Rampant Reds edge closer to PL title

English Premier League

Liverpool are one win away from clinching the Premier League following their emphatic 4-0 win over Crystal Palace on Wednesday night.

Palace were dealt a blow inside the opening 15 minutes when talisman Wilfried Zaha was unable to continue and was replaced by Max Meyer.

The Reds got the opening goal on 23 minutes when Trent Alexander-Arnold curled home a sublime free-kick from around 25-yards out.

Mohamed Salah bagged the home side's second goal just before the halftime break after latching onto Fabinho's long-ball before volleying past Wayne Hennessey.

The third goal arrived 10 minutes into the second half through Fabinho, who rifled the ball into the top corner from distance.

Sadio Mane got in on the act with 20 minutes left on the contest with a composed finish into the bottom corner after being played through on goal by Salah.

The Reds could be crowned Premier League champions as early as Thursday night if Chelsea beat Manchester City.

Manchester United 4-0 Sheffield United

Manchester United’s top-four hopes in the Premier League got a boost with a 3-0 victory over Sheffield United on Wednesday evening, with Anthony Martial getting a hat-trick.

Paul Pogba made a welcome return after starting on the bench against Tottenham Hotspur, with the other changes including Mason Greenwood and Nemanja Matic.

The hosts were ahead in less than seven minutes from kickoff after Anthony Martial reacted swiftly to a low near-post ball from Rashford to stab home.

Rashford had a golden chance to double their lead after being fed through by Anthony Martial, but with an empty net fired wide with 13 minutes gone.

Frustration mounted in front of goal for Rashford following the 21st minute, missing yet another inviting delivery off a combination between Fernandes and Pogba.

The second goal arrived exactly a minute to halftime when Martial attacked Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s cross to complete his brace.

Chris Wilder came with a double substitution right after resumption, removing Oliver Norwood and Lys Mousset in favour of Oli McBurnie and Sander Berge.

Sheffield looked revitalised, as Chris Basham found space down the right to play in McBurnie who failed to steer home.

Martial capped off a remarkable evening with a hat-trick following a simple dink over Moore 74 minutes in after playing a one-two with Rashford.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side leaned to a fourth in the final minutes, but it didn’t arrive, thus sealing their first win post the lockdown.

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