Ten-man Arsenal slowed Chelsea’s cost for a Champions League place on Tuesday as Manchester City saved up their distant pursuit of Liverpool with victory at Sheffield United on a dramatic night of Premier League soccer.
Newcastle improbably got here again from 2-0 down to attract towards Everton, with substitute Florian Lejeune netting twice in stoppage time, and Aston Villa discovered a last-gasp winner towards in-form Watford.
Elsewhere, Southampton climbed to ninth within the desk with victory towards Crystal Palace whereas Bournemouth gave themselves hope with a 3-1 win over fellow-strugglers Brighton.
Fourth-placed Chelsea twice took the lead towards Arsenal, who have been lowered to 10 males after former Blues defender David Luiz took out Tammy Abraham when he was via on objective.
Jorginho put Chelsea 1-0 forward from the penalty spot within the twenty eighth minute however Gabriel Martinelli equalised for Arsenal within the second half.
Cesar Azpilicueta put Chelsea 2-1 up with simply six minutes remaining however Arsenal levelled solely three minutes later via Hector Bellerin.
The 2-2 draw leaves Chelsea six factors forward of fifth-placed Manchester United having performed a recreation additional whereas Arsenal are in tenth spot, seemingly out of the operating for a spot within the prime 4.
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard was pissed off that his staff had not been extra medical in entrance of objective.
“We could have had three or four goals today,” he instructed the BBC. “Having shots, crosses and lots of ‘ooh’ moments. We have to be clinical.”
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta hailed his aspect’s response.
“To do that against this kind of opponent in this stadium, I really value,” he mentioned. “The way they have done it, with the spirit they have done it, that’s great.”
Aguero spares City blushes
Pep Guardiola’s City, with defender Aymeric Laporte again within the aspect, appeared as if they could rue Gabriel Jesus’s squandered first-half penalty however their Argentine hitman Sergio Aguero got here to the rescue.
Despite the 1-0 win, second-placed City stay 13 factors behind runaway leaders Liverpool, having performed two video games extra, and their bid to defend their title seems hopeless.
City’s French central defender Laporte has been out of motion since struggling a knee damage on the finish of August and he was a shock inclusion at Bramall Lane.
Sheffield United goalkeeper Dean Henderson denied Jesus from the penalty spot about 10 minutes from half-time after a foul on Riyad Mahrez.
But City made amends when substitute Sergio Aguero, on for Jesus, tapped in from Kevin De Bruyne’s cross within the 73rd minute.
“We knew it would be a difficult place to come,” Guardiola mentioned. “We concede one or two clear chances, nothing more than that.
“In the first half the ‘keeper was excellent with the penalty and two incredible saves. It was an incredibly good victory for us to take a step towards securing Champions League football next season.”
Southampton’s 2-0 victory towards Crystal Palace, because of targets from Nathan Redmond and Stuart Armstrong, continued a exceptional turnaround for the membership, who hit all-time low earlier this season in a 9-0 defeat by Leicester.
“Throughout the team — the behaviour, belief — everyone is absolutely committed,” mentioned Southampton supervisor Ralph Hasenhuettl.
“They know what they have to do and the atmosphere is fantastic. Everyone enjoys to play.”
Watford took the lead towards Villa when Troy Deeney headed in Gerard Deulofeu’s cross however the dwelling aspect hit again within the second half via Douglas Luiz.
Tyrone Mings scored a dramatic late winner for Villa deep into stoppage time to finish Watford’s current revival underneath Nigel Pearson.
Moise Kean scored his first objective for Everton since his arrival from Juventus within the thirtieth minute of their match towards Newcastle and Dominic Calvert-Lewin doubled the lead within the second half.
Everton have been cruising deep into stoppage time however threw away the three factors, with Lejeune hanging twice.
Bournemouth, who had misplaced their earlier 4 matches, all towards relegation rivals, beat Brighton 3-1 because of targets from Harry Wilson, an personal objective from Pascal Gross and a second-half Callum Wilson effort.
Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool are in motion on Thursday at Wolves after Manchester United tackle Burnley with out Marcus Rashford, who may very well be out for 3 months with a again damage, on Wednesday.