2021-22 Premier League: Week 36 Roundup

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Roundup of the latest Premier League action as the 2021-22 season began to draw to its conclusion.

Manchester City and Liverpool continued to scrap in their chase of the title which saw a potentially decisive twist in this matchweek, whilst the second relegation spot was filled as the battle for survival delivered another twist with just two matchweeks of the season left to come.

 

Weekend

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Raheem Sterling netted twice as Man City battered Newcastle United 5-0 at the Etihad Stadium to stay top, with Aymeric Laporte, Rodri and Phil Foden also finding the net.

Luis Diaz’s deflected 74th minute effort saw Liverpool slip three points behind in second after fighting back to snatch a 1-1 draw at home to fifth-placed Tottenham, who had led through Son Heung-min’s 56th minute counter-attack.

Chelsea remain third following a 2-2 draw at home to Wolves in which Romelu Lukaku’s quick-fire brace was cancelled out by late goals from the visitors’ Francisco Trincao and Conor Coady.

Two goals in the opening 10 minutes from Eddie Nketiah saw fourth-placed Arsenal defeat Leeds 2-1 at the Emirates Stadium, despite Jesse Marsch’s Whites snatching a second-half consolatory goal through Diego Llorente after Luke Ayling was red carded in the 27th minute.

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Down in the relegation zone, Mason Holgate’s 30th minute header saw Everton steal a 2-1 win away at Leicester to climb out of the relegation zone at Leeds’ expense, after Vitaliy Mykolenko’s volleyed opener was cancelled out by the Foxes’ Patson Daka in a high-energy encounter.

Burnley sit just above the relegation zone on goal difference after their four-match unbeaten run was ended in a 3-1 home defeat to Aston Villa, in which ex Claret – Danny Ings put the Villains ahead with Emiliano Buendia and Ollie Watkins also netting for the visitors.

Second-bottom Watford were officially relegated after they lost 1-0 at Crystal Palace to Wilfried Zaha’s 31st minute penalty, following Hassane Kamara’s handball and Kamara was later dismissed for a push on Michael Olise.

Rock-bottom Norwich suffered a 4-0 home thrashing at the hands of West Ham in which Said Benrahma scored twice, whilst Michail Antonio and Manuel Lanzini also found themselves on the scoresheet.

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Elsewhere, Leandro Trossard produced two assists and a goal as Brighton stunned Manchester United 4-0 at the AMEX Stadium, with Moises Caicedo, Marc Cucurella and Pascal Gross also finding the net in a ruthless display.

Pontus Jansson, Yoane Wissa and Kristoffer Ajer all netted in a 3-0 home victory for Brentford against Southampton in a mid-table clash.

 

Midweek

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Kevin De Bruyne hit four goals as Manchester City remained top following a rampant 5-1 victory at Wolves, during which Sterling netted their fifth goal after having provided the assist for De Bruyne’s third goal.

Sadio Mane struck a 65th minute winner to keep Liverpool second after Joel Matip had cancelled out Douglas Luiz’s third-minute opener, as Jurgen Klopp’s Reds fought back to win 2-1 at Aston Villa.

Mason Mount provided a goal and assist as Chelsea thrashed ten-men Leeds 3-0 away at Elland Road to move closer towards Champions League qualification, whilst the hosts remain in the relegation zone in 18th position.

Everton missed a chance to put four points between themselves and the drop after Frank Lampard’s Toffees were held to a goalless draw at Watford, just hours after the Hornets announced Rob Edwards as their new manager from next season onwards.

Harry Kane’s brace and Son Heung-min’s 47th minute goal saw Tottenham thrash Arsenal 3-0 in the North London derby to keep their top-four hopes alive, as Mikel Arteta’s Gunners played just over 55 minutes with ten men after Rob Holding was red carded.

Finally, Jamie Vardy’s brace and a 70th minute goal from James Maddison wrapped up a 3-0 victory for Leicester against Norwich at the King Power Stadium.

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