Newcastle hold Spurs 2-2 in EPL

Newcastle hold Spurs 2-2 in EPL
Tottenham’s Hary Kane score against Newcastle United during the EPL match.
LONDON, APR 4 (AGENCIES) | Publish Date: 4/4/2021 12:51:49 PM IST

Newcastle earned a vital point in their fight for Premier League survival thanks to a late equaliser 2-2 against Tottenham from on-loan Arsenal midfielder Joe Willock at St James’ Park.

The 21-year-old reacted quickest, after Miguel Almiron’s effort was cleared off the line, to fire into the roof of the net and deny Spurs a place in the top four for the first time since 2 January.

In an entertaining game Newcastle took the lead when Joelinton slotted home a lovely threaded pass from Sean Longstaff after Spurs were guilty of overplaying at the back.

Jose Mourinho’s side responded within 90 seconds as the hosts, and in particular Emil Krafth, failed to clear in the area, and an alert Kane prodded home for his 18th goal of the campaign.

The visitors were leading four minutes later when Kane, fed by a brilliant reverse pass from Tanguy Ndombele, clinically fired across Martin Dubravka from the right-hand corner of the penalty area.

The 27-year-old almost got a third, moments before Willock’s goal, but his effort cannoned into the base of the post and behind.

Newcastle - who have now only won two of their past 19 Premier League games - remain 17th, but move three points clear of Fulham who occupy the final relegation spot. The Cottagers would climb out of the bottom three on goal difference if they beat Aston Villa at 16:30 BST.

Tottenham, who conceded a 97th-minute equaliser against Newcastle earlier in the season, move up to fifth - above Liverpool and West Ham - but remain two points behind Chelsea who are in the final Champions League spot.

Southampton fight back for 3-2 win over Burnley
Southampton came back from 2-0 down to beat Burnley 3-2 at St Mary’s to move further clear of the Premier League relegation zone.
The visitors had raced into a 2-0 lead on the south coast thanks to Chris Wood’s 12th-minute penalty - awarded after the intervention of the Video Assistant Referee - and Matej Vydra’s well-taken goal 16 minutes later.
However, the Saints drew level before half-time through Stuart Armstrong’s fine strike just past the half-hour mark and then Danny Ings’ wonderful solo goal against his former side.
Nathan Redmond’s sweetly struck volley midway through the second half completed the turnaround for Ralph Hasenhuttl’s team, who have moved up to 13th in the table and are now 10 points clear of 18th-placed Fulham, while the Clarets stay 15th, seven points above the drop zone.
City continue cruise, Liverpool beat Arsenal 3-0
Manchester City continued their cruise towards the Premier League title with a 2-0 win away to third-placed Leicester City.
Pep Guardiola fielded a strong starting eleven despite his side playing in the Champions League next week and after a goalless first half, his side took the lead after Benjamin Mendy’s persistence saw him flash home a right-foot shot, Xinhua news reports.
Kevin de Bruyne was the architect of the second goal of the game with a magnificent pass from Gabriel Jesus, who only had to slot the ball home from close range.
Liverpool warmed up for next week’s Champions League clash against Real Madrid with a 3-0 win away to Arsenal.
Diogo Jota opened the scoring in the 62nd minute after a weighted cross from Trent Alexander Arnold and Mohamed Salah doubled the lead seven minutes later after being set through on goal.
Jota then added a third to seal an emphatic win with eight minutes left to play.
Leeds United won the Yorkshire derby 2-1 at home to Sheffield United thanks to a 49th minute own goal from Phil Jagielka after Ben Osborn’s goal in first half injury time cancelled out Jack Harrison’s opener for Leeds.

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