EPL: United end Chelsea jinx as Reds squeeze past Baggies

Manchester United did Chelsea’s title rivals Spurs a favour and kept up their pursuit of the top four with a dominant win over the leaders at Old Trafford. The first goal was a controversial one with Ander Herrera appearing to handle the ball before setting up Marcus Rashford to finish low from an angle. Herrera fired in the second himself, via a deflection off Kurt Zouma. United trail fourth by four points, the same margin that separates Chelsea from second-placed Tottenham. Earlier, Roberto Firmino scored a winner for the second…

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EPL: Chelsea unnerved by Spurs run – Lampard

  Tottenham’s impressive form in pursuit of Chelsea will make the Premier League leaders nervous, according to Stamford Bridge legend Frank Lampard. Spurs beat Bournemouth for a seventh straight league win and moved to within four points of Chelsea before the Blues meet Manchester United on Sunday. “Chelsea are very aware that Spurs are there and it’ll be a tough game for them tomorrow,” Lampard told BBC Sport. “There will be some nervousness but so there should be.” Lampard was speaking to BBC Final Score and will be a part…

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PFA awards: Kane, Lukaku up for two prizes

Harry Kane and Romelu Lukaku have been nominated for both the Professional Footballers’ Association player of the year and young player awards. They join Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Alexis Sanchez, Eden Hazard and N’Golo Kante on the shortlist for the main prize. Michael Keane, Leroy Sane and Jordan Pickford are up for the young player of the year award, alongside 2016 winner Dele Alli. The winners, voted for by PFA members, will be announced on April 23. To be eligible for the young player of the year award, players must be 23…

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EPL: Kane returns as Son double sinks Watford

Tottenham kept up the pressure on leaders Chelsea with an impressive home victory over Watford, their sixth consecutive Premier League win. Watford had started brightly, but Dele Alli’s sumptuous strike – curled into the top corner after Son Heung-min’s pass – signalled their quick decline. Within just 11 more minutes they were three behind as Eric Dier smashed in from Son’s deflected cross, before the South Korea forward added a third just before the break, firing in a rasping drive following Christian Eriksen’s pass. After half-time it was much the…

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EPL: Chelsea down City, wins for Arsenal, Spurs

Eden Hazard fired Premier League leaders Chelsea to a crucial 2-1 win over Manchester City, but Tottenham are hot on their heels after a sensational fightback in their 3-1 victory at Swansea on Wednesday. Chelsea remain seven points clear of second placed Tottenham with eight games to play, yet with just minutes left on a dramatic evening it seemed the Blues would have a much greater lead. Rocked by Saturday’s shock 2-1 home defeat against Crystal Palace, Antonio Conte’s Chelsea side took only 10 minutes to take the lead through…

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