2019-20 Premier League: Week 29 Roundup

Liverpool continue to move closer towards a maiden Premier League title following a dramatic round of action affecting both ends of table.

Callum Wilson put Bournemouth ahead from a counter-attack after just nine minutes, before Mohamed Salah then equalised from Sadio Mane’s pass after the Senegalese intercepted Jack Simpson 15 minutes later.

Mane then fired in from Virgil van Dijk’s through ball to complete a comeback home victory, leaving the Reds within sight of the title whilst Bournemouth remain third bottom. 

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Second-placed Manchester City fell to a shock defeat in the Manchester derby at Old Trafford, as Anthony Martial and Scott McTominay punished mistakes from Ederson to give fifth-placed United a first league double over their cross-city rivals since 2009-10 season. 

City then saw their rearranged midweek home match against Arsenal postponed due to Coronavirus concerns, meaning that defeat against Burnley on Saturday would place Liverpool one win away from the title away at Everton on Monday. 

Braces from Harvey Barnes and Jamie Vardy earned Leicester a dominant victory over second-bottom Aston Villa, as the Foxes moved to within four points of Man City. 

Chelsea stay fourth after battering Everton in a four goal routing as ex Blues manager, Carlo Ancelotti returned to Stamford Bridge in the opposition dugout. 

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Elsewhere, Norwich are seven points off safety after falling to a Billy Sharp header as Sheffield United stay in the top four fight. 

Dele Alli’s early second-half penalty rescued Spurs a point at Burnley who are now seven league matches unbeaten, after Chris Wood had initially tapped the Clarets in front from Hugo Lloris’ spilled save of Jay Rodriguez’s shot. 

Jordan Ayew’s 28th minute strike was enough for Crystal Palace to squeeze past an inconsistent Watford, who are only just above the relegation zone on goal difference.

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Alexandre Lacazette smashed in a late winner as Arsenal edged past West Ham in a hard fought London derby, making it eight league matches undefeated for the Gunners as they continue to cling on to the battle for Europe. 

Newcastle moved eight points clear after Allan Saint-Maximin’s winner from a Yan Valery error proved enough to edge Southampton, who had Moussa Djenepo sent off midway through the first half for a foul on Isaac Hayden. 

Finally, Wolves were held to a goalless home draw by Brighton.

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