2018-19 Premier League: Week 34 Roundup

Liverpool remain top of Premier League from Manchester City after another weekend full of twists and turns. (Credit: Premier League Twitter)

Liverpool remain top from Manchester City as various battles throughout the Premier League table continue to twist and turn. 

Quick-fire early second-half goals from Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah was enough for the Reds to see off Chelsea who fell to fifth, following respective wins for Tottenham and Arsenal over Huddersfield and Watford. 

Man City meanwhile remain two points behind Liverpool after beating Crystal Palace 3-1, with Raheem Sterling netting a double before Luka Milivojevic’s late comeback threat was cancelled out by Gabriel Jesus’ final minute strike. 

Manchester United remain sixth after Paul Pogba netted a penalty brace either side of Felipe Anderson’s equaliser for West Ham. 

Ref controversy at Burnley v Cardiff
Cardiff experienced both ends of 2-0 results after losing to Burnley at weekend through controversial refereeing decisions before beating Brighton in midweek. (Credit: WalesOnline)

Down at bottom, Cardiff suffered a controversial 2-0 defeat at Burnley through a Chris Wood brace after seeing several penalty appeals waved away.

The Bluebirds then saw off Brighton in a rearranged match on Tuesday night through strikes from Nathaniel Mendez-Laing and Sean Morrison, reducing their gap to safety down to just two points behind the Seagulls. 

That meeting came  after Brighton were crushed 5-0 at home by Bournemouth on Saturday in a ruthless display from the Cherries, who are now all but mathematically safe. 

Perez header v Leicester
Ayoze Perez headed in Newcastle’s winner over Leicester who stay seventh after other results went their way. (Reuters)

Elsewhere, Leicester clung onto seventh despite Ayoze Perez’s first-half header handing Newcastle victory on Friday night. 

Wolves failed to take advantage of the Foxes’ defeat in the race for seventh, after Southampton ran out 3-1 winners at St Marys to move themselves five points clear of the drop. 

Finally, Fulham claimed a shock 2-0 win over ninth-placed Everton through second-half strikes from Tom Cairney and Ryan Babel. 

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