2020-21 Premier League: Week 27 Roundup

Manchester City continue to march towards the title following a huge weekend of Premier League action. 

Man City saw their 21 match unbeaten run concluded with defeat in the Manchester derby to Manchester United, with Bruno Fernandes’ second minute penalty and Luke Shaw’s 50th minute strike trimming their title lead to 11 points.

City then hit back three days later as Kevin De Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez both struck twice in a 5-2 home win against Southampton to restore their 14 point lead over the Red Devils.

Second half goals from Kelechi Iheanacho and Daniel Amartey saw third-placed Leicester come from behind to defeat Brighton, who had taken a tenth minute lead from Adam Lallana’s strike. n

Chelsea clung onto fourth after Ben Godfrey’s own goal and Jorginho’s penalty gave them victory against sixth-placed Everton in the race for fourth.

West Ham sit fifth after Jesse Lingard’s rebound penalty strike and Craig Dawson’s header clinched victory over Leeds in Monday Night Football.

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Down in the relegation zone, Sheffield United remain rock-bottom after James Ward-Prowse’s penalty and Che Adams’ rebound smasher gifted Southampton victory at Bramall Lane.

West Brom remain second bottom for the 17th straight matchweek after finding themselves held to a goalless draw at home to Newcastle United.

Fulham remain in the relegation zone on goal difference after Mario Lemina intercepted Mohamed Salah’s gathering of a corner clearance and blasted in for a shock win at Anfield, condemning Jurgen Klopp’s Reds to a sixth consecutive home defeat.

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Elsewhere, Tottenham climbed to seventh as Gareth Bale and Harry Kane netted braces in a 4-1 home victory over Crystal Palace.

Chris Wood deflected in Granit Xhaka’s shambolic pass to gift Burnley an equaliser in their 1-1 draw against Arsenal at Turf Moor, having gone behind to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s sixth minute strike for the Gunners.

Finally, Aston Villa were held at home by Wolves in a goalless West-Midlands derby.

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