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Elsewhere on Saturday, Southampton continued their poor run with a 2-1 loss to Cardiff at home, C. Palace came from a goal down at home to tie things up with West Ham, and Watford edged Everton by a lone goal for the full spoils at Vicarage Road.
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Title hopeful side, Liverpool, vaulted hitherto leaders, Manchester City, who will be playing their 27th game of the season against Chelsea on Sunday for the Premier League summit, following a comprehensive 3-0 shutout victory over Bournemouth on Saturday.

Confident Manchester United continued their stellar run under caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, with a brazen 3-0 win over struggling Fulham to move up fourth, Arsenal held off a late onslaught from bottommost Huddersfield to keep their quest for a top four finish alive, and Burnley eased some of their relegation worries with an impressive 3-1 win at Brighton.

Elsewhere on Saturday, Southampton continued their poor run with a 2-1 loss to Cardiff at home, C. Palace came from a goal down at home to tie things up with West Ham, and Watford edged Everton by a lone goal for the full spoils at Vicarage Road.

And on Super Sunday, ‘Sarriball’, was rendered useless as Manchester City pummeled Chelsea to smithereens and heaped half a dozen goals on them to reclaim the Premier League summit from Liverpool, who have a game in hand.  Tottenham defeated Leicester City by three goals to consolidate their grip on the third spot.

Wily Boly’s late dramatic equalizer denied Newcastle all the 3 crucial points on Monday Night Football.

English Premier League Week 26 Standings

 English Premier League Week 26 Standings

Monday

Wolves 1-1 Newcastle

Willy Boly scored a dramatic 95th-minute equaliser as Wolves denied Newcastle a crucial win with a 1-1 draw on Monday Night Football.

 

It looked as though Newcastle were about to pull away from the relegation zone after Isaac Hayden (56) took advantage of some flimsy goalkeeping from Rui Patricio to score his first goal since October 2017.

Wolves were strangely disjointed in their bid for a fourth straight win but staged one final push and Boly rose above Newcastle goalkeeper Martin Dubravka to nod home with the last attack of the game.

The result leaves Rafa Benitez's side one point above the drop zone in 16th while Wolves remain seventh.

 

Sunday

Tottenham 3-1 Leicester

Goals from Davinson Sanchez, Christian Eriksen and Heung-Min Son saw Tottenham stay in the title race with a 3-1 win over Leicester at Wembley.

Sanchez's first Premier League goal - an instinctive diving header - put the hosts ahead in the 33rd minute to hand Spurs the initiative.

Jamie Vardy came off the bench in the second half and saw his penalty saved by Hugo Lloris with his first touch (60), shortly before Eriksen put the hosts 2-0 up from outside the box in the 63rd minute.

Vardy did pull a goal back for Claude Puel's side in the 76th minute as he met Ricardo Pereira's goalmouth cross, but Son sealed the victory in injury time (90+1) after capitalising on a Wilfred Ndidi slip to keep Mauricio Pochettino's side within reach of the Premier League's top two.

Manchester City 6-0 Chelsea

Sergio Aguero hit his second hat-trick in eight days as City thrashed Chelsea 6-0 at the Etihad.

City were irresistible in the first half and raced into a 4-0 lead after just 25 minutes. Raheem Sterling put them ahead (4), running onto an effort at the far post, before Aguero's 25-yard stunner (13) into the top corner made it 2-0, moments after he had missed a sitter from close range.

Aguero turned home his second after a Ross Barkley mistake (19) and Ilkay Gundogan put the game well beyond Chelsea with a low shot into the bottom corner from the edge of the box (25).

Aguero completed his hat-trick from the spot (56), meaning he has 43 goals in 64 games against the big six, 22 more than any other player since he moved to the Premier League in 2011.

Sterling made it 6-0 from close range after fine team move (80). The result means City go back to the top of the Premier League on goal difference, having played a game more than Liverpool.

 

Fulham 0-3 Manchester United

Paul Pogba scored twice as United moved into the top four and extended their unbeaten start under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to 11 games with a 3-0 win at Fulham.

Pogba rifled United into the lead with a devastating near-post finish on 14 minutes before Anthony Martial got in on the act with a brilliant solo effort, reminiscent of Cristiano Ronaldo's strike at Craven Cottage in 2007.

Fulham had started brightly and could have taken the lead through Luciano Vietto and Andre Schurrle, but United's quickfire goals knocked the wind out of their sails, with Pogba adding a third from the penalty spot midway through the second half.

United moved into the top four for the first time since the opening weekend of the season. Fulham remain second from bottom, seven points from safety with just 12 games remaining.

