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Chelsea's Kante takes a rough tackle from Huddersfield Town's Christopher Schindler and Juninho Bacuna in his side's 5-0 victory on Saturday.

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Elsewhere on Saturday, Wolves pulled an impressive 3-1 win over Everton at Goodison Park, Watford divvied the spoils with Brighton, and so did Southampton against Burnley.
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With Premier League leaders, Liverpool, set to take on West Ham Utd on Monday, and Man City looking to rebound from this midweek’s 2-1 loss to Newcastle on Sunday, as hosts of Arsenal, Spurs were one of the big winners on Saturday, as they edged Newcastle by a lone goal to move up second in the standings.

Chelsea were also big winners on the day as they rebounded from their humiliating 4-0 midweek loss to Bournemouth with a 5-0 thumping of hapless Huddersfield to move up fourth. Crystal Palace and Cardiff City were big winners at home with victories over Fulham and Bournemouth respectively.

English Premier League Week 25 Standings

English Premier League Week 25 Standings

Elsewhere on Saturday, Wolves pulled an impressive 3-1 win over Everton at Goodison Park, Watford divvied the spoils with Brighton, and so did Southampton against Burnley.

And on Sunday, City reclaimed the second spot from Tottenham following a 3-1 win over Arsenal that saw them reduce the deficit for the top spot to two, and United extended their unbeaten under interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to 10 games with a narrow lone goal win over Leicester.

 

Monday

West Ham 1-1 Liverpool

Liverpool left the door open for Manchester City to go top of the Premier League after a lacklustre performance in their 1-1 draw at West Ham.

Sadio Mane gave Jurgen Klopp's side the lead in controversial fashion at the London Stadium as James Milner was in an offside position before he crossed for the forward to score (22).

But Liverpool's lead lasted just six minutes as Michail Antonio received Felipe Anderson's disguised free-kick to flash in the equaliser (28).

Declan Rice and Mark Noble both had good opportunities to complete the turnaround before Divock Origi wasted a glorious chance to snatch it for Liverpool in stoppage time.

The result stretches Liverpool's lead at the top to three points, but City would move top on goal difference if they beat Everton at Goodison Park on Wednesday.

Sunday

Leicester City 0-1 Manchester United

Marcus Rashford's early goal gave Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a ninth win from 10 games as Manchester United boss with a 1-0 victory at Leicester.

Rashford, on his 100th United appearance, rifled Paul Pogba's inviting pass over the top past Kasper Schmeichel with nine minutes gone as United took full advantage of Leicester's run of slow starts this season.

After half-time the hosts improved and Rachid Ghezzal's free kick forced a save from David de Gea before Jonny Evans missed a great chance to score against his old club, but United stood firm and move within two points of fourth-placed Chelsea.

Manchester City 3-1 Arsenal

City reduced the gap at the top to two points for 24 hours at least as Sergio Aguero's hat-trick helped them to a 3-1 win over Arsenal.

City took the lead after 46 seconds through Aguero's header as Arsenal nearly crumbled early on, but they were soon level as Laurent Koscielny scored a header of his own from a corner (11).

But City went ahead as Aguero simply finished off from Raheem Sterling's fine assist (44), and the Argentine completed his hat-trick with a fortuitous close-range touch off the side of his body (61), through there was a suspicion of handball.

The result means pressure is back on Liverpool to regain their five-point lead against West Ham on Monday Night Football, while Arsenal move down to sixth, three points off the top four.

EPL Week 25 Scores At A Glance

Saturday

Tottenham 1-0 Newcastle
Everton 1-3 Wolves
Chelsea 5-0 Huddersfield
Brighton 0-0 Watford
Burnley 1-1 Southampton
Crystal Palace 2-0 Fulham
Cardiff City 2-0 Bournemouth

Sunday

Leicester City 0-1 Manchester United
Manchester City 3-1 Arsenal

Monday
West Ham 1-1 Liverpool

 

Saturday

Tottenham 1-0 Newcastle

Heung-Min Son's late goal finally broke down Newcastle's resistance as Tottenham earned a 1-0 win at Wembley on Saturday.

