2019-20 Premier League: Week 23 Roundup

Liverpool took a huge step towards their first Premier League title on a weekend which could very well define the title race.

Virgil Van Dijk’s 14th minute header and a injury-time strike from Mohamed Salah proved enough for the Reds to squeeze past Manchester United, thereby opening up a 16 point gap over second-placed Manchester City who drew 2-2 with Crystal Palace. 

Cenk Tosun headed Palace in front shortly before half-time but a late Sergio Aguero brace seemingly snatched a win for City, only for Fernandinho to then turn Wilfried Zaha’s low cross into his own net to gift the Eagles a point in an entertaining 2-2 draw.

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Leicester stay third after Harvey Barnes’ opener and Jamie Vardy’s saved penalty weren’t enough to beat Burnley, who came from behind to win through second half strikes from Chris Wood and Ashley Westwood.

Isaac Hayden snatched a late injury-time winner as Newcastle edged fourth-placed Chelsea in a scrappy battle at St James’ Park.

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Down in the relegation zone, Teemu Pukki’s penalty was enough for rock-bottom Norwich to beat fellow relegation rivals – Bournemouth in a game that saw both teams reduced to ten men.

Steve Cook was red-carded for handling Ondrej Duda’s rebound shot which led to Pukki’s winner, whilst Ben Godfrey was dismissed mid-way through the second half for a late challenge on Callum Wilson.

Jack Grealish cancelled out Leandro Trossard’s opener as Aston Villa snatched a point at Brighton to move to within a point of safety.

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Elsewhere, Wolves moved up to sixth after coming from two goals down to beat Southampton 3-2 with a Raul Jimenez brace, after Pedro Neto had halved their deficit early in the second-half.

John Fleck rescued a late point for Sheffield United after Gabriel Martinelli had put Arsenal ahead on the stroke of half time.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s header saw Everton come from behind to hold former manager – David Moyes’ West Ham to a draw at the London Stadium, after Issa Diop had briefly headed the Hammers ahead.

Finally, Watford linger just above the relegation zone after holding Tottenham to a goalless draw at Vicarage Road.

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