Tuesday, 5 July, 2022

Everton beat misfiring Man Utd

Everton beat Manchester United 1-0 on Saturday to boost their Premier League survival hopes and deal a blow to United's chances of finishing in the top four.

Victory at Goodison Park, courtesy of Anthony Gordon's first-half deflected effort, lifts Frank Lampard's team four points clear of the bottom three having played a game more than 18th-placed Burnley.

But United's season is in danger of imploding -- they remain three points behind fourth-placed Tottenham having played a game extra and look increasingly unlikely to qualify for next season's Champions League.

Meanwhile, Chris Wood scored from the penalty spot as Newcastle took a huge step towards staying in the Premier League with a 1-0 win at home to Wolves on Friday.

The New Zealand striker was on target in the 72nd minute, with his second goal for the Magpies since his £25 million ($32 million) January transfer window move from Burnley helping Newcastle move 10 points clear of the relegation zone with seven games to play.