Premier League

Premier League Matchweek 22 recap: Watford out of the relegation zone, Manchester humiliates Norwich, Villa

A quickie breakdown of the weekend in the Premier League:

Sheffield United 1, West Ham 0

The Blades moved up to sixth in the league thanks to their 1-nil win over the Hammers Friday. Oliver McBurnie scored the lone goal after an error made by West Ham back-up goalkeeper David Martin. Martin had replaced Lucasz Fabianski in the first half following an injury.

Crystal Palace 1, Arsenal 1

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored in the 12th minute to give Arsenal the lead, but Jordan Ayew equalized early in the second half for Palace, sharing the points with the North London side. Aubameyang was later sent off for a rash challenge on Max Meyer.

Chelsea 3, Burnley 0

Jorginho, Tammy Abraham, and Callum Hudson-Odoi all scored for the Blues, who entered Sunday five points in arrears to Manchester City.

Everton 1, Brighton Hove & Albion 0

Richarlison scored the lone goal for the Toffees in the 38th minute, and that stood long enough for Everton to move up to 11th, which trails Arsenal on goal difference.

Southampton 2, Leicester City 1

Danny Ings’ goal with nine minutes remaining of the normal 90 gave the Saints a massive three points against second-place Leicester. Dennis Praet opened the scoring for Leicester City, but Stuart Armstrong scored five minutes later to pull Southampton to level terms.

Manchester United 4, Norwich City 0

Marcus Rashford scored twice including from the penalty spot, Anthony Martial scored two minutes after the pen, and Mason Greenwood capped the scoring in the 76th minute as the red Devils routed the Canaries at Old Trafford.

Wolves 1, Newcastle 1

Miguel Almiron, the former Atlanta United midfielder, scored the opener seven minutes in for the Magpies, but Leander Deckonder’s goal seven minutes later allowed Wolves to share the points.

Watford 3, Bournemouth 0

Abdoulaye Doucoure scored in the 42nd minute off an error by Bournemouth keeper Mark Travers, before Troy Deeney added insurance in the second half. Roberto Pereyra wrapped up the scoring in second-half stoppage time, giving Watford its fourth win in its last five to move out of the relegation zone. Bournemouth have now lost 9 of its last 11 in the league.

Manchester City 6, Aston Villa 1

Riyad Mahrez scored twice six minutes apart, and Sergio Aguero made it three inside half an hour to help Manchester City supplant Leicester in the second-place spot. Aguero would go on to secure a hat trick to become tied wit current Chelsea manager Frank Lampard for most hatty’s in Premier League history. Gabriel Jesus also scored in first-half stoppage time to further embarrass the Villans, which are now in the relegation zone. Anwar El Ghazi scored from the spot late for Aston Villa.

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