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Matchday LIVE: Brighton batter Man Utd as Chelsea draw Wolves

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It's all over and, with the 4-0 loss to Brighton, Man Utd have officially put together their worst Premier League season ever.

Their top-four chances are now officially over as an embarassing season continues with an embarassing result for Man Utd.

Brighton absolutely cruising


Just about 10 minutes left and Brighton are cruising.

Not much pushback for Man Utd, who look resigned to a 4-0 defeat.



That kind of day for Man Utd...


Cavani puts it into the back of the net, but it's called back for offside.

A frustrated Cavani picks up the ball and hoofs it into the stands.

That kind of day, huh?

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Stop the fight!

Brighton make it 4-0 just two minutes after scoring their third as Trossard joins the scoring party.

An absolutely embarassing performance from Man Utd.



Man Utd are absolutely crumbling. Brighton, meanwhile, are absolutely flying.

The scoreline perfectly describes the game, with only one team truly showing up today.

Gross with the goal, Cucurella with the assist and Ronaldo with another frustrated smile as Man Utd continue to falter against Brighton.

Watch: Cucurella's goal makes it 2-0





Make it 2-0 Brighton as Man Utd's day has gone from bad to much, much worse.

The Red Devils are staring down a fifth consecutive away loss.

Second half is underway


Man Utd down a goal. Can they get one back agaisnt Brighton?



Brighton up a goal at the half as Man Utd's struggles continue.

Not much positive for the Red Devils there, who could have been down 2-0 if Welbeck converted.

Almost another for Brighton!


Former Man Utd man Danny Welbeck is so close to a second after a bad touch from Varane.

The French defender all but plays in Welbeck, but his lofted chip goes just up and over the bar.

Will Brighton regret that?

Caicedo becomes No. 100


Meanwhile in the lower leagues...


Watch: Caicedo's goal against Man Utd




Oh no, Man Utd.

Brighton are up 1-0 as Caideco megs Lindelof to give his side the lead.

De Gea would be expected to do better, though, as the Man Utd goalkeeper couldn't dive quick enough to stop the shot.

Azpilicueta on Chelsea's ownership situation


"The team has been completely out of the process," he told Sky Sports. "Our focus has been on the pitch. Of course we are disappointed not to give the first win for him. It is out of our hands so not worth wasting energy on that.

"Of course we have missed some fans in the stadium and there have been a couple of things but the work on the pitch cannot be excused. Our job is to train the best we can and get the results so that is why we're disappointed.

"We need to do the basics better. In the last couple of games we have conceded so many goals. The two boxes are the key areas. We scored two then conceded two at home. That is hard. Sometimes you need a 1-0 win.

"We have not been as sharp or as fluid as we've been before but we scored to go 2-0 and that should have been enough."

And we're off at the Amex


Man Utd and Brighton are underway!

Gerrard on 'ruthless' Villa


"Very pleased," Gerrard told BBC. "It was a really strong away performance; we were better in every department against a side who have taken 10 out of 12 points in a really good moment.

"This is a tough place to come so my players deserve a bit of credit. We have been a really strong away team.

"When our moments come, we've proved we can be ruthless. But this was up there with our best. We've been indifferent at home, so we know what we need to work on.

"There should be a freshness about us because we only play once a week; the lads have prepared well. We're in a good place and we've got a tough game on Tuesday [against Liverpool] but we'll make a couple of changes and rest up to make sure the team is ready. It is about enjoying tonight; it puts us closer to where we want to be."

'Chelsea takeover came at the wrong time'


"It came at the wrong time really," Conor Coady told Sky Sports. "I read it this morning and thought 'oh it would happen against us.'

"We had the gaffer on Zoom in the dressing room and we knew what he wanted to do. The last few weeks haven't been good enough but we stood up to it and today was a good performance.

"We had character, discipline and were compact. We love playing for our football club every single day so it was more about performance - we've spoken about that. It was important we looked at ourselves.

"It hurts players and we're human beings so you don't like to hear that [people saying Wolves won't get European football] but we looked at our performances and they weren't good enough so we can understand people's opinions."

Elsewhere in the Premier League


A big win for Aston Villa, who crushed Burnley 3-1 with goals from Ings, Buendia and Watkins.

