The Premier League’s relegation dogfight continued Saturday with 5 pivotal matches down on the backside of the desk. And there was one clear, undisputed winner on the day: Newcastle United.
The Magpies, within the thick of the battle just some weeks in the past, went 10 factors away from the underside three and all the way in which up into the highest half with an enormous 2-1 victory at Leicester Metropolis.
And so they have been the one ones who may maintain onto doubtlessly essential factors. Final-place West Brom threw away two factors in a 1-1 draw at house with Swansea. Crystal Palace did likewise in a 2-2 draw at Bournemouth. And Stoke, regardless of a valiant effort, got here up empty in opposition to Tottenham.
Right here’s the rundown:
Leicester 1-2 Newcastle
Jonjo Shelvey and Ayoze Perez helped Newcastle confirm its place within the Premier League subsequent season with targets both aspect of halftime at Leicester.
The Foxes pulled one again via Jamie Vardy late, however Newcastle held on.
West Brom 1-1 Swansea
West Brom appeared to have secured a lifeline when Jay Rodriguez gave it a second-half lead in opposition to Swansea. Had it held on for 3 factors, there would have been eight between it and Seventeenth-place Crystal Palace at day’s finish. Not an insurmountable deficit.
As a substitute, there are 10, and the Baggies are nearly absolutely certain for the Championship. Tammy Abraham nicked an vital level for Swansea:
Stoke Metropolis 1-2 Tottenham
Mame Biram Diouf had canceled out Christian Eriksen’s early second-half opener. However Harry Kane put Tottenham again in entrance shortly thereafter:
And Diouf spurned one wonderful counterattacking alternative to doubtlessly draw Stoke stage once more. The Potters are 4 factors from security with 5 weeks to go.
Bournemouth 2-2 Crystal Palace
Brighton 1-1 Huddersfield
Watford 1-2 Burnley
Early within the day, Liverpool and Everton completed stage in a Merseyside Derby outlined extra by who didn’t play than who did.
Southampton (18th place) and West Ham (14th) journey to Arsenal and Chelsea, respectively, on Sunday.