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That's all from tonight's live blog - and what a night it was.

PSG and Juventus won a major trophy, Liverpool and West Ham edged closer to Europe and, perhaps most importantly, more supporters returned to stadiums as we take another step towards normality.

Until next time 👋

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Arsenal's Willock considering permanent Newcastle stay


Joe Willock has said he will consider staying at Newcastle permanently after he made Premier League history in Wednesday's 1-0 win over Sheffield United.

The 21-year-old became the youngest player in Premier League history to score in six straight matches.

And speaking after the game, Willock appeared to open the door to a permanent move from Arsenal.

Read the full story on Goal!

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Juve winners again


A 14th Coppa Italia title for Juventus!
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The impact of pandemic football


We wondered what the main impact would be of empty stadiums and there you have it - more away wins than home for the first time in English football history.

'Nothing is decided yet'


So Andy Robertson described Sunday as a final, and Jurgen Klopp said tonight's win over Burnley was a semi-final.

He told Sky Sports: "It was a semi-final. We had to win the semi-final and we did. Nothing is decided yet but we improved our position and we have the final. That's what we needed. It's what we deserve because this was a top performance.

"You can't give any chance away against Burnley because of the way they play. They wanted to go for our centre-halves but our boys did outstandingly well.

"We knew before the game it would be incredibly tough - they had about 3,500 people not on our side. Atmosphere in football is massive.

"I thought the boys dealed really well with that. They didn't get distracted - they tried to use it because noise is nice. We played a lot of good football stuff."

"We have to make sure we recover quickly. We have a thin squad in some positions. We have to wrap them in cotton wool. I can't wait for the 10,00 fans at Anfield. Nothing is decided - Palace are strong."

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Allardyce reveals reasons behind Baggies departure


Minutes after his departure from West Brom was confirmed, Sam Allardyce released a statement outlining his reasons for stepping down.

"West Brom made me a generous offer to stay at The Hawthorns that shows the commitment of an ambitious club. After serious consideration I have decided not to accept that offer," he said.

"If I were to stay and achieve promotion next season the expectation would be for me to continue for at least another season and, sadly, that is not a commitment I feel able to make at this stage of my career.

"I believe the club now needs stability and continuity and this would, in my opinion, best be provided by a young and ambitious manager who can get us back to where we should be as an established Premier League football club."

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'We have hit form at the right time'


Liverpool defender says Sunday's final day clash with Crystal Palace is like a cup final as they close in on a Champions League place.

"Of course we feed off pressure," he told Sky Sports. "It's a massive club and fans demand results. We have hit form at the right time. Sunday is a final effectively for us, Leicester and Chelsea.

"We have given ourselves a chance when a lot of people had written us off. But we need to make sure our performance is of the highest level [against Crystal Palace]."

Allardyce to leave West Brom


Some breaking managerial news: West Brom have confirmed that Sam Allardyce will step down at the end of the season.

Allardyce replaced Slaven Bilic in December but was unable to save them from the drop - the first Premier League relegation of his managerial career.

Sam Allardyce West Brom 2020-21

Liverpool timing their run perfectly


PSG win the Coupe de France! 🏆


The final whistle goes and PSG have won the Coup de France!
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Full time


The full time whistles go in the Premier League - and it's a good night if you are a Liverpool or West Ham fan.

Burnley 0-3 Liverpool

West Brom 1-3 West Ham

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Antonio for the Hammers!


That should do it for West Ham too. Jesse Lingard tees up Michail Antonio to seal the win for the Hammers, who will move three points clear in sixth place.

The Europa League is calling!

3-0 Liverpool!


Liverpool are coasting now. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has powered one in from the inside the area to wrap up the win and boost their goal difference in the race for a top four.

The Reds are in the driving seat for the Champions League!

West Ham lead!


The Hammers have turned it around! Angelo Ogbonna heads home Aaron Creswell's corner from close range.

David Moyes' side are closing in on a European place!

Still got it


But is this last we will see of Buffon on a football pitch?

The final whistle goes!


Juventus win the Coppa Italia!!!! 🏆  👏
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Stoppage-time ⏰


Four minutes added on at the Mapei Stadium, Juve closing in a 14th Coppa Italia title 🏆

Off the line!


He's scored at one end, and now he has kept one out at the other - Nat Phillips in the right place at the right time to clear Ben Mee's effort off the line!

Goal for Juventus! ⚽


Federico Chiesa has fired Juventus in front again against Atalanta - Andrea Pirlo's side are 15 minutes away from a fifth Coppa Italia success in seven years!  🏆
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Jimenez to miss Wolves' final PL game


Some news to emerge from one of the earlier Premier League games - Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo says Raul Jimenez will not be fit enough to play in the club's final Premier League game of the season against Manchester United on Sunday.

The Mexican, who suffered a fractured skull in November after a horrific clash of heads with Arsenal's David Luiz, is back in light training but not deemed fit enough to feature against the Red Devils.

Read the full story here.

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Goal for Liverpool!


And it's a first Reds goal for Nat Phillips - a huge moment in the race for the top four!

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Second half under way


We are off again at Turf Moor and The Hawthorns.

A big 45 minutes ahead in the race for Europe. 💪

All to play for


The second half of the Coppa Italia final is under way. Who will walk away with the trophy?



Here are the half-time scores in the two late Premier League games:

Burnley 0-1 Liverpool

West Brom 1-1 West Ham

VAR check complete


...and the goal is given!

West Ham level!


Another goal just before half-time, this time at the Hawthorns and it's West Ham who level!

Tomas Soucek has tapped home from close range - though there is going to be a VAR check.

Goal for Liverpool!


