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Joe Willock scored a dramatic 95th-minute equaliser for Newcastle to put a serious dent in Liverpool's top four hopes.

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Earlier on Friday, a howler from Arsenal's Bernd Leno gifted Everton the maximum points to boost thier hopes of a fast fading top four finish.
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Liverpool’s quest for top-four finish were pegged back once again on the heels of a second straight tie in as many outings, this time at home, as substitute Joe Willock scored a dramatic but deserved 95th-minute equalizer on Saturday to deny the Reds a much-needed win and boost Newcastle’s survival hopes.

Chelsea edged fellow top-four finish contender – West Ham – by a lone goal to strengthen their grip on the fourth spot, and relegated Sheffield United nabbed just their fifth win of the season following a first-half strike from David McGoldrick to leave relegation-wary Brighton looking over their shoulders as they dropped to the 17th spot.

Earlier on Friday, a howler from Arsenal's Bernd Leno gifted Everton the maximum points to boost thier hopes of a fast fading top four finish.

On Sunday, a lackluster goalless tie between Leeds Utd and Manchester Utd nudged Manchester City, who won their Week 33 outing (5-2) against Southampton, two wins or six points closer to the Premier League title. Burnley took a huge step towards Premier League safety on the heels of a Chris Wood hat-trick that saw them thrash Wolves by four goals to nothing, and West Brom's faint hopes of avoiding relegation suffered a significant setback after substitute Keinan Davis scored a 92nd-minute equaliser for Aston Villa.

And on Monday, Kelechi Iheanacho kept Foxes' Champions League bid on track in a come from behind 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace.

EPL Week 33 Scores At A Glance

Friday

Arsenal 0-1 Everton

 Everton ended their 25-year wait for a win at Arsenal and moved to within three points of the Premier League's top four after Bernd Leno's calamitous own goal secured a 1-0 victory amid supporter protest at the Emirates Stadium on Friday Night Football.

 

Richarlison's cross flashed through the Arsenal goalkeeper's legs with 14 minutes remaining as a tumultuous week at Arsenal - which began with the club's intention to join a European Super League - ended in a home defeat.

The hosts thought they had been awarded a second-half penalty when Dani Ceballos was fouled by Richarlison, but Nicolas Pepe was deemed offside in the build-up upon VAR review.

Everton remain in eighth position but move to within a point of sixth-placed Tottenham and are now six points clear of Arsenal in 10th.

Saturday

Liverpool 1-1 Newcastle

West Ham 0-1 Chelsea

Sheffield United 1-0 Brighton

Sunday

Wolves 0-4 Burnley

Leeds United 0-0 Manchester United

Aston Villa 2-2 West Brom

Monday

Leicester City 2-1 Crystal Palace

EPL Week 34 Standings

EPL Week 33 Standings

Friday

Arsenal 0-1 Everton

Saturday

Liverpool 1-1 Newcastle

Joe Willock scored a dramatic stoppage-time equaliser as Liverpool blew the chance to move into the Premier League's top four after dominating for large parts in a 1-1 draw.

Starting the day in seventh Liverpool could ill afford any more surprise defeats at Anfield and Mohamed Salah settled the nerves with an explosive finish with their first attack in the third minute.

It should have set the tone for a comfortable afternoon but Jurgen Klopp's team were wasteful in front of goal, failing to score again despite registering a further 21 shots on Newcastle's goal.

With time running out Newcastle sensed an opportunity to strike and thought they had equalised when Callum Wilson bundled home, but VAR disallowed the goal as the ball inadvertently hit his arm before he scored.

Undeterred by a potential piece of VAR injustice, Steve Bruce's side kept going and, with their final attack, Willock - who scored the winner in the victory against West Ham last weekend - popped up to strike home a deflected effort (90+5).

Liverpool are four points off a top-four spot. Newcastle are now 9 points above the drop zone.

 

West Ham 0-1 Chelsea

Timo Werner's first-half strike helped strengthen Chelsea's grip on the top four with a 1-0 win at West Ham, who saw Fabian Balbuena controversially sent off after a VAR intervention.

Chelsea's winner came just before half-time through Werner's first Premier League goal since mid-February, finishing off at close range from Ben Chilwell's low cross (43).

The game opened up in the second half as Werner missed a fine chance to double his tally, turning wide at close range from a rebound, and West Ham were reduced to 10 men with a baffling dismissal as Balbuena's studs caught Chilwell's calf after following through with a clearance.

