2019-20 Premier League: Week 31 Roundup

Liverpool secured their first Premier League title following a dramatic midweek of Premier League action, as the battles for Europe and survival continue to prove unpredictable. 

Trent Alexander-Arnold fired Liverpool ahead with a stunning free-kick into the top right corner, before Mohamed Salah doubled their lead shortly before half-time when he fired in from Fabinho’s long ball. 

Fabinho then added a third ten minutes after the break when he blasted in from just outside the box, whilst Sadio Mane completed a four goal win when he slotted in Salah’s through ball. 

Chelsea took the lead against Manchester City through Christian Pulisic’s sole strike, only for Kevin De Bruyne’s 55th minute free-kick to give the Citizens hope until Fernandinho was red-carded for handball as he cleared Tammy Abraham’s shot to give away a penalty. 

Willian proceeded to step up and smash in the spot-kick to secure victory for Chelsea, which in turn secured Liverpool their first-ever Premier League title plus first overall league title since 1990 – when they won the then First Division. 

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Leicester remain in third after holding Brighton to a goalless home draw as the Seagulls moved six points clear of relegation, whilst the Foxes now sit a point ahead of Chelsea. 

Manchester United remain in fifth through Anthony Martial’s first-ever senior hatrick, as the Red Devils battered Sheffield United in a three goal display at Old Trafford. 

Raul Jimenez’s 60th minute header ensured that Wolves round out the top six after defeating third-bottom Bournemouth. 

Norwich remain rock-bottom after falling to a Michael Keane strike as Everton snatched a narrow win at Carrow Road. 

Ahmed Elmohamady’s late header saw Aston Villa snatch a late point at Newcastle United, who had initially led through Dwight Gayle’s superb strike into the bottom left corner. 

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Elsewhere, Tottenham climbed to seventh through Tomas Soucek’s own goal and a late Harry Kane smash from Son Heung-Min’s through ball. 

Eddie Nketiah and Joe Willock struck either side of the break to end Arsenal’s two match winless drought, as the Gunners took victory at Southampton to improve to ninth. 

Finally, Jay Rodriguez headed in a late winner from Dwight McNeil’s cross as Burnley edged Watford in a tight encounter at Turf Moor. 

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