Roberto Firmino breaks the deadlock just before half-time!

The ball is played across the box from the left by Andy Robertson and Firmino's effort has too much power for goalkeeper Norris.

Liverpool into the top four as it stands!

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Pereira given Baggies goal


Matheus Pereira has been awarded West Brom's opening goal as his corner kick was on target. Will he be a target for Premier League sides this summer?

Full time ⏰


Crystal Palace 1-3 Arsenal

Two late goals seal all three points for the Gunners, who keep their European hopes alive.

Not the result Roy Hodgson in what is his final home game in charge of Crystal Palace.

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3-1 Arsenal!


And that is that.

Nicolas Pepe skips into the area, evades two Crystal Palace defenders and strokes the ball low into the corner for his second and Arsenal's third!

Goal for Arsenal!!


Gabriel Martinelli has won it in stoppage time for the Gunners!!

The Brazilian is there at the far post to meet Odegaard's cross and scramble the ball home. There was a nervy VAR check for offside and handball but the goal is given!

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Atalanta level!


That didn't take long - and what a strike it is. Ruslan Malinovskyi collects the ball on the edge of the box and smashes it into the roof of the net to bring Atalanta level!
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Goal for West Brom!


The goals are flying in now - this time it is at the Hawthorns as West Brom take the lead against West Ham.

Matheus Pereira's inswinging corner is flicked into his own net by Tomas Soucek.

A huge blow to West Ham's European hopes!

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Goal for Juventus!


Dejan Kulusevski has curled home a wonderful opener for Juventus - though Atalanta are furious as they felt there was a foul on  Robin Gosens by Juan Cuadrado in the build up.

The goal is given though!

Not a record you want to break


Check complete...


Goal given! Palace are level!

Goal for Crystal Palace! ⚽


The Eagles are level and it's Christian Benteke again - four in four for the Belgian!!!

Hold on, it's going to VAR.......

Penalty missed!


Declan Rice smacks his penalty against the post! A huge cheer goes up from the Baggies fans behind the goal!

Penalty to West Ham!


West Brom goalkeeper Sam Johnstone brings down Michail Antonio and it's a penalty to the Hammers!

We go again!


It's kick-off in the two late Premier League games as Burnley host Liverpool and West Brom take on West Ham!

Thoughts on the new Arsenal away kit?


Final scores


Here are the scores from the early Premier League kick-offs:

Everton 1-0 Wolves

Newcastle 1-0 Sheffield United

Tottenham 1-2 Aston Villa

Full time at St James' Park!


And it is Newcastle who hold on for the win against Sheffield United, Joe Willock the hero yet again!

Full time in north London!


Aston Villa hold on for all three points! It is a potentially damaging defeat for Tottenham though in their quest to qualify for Europe.

Full time at Goodison!


Everton have beaten Wolves 1-0 to keep their European hopes alive - Richarlison with the only goal for the Toffees!
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One of the all-time greats


But what next for Gianluigi Buffon?

Injury worry for Spurs


An injury blow for Spurs as Japhet Tanganga has to be carried off on a stretcher and is replaced by Matt Doherty.

Let's hope it's not too serious 🤞

Off the bar!


Sheffield United are so close to an equaliser as David McGoldrick lets fly from 15 yards but the ball clips the top of the crossbar! 

Goal for Arsenal! ⚽


Nicolas Pepe breaks the deadlock!

It's a wonderful cross from Kieran Tierney on the left and Pepe meets it with a sweetly struck volley to put the Gunners ahead!

VAR check at Goodison..


..No penalty! Adama Traore's cross hit Abdoulaye Doucoure on the arm, but the officials ruled it was not deliberate!

Gareth Bale...

2021-05-19T18:31:03Z ON for Tottenham.

Can he help turn things around?

Memorable in more ways than one


Coupe de France teams!


The teams are in for the other cup final of the evening - it's Monaco v PSG in the Coupe de France!

Norris makes PL debut for Burnley


There's a surprise selection for Burnley as they take on Liverpool. With goalkeeper Nick Pope still out injured manager Sean Dyche has turned to third-choice stopper Will Norris for his Premier League debut for the club. Johann Berg Gudmundsson also comes in for Matej Vydra.

Liverpool make one change from that dramatic win at West Brom last weekend. No, Alisson has not been moved up front, instead Georginio Wijnaldum comes in for Curtis Jones.

Burnley: Norris, Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor, Brownhill, Westwood, Cork, McNeil, Gudmundsson, Wood.

Liverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Phillips, Rhys Williams, Robertson, Thiago, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Salah, Firmino, Mane.

Baggies taking on the Hammers


There's one change each for West Brom and West Ham for this evening's game at the Hawthorns.

For West Ham, Said Benrahma comes in for Jarrod Bowen while Ainsley Maitland-Niles comes in for Grady Diangana for the Baggies.

West Brom: Johnstone, Furlong, Robson-Kanu, Bartley, Ajayi, Phillips, Pereira, Townsend, Gallagher, Maitland-Niles, Yokuslu.

West Ham: Fabianski, Cresswell, Coufal, Benrahma, Lingard, Dawson, Fornals, Ogbonna, Soucek, Antonio, Rice.

Chance for Wolves!


What a goal that would have been! Richarlison gives the ball straight to Adama Traore who skips past three Everton players before drilling straight at Jordan Pickford.

Wolves are still well in this!

Great save Martinez - twice!


Twice! Steven Bergwijn has two early opportunities to bring Tottenham level but on each occasion he is denied by Emi Martinez.

What a signing he has been for Villa!

Coppa Italia teams!


Who is going to come out on top in this one??

Goal for Everton!


Richarlison has