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Man Utd Held By Brentford As Tottenham, Villa Win In Top Four Chase | Football News

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Man Utd Held By Brentford As Tottenham, Villa Win In Top Four Chase | Football News

Manchester United lost more ground in the battle for a place in next season’s Champions League on Saturday after a dramatic finale in a 1-1 draw against Brentford, as Son Heung-min fired Tottenham to a 2-1 win over Luton. Aston Villa remain fourth after a 2-0 win over Wolves, three points ahead of Tottenham, but now enjoy an 11-point lead over United, who were lucky to escape west London with a point. Mason Mount’s first goal for the Red Devils in the 96th minute looked set to secure victory for Erik ten Hag’s men, despite being thoroughly outplayed.

However, Brentford hit back three minutes later through Kristoffer Ajer to record just their second point in seven games.

“We were ultimately winning, maybe it wasn’t deserved, but then you have to get the three points,” said Ten Hag. “It’s very disappointing to draw the match.”

Spurs have now come from behind to win four of their last five home games and needed another second-half turnaround after Tahith Chong’s goal gave Luton a shock lead after just three minutes.

Ange Postecoglou’s half-time substitution had another impact for Tottenham as Brennan Johnson’s cross was turned into his own net by Issa Kabore just six minutes after the Welsh international’s introduction.

Son had missed a number of chances earlier in the match but eventually got some fortune when his deflected effort trickled past Thomas Kaminski for his 15th goal of the season.

“I was frustrated until the end, but I wanted to remain calm as captain,” Son said.

“We don’t want it to always end like this. It would be more fun if we (won) it before.”

Tottenham’s victory briefly moved them up to fourth place, but Villa responded as goals from Moussa Diaby and Ezri Konsa earned them bragging rights of a Midlands derby.

– Chelsea ‘angry’ Pochettino –
Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino suffered another setback at Stamford Bridge after his side failed to make the most of an extra man throughout the second half and drew 2-2 with second-place Burnley.

The Blues looked on course for victory after Lorenz Assignon was harshly sent off for bringing down Mykhailo Mudryk in the area.

Burnley boss Vincent Kompany was also shown a red card for going too far with his protests.

Cole Palmer coolly scored the resulting penalty but the ten men leveled two minutes into the second half thanks to Josh Cullen’s super finish from outside the box.

Raheem Sterling was booed during Chelsea’s FA Cup quarter-final victory over Leicester a fortnight ago but thought he had set up the winner in style with a tap-in that palmed Palmer into the far corner.

However, Chelsea failed to hold on when Dara O’Shea headed in a corner nine minutes from time.

“Today we did not show the capacity, energy and hunger that is the minimum to compete in the Premier League,” Pochettino said.

“We conceded too much in the defensive phase. That’s why I’m so angry and disappointed.”

-Newcastle fighting back-

Newcastle closed to within one point of West Ham in seventh place after a remarkable battle, winning 4-3 at St. James’ Park.

Goals from Michail Antonio, Mohammed Kudus and Jarrod Bowen canceled out the advantage Newcastle gained from Alexander Isak’s early penalty.

However, a second penalty from Isak, thirteen minutes from time, turned things around before substitute Harvey Barnes struck twice, sending Eddie Howe rushing down the touchline in celebration.

“There were a lot of emotions in that game, we were swinging all over the place,” Howe said.

“The last ten minutes were amazing to experience.”

Everton’s winless run stretched to a club record twelve Premier League games after a 2-1 defeat at Bournemouth left the Toffees still precariously just three points above the relegation zone.

Nottingham Forest moved out of the bottom three, above Luton on goal difference, as Chris Wood rescued a 1-1 draw against Crystal Palace.

Bottom-of-the-table Sheffield United were denied only their fourth win of the season after conceding two late draws against Fulham.

All three title challengers will be in action on Sunday.

Liverpool have the chance to go top when they host Brighton before Manchester City and Arsenal kick off at the Etihad in a game of major significance in the title race.

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