English Premiership

Newcastle closer to Premier League safety

Newcastle United (File)
Newcastle United (File)

Newcastle - Ayoze Perez fired Newcastle to the brink of Premier League safety with his fifth goal of the season securing a 1-0 victory over Huddersfield on Saturday.

The Spaniard slid home Kenedy's 80th-minute cross to break the deadlock on a tense afternoon at St. James' Park, much to the relief of the bulk of a crowd of 52 261.

Dwight Gayle and Matt Ritchie had earlier passed up good opportunities to give their side the lead, but on a day when loan signing Islam Slimani belatedly made his debut as a substitute, the drama came amid a tense conclusion.

The Magpies eased themselves seven points clear of the drop zone, leaving the visitors four points behind in the pursuit of a second season in the Premier League.

Fixtures
Tue 07 Jul 20 19:00 PM (SAST)
Crystal Palace
Chelsea
Selhurst Park
Tue 07 Jul 20 19:00 PM (SAST)
Watford
Norwich City
Vicarage Road
Tue 07 Jul 20 21:15 PM (SAST)
Arsenal
Leicester City
Emirates Stadium
Results
Mon 06 Jul 20
Tottenham Hotspur 1
Everton 0
Sun 05 Jul 20
Southampton 1
Manchester City 0
Sun 05 Jul 20
Liverpool 2
Aston Villa 0
Logs
Team
P
W
PTS
1. Liverpool
33
29
89
2. Manchester City
33
21
66
3. Leicester City
33
17
58
4. Chelsea
33
17
57