Huddersfield’s relegation was supported by using their defeat in Crystal Palace, while Manchester City leap-frogged Liverpool to take top position from the Premier League with a comfortable victory in Fulham.
The Terriers’ go back to the Championship was closed as they lost in Selhurst Park along with relegation rivals Southampton and Burnley both won. Even the Eagles, again, had Luka Milivojevic to thank for keeping his cool from the penalty area, while Patrick van Aanholt caught the second.
It looked like Pep Guardiola’s City would run up a cricket score after Bernardo Silva’s fifth-minute attack put them ahead at Craven Cottage, but they only managed one more goal once Sergio Aguero clipped in before the rest.
City have 77 points from 31 matches, one more than second-placed Liverpool, that host Tottenham on Sunday.
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg’s second-half winner in Brighton moved Southampton five points away from the relegation zone, while Burnley also have 33 points after their home success over Burnley, courtesy of a Conor Coady own-goal and Dwight McNeil’s effort.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made the ideal start as permanent manager of Manchester United because his side beat Watford 2-1 thanks to goals from Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial. The win goes United back above Arsenal in to fourth spot.
At the other 15:00 GMT kickoff, Leicester defender Wes Morgan scored his 2nd goal in as many matches and Jamie Vardy inserted another whilst the Foxes recorded a 2-0 win over Bournemouth. This was brand new boss Brendan Rodgers’ third successive league triumph.
- Brighton 0-1 Southampton
- Burnley 2-0 Wolves
- Man Utd 21 Watford
- Leicester 2-0 Bournemouth
- West Ham 0-2 Everton
Chelsea have reached Cardiff at Sunday’s other game, while fellow top-four contenders Arsenal welcome Newcastle to Emirates Stadium on Monday.
There was late drama among the teams vying for promotion at the Championship.
Leeds moved back to next as Pablo Hernandez’s 83rd-minute goal made them a 3-2 triumph over Millwall. Sheffield United moved down to third party after a 3-2 defeat against Bristol City – Andreas Weimann recorded his very first hat trick in this game.