2019-20 Premier League: Week 22 Roundup

Liverpool continue to march on towards their first-ever Premier League title on a weekend, which could well define the rest of this season at both ends of the table. 

Robert Firmino produced the only goal with a calm 37th minute effort to defeat Tottenham in a tight encounter, which saw Liverpool become the first team to gain 61 points from their opening 21 league games of a season. 

Leicester blew an early lead through Denis Praet to lose 2-1 at home to Southampton, thereby allowing Manchester City to climb to second after running riot in a 6-1 away win over Aston Villa.

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Riyad Mahrez opened the scored with a six-minute brace before Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus made it four goals to the good at half-time. 

Aguero then scored a second-half brace to complete his hat-trick to become the Premier League’s top international goalscorer, although Anwar El Ghazi rescued a late consolation penalty for Villa after Ilkay Gundogan fouled Trezeguet. 

Chelsea remain fourth after thumping Burnley in a dominant 3-0 win, which was capped off by a brilliant tap-in from Callum Hudson-Odoi to score his first ever Premier League goal.  

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Down in the relegation zone, Norwich remain rock-bottom after being battered in a four goal display by Manchester United, in which Marcus Rashford scored a brace on his 200th appearance for the Red Devils. 

Watford climbed out of the bottom three for the first time this season in a comfortable three goal away victory over Bournemouth, leaving the Cherries sat second-bottom with nine defeats from their last 11 league outings. 

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Elsewhere, Everton and Sheffield United both took narrow wins after respective goals from Richarlison and Oli McBurnie saw off Brighton and West Ham. 

Crystal Palace came from behind to hold Arsenal after Jordan Ayew cancelled out Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s opener, although Aubameyang was later sent off for a dangerous tackle on Max Meyer.

Finally, Leandro Dendoncker rescued Wolves a draw against Newcastle United, who had initially led through Miguel Almiron as this fixture once again saw a set of three consecutive 1-1 draws. 

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