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WRAP | Premier League - Antonio boosts West Ham's Champions League challenge, West Brom headed for relegation

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Friday, 30 April

Leicester City 1-1 Southampton

Leicester’s Champions League charge suffered a minor setback after they were forced to settle for a 1-1 Premier League draw at 10-man Southampton.

Jonny Evans’ 68th-minute header earned the third-placed Foxes a point on the south coast following James Ward-Prowse’s penalty opener for the battling hosts.

Saints played 80 minutes a man down after Jannik Vestergaard was sent off for bringing down Jamie Vardy on the edge of the hosts’ 18-yard box.

Saturday, 1 May

Crystal Palace 0-2 Manchester City - MATCH REPORT

Sergio Aguero provided a reminder of his goalscoring brilliance with the opener in Manchester City's 2-0 win at Crystal Palace to put the Premier League leaders on the verge of another title.

After a frustrating first 45 minutes in south London, it was City's record goalscorer who broke the deadlock with a superb finish and Ferran Torres wrapped up the points soon after following a fine curled effort.

Brighton 2-0 Leeds

At the Amex Stadium, Brighton broke a three-game goal drought when they took the lead through Pascal Gross's 14th minute penalty.

Ezgjan Alioski was penalised for bringing down Danny Welbeck and Gross found the bottom corner with the resulting spot-kick.

Graham Potter's side struck again through Danny Welbeck's excellent solo effort in the 79th minute to seal a 2-0 win.

Chelsea 2-0 Fulham - MATCH REPORT

Chelsea cemented their grip on fourth place in the Premier League as Kai Havertz struck twice to seal a 2-0 win over struggling Fulham on Saturday.

Thomas Tuchel's side warmed up for Wednesday's Champions League semi-final second leg against Real Madrid with a ruthless display at Stamford Bridge.

Havertz netted in each half to lift Chelsea six points clear of fifth-placed West Ham in the race to qualify for next season's Champions League via a top-four finish.

Everton 1-2 Aston Villa

Everton's push for European qualification suffered a setback with a 2-1 loss at home to Aston Villa.

Ollie Watkins put the visitors ahead in the 13th minute at Goodison Park only for Everton's Dominic Calvert-Lewin to equalise six minutes later.

But Villa's Anwar El Ghazi settled the match 10 minutes from time with a superb curling shot from the edge of the box.

Sunday, 2 May

Newcastle 0-2 Arsenal

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang staked his claim for a role in Arsenal's Europa League showdown with Villarreal as he struck in a routine 2-0 Premier League win at Newcastle.

The Gabon international, starting his first game after returning from a bout of malaria, struck after 66 minutes - the fifth successive game in which he has scored against the Magpies - to cement the Gunners' 17th win in 18 outings against the Tyneside club.

It was no more than his side deserved from a dominant display which saw them go ahead through Mohamed Elneny's first top-flight goal and never look like surrendering their advantage.


Tottenham 4-0 Sheffield United

Tottenham took advantage of Liverpool's inactivity after the drama at Old Trafford to move up to fifth in the English Premier League table thanks to Gareth Bale's first ever Premier League hat-trick on Sunday.

His glut of goals proved the catalyst for a 4-0 victory over Sheffield United.

The Welshman was a peripheral figure under Jose Mourinho in his season-long loan from Real Madrid, but has now struck four times in three games since Ryan Mason replaced the sacked Portuguese coach.

Monday, 3 May

West Brom 1-1 Wolves

West Brom are set for a return to the Championship after just one season back in the Premier League as a 1-1 draw at home to Wolves on Monday all but ended their chances of survival.

Sam Allardyce's men are now 11 points from safety with just 12 left to play for in the final four games of the season.

Both sides battled horrendous playing conditions under heavy rain and luck also deserted the home side in first-half stoppage time when Kyle Bartley's attempted clearance ricocheted off Fabio Silva and into the net to give Wolves the lead.

Mbaye Diagne levelled on 62 minutes but West Brom could not find the winner they desperately needed to remain second bottom of the table.

Burnley 1-2 West Ham - MATCH REPORT

West Ham maintained their surprise challenge for a place in next season's Champions League as Michail Antonio scored twice to beat Burnley 2-1 on Monday.

Chris Wood's penalty opened the scoring for the Clarets, but Burnley failed to guarantee their Premier League survival for another season as Antonio struck twice in eight minutes.

The Hammers move into fifth, just three points adrift of Chelsea, who have to travel to runaway leaders Manchester City next weekend.

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