilation.

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