2020-21 Premier League: Week 19 Roundup

Manchester United remain top of the Premier League following a competitive weekend of action throughout the table. 

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Red Devils weathered a ferocious storm of attacks from Liverpool to hold Jurgen Klopp’s Reds to a goalless draw at Anfield.

John Stones’ brace either side of strikes from Ilkay Gundogan and Raheem Sterling sent Manchester City second, as the Citizens thrashed Crystal Palace 4-0 at the Etihad Stadium in Sunday Night Football.

Late goals from James Maddison and Harvey Barnes in first and second halves respectively secured Leicester a 2-0 home victory over Southampton, moving Brendan Rogers’ Foxes above Liverpool into third and behind Man City on goal difference.

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Down in the relegation zone, David McGoldrick’s 59th minute header failed to prevent Sheffield United from suffering a 3-1 home defeat to Tottenham Hotspur, as the Blades stay rock-bottom.

Matheus Pereira’ penalty brace helped West Brom fight back to stun Wolves 3-2 in a five goal thriller at Molineux in the first Black Country derby in Premier League since February 2012, having initially seen their eighth minute opener overturned by goals from Fabio Silva and Willy Boly for Wolves.

Fulham remain third-bottom after losing a closely fought West London derby to Chelsea, after Mason Mount fired in a 78th minute winner from Alphonse Areola’s fumbled clearance of Ben Chilwell’s cross following Antonee Robinson’s red card for a late tackle on Cesar Azpilicueta.

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Elsewhere, Michail Antonio fired in a ninth minute winner for West Ham as the Hammers overcame a difficult encounter against Burnley to climb to ninth.

Brighton moved five points clear of the drop zone after Neal Maupay tapped in a 17th minute winner from Alexis Mac Allister’s pass after one-two play with Leandro Trossard.

Arsenal thrashed Newcastle 3-0 as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang snatched a brace with his goals coming either side of Bukayo Saka’s strike from Emile Smith Rowe’s cutback, lifting the Gunners up to tenth.

Finally, Aston Villa’s clash against Everton at Villa Park was postponed due to the ongoing impact of a Coronavirus outbreak amongst the Villains.

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