🦁 Wolves relegate Sheffield Utd; Newcastle beat West Ham in thriller

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It was another intriguing Saturday in the Premier League.

Here’s what went down …


Willian José opens his account as Wolves condemn Sheffield United to the drop

Wolves 1
Sheffield United 0
Full time

Scorers: Willian José 59′

Sheffield United have been relegated from the Premier League after they were beaten away at Wolves on Saturday night.

Wolves went close to opening the scoring when Oliver Norwood cleared Willy Boly’s header off the line early doors, but it was a poor first half and the sides went in at half-time goalless.

But the hosts did take the lead just before the hour mark, with Willian José converting Adama Traoré’s cross to finally open his account for the club.

Wolves goalkeeper Rui Patricio made a good save to keep an Enda Stevens effort out, before coming to the rescue again to deny Norwood a few minutes later.

This result leaves Wolves 12th in the table, while the Blades will be playing Championship football next season.


Newcastle closer to safety after thrilling win over West Ham

Newcastle United 3
West Ham 2
Full time

Scorers: Diop (OG) 36′, Joelinton 42′, Willock 83′; Diop 73′, Lingard (PEN) 79′

Newcastle’s chances of staying in the Premier League took a huge boost on Saturday as Steve Bruce’s men thrillingly beat 10-man West Ham 3-2.

With Allan Saint-Maximin back in the side, the home team looked a different proposition going forward and flew out of the blocks early on causing the Hammers a number of problems.

The Frenchman had two good opportunities inside the opening 20 minutes and it was his brilliant run and shot that led to the opening goal.

Issa Diop was all at sea as Saint-Maximin’s effort came off Lukasz Fabianski and into the net and it got worse for West Ham as Craig Dawson received a second yellow for a foul on Joelinton.

The Magpies were in dreamland just moments later as another mistake from Fabianski saw Joelinton tap into an empty net from a yard out.

Into the second half and David Moyes’ men were much the better side, constantly pushing to get back into this match.

Jesse Lingard was a threat down the left-hand side and it was his searching cross that should have been put away by Jarrod Bowen at the far post, but his header was saved well.

But in the space of five minutes, the visitors got back on level terms.

First Diop headed in from 12 yards out and then Jesse Lingard scored from the penalty spot after Federico Fernandez’s handball.

Their ecstasy was short-lived though, as just three minutes later Joe Willock headed one past Fabianski to restore the Magpies lead and claim a crucial three points.