🦁 Nine-man Everton lose to Brentford; Man City and Leeds draw; Spurs win | OneFootball
🦁 Nine-man Everton lose to Brentford; Man City and Leeds draw; Spurs win
It’s crunch time in the Premier League and there were seven matches on Sunday.
Here’s what happened.
Everton’s survival hopes dealt huge blow by Brentford
Scorers: Calvert-Lewin 10′, Richarlison (pen) 45+2′; Coleman OG 37′, Wissa 62′, Henry 64′
Everton remain mired in relegation trouble after they twice blew a lead and had two men sent off in defeat to Brentford.
The hosts took the lead after 10 minutes, when Richarlison scuffed an effort across goal and it went in via the slightest of touches from Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
But they were then reduced to 10 men, when Jarrad Branthwaite was sent off for a last man foul on Ivan Toney.
And Brentford then equalised in the 37th minute, when Yoann Wissa’s effort from a tight angle was deflected past Jordan Pickford by Seamus Coleman.
The Toffees went back in front in first half stoppage time, however, when Richarlison scored from the penalty spot after he had been brought down by Mads Bech Sørensen.
Into the second half and the Bees equalised for a second time. Wissa was undoubtedly the scorer this time, when his flick on from a corner looped over Pickford and in.
And just two minutes later the visitors went in front, when Rico Henry found the corner with a brilliant header from Christian Nørgaard’s cross.
Things then went from bad to worse for Frank Lampard’s side in the dying minutes, when substitute Salomon Rondón was shown a straight red card for a bad tackle, reducing them to nine men.
That result leaves Everton two points ahead of Burnley, with both sides still having two fixtures remaining this season. Everton face Crystal Palace at home on Thursday before travelling to Arsenal on the final day, while Burnley are away at Aston Villa and at home to Newcastle.
Man City battle back to draw at West Ham
Scorers: Bowen 24′, 45′; Grealish 49′, Coufal OG 69′
Manchester City came from 2-0 down at half-time to draw with West Ham, and missed the chance to win it from the penalty spot late on.
City dominated the opening stages but they fell behind after 24 minutes, when Jarrod Bowen raced onto a Pablo Fornals hooked pass and rounded Ederson before finishing from a tight angle.
And the Hammers went 2-0 up on the stroke of half-time with a similar goal once again finished by Bowen after he had been played in over the top, this time by Michail Antonio.
City pulled one back early in the second half, when a corner was cleared as far as Jack Grealish on the edge of the box, and he fired home on the half volley for 2-1.
And they made it 2-2 with just over 20 minutes remaining, when a free-kick into the box was headed past his own goalkeeper by Hammers defender Vladimír Coufal.
City then had the chance to make it 3-2 in the 85th-minute when Craig Dawson tripped Gabriel Jesus in the box, and the referee pointed to the spot. Riyad Mahrez stepped up but Łukasz Fabiański saved to keep it at 2-2.
That result leaves City four points ahead of Liverpool, who travel to face Southampton on Tuesday evening. West Ham remain seventh and two points behind Manchester United.
Struijk strikes late to keep Leeds hopes alive
Scorers: Struijk 90+2′; Welbeck 21′
A late equaliser saw Leeds United climb out of the relegation zone.
Danny Welbeck gave the Seagulls the lead midway through the first half when he finished past Ilan Meslier with a delightful chip.
And that was how it stayed until Pascal Struijk headed home a dramatic late equaliser for Leeds in stoppage time.
That result means Leeds are now one point ahead of 18th-place Burnley, although the Clarets still have a game in hand.
Spoils shared at Villa Park
Scorers: Watkins 69′; Schlupp 81′
Aston Villa’s final home game of the season ended in a draw with Crystal Palace.
It took until deep in the second half for the deadlock to be broken, when Ollie Watkins applied the finishing touch to give Villa the lead after Lucas Digne’s deep cross.
But the Eagles drew level nine minutes from time when Jeffrey Schlupp fired home from close range after Marc Guehi’s knockdown.
Leicester take out frustrations on Watford
Scorers: João Pedro 6′; Maddison 18′, Vardy 22′, 70, Barnes 46′, 86′
Leicester came from behind to thrash relegated Watford at Vicarage Road.
The Hornets took an early lead when João Pedro volleyed home after Leicester had been unable to clear their lines from a corner.
But James Maddison soon drew the Foxes level when he powered home from Youri Tielemans’s assist, before Jamie Vardy put them 2-1 up when he got in between two Watford defenders to head past the onrushing Ben Foster.
Harvey Barnes then made it 3-1 early in the second half when he volleyed home at the back post from Marc Albrighton’s cross, before Vardy grabbed his second of the game with a trademark run in behind the defence and cool finish past Foster.
The visitors weren’t done there either, with Barnes adding to the rout with a cool finish of his own at the end of a counter attack.
Relegated Norwich earn point at Wolves
Scorers: Aït-Nouri 55′; Pukki 37′
Wolves’ final game in front of their own fans at Molineux ended in a draw with relegated Norwich.
Teemu Pukki gave the Canaries the lead late in the first half with a calm left-footed slotted finish.
But Wolves equalised 10 minutes into the second half, with Rayan Aït-Nouri nodding home after a free-kick caused confusion in the Norwich defence.
Kane penalty sends Spurs up into fourth
Scorers: Kane 45+8′ (PEN)
Tottenham did just enough to beat Burnley 1-0 at home in what is a big result for both the race for Champions League football and to avoid relegation.
It looked as though things would remain deadlocked at the break until VAR awarded Tottenham a penalty following a handball against Ashley Barnes which Kane slotted home.
In the end, the spot-kick was enough to decide the match, and Tottenham leapfrogged Arsenal into fourth while Burnley dropped into the relegation zone.
Monday night’s fixture sees Arsenal host Newcastle while Southampton host Liverpool on Tuesday.
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