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.

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Lazio v Bologna

Home WinDrawAway Win
Key stats
  • Lazio have won four of their last five matches in all competitions
Expert verdict
Lazio won the Coppa Italia last Wednesday after two late goals helped them see off Atalanta in the final and they can win their final league match at home comfortably. Bologna have virtually pulled clear of danger with three wins in their previous four games but they all came at home and their record on the road leaves a lot to be desired. They have won only two of their 18 away league fixtures and lost the reverse 2-1 in October.

 

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