Newcastle provisionally take second place
Decision, it will be necessary to count on Newcastle in the course in Europe. After more than a month’s break, the Magpies continued their momentum by easily importing it to Leicester (0-3).
Newcastle knew how to make the game easy by opening the scoring in the third minute on a penalty from Christian Wood (3′). Eddie Howe’s men did not relax their grip in the first half as Miguel Almiron doubled the lead four minutes later by scoring a superb but following a one-two with Bruno Guimarães (7′).
The Magpies even score a third but before the break thanks to Joelinton (32′) which allows them to calmly manage their lead in the second half.
Thanks to this fifth victory in five matches, Newcastle met the pressure on City by temporarily taking second place before the Citizens’ match on Wednesday against Leeds (9 p.m.).
Mitrovic carries Fulham against Crystal Palace
A few weeks after the elimination of Serbia in the first round of the World Cup, Aleksandar Mitrovic has not lost the rhythm. The Serbian striker was the man of the Cottagers’ victory over Palace.
Mitrovic first delivered a perfect cross for Reid’s header to open the scoring (31′). Already trailing, Patrick Vieira’s men were then reduced to 10 following Mitchell’s dismissal for a late tackle, then to 9 when Tomkins elbowed Mitrovic.
Mitrovic’s show didn’t stop there as he gave a second assist by cleverly deflecting a coner from the chest for Ream’s second goal (71′). As a match find, the Serb ended his successful match with a goal by heading in a recovery from Willian (80′).
Thanks to this success, promoted Fulham moved up to eighth place, while Crystal Palace remained eleventh.
Everton lose to Wolves, Brighton quiet against Southampton
In this duel of the poorly ranked, Everton must have taken the match by the right end by opening the scoring in the 7th minute thanks to a header from a corner by Mina (7 ‘). But Wolverhampton quickly equalized following a superb ball from Moutinho for Podence who took over at the far post (22nd).
Wolverhampton, who was mostly content to defend, finally won on the extra time thanks to an achievement by Frenchman Aït-Nouri (90th + 5).
For his first match on the Wolves bench, Julen Lopetegui therefore offers himself a victory and allows the club to go up to 18th place by passing in front of his opponent of the day who becomes red lantern.
The dynamic is quite different in Brighton. The Seagulls quickly opened the scoring thanks to a goal from Lallana against his training club (15′). Before the break, Frenchman Perraud scored against his side by extending a cross from Estupinian for the break goal (35′).
But the jewel of the afternoon is the work of March who scores the third but on a magnificent long shot from the left which clears the top corner of Bazunu (35 ‘).
Brighton are nice up front and can manage their lead. Prose reduced the gap by scoring his penalty in two stages (74′), but Brighton held on to victory and moved up to sixth place before Liverpool’s match against Aston Villa on Sunday (6:30 p.m.).