2019-20 Premier League: Week 24 Roundup

Liverpool continue their march towards a maiden Premier League title after a hectic round of midweek games, with implications throughout the table.

Roberto Firmino fired in a late winner as Liverpool defeated Wolves at Molineux, having seen Jordan Henderson’s eighth minute shoulder tap-in cancelled out by Raul Jimenez’s early second-half header.

That result meant that Liverpool remain 16 points clear of Manchester City who stay second, after Sergio Aguero’s tap-in from Kevin De Bruyne’s cross proved enough to beat Sheffield United.

Ayoze Perez netted a late brace as Leicester thrashed West Ham 4-1 to stay a further three points behind Man City.

Chelsea meanwhile remain in fourth after twice blowing their lead in an eventual 2-2 draw against Arsenal, who had David Luiz sent off midway through the first half for fouling Tammy Abraham which led to the Blues’ opener from Jorginho penalty.

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Down in the relegation zone, Tyrone Mings’ last-gasp deflection winner moved Aston Villa out of the relegation zone at Watford’s expense after Troy Deeney’s headed opener for the Hornets was cancelled out by Douglas Luiz’s 68th minute smasher.

Bournemouth thrashed Brighton 3-1 to further compound Watford’s misery as the Cherries climbed a position to third-bottom, leaving the Hornets sat second-bottom on goal difference.

Norwich fell six points behind their relegation rivals after falling to defeat at Tottenham, having initially seen Teemu Pukki’s penalty cancel out Dele Alli’s strike before Son Heung-min then headed in Spurs’ winner from Alli’s cross.

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Elsewhere, Chris Wood and Jay Rodriguez produced clinical close-range strikes as Burnley stunned Manchester United to clinch their first win at Old Trafford since September 1962 and ensure a four point margin from fifth to 14th in the table.

Southampton moved above Crystal Palace into ninth after strikes from Nathan Redmond and Stuart Armstrong gifted the Saints victory at Selhurst Park.

Finally, Florian Lejeune struck twice in injury time as Newcastle snatched a huge point at Everton, who had initially led through Moise Kean and Dominic Calvert-Lewin. 

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