After referee Chris Kavanagh consulted the pitchside monitor to view the incident, which seemed an unavoidable action from the West Ham defender, Balbuena was shown a red card.

Chelsea saw the game out, meaning Thomas Tuchel's side are fourth, now three points clear of fifth-placed West Ham, with Liverpool a further point behind in sixth with five games remaining.

Sheffield United 1-0 Brighton

Rock-bottom Sheffield United secured only their fifth Premier League win of the season as David McGoldrick's first-half strike was enough to clinch a 1-0 victory over Brighton at Bramall Lane on Saturday Night Football.

The Blades' fate was sealed last weekend when they were narrowly beaten by Wolves, but the hallmarks of their successful first season back in the top-flight were back on display during a resolute performance that ultimately came too late in their quest to beat the drop.

McGoldrick's winning strike (19) was far from a thing of beauty as a series of attempted clearances and ricochets allowed the striker to shoot on the turn and wrong-foot goalkeeper Robert Sanchez.

Brighton, who remain in 16th place, were denied an equaliser upon VAR review when Jakub Moder found the net from an offside position as Graham Potter's side missed the chance to go 10 points clear of the relegation zone.

 

Sunday

Wolves 0-4 Burnley

Burnley took a huge step towards Premier League safety as Chris Wood's first-half hat-trick set them on their way to a 4-0 win over Wolves at Molineux.

Wood twice capitalised on errors in a hapless Wolves defence inside the first half an hour of the match before completing his hat-trick before the break to put the result beyond doubt.

Sean Dyche's side have let a number of leads slip in recent weeks but Ashley Westwood's late strike capped an emphatic performance that surely ends any relegation fears as they move nine points clear of Fulham.

Leeds United 0-0 Manchester United

Manchester City only require two wins from their final five matches in order to clinch the Premier League title after Manchester United and Leeds played out a drab 0-0 draw at Elland Road on Super Sunday.

In a game of few chances, the visitors came closest to scoring in the opening period when Marcus Rashford's free-kick was well saved by Illan Meslier.

Leeds' best chance fell to Helder Costas in the second half, but his deflected effort flashed over the bar.

The result means Man Utd are 10 points behind their rivals City in second place. Leeds move up above Arsenal into ninth having extended their unbeaten run to six matches.

Aston Villa 2-2  West Brom

Keinan Davis' late strike denied West Brom a vital victory in their battle against Premier League relegation as they drew 2-2 at Aston Villa.

West Brom were much improved after a lacklustre showing against Leicester on Thursday, but went behind inside nine minutes when Semi Ajayi was penalised for a foul on Ross Barkley in the area. Anwar El Ghazi (9) scored the penalty, but the Baggies' own spot-kick was not far behind.

Ezri Konsa was the Villa culprit, clipping the feet of Ainsley Maitland-Niles, with the impressive Matheus Pereira (23) firing home the penalty to see West Brom level. The winger also rattled the underside of the crossbar with a superb free-kick in a strong first half for the visitors.

It was a night to forget for Aston Villa's centre-backs, who both had a hand in West Brom's second goal. Konsa's poor control allowed Mbaye Diagne through, and his cross was then turned into his own net by a sliding Tyrone Mings.

For the remainder of the second half Aston Villa were camped around the West Brom area - although the visitors had chances of their own - and the hosts made it count in the second minute of added time. Davis took advantage of some poor Baggies communication to stab the equaliser home, scoring his first Premier League goal.

However, Aston Villa have now won only two of their last 10 Premier League outings and remain in 11th. For West Brom, it was a bitter late blow for their survival hopes as they are two points behind Fulham and nine away from Brighton in 17th place with five games to play.

 

Monday

Leicester City 2-1 Crystal Palace

Kelechi Iheanacho scored a sensational goal and set up another as Leicester came from behind to boost their Champions League qualification hopes with a 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace.

Wilfried Zaha shocked Leicester when he put Palace ahead inside 12 minutes - his fourth goal in four games at the King Power Stadium.

But Iheanacho sparked the Foxes' spirited second-half fightback, setting up Timothy Castagne for the equaliser within five minutes of the restart, before emphatically rifling in his 14th goal in 14 games in all competitions to complete the turnaround 10 minutes from time.

Having threatened to leave the door to Champions League qualification ajar for their top-four rivals, the victory sees Leicester consolidate third spot, seven points clear of fifth-placed West Ham, while Palace remain 13th, 11 points clear of the relegation zone but not yet mathematically safe.

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

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