Manchester United 0-1 West Brom
Manchester United had a nightmare against West Brom to gift Manchester City the Premier League title with five games to spare.
Jay Rodriguez’s header capped a miserable afternoon for Jose Mourinho and his side, who were roundly booed off at full time.
They can no longer catch their neighbours at the top, who can kick off the celebrations across town.
Jake Livermore had an early effort for the Baggies, only to see it expertly palmed away by David de Gea in the United goal.
Paul Pogba was booked for handling when attempting to head in at the other end, before blazing well over shortly before half time.
In between there was half a penalty shout around Old Trafford for a rogue Baggies boot connecting with Ander Herrera.
But it was a subdued first half with the Red Devils jeered off by some sections of an underwhelmed crowd.
There was precious little uplift as the second half progressed, with the biggest cheer reserved for Anthony Martial’s introduction at the expense of the enigmatic Pogba.
But they sparked to life on 66 minutes.
Ben Foster had to produce a brilliant one-handed save low to high right to deny Romelu Lukaku’s header.
Substitute Jesse Lingard then thrashed a shot inches wide from the edge of the box.
But the stadium was all but silenced when Rodriguez bundled in after Craig Dawson had out-muscled Nemanja Matic at the far post.
United had no answer, with the ground half empty by full time and the sound of blue-shirted celebrations picking up in the distance.
As for West Brom – they cling on to their EPL status for another week.
Newcastle 2-1 Arsenal
Arsenal lost their fifth away game in a row as Newcastle all but sealed their Premier League survival on Sunday.
Calamitous defending, most notably from World Cup winner Shkodran Mustafi, once again contributed heavily to their latest humbling.
Yet Arsene Wenger’s side had gone ahead in the 14th minute.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang surged forward and picked out Alexandre Lacazette, who notched his 13th goal of his first campaign in English football.
Ayoze Perez side-footed the Toon Army level on 29 minutes after good work from DeAndre Yedlin.
Calum Chambers should have restored the away advantage just before the break but conspired to miss from close range.
They were made to pay when Matt Ritchie produced a cool finish after being set up by Perez.
Arsenal were firmly on the ropes and Kenedy was next to try his luck, striking the post with a dipping effort.
And there was no way back for the Londoners, who haven’t managed a single away point since the turn of the year.
Tottenham 1-3 Manchester City
Manchester City waltzed past Tottenham at Wembley to move within an inch of sealing the Premier League title.
City really came out of the traps as they looked to put a shocking ten days behind them.
Leroy Sane belted a volley that crashed against the post inside four minutes.
But Gabriel Jesus made no mistake in slotting past Hugo Lloris on 22 minutes after running on to a Vincent Kompany long ball.
And one became two a couple of minutes later after Lloris clattered into Raheem Sterling on the edge of his box.
Ilkay Gundogan smashed home the penalty to put City firmly in charge.
Spurs grew into the game, though, and Christian Eriksen saw his shot deflect wildly off Aymeric Laporte and past the grasp of Ederson for 1-2 on 42 minutes.
But Sterling was on hand to add the third in the 72nd minute when he pounced on a rebound to fire in.
Liverpool 3-0 Bournemouth
Mohamed Salah scored again as Liverpool closed the gap on Manchester United in second to a single point with victory over Bournemouth on Saturday.
It was the perfect way to celebrate their progression to the Champions League semi-finals thanks to a midweek win over Manchester City.
Sadio Mane scored at the second attempt on seven minutes after being picked out by an inch-perfect Jordan Henderson cross.
The Reds continued to attack with purpose but Bournemouth were resolute under the guidance of canny boss Eddie Howe.
And Salah notched his 30th EPL goal of the season on 69 minutes when he headed Trent Alexander-Arnold’s cross beautifully over the befuddled Asmir Begovic.
Roberto Firmino added the gloss in the 90th minute when he took a touch and found the inside of the near post from the edge of the box.
Southampton 2-3 Chelsea
Chelsea stormed to a comeback win at Southampton to keep alive their fading Premier League top four ambitions.
The Blues shoved the limp Saints closer towards the drop with a trio of quickfire goals late on at St Mary’s.
It had all been going swimmingly in the Solent sunshine for boss Mark Hughes against his old club.
Dusan Tadic turned in the opener on 21 minutes after good work from ex-Chelsea man Ryan Bertrand.
One became two when Jan Bednarek slotted in at the far post on his full debut on the hour.
But the men in red and white capitulated.
Supersub Olivier Giroud pulled the first back on 70 minutes with a smart header from a Marcos Alonso cross.
Eden Hazard found enough space to lash past home keeper Alex McCarthy five minutes later.
And Giroud seized on a loose ball on 78 minutes to tuck away the third in front of the traveling Chelsea support.
Burnley 2-1 Leicester
Burnley clung on for a massive victory over Leicester in their charge for a Europa League place.
The hosts were ahead in the blink of an eye as Chris Wood forced past Kasper Schmeichel at the second time of asking.
And the Foxes were stunned again on nine minutes when Kevin Long popped up to head in Johann Berg Gudmundsson’s cross.
Leicester had been pushing and finally had one back on 72 minutes when Jamie Vardy finished emphatically after latching on to Kelechi Iheanacho’s sharp through ball.
Crystal Palace 3-2 Brighton
Crystal Palace came out on top thanks to a first half thriller against relegation rivals Brighton at Selhurst Park.
Wilfred Zaha scored from all of one centimetre out on five minutes when he knocked in from a Luka Milivojevic cross that really should have been cleared.
Defender James Tomkins then scrambled over the line on 14 minutes to make it two.
But the Seagulls replied as Palace old boy Glenn Murray hacked in on the line after Lewis Dunk had planted his free header towards goal.
Zaha is on fire this season, though, and was given all the time in the world to head in from six yards on 24 minutes.
Jose Izqueirdo took advantage of Joel Ward’s slip to reduce the gap to one again with a sweet finish.
Huddersfield 1-0 Watford
Huddersfield found a very late way past Watford to boost their battle to beat the drop.
Late home pressure threatened to cause the Hornets problems at the John Smith’s Stadium.
And it told when Tom Ince finished Mathias Jorgensen’s canny pull-back as the clock wound down.
Swansea 1-1 Everton
Swansea rescued a point from their clash at home to Everton on Saturday.
The Toffees went ahead in comical fashion just before half time.
Idrissa Gueye’s follow-up shot was parried away by Lukasz Fabianski – and then headed straight back past him by Kyle Naughton, with the ball just sneaking over the line before being hoofed away.
Jordan Ayew gave the Swans hope when he found a way past Jordan Pickford on 71 minutes.
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