The South Korean saw a low effort from the edge of the box creep under the body of Newcastle goalkeeper Martin Dubravka (83), who will feel he should have done better.

In an entertaining clash, Lucas Moura missed a fine opportunity in the first half, heading wide in space, Erik Lamela hit the woodwork with his own headed effort, while at the other end after half-time Salomon Rondon also nodded against the far post. Christian Eriksen saw a cute flick cleared off the line by Fabian Schar, before Son's late winner.

The result means Tottenham have gone 29 league games without a draw, breaking a Premier League record, and puts Mauricio Pochettino's side second before City's clash with Arsenal on Super Sunday.

Everton 1-3 Wolves

Wolves maintained their recent good form by beating a lacklustre Everton 3-1.

The visitors made it three League wins in a row thanks to first-half strikes from Ruben Neves (7) - via the penalty spot - and Raul Jimenez (45), separated by Andre Gomes' (27) first-ever goal for Everton.

However, Leander Dendoncker restored Wolves' two-goal advantage with his first goal for the club midway through the second half. Everton, though, drop to ninth after a fourth league defeat at home this season.

Gonzalo Higuain and Eden Hazard both scored twice as Chelsea returned to winning ways with a much-needed 5-0 victory over Huddersfield.

 

Higuain opened the scoring after 16 minutes with his first goal for Chelsea, who came under scrutiny after they were thrashed 4-0 by Bournemouth on Wednesday. Hazard made it 2-0 with a penalty in first-half injury-time and then added the third in the 66th minute.

January signing Higuain curled in his second shortly afterwards (69) before David Luiz headed in from a corner late in the game (86).

The win moves Chelsea back into the top four, while Huddersfield stay 13 points adrift of safety at the bottom of the table.

Brighton 0-0 Watford

Ben Foster twice denied Jurgen Locadia in a game of few chances as Watford held Brighton to a 0-0 draw at the Amex Stadium.

Foster kept out a looping header from the Dutch forward before half-time and pulled off a superb save to keep the score goalless with time running out as Locadia aimed for the top corner with another aerial chance.

Watford defended stoutly but lacked imagination in attack, and failed to register a single shot on target across the 90 minutes.

Foster starred again in the final minutes when substitute Florin Andone raced through on goal, but was denied by a strong block from Foster.

Burnley 1-1 Southampton

Ashley Barnes scored a stoppage-time penalty as Burnley went unbeaten for a sixth game in the league with an entertaining 1-1 draw with Southampton.

Danny Ings wasted a great chance in the opening minutes before being forced off with an injury, while Barnes was enraged when denied a penalty on the half-hour mark.

Nathan Redmond finally opened the scoring with a wonderful long-rage effort in the 55th minute, but Southampton were unable to hold on to their lead as a dominant Burnley equalised when Barnes scored a penalty in the fourth minute of added time.

The result means that the two sides stay level on 24 points, five points above the relegation zone.

Crystal Palace 2-0 Fulham

Crystal Palace eased their relegation worries at the expense of Fulham with a comfortable 2-0 victory at Selhurst.

Luka Milivojevic opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the 25th minute after Cyrus Christie handled in the area under pressure from Christian Benteke.

Fulham failed to test the hosts throughout and their misery was complete when Jeffrey Schlupp doubled Palace's lead in the 87th minute, after Michy Batshuayi's effort was parried into his path.

The result means Fulham are now seven points from safety, while the win sees Palace pull seven points clear from the relegation zone.

Cardiff City 2-0 Bournemouth

An early goal in each half from Bobby Reid gave Cardiff a 2-0 win against Bournemouth, boosting their chances of avoiding relegation.

There were emotional tributes to missing striker Emiliano Sala before kick-off, in what was Cardiff's first home game since a plane carrying the Argentine and pilot David Ibbotson went missing on January 21, with players and fans from both sides wearing daffodils among other commemorations.

On the field, Cardiff were awarded a penalty inside four minutes after a handball from Steve Cook, which Reid converted on what was also his 26th birthday. He added a second 15 seconds after the restart, slotting home into an empty net.

Cardiff are now just two points from safety, while Bournemouth remain in mid-table.

 

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

 

 

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