🦁 Wolves deny Newcastle a big win; Villa victorious at Leeds

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Phil Costa

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We’re edging closer to the ‘business end’ of the season, and there were four huge Premier League fixtures to sink our teeth into on Saturday.

This is what went down.

Newcastle 1-1 Wolves

Scorers: Lascelles 52′; Neves 73′

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Despite being the better side for large spells, Newcastle were forced to settle for a point against Wolves.

Miguel Almirón’s strike against the post was the closest either side have came to an opener in the first half but the Magpies hit the front after the break with captain Jamaal Lascelles powering a header home after a Ryan Fraser cross.

However, they were pegged back when Rúben Neves exposed some poor positioning and a weak hand from Martin Dúbravka on his return to the side to head in at the other end.

The goalkeeper did redeem himself with a phenomenal injury-time save to keep it level, after Romain Saïss had also rescued the visitors with a goal-line clearance.

The point moves Newcastle just four clear of the drop zone, while Wolves stay put in 12th.

Newcastle United 1
Wolves 1
Full time

Leeds 0-1 Aston Villa

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Scorers: El Ghazi 7′

Aston Villa earned another impressive away win after beating Leeds 1-0 at Elland Road.

Despite the hosts fashioning some chances of their own, Anwar El Ghazi put Villa ahead after ghosting in at the back post to finish.

But Leeds equalised almost instantly through Tyler Roberts only for his close range effort to be parried away by Emiliano Martínez.

Late into the second half, Patrick Bamford fired wide before Raphinha had a brilliant chance to level proceedings – only to fire a tame header into the ground.

West Brom 1-0 Brighton

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Scorers: Bartley 11′

It was yet another frustrating afternoon for Brighton after they lost 1-0 against West Brom at the Hawthorns.

Kyle Bartley put the hosts ahead when he rose highest to head home Conor Gallagher’s corner, before Pascal Groß missed a penalty for Brighton.

The Seagulls thought they equalised when Lewis Dunk caught West Brom cold with a quick free-kick – only for referee to give the goal, before ruling it out three minutes later.

Brighton continued to press and missed another close range effort when Aaron Connolly blasted over, with Danny Welbeck striking the post from another penalty.

West Brom somehow held on for all three points to boost their survival hopes, while Graham Potter’s side curse their luck again in 16th.

West Brom 1
Brighton & Hove Albion 0
Full time

Manchester City 2-1 West Ham United

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Scorers: Dias 30′, Stones 68′; Antonio 43′

Manchester City beat West Ham 2-1 to make it 20 wins in a row in all competitions and move 13 points clear atop of the Premier League.

City were made to work hard and struggled to break down the visitors before Rúben Dias headed home from Kevin De Bruyne’s looping pass.

But Michail Antonio struck the outside of the post before turning in Jesse Lingard’s shot to level proceedings just before half-time.

John Stones came to the rescue with a fine finish from close range after getting on to a Riyad Mahrez cut back, before they avoided a late scare when Issa Diop headed just wide.

Manchester City 2
West Ham 1
Full time

Sunday’s fixtures

  • Leicester v Arsenal
  • Crystal Palace v Fulham
  • Tottenham v Burnley
  • Chelsea v Manchester United
  • Sheffield United v Liverpool