2019-20 Premier League: Week 35 Roundup

This weekend saw the Premier League focus shift towards the tight relegation battle, as four teams continue to be split by four points whilst the first relegated club was officially confirmed. 

Norwich City became the first team to be relegated to the 2020-21 Championship after suffering a four goal home loss against West Ham, in which Michail Antonio scored all four goals with braces in each half.

Troy Deeney grabbed a second-half penalty brace as Watford came from behind to defeat Newcastle at Vicarage Road, having initially conceded to Dwight Gayle’s 23rd minute strike.

Bournemouth remain in the final relegation spot and three points off the Hammers and Hornets, as Dominic Solanke struck twice in a comeback 4-1 win over Leicester who had Caglar Soyuncu red-carded for a bad reaction to Callum Wilson’s shove.

Aston Villa meanwhile sit four points adrift of safety despite Trezeguet’s double defeating Crystal Palace, before Christian Benteke was sent off at full-time as tempers flared.

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Further up the table in the battle for third, Chelsea clung onto third after losing at Sheffield United, as David McGoldrick’s brace plus an Oli McBurnie header ensured an unbeaten league season for the Blades specifically against London-based clubs. 

Leicester stayed fourth after Michael Obafemi struck in injury time to rescue Southampton a point at Manchester United in a 2-2 draw at Old Trafford, denying the Red Devils the chance to go third.  

Wolves thrashed Everton in a dominant three goal home victory at Molineux to maintain the pressure on Leicester and Man Utd, despite sitting four points adrift in sixth. 

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Elsewhere, Toby Alderweireld’s late header clinched victory for Tottenham after Son Heung-min had cancelled out Alexandre Lacazette’s opener for Arsenal in a fierce North London derby. 

Raheem Sterling produced his third hat-trick of this season as Manchester City ran riot in a five goal display at Brighton, leaving the Seagulls five points clear of the drop with three rounds left. 

Finally, Jay Rodriguez struck midway through the second-half to gift Burnley a point against Liverpool, who had led through Andrew Robertson’s header. 

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