EPL: Newcastle on the verge of safety

Newcastle United eased any fears of relegation with victory over Southampton, while Watford and Fulham managed to secure away victories in the Premier League on Saturday.

Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-0 Brighton Hove & Albion

Wolves moved up to ninth place with a goalless draw against Brighton Hove & Albion on Saturday

Wolves hopes of obtaining European football this season remain on track, while Brighton remain near the drop zone.

West Ham United 2-2 Leicester City

Leicester City failed to close-in on seventh place with a disappointing 2-2 draw away to West Ham United.

In actual fact, the Tigers needed an added time effort from Harvey Barnes to leave with a point after Michel Antonio and Lucas Perez put the hosts in front despite Jamie Vardy’s consolation.

Huddersfield Town 1-2 Watford

Goals in either end of the half from Gerard Deulofeu handed Watford a 2-1 victory over the relegated Huddersfield at The John Smith’s Stadium.

The hosts needed a minute into time added on to grab a consolation strike which came courtesy of Karlam Grant, as the Hornets rekindle their European objectives.

AFC Bournemouth 0-1 Fulham

Championship-bound Fulham grabbed their sixth win of the campaign away to an inconsistent Bournemouth.

Serbian international Aleksandar Mitrovic 53rd minute penalty conversion gifted the visitors the win, as the Cherries fail to improve their league standings.

Newcastle United 3-1 Southampton

A hat-trick from Ayoze Perez handed Newcastle United an impressive 3-1 victory over Southampton at the Sports Direct Arena.

Mario Lemina pulled a goal back for the Saints in the second half, but it proved to be a mere consolation as the Magpies move 10 points clear off the bottom-three spots.

The Saints on the other end remain in treacherous territory, hovering just two places off the bottom-three contingent.

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