🦁 West Ham hold Spurs; wins for Forest, Bournemouth; Everton, Wolves draw | OneFootball

🦁 West Ham hold Spurs; wins for Forest, Bournemouth; Everton, Wolves draw | OneFootball

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Richard Buxton·2 April 2024

🦁 West Ham hold Spurs; wins for Forest, Bournemouth; Everton, Wolves draw

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The Premier League’s latest round of midweek fixtures kicked off on Tuesday.

Here’s what went down.

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Spurs miss chance to go fourth

Scorers: Zouma 19; Johnson 5′

Tottenham missed a chance to reclaim fourth spot after a cagey London derby with West Ham.

Brennan Johnson handed Ange Postecoglou’s side an early lead at the London Stadium as he turned Timo Werner’s cutback into an empty net.

But Kurt Zouma pulled the Hammers level barely a quarter of an hour later as he glanced home Jarrod Bowen’s right-sided corner.

Michail Antonio enjoyed their best opening during the second half with a surging one-on-one but fired tamely at Guglielmo Vicario.

The visitors almost snatched victory deep in added time when Destiny Udogie’s shot on the edge of the box was denied by Łukasz Fabiański.

West Ham moved up seventh while Spurs are two points adrift of Aston Villa, how have a game in hand, for the final Champions League spot.

Forest continue climb to safety

Scorers: Hudson-Odoi 9′, Wood 19′, Gibbs-White 45+3′; Adarabioyo 49′

Nottingham Forest produced a first-half onslaught against Fulham to continue their climb away from the relegation zone.

Callum Hudson-Odoi broke the deadlock after just nine minutes at the City Ground with a curling low strike from the lefthand side of the penalty area.

The Tricky Trees doubled their advantage soon after through Chris Wood’s instinctive long-range finish which caught Bernd Leno cold off his line.

Morgan Gibbs-White added a third deep in first-half added time by guiding the ball in after Marco Silva had earlier made a triple substitution.

Early in the second half, the visitors reduced their deficit as Tosin Adarabioyo turned home Andreas Pereira’s corner from the left with a looping header.

But Forest held on to open up a three-point cushion over Luton in 18th ahead of their game with Arsenal on Wednesday.

DCL ends drought against Newcastle

Scorers: Isak 15′; Calvert-Lewin (PEN) 88′

Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored his first goal in 22 games to salvage a late point for Everton against Newcastle.

Alexander Isak had broken the deadlock with a solo effort after latching onto Harvey Barnes’ ball over the top to rack up his 19th goal of the season.

Dan Burn appeared to have heaped the misery on the Toffees early in the second half from a well-worked move but saw his goal disallowed by Isak’s offside.

But Sean Dyche’s side were handed a lifeline when Paul Dummett bundled over Ashley Young in the penalty area to concede a penalty which Calvert-Lewin converted.

The result at St James’ Park keeps Everton in 16th, a point ahead of Forest and four points adrift of the relegation zone while Newcastle sit eighth.

Cherries leave it late to snatch spoils

Scorers: Kluivert 79′

Bournemouth left it late to claim maximum points against Crystal Palace.

Eberechi Eze appeared to have handed the visitors a late first-half lead on the South Coast but his goal was disallowed for offside against Jean-Philippe Mateta.

But it was the Cherries who broke the deadlock in the final 11 minutes as Justin Kluivert pounced onto Antoine Semenyo’s cross to fire home from close range.

Andoni Iraola’s side leapfrog Chelsea into 11th place while the Eagles stay three position below them.

Honours even at Turf Moor

Scorers: Larsen 37′; Aït-Nouri 45+3′

Burnley and Wolves were forced to settle for a point after a cancelling each other out.

Jacob Bruun Larsen opened the scoring by sweeping in a well-taken volley to meet Dara O’Shea’s cross to the far post.

But the visitors restored parity deep in first-half added time when Rayan Aït-Nouri met Pablo Sarabia’s free kick with a downward header.

Neither club’s positions were changed by the stalemate, with the Clarets still second-bottom while Wolves stay tenth.

Wednesday’s games

  1. Arsenal v Luton Town
  2. Brentford v Brighton
  3. Manchester City v Aston Villa