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Premier League: April 28 – Gea miss Chelsea gifts point to Man Utd



GLP Fixtures on April 28

Manchester United 1-1 Chelsea

Manchester United are at a disadvantage in the Premier League's top four, after a draw with Chelsea at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Birthday boy Juan Mata haunted his former club after putting Luke Shaw on a gift cross, which had been released by Romelu Lukaku in the 11th minute.

But the Blues had their draw just before the break, thanks to the last error of David de Gea.

Antonio Rudiger's long-range effort was speculative at best, but the confused Spanish sealer could only stop him in the path of Marcos Alonso, who found the inside of the right post.

The second period was dismantled by a succession of injuries.

Rudiger was the first to limp, before David Luiz moved on, despite a sudden urge to grab his crotch.

Marcus Rashford had gone straight through the tunnel midway, with Eric Bailly being helped after being naively but awkwardly caught up on the edge of the Manchester United area.

Willian followed after a challenge by Marcos Rojo that was only considered worthy of a yellow card by referee Martin Atkinson.

Neither side could force a winner, leaving Chelsea looking good for Champions League football next season, ahead of United and London rival Arsenal.

Burnley 0-1 Manchester City

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Sergio Aguero opened the scoring for Manchester City in the Premier League in Burnley. Photo: Michael Regan / Getty Images.

Sergio Aguero's dramatic second-half goal at Burnley kept Manchester City ahead of Liverpool in the Premier League title race.

A frustrating afternoon was turning into a potential nightmare for Pep Guardiola's team before Aguero's kick reached the line by the narrowest margin.

The Clarets were as tight as an underwater door from the start – an irony given how dry they had left the Turf Moor camp to thwart the City thieves' passing game.

They might even have gotten a shock, but by the duff touch of Chris Wood, allowing Ederson to get together.

Tom Heaton had to be sharp at his next post to deny Aguero shortly after the break.

But the Argentine found a pass, in the 63rd minute, to give life to the reigning champions.

Bernardo Silva handed the ball that Aguero picked up before persisting in the area to finalize the ball, which was cleared just inches from the line by Matt Lowton.

Gabriel Jesus almost repeated the trick, only for the backward Ben Mee to move.

But it was Aguero's decisive moment that put City back above Liverpool at the summit.

Leicester 3-0 Arsenal

Arsenal's hopes of qualifying in the Champions League were once again difficult after Leicester sealed their third straight loss in the Premier League on Sunday.

Four defeats in five games leave Unai Emery's men firmly outside, looking to the top four, with the resurgent side of Brendan Rodgers by far the best team at King Power Stadium.

The Foxes caught the cautious Gunners dozing in the early stages, with James Maddison causing particular problems for the visiting defense.

The corner from Maddison almost led to the opening when the header of Wilfred Ndidi was put safely by Bernd Leno.

Jamie Vardy was the next to finish, before Arsenal was reduced to ten men.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles was already in a yellow card when he cut the Maddison falling, with referee Michael Oliver sending him into an early bath in 36 minutes.

The opening of the house was inevitable and Maddison made the deal in 59 minutes with a lovely cross to the midfielder partner Youri Tielemens to head powerfully at home.

The Belgian came up again with a curling kick before the hosts stepped out of the front row to finish the job in the 86th minute.

Kasper Schmeichel threw a long ball that flew straight over the Arsenal defense, allowing Vardy to move on and cross to the crossbar.

The former Stocksbridge striker Park Steel reacted with the fastest head in a second, before completing three with a deep tap-in at the time of compensation.

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Tottenham 0-1 West Ham

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Fernando Llorente and his Tottenham squad were frustrated by West Ham in their Premier League clash. Photo: Michael Regan / Getty Images.

Tottenham still have work to do in the Premier League first division after losing to West Ham rival West Ham at lunchtime on Saturday.

Declan Rice's initial effort threatened to put the cat among the pigeons, with Son Heung-min testing Lukasz Fabianski on the other end.

The Spurs approached again when Lucas Moura kicked in a bit before Fabianski was called again, this time to deny Christian Eriksen.

But it was the East Londoners who took the lead in the 27th minute of the second half.

Michail Antonio kicked beautifully at the nearest post before passing through tight-angle Hugo Lloris to score the first goal out of Tottenham's new arena.

Vincent Janssen's last header was taken off the line as Mauricio Pochettino's men suffered a first defeat in their new home.

Southampton 3-3 Bournemouth

Southampton and Bournemouth shared six goals in a classic south coast of St Mary's Stadium on Saturday.

Shane Long put the Saints ahead when he fired low for Nathan Ake's defense.

Dan Gosling pulled a real crowd pleaser as he, after 20 minutes, wove through the guests'

Wilson then added one of his own in 32 minutes after reacting faster as Angus Gunn defended an effort from David Brooks.

In the meantime, James Ward-Prowse made an elegant response, going through the Cherries defense before going through Artur Boruc, 20 yards away.

And the Saints advanced when Matt Targett headed the goal and left the far post.

But they were tied at the end of the match, when Wilson scored for the third of Bournemouth in the 86th minute.

Fulham 1-0 Cardiff

Cardiff suffered a major blow in an attempt to avoid the relegation of the Premier League by Fulham.

Both sides did well in a low quality case, before Ryan Babel did the deal with a good finish.

The Dutch international picked the upper left corner in the 79th minute after running for Cyrus Christie's pull-back.

Danny Ward tested Sergio Rico on the home goal with a header seconds later, before Junior Hoilett hit the crossbar with a late effort.

But it was not to be, as Sean Morrison's header at injury time signaled the last chance for the Bluebirds, who now need one or two favors from Brighton.

Watford 1-2 wolves

Wolves beat Premier League rival Watford with a strong performance on Saturday at Vicarage Road.

Raul Jimenez put the visitors ahead in the 41st minute as he passed Ben Foster in the Hornets goal.

A defensive collapse, however, allowed Andre Gray to equalize for the home team.

But the Wolves regained their lead when Diogo Jota beat Foster with a volley from a distance.

Brighton 1-1 Newcastle

Brighton approached the Premier League after drawing again with Newcastle late Saturday at AMEX Stadium.

In the form of Ayoze Perez put the Toon Army ahead in the 18 minutes of the first half, but Pascal Gross ended a dry break that broke the club record 15 minutes from the end.

Chris Hughton's men could have almost made the status of their finest flight in the final stages, just for veteran Glenn Murray to leave to leave the Seagulls four points above Cardiff.

Crystal Palace 0-0 Everton

Crystal Palace and Everton drew 0-0 at Selhurst Park in the Premier League on Saturday.

Bernard hit the post early in the second period for the Toffees, before Cenk Tosun was denied by Vicente Guaita at point-blank range.

But the Merseysiders have failed to form a winner in their bid to seal European football next season.


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