Watford 1-0 Everton

Watford heaped more misery on Everton manager Marco Silva on his return to Vicarage Road as Andre Gray's 65th-minute strike was enough to secure a 1-0 win for the Hornets.

After Troy Deeney had appeared to stoke the flames ahead of the encounter at a Watford fans' forum, Gray made the most of the only moment of real quality in the game when he converted Will Hughes' cut-back 20 minutes into the second period, scoring his fourth goal of the season.

Everton produced very little throughout the 90 minutes and defender Kurt Zouma was sent off after the end of the match when he picked up two yellow cards for confronting the referee.

It is now just 11 points from the last 14 league games for Silva's side, with Watford moving four points clear of their opponents in eighth place.

Huddersfield 1-2 Arsenal

Alex Iwobi and Alexandre Lacazette gave Arsenal an unconvincing 2-1 win at Huddersfield to keep their top-four chase on track.

Iwobi opened the scoring against the run of play when his deflected effort from Sead Kolasinac's cross was palmed into the corner of his net by Ben Hamer (16).

Huddersfield controlled possession for large periods of the game but nothing would fall for them inside the Arsenal area, and instead Lacazette doubled the lead just before half-time when turning in Ainsley Maitland-Niles' low cross from close range (44).

The spirited hosts pulled one back in the third minute of added time in the second half when Kolasinac turned Adama Diakhaby's shot into his own goal, but it was not enough to stop Arsenal pulling back within a point of fourth-placed Manchester United.

Southampton 1-2 Cardiff City

Kenneth Zohore scored a 93rd-minute winner to give Cardiff a 2-1 victory at Southampton which moved them out of the bottom three, on a day when both clubs paid tribute to Emiliano Sala.

Cardiff warmed up in shirts featuring an image of their striker, who this week was confirmed to have died in a plane crash, and there was a minute's silence before kick-off.

When the action got underway at St Mary's, the first half was a quiet one, but Sol Bamba (69) slotted home after the break to put Cardiff ahead.

It looked like Southampton had snatched a point in the first minute of added time when Jack Stephens netted at the back post, but it was the visitors who had the final say as Zohore managed to sneak the ball into the net and seal all three points for the Bluebirds. Southampton dropped to the first relegation spot with the loss, while Cardiff moved up to 16th.

Crystal Palace 1-1 West Ham Utd

Wilfried Zaha scored on his return from suspension as Crystal Palace drew 1-1 with West Ham on Saturday.

West Ham took the lead in a lively first-half through Mark Noble from the penalty spot (27) after goalkeeper Vicente Guaita clattered into Michail Antonio inside the area.

In an entertaining clash where two golden opportunities for Palace to equalise were spurned by James McArthur and Michy Batshuayi, Zaha found the long-awaited leveller in the 76th minute when he sneaked in a deflected strike at Lukasz Fabianski's near post to extend West Ham's winless run to four matches. A point apiece means West Ham move into 10th on 33 points by goal difference. Palace, meanwhile, have moved up to 13th on 27 points.

Liverpool 3-0 Bournemouth

Liverpool regained the initiative as they moved three points clear of City with a 3-0 win over Bournemouth at Anfield. City had started the day top of the pile on goal difference, but Jurgen Klopp's men put on a masterclass of attacking football to ease back to the summit.

Sadio Mane netted for the fourth game running (24) and Georginio Wijnaldum lobbed home a delicious second (34) before Mohamed Salah (48) finished sweetly after a sensational assist by Roberto Firmino.

It was a timely response from Klopp's men who had been held to back-to-back draws in the League to allow City back into the hunt. Manchester City can, however, move back level on points with the Reds with a win over Chelsea on Super Sunday.

Brighton 1-3 Burnley FC

Chris Wood scored twice as Burnley extended their unbeaten Premier League run to seven with a 3-1 victory over Brighton.

Wood took advantage of Lewis Dunk's slip to open the scoring in the 26th minute before making it 2-0 on the hour mark. Ashley Barnes converted a penalty in the 74th minute moments after Brighton had been denied a spot-kick of their own for handball.

Shane Duffy headed home a quick response, but it was only a consolation as Brighton's winless run continued. The two sides are now level on points with Burnley, with both sides three points above the relegation zone.

 

EPL Week 26 Scores At A Glance

Saturday

Fulham 0-3 Manchester United

Watford 1-0 Everton

Huddersfield 1-2 Arsenal

Southampton 1-2 Cardiff City

Crystal Palace 1-1 West Ham Utd

Liverpool 3-0 Bournemouth

Brighton 1-3 Burnley FC

Sunday

Tottenham 3-1 Leicester

Manchester City 6-0 Chelsea

Monday

Wolves 1-1 Newcastle

 

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

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