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Man City fall behind in title race after Everton draw

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Manchester City slipped off the tempo of their bid to meet up with Premier League leaders Arsenal as they had been held to a 1-1 draw by strugglers Everton of their closing match of the 12 months.

Erling Haaland made a constructive begin for Pep Guardiola’s males when he latched on to Riyad Mahrez’s go to faucet residence his twenty first league objective of the season.

After various stoppages early within the second half, with one taking up six minutes because the assistant referee’s communications headset was repaired, Demarai Gray levelled for the guests.

FULL-TIME Man City 1-1 Everton

Demarai Gray earns Everton an important level and leaves Man City 4 behind Arsenal#MCIEVE

— Premier League (@premierleague) December 31, 2022

The Everton winger surged up the left-hand flank in a uncommon counter-attack earlier than slicing inside and unleashing a curling effort from the sting of the field which left City goalkeeper Ederson overwhelmed.

The consequence left second-placed City 4 factors behind Arsenal having performed a recreation extra, whereas Everton are sixteenth with 15 factors. They are two factors above the relegation zone.

Newcastle successful run involves an finish with Leeds draw

Newcastle United missed the possibility to shut the hole to leaders Arsenal on the high of the Premier League after they had been held to a 0-0 draw at residence to Leeds United on Saturday.

Looking for his or her seventh successive league win towards Leeds, Newcastle struggled to create clear openings within the first half, New Zealand striker Chris Wood going closest for the hosts.

FULL-TIME Newcastle 0-0 Leeds

Leeds maintain agency to disclaim Newcastle a seventh consecutive #PL win#NEWLEE

— Premier League (@premierleague) December 31, 2022

Wood was once more offered with a golden probability early within the second half, however was thwarted by a fantastic save from Leeds goalkeeper Illan Meslier, earlier than Sean Longstaff fired over when put via on objective.

Chances continued to return and go for Newcastle, however they had been unable to discover a late winner regardless of creating loads of stress, leaving the hosts provisionally third within the standings, two factors forward of Manchester United in fourth. Leeds transfer as much as 14th with the draw.

Southampton keep all-time low after defeat by Fulham

Southampton will finish the 12 months all-time low of the Premier League and dealing with a combat for survival after conceding a late objective to slip to a 2-1 defeat by Fulham on Saturday.

New supervisor Nathan Jones regarded set to earn his first level in cost till Joao Palhinha’s highly effective strike restored Fulham’s lead within the 88th minute.

FULL-TIME Fulham 2-1 Southampton

Joao Palhinha’s late header earns Fulham all three factors at residence to Southampton#FULSOU

— Premier League (@premierleague) December 31, 2022

Aleksandar Mitrovic then had a stoppage-time penalty saved by Southampton goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu however the harm was achieved as Saints suffered a fifth successive league defeat.

Southampton captain James Ward-Prowse’s excellent free kick within the 56th minute regarded like securing a draw which might have lifted his facet off the foot of the desk.

It made amends after he had scored on the improper finish within the thirty second minute by deflecting Joao Palhinha’s effort into his personal objective, nevertheless it was to show in useless.

Southampton have 12 factors from 17 video games whereas Fulham moved into the highest seven with 25 factors.

Set items give Crystal Palace away win at Bournemouth

Crystal Palace scored twice from set items within the first half to beat Bournemouth 2-0 away within the Premier League on Saturday, banishing their Boxing Day blues and ending the 12 months on a excessive.

Jordan Ayew and Eberechi Eze each transformed from corners at a rain-soaked Vitality Stadium as Palace put apart criticism from supervisor Patrick Vieira after Monday’s 3-0 loss to Fulham and posted a 3rd win of their final 5 league fixtures.

FULL-TIME AFC Bournemouth 0-2 Crystal Palace

Jordan Ayew and Ebere Eze’s first-half objectives win the three factors for Patrick Vieira’s facet#BOUCRY

— Premier League (@premierleague) December 31, 2022

Ayew had Palace forward after 19 minutes as he rose unchallenged to look his header broad of goalkeeper Mark Travers with Bournemouth responsible of ball watching because the nook got here throughout.

Eze’s effort within the thirty sixth minute was simply so simple as a nook was in the reduction of to him on the sting of the penalty space and, with no defender anyplace close to him, he hammered the ball residence to double the guests’ lead.