Son's late strike lifts Spurs over Newcastle - and City

Tottenham climbed to second in the Premier League and within four points of leaders Liverpool after Heung-Min Son's 83rd-minute strike sealed a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Newcastle at Wembley.

Son's goal, his tenth in his last 12 league appearances, clinched a third successive league win for Spurs and set a new Premier League record of 29 games since their last draw.

Despite edging above City for at least 24 hours, Tottenham are 25-1 shots to win their first league title since 1961.

City are 7-4 to retain their title and Liverpool are 4-7 favourites.

Tottenham have opened up a ten-point lead over fifth-placed Arsenal and are 1-7 for a top-four finish.

Chelsea moved above the Gunners into fourth place after Gonzalo Higuain's first two goals for the club helped them cruise to a 5-0 success over Huddersfield at Stamford Bridge. Eden Hazard also bagged two goals, lifting his seasonal league tally to 12.

The Blues are 4-6 for a top-four finish, while Huddersfield are 13 points adrift of safety.

Fulham are seven points inside the drop zone after a Luka Milivojevic penalty and goal from Jeffrey Schlupp condemned them to a 2-0 defeat at Crystal Palace.

Palace's win lifted them to 14th, two points above Burnley and Southampton, who drew 1-1 at Turf Moor.

Southampton looked on course for victory after Nathan Redmond's 55th-minute goal but Ashley Barnes's added-time penalty levelled things up and extended Burnley's unbeaten league run to six games.

Wolves consolidated seventh place after easing to a 3-1 win at Everton, but Watford lost ground in the battle for Europa League qualification when they drew 0-0 at Brighton.

Match in Focus

15:00 Sa 25May SKY

Newport Co v Tranmere

Home WinDrawAway Win
Key stats
  • Newport are unbeaten in 12 matches.
Expert verdict
Michael Flynn’s Newport headed into the playoffs as the fourth tier’s form side, securing seventh spot by finishing the season ten games unbeaten. Tranmere will know all too well about County’s disciplined defensive, having failed to score in both league meetings with them and, even with James Norwood leading the line, they look vulnerable.

 

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