A big loss for Watford, meanwhile, who are headed back to the Championship after a 1-0 loss to Crystal Palace behind a Wilfried Zaha goal.

It's all over!


Wow. What a game of football.

Chelsea blow a two-goal lead, provided to them by Lukaku, as Trincao and Coady score late to seal a 2-2 draw for Wolves.

The Blues remain in position to qualify for the Champions League, but things could get hairy if both Arsenal and Spurs win this weekend



They've done it!

In the 97th minute, it's Conor Coady of all people! The English defender bombs forward with the clock ticking down, and he gets a fairly open header from just inside the six.

It's 2-2 as Wolves have seemingly stolen a point!

Six minutes of stoppage time


Can Chelsea hold on?



Game on?

Wolves make it 2-1 as Trincao scores a LOVELY goal.

The Portuguese winger cuts inside, causing Rudiger and Kovacic to collide, giving him just enough space at the top of the box.

And did he use that space well, as Trincao curled home a stunner to give Wolves a bit of hope of getting something out of this game.



Make him Chelsea's leading scorer!

Lukaku makes it 2-0, and this one comes from open play.

A lovely finish from the striker, who now has two goals in a matter of minutes. Bad giveaway from Wolves leads to a Pulisic assist and Lukaku finish from just outside the box.

That could be this one done and dusted.

Chelsea's joint-top scorer




Lukaku from the spot, and how important could that be for the Chelsea striker?

The Belgian puts it to his left, Sa dives to the other side and Chelsea have the 1-0 lead in the 56th minute.

Penalty to Chelsea!


A VAR review concludes that the foul occurred in the box, and Chelsea will have a chance to take the lead from the penalty spot.

VAR check for Chelsea


A potential penalty to Chelsea?

Lukaku fouled right around the box, and the referee is having a look to see where exactly contact was made.

Chance for Chelsea!


Straight out of the dressing room, Chelsea create a chance through Reece James

The fullback nearly catches out Jose Sa on a free kick, but it goes wide.

Half-time in the Premier League


The Premier League afternoon matches have reached the halfway point.

The half-time scores are:

Brentford 2-0 Southampton
Burnley 0-2 Aston Villa
Chelsea 0-0 Wolves
Crystal Palace 1-0 Watford

Big chance for Wolves


Pedro Neto tore down the left hand side to fire a shot at Edouard Mendy.

The goalkeeper pulled off the save but it went straight to Leander Dendoncker, presenting him with a golden opportunity.

But the Belgian ended up sending the ball sailing over the Chelsea goal.

Loftus-Cheek goal disallowed


Ruben Loftus-Cheek scored for Chelsea, but the goal has been disallowed for offside.

A corner was sent deep into the box and it manages to get all the way to the back post where Loftus-Cheek is there to knock it in.

But a lengthy VAR review has revealed that he was offside when the ball came off Lukaku.

GOAL: Burnley 0-2 Aston Villa


Emiliano Buendia has doubled Aston VIlla's lead at Burnley.

Lucas Digne found him in the middle of the box with a low cross from the left side and it was a simple finish.

Ings haunts Burnley once again


Half-time: Greuther Furth 0-1 Borussia Dortmund


Julian Brandt has given Borussia Dortmund the lead at Greuther Furth.

GOAL: Brentford 2-0 Southampton


Brentford have struck twice in quick succession to take the lead against Southampton.

Pontus Jansson opened the scoring just 13 minutes in, then a minute later it was Yoane Wissa who doubled the lead. 

GOAL: Burnley 0-1 Aston Villa


Danny Ings has put Aston Villa ahead at Turf Moor.

The striker fired in from the edge of the box to deal a severe blow to his former team, who need a positive result to keep their hopes of survival alive.

Kick-off in the Premier League


The afternoon matches in the Premier League are underway.

Chelsea need three points against Wolves as they look to hold on to third place in the top-flight.

Burnley are looking to crawl further away from the relegation zone with a win against Aston Villa and Watford are clinging on to their hopes of staying up when they meet Crystal Palace.

Meanwhile, Brentford host Southampton with the two teams level on points

Team news: Crystal Palace vs Watford


What are today's headline fixtures?


Today's big matches across the top leagues are:

Greuther Furth vs Borussia Dortmund
Chelsea vs Wolves
Brighton vs Manchester United
Liverpool vs Tottenham
Betis vs Barcelona

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