Manchester United extended their superb end of season form, a 2-0 victory at Crystal Palace their latest conquest in the Premier League.
The victory, an instant response following Monday’s last-minute setback against Southampton, takes the Red Devils level on points, 62 with Leicester City, who won earlier today but are ahead in fourth spot thanks to a superior goal difference and a final game of the season at the King Power Stadium between the pair will most likely determine who clinches the last UEFA Champions League ticket from the division.
Two goals in each half from red-hot strike pair, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial settled what was always expected to be a cagey game.
Things might have been a bit more tricky for the Red Devils had Jordan Ayew’s goal not been ruled out for offside by the VAR officials.
The game ended on a sour note for Palace, who not only lost a sixth straight league game but will equally have great concerns about Dutch left-back Patrick Van Aanholt, who was stretched off following a collision with Martial in the build-up to the game clinching goal.
Our best thoughts are with Van Aanholt, who we wish a speedy recovery from this end.
Ayoze Perez and Demaria Gray were the goal scorer as Leicester City beat Sheffield United 2-0 at the King Power Stadium and desperately hold on to their fourth-place with Manchester United breathing heavily down their neck.
Southampton and Brighton played out an entertaining 1-1 draw at the Saint Mary’s Stadium.
Neal Maupay had given Brighton a first-half lead, which was cancelled by the ever reliable Danny Ings, his 20th Premier League goal of the campaign, becoming only the third player to achieve the feat in the Saints’ colours.
There was still time for Southampton to almost grab a late winner, Jannik Vestergaard producing an uncharacteristic long-range effort which was tipped on to the bar by Matt Ryan.
Theo Walcott’s back post header three minutes from time earned Everton a comeback 1-1 draw against relegation-threatened Aston Villa at Goodison Park.
Villa had thought they were heading for a second successive victory after defender Ezri Konsa put the visitors in front 18 minutes from time with his first goal for the club.
However, they should have doubled the lead but somehow Trezeguet managed to miss when it appeared easier to score and that missed opportunity came back to hurt Villa with a rare headed Walcott goal, which leaves them three points behind both Watford and West Ham United who both play on Friday night.