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WRAP | Liverpool with empathic win over Man United to keep Champions League hopes alive

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Joe Willock celebrates with his Newcastle team-mates. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Joe Willock celebrates with his Newcastle team-mates. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

THURSDAY 13 MAY

Aston Villa 0-0 Everton  

Everton's hopes of qualifying for Europe suffered a blow as they were held to a dour 0-0 draw by Aston Villa on Thursday.

Carlo Ancelotti's side had an outside chance of reaching next season's Champions League if they won at Villa Park.

But Everton were unable to find a way past in-form Villa keeper Emiliano Martinez and could only climb to eighth in the Premier League as a result.

They are eight points behind fourth-placed Chelsea with three games remaining, leaving them with little chance of a top four finish.

Man United 2-4 Liverpool - MATCH REPORT

Liverpool kept their hopes of a place in next season's Champions League alive by coming from behind to beat Manchester United at Old Trafford on Thursday.

Jurgen Klopp's men still need to win their remaining three games to guarantee a place in the Premier League's top four, but cleared the biggest hurdle in their path with a first victory away to United since 2014.

Weekend results

FRIDAY, 7 MAY

Leicester City 2-4 Newcastle United - MATCH REPORT

Newcastle United derailed Leicester City's bid to qualify for next season's Champions League with a 4-2 win on Friday that all but secured their place in the Premier League.

Defeat left Leicester third, two points in front of Chelsea and five ahead of West Ham, with both London clubs having a game in hand over the Foxes.

This reverse came five years to the day since Leicester received the Premier League trophy, having started the 2015/16 season as 5 000/1 rank outsiders to be crowned English champions.

SATURDAY, 8 MAY

Leeds United 3-1 Tottenham Hotspur

Leeds beat managerless Tottenham 3-1 on Saturday to put a huge dent in Spurs' ambitions of securing a coveted Premier League top-four spot.

Son Heung-min cancelled out Stuart Dallas's early goal for Leeds midway the first half but Patrick Bamford restored the home side's lead shortly before the break and substitute Rodrigo struck late on.

Sheffield United 0-2 Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace beat already relegated Sheffield United 2-0.

Man City 1-2 Chelsea - MATCH REPORT

Chelsea forced Manchester City to put their Premier League title party on hold on Saturday, winning 2-1 to boost their own chances of a top-four finish in a dress rehearsal for the Champions League final.

Raheem Sterling gave the home side the lead just before half-time at an empty Etihad Stadium but Hakim Ziyech levelled and Marcos Alonso bundled in the winner in the dying seconds.

Liverpool 2-0 Southampton - MATCH REPORT

Liverpool kept alive their hopes of a top-four finish in the Premier League as Sadio Mane and Thiago Alcantara sealed a 2-0 win against Southampton on Saturday.

Jurgen Klopp's side moved above Tottenham into sixth place thanks to Mane's first-half header and Thiago's first goal for the club in the final moments at Anfield.

Liverpool's first victory in four games in all competitions leaves them six points behind fourth-placed Leicester with a game in hand in the race to qualify for next season's Champions League.

SUNDAY, 9 MAY

Wolves 2-1 Brighton 

Morgan Gibbs-White scored his first Premier League goal as Wolverhampton Wanderers came from behind to beat a Brighton & Hove Albion side, who had two players sent off.

In the 90th minute, Gibbs-White found the top corner to secure a first Wolves top-flight victory over Brighton and move them on to 45 points in 12th position.

Aston Villa 1-3 Man United - MATCH REPORT

Manchester City's Premier League title celebrations were put on hold again as Manchester United fought back to win 3-1 at Aston Villa on Sunday.

Defeat for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side would have handed the title to City and their local rivals would have enjoyed seeing Villa's Bertrand Traore opening the scoring midway through the first half.

City could have started the party if second-placed United lost at Villa Park, but their arch-rivals kept the leaders' champagne on ice as they came from behind thanks to goals from Bruno Fernandes, Mason Greenwood and Edinson Cavani.

West Ham 0-1 Everton 

Dominic Calvert-Lewin dashed West Ham's dreams of the Champions League as Everton battled to a 1-0 win at the London Stadium.

Calvert-Lewin's first-half strike was enough to secure three points for the Toffees and keep them in the hunt for Europe.

It was Everton's 11th away win of the season, with only their poor home form preventing them from being in the mix for the top four themselves.

Arsenal 3-1 West Brom - MATCH REPORT

West Bromwich Albion were relegated from the English Premier League after a 3-1 loss away to Arsenal on Sunday.

First-half goals from Emile Smith Rowe and Nicolas Pepe left West Brom struggling at 2-0 down.

Matheus Pereira pulled a goal back in the 67th minute but West Brom's fate was sealed when Arsenal's Willian made it 3-1 with a superb free-kick in the last minute of normal time.

MONDAY, 10 MAY

Fulham 0-2 Burnley  

TUESDAY, 11 MAY

Man United 1-2 Leicester City - MATCH REPORT

Caglar Soyuncu's second-half goal saw Leicester beat Manchester United 2-1 on Tuesday in a result that confirmed Manchester City as Premier League champions and strengthened the Foxes' bid for a place in the Champions League.

Luke Thomas put Leicester ahead in the 10th minute at Old Trafford but the visitors' lead lasted just five minutes, with Mason Greenwood equalising for United.

But Turkish defender Soyuncu's 66th-minute header settled the match in Leicester's favour and eventually sparked title celebrations at United's local rivals.

Defeat left second-placed United 10 points behind City, with only a maximum of nine available to the Red Devils from their three remaining league games this season.

Southampton 3-1 Crystal Palace - MATCH REPORT

Danny Ings scored twice on his return from injury as Southampton marked their first match since being assured of Premier League survival with a dominant win at home to Crystal Palace.

WEDNESDAY, 12 MAY

Chelsea 0-1 Arsenal - MATCH REPORT

Emile Smith Rowe punished Jorginho's blunder to dent the Blues' bid to finish in the Premier League's top four.Midfielder Jorginho was guilty of a woefully misplaced back-pass that ended with Gunners youngster Smith Rowe slotting home early in the first half at Stamford Bridge.

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