Sunday football round up
Sunday football round up
We take a look at the results across Europe’s top five leagues and the standings
Wolverhampton 2:1 Brighton
Morgan Gibbs-White, 21, scored a dramatic last-minute winner for the home side, who trailed at the break but benefited from Lewis Dunk’s sending-off early in the second to take control of the game.
Dunk had earlier headed the visitors in front from a corner, but was punished for pulling back Fabio Silva after the forward had darted goal-side of him.
Substitute Adama Traore made a big impact on the game, providing a threat and scoring the equaliser after a one-two in the box with Silva.
Gibbs-White’s first Premier League goal sealed the points for a Wolves side that contained five players under 21 and three teenagers, and which had an average age of just 24 years and 209 days
Aston Villa 1:3 Manchester United
Manchester United guaranteed a Premier League top-four finish and ensured rivals Manchester City must wait to be crowned champions as they came from behind to beat Aston Villa at Villa Park.
Having sealed their place in the Europa League final despite a 3-2 second-leg defeat by Roma on Thursday, second-half goals from Bruno Fernandes, Mason Greenwood and substitute Edinson Cavani – followed by West Ham’s loss to Everton – sealed a Champions League place for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.
A win for Villa would have clinched the title for leaders City – beaten 2-1 by Chelsea on Saturday – and Bertrand Traore’s emphatic finish into the top corner midway through the first half threatened to do just that.
Emiliano Martinez was equal to attempts from Greenwood and Marcus Rashford as United struggled to respond initially, while Dean Henderson kept out Ollie Watkins’ strike to deny Villa a second before half-time.
United levelled shortly after the restart when Fernandes calmly slotted in a penalty after Douglas Luiz needlessly fouled Paul Pogba, and Greenwood completed a four-minute turnaround when his low strike found the bottom corner.
A VAR check for handball against Greenwood was dismissed after Luiz headed the ball onto the arm of the United forward and the visitors successfully resisted late Villa pressure despite the loss of captain Harry Maguire to injury, before Cavani confirmed victory in the closing stages.
In a frantic finale, Villa forward Watkins also received a red card for a second booking for simulation when under pressure from goalkeeper Henderson.
United are 10 points behind champions-elect City but will have the chance to move within four points as they face Leicester and Liverpool before the leaders next play.
Westham 0:1 Everton
than Dominic Calvert-Lewin (18 in 2015-16, 25 in 2016-17)
Dominic Calvert-Lewin believes Everton have to “keep believing” after his winner reinforced their European credentials with a hard-earned victory away to Champions League hopefuls West Ham.
After being fourth in the Premier League at the turn of the year, a run of six wins from 18 saw the Toffees slip to eighth.
But Ben Godfrey’s slide-rule pass allowed Calvert-Lewin to score his 16th league goal of the season in the first half at London Stadium.
And manager Carlo Ancelotti’s decision to play with three centre-backs was justified as his side defended resolutely to secure a second straight away win having also won 1-0 at Arsenal last month.
Everton remain eighth but are now one point behind seventh-placed Tottenham and three behind fifth-placed West Ham – with a game in hand on both.
Arsenal 3:1 Westbrom
Sam Allardyce’s side were already virtually down but their return to the Championship is now confirmed, with the Baggies sitting 10 points from safety with three games remaining.
Emile Smith Rowe volleyed a smart opener from Bukayo Saka’s cross in the 29th minute after Arsenal had stemmed the visitors’ promising start.
Nicolas Pepe made West Brom’s task even more difficult six minutes later when he cut in from the right and curled into the top corner to double Arsenal’s lead.
Matheus Pereira gave the visitors hope, running from his own half to score a superb individual goal with 23 minutes remaining.
But it was not enough to stop West Brom suffering a joint-record fifth Premier League relegation, with Willian adding a late third for Arsenal from a free-kick.
Victory means the Gunners, who were knocked out of the Europa League on Thursday, do at least still have a mathematical chance of playing European football next term.
Real Madrid 2:2 Sevilla
Toni Kroos’ shot in the 94th minute deflected in off Eden Hazard as Real levelled for a second time to go two points behind leaders Atletico Madrid.
Fernando put Sevilla ahead midway through the first half after slotting in from Ivan Rakitic’s knock-down.
Substitute Marco Asensio equalised for Real before Rakitic scored a penalty.
Rakitic’s spot-kick came after Eder Militao was penalised for a handball following a video assistant referee review, but only after Karim Benzema had been brought down in the penalty area at the opposite end by Sevilla goalkeeper Yassine Bounou during a frantic few minutes.
Real Madrid now sit two points behind leaders Atlectico Madrid and level on points with Barca but ahead of them due to a better head to head record
Sevilla on the other hand are 6 points behind leaders and 4 points behind Real Madrid and Barcelona
Getafe 0:1 Eibar
Valencia 3:1 Real Valladolid
Villarael 2:4 Celta Vigo
Koln 1:4 Freigburg
Frankfurt 1:1 Mainz
Hertha Berlin 0:0 Arminia
Juventus 0:3 AC Milan
AC Milan won at Juventus to leave last season’s champions battling to qualify for next season’s Champions League.
The two sides went into the game joint-fourth in Serie A and Brahim Diaz gave Milan the lead right on half-time.
Late goals by Ante Rebic and on-loan Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori then sealed victory to send Milan third.
Juve are now a point outside the top four with three games left, which includes a home game against this season’s champions Inter Milan.
Juve defender Giorgio Chiellini sent a free header wide from a Juan Cuadrado corner before Wojciech Szczesny was at fault for Milan’s opener.
The former Arsenal goalkeeper punched a deep Hakan Calhanoglu free-kick straight to Diaz, and the on-loan Real Madrid forward bundled the ball past Cuadrado before curling it into the top corner from just inside the box.
Rodrigo Bentancur had a shot saved by Milan keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma just after the break before Milan’s Franck Kessie had a penalty saved by Szczesny following a Chiellini handball.
But Rebic curled in a fine second goal from outside the box before Englishman Tomori, 23, headed in his first goal for the club from Calhanoglu’s free-kick
Genoa 1:2 Sassuolo
Benevento 1:3 Cagliari
Parma 2:5 Atalanta
Hellas Verona 1:1 Torino
Roma 5:0 Crotone
Rennes 1:1 PSG
Paris St-Germain’s hopes of winning the Ligue 1 title were dealt a blow as they were held to a draw by Rennes.
Neymar had put PSG ahead on the stroke of half-time when he converted from the spot after VAR awarded a penalty for a foul on Layvin Kurzawa.
However, Serhou Guirassy headed in a late equaliser, before Presnel Kimpembe was sent off for PSG.
The draw means they are three points behind leaders Lille with just two games remaining.
The result adds to an already disappointing week for Mauricio Pochettino’s side following their Champions League semi-final exit at the hands of Manchester City last Tuesday
Saint-Étienne 1:0 Marseille
Angers 3:0 Dijon
Metz 0:3 Nîmes
Nice 3:2 Brest
Strasbourg 2:3 Montpellier
Reims 0:1 Monaco
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