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Matchday LIVE: Brighton batter Man Utd as Chelsea draw Wolves

Take a look back at all the key incidents from Saturday's matches in the Premier League

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Final

2022-05-07T18:21:48.508Z

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

2022-05-07T18:12:35.742Z

Just about 10 minutes left and Brighton are cruising.

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

Yikes

2022-05-07T18:05:11.000Z

That kind of day for Man Utd...

2022-05-07T18:02:10.762Z

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?

Team news: Liverpool vs Tottenham

2022-05-07T18:00:14.000Z

BRIGHTON AGAIN!

2022-05-07T17:48:09.905Z

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.

BRIGHTON MAKE IT THREE

2022-05-07T17:46:32.977Z

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

2022-05-07T17:41:58.972Z

BRIGHTON SCORE AGAIN

2022-05-07T17:37:17.430Z

Cucurella!

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

2022-05-07T17:34:06.193Z

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

Halftime

2022-05-07T17:19:09.016Z

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!

2022-05-07T17:13:12.135Z

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

2022-05-07T17:08:55.063Z

Meanwhile in the lower leagues...

2022-05-07T17:00:06.000Z

Watch: Caicedo's goal against Man Utd

2022-05-07T16:52:48.594Z

GOAL BRIGHTON!

2022-05-07T16:46:09.411Z

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

2022-05-07T16:35:37.733Z

"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

2022-05-07T16:30:53.351Z

Man Utd and Brighton are underway!

Gerrard on 'ruthless' Villa

2022-05-07T16:27:08.413Z

"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'

2022-05-07T16:25:25.885Z

"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

2022-05-07T16:01:09.495Z

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!

2022-05-07T15:58:24.384Z

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

GOAL WOLVES!

2022-05-07T15:56:09.627Z

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

2022-05-07T15:49:48.632Z

Can Chelsea hold on?

GOAL WOLVES

2022-05-07T15:38:01.944Z

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.

LUKAKU AGAIN!

2022-05-07T15:16:55.943Z

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

2022-05-07T15:16:06.190Z

GOAL CHELSEA

2022-05-07T15:14:19.328Z

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!

2022-05-07T15:13:28.455Z

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

2022-05-07T15:12:40.918Z

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!

2022-05-07T15:08:20.681Z

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

2022-05-07T14:53:38.000Z

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

2022-05-07T14:47:00.229Z

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

2022-05-07T14:41:00.270Z

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

2022-05-07T14:33:54.867Z

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

2022-05-07T14:29:53.000Z

Half-time: Greuther Furth 0-1 Borussia Dortmund

2022-05-07T14:21:04.000Z

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

GOAL: Brentford 2-0 Southampton

2022-05-07T14:14:15.275Z

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

2022-05-07T14:10:52.741Z

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

2022-05-07T14:00:06.000Z

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

2022-05-07T13:30:30.000Z

What are today's headline fixtures?

2022-05-07T13:00:14.000Z

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

Welcome to the matchday blog

2022-05-07T12:50:18.000Z

Another action-packed Saturday afternoon is upon us!

Join GOAL as we follow the action across Europe's top leagues.

Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool, Tottenham, Borussia Dortmund and Barcelona are all in action today.