🦁 Everton beat Liverpool; wins for Man United, Palace, Bournemouth | OneFootball

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Peter Fitzpatrick·24 April 2024

🦁 Everton beat Liverpool; wins for Man United, Palace, Bournemouth

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There were four Premier League games on tonight that had a major bearing on who will win the title, who will stay up and everything inbetween.

Electric Everton leave Liverpool’s title hopes in ruins

Scorers: Branthwaite 27′, Calvert-Lewin 58′

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Everton got a fully deserved first derby win at Goodison Park in 14 years, beating Liverpool 2-0, almost certainly ending Jürgen Klopp’s sides hopes of the title in the process.

Both sides had openings inside the first three minutes as things got off to a flier at a raucous Goodison Park.

Abdoulaye Doucouré couldn’t sort out his feet when the ball fell to him inside the six-yard box after some lovely build up play by the Toffees before Luis Díaz’s ball across their box was fortunately for the home side not into the path of any Liverpool attacker.

Dominic Cavert-Lewin thought he had won a penalty when was he taken down by Alisson, who was yellow-carded, but both were turned over by VAR for offside.

The game continued at a remarkable pace with Mohamed Salah being picked out in the box by a great Trent Alexander-Arnold ball. However, the Egyptian’s own ball was not met by a teammate with Ben Godfrey coming to the rescue.

Calvert-Lewin was the next to miss a great chance, firing a header straight at Alisson from close range.

Everton got the goal their play deserved in the 27th minute when after a series of headers and mishits eventually saw the ball fall to Jarrad Branthwaite, who got his strike under Alisson and into the net.

As has been the case in recent weeks, Liverpool did not have their shooting boots on, Darwin Núñez missing the best of their chances, firing straight at Jordan Pickford from close range.

The Reds started the second half brighter but Everton made it 2-0 in the 58th minute. Dwight McNeil’s corner beat everyone and Calvert-Lewin powered home a header to send Goodison into a frenzy not seen in years.

McNeil nearly made it three shortly after Calvert-Lewin again dominated Liverpool in the air, but Andy Robertson came to his side’s rescue as their title hopes hung by a thread.

Díaz came ever so close to bringing his side back into the contest, cracking the bar with a brilliant strike.

Everton held out with relative ease on a famous night at the old ground that will long live in the memory.

Fernandes-inspired Man United come from behind to beat Blades

Scorers: Maguire 42′, Fernandes (pen) 61′, 81′, Højlund 85′ ; Bogle 35′, Brereton Diaz 50′

Manchester United twice came behind to defeat Sheffield United 4-2 in another chaotic game at Old Trafford.

Unsurprisingly, the home side had the majority of the ball in the opening minutes as Sheffield United looked to get an early foothold in the game.

United looked particularly dangerous when Alejandro Garnacho got on the ball as they tried to get an early opener.  Casemiro should have done so, but mistimed his header from a Bruno Fernandes free-kick.

Christian Eriksen fired over from distance after being teed up by Antony shortly as the Blades struggled to get out of their own half.

Garnacho then missed a gilt-edged chance, firing at Wes Foderingham from inside the box. The keeper did well but the United winger had to score.

The Blades took the lead against the run of play and it was a howler from André Onana. He slipped receiving the ball from Diogo Dalot before kicking the ball to Jayden Bogle, who ran in and put it into the net with ease.

United quickly equalised, ex-Blade Harry Maguire flicking on a guided header after Garnacho whipped the ball into the box. The Argentine winger then missed another great chance to give his side the lead before half-time.

Chris Wilder’s side then retook the lead five minutes after the break, Ben Brereton Diaz firing home as United conceded yet another goal from a cutback.

Just after the hour, United hit back again, this time from the penalty spot after Harry Maguire was taken down in the box. Bruno Fernandes stepped up to send Foderingham the wrong way.

The United skipper gave his side the lead 20 minutes later, smashing home a stunning left-footed strike from outside the box.

Four minutes later, Fernandes turned provider, flicking a brilliant ball across the box for Rasmus Højlund to finish from close range.

Sheffield United tried to get back into it but United stood strong, at last, to secure a much-needed win.

10-man Bournemouth go 10th with win at Wolves

Scorers: Semenyo 37′

Bournemouth survived a late red card to leapfrog Wolves and moved into the top half with a narrow but deserved 1-0 win at Molineux.

Wolves had just two points from their last 15 heading into tonight but it was the Cherries who started the better, with Justin Kluivert looking particularly lively.

Inside the first 10 minutes, they hit the woodwork. Antoine Semenyo shot took a deflection but was tipped onto the bar by José Sá.

After 25 minutes, Bournemouth had nine attempts to the home side’s two but the game remained goalless.

Semenyo got the goal his side deserved in the 37th minute, sweeping home after another excellent counter.

Wolves thought they had equalised after the hour but VAR ruled out Hwang Hee-Chan’s header for an issue in the build-up.

They were handed a lifeline when Bournemouth’s Milos Kerkez was handed a straight red for an awful challenge with 11 minutes remaining.

There was an additional 10 added on after the 90 but Wolves could not find an equaliser as Bournemouth held out for three points, leapfrogging their old boss Gary O’Neil in the table and moving into 10th.

Mateta the man as Palace down Newcastle

Scorers: Mateta 55′, 88′

Crystal Palace continue to go from strength to strength under Oliver Glasner as they beat Newcastle 2-0 at Selhurst Park to confirm their Premier League safety.

Both sides almost profited from some slack defending inside the first 15 minutes, with Harvey Barnes and Eberechi Eze coming close for their respective sides.

The Magpies struggled to create any chances as Palace dominated both the ball and the play around the opposition box.

Palace got the goal their play deserved 10 minutes into the second half and what a great goal it was. Eze played the ball into Mateta who played a lovely one-two with Jordan Ayew before confidently slotting home.

Newcastle finally came to life with Alexander Isak being the primary threat. His shot towards goal was blocked by Will Hughes though, who was then cleared of fouling Sean Longstaff inside the box after a VAR check.

Mateta sealed the points with two minutes remaining, firing home after Hughes put the ball across the box. It was his eight goal in nine games under his new manager, and capped a great night for the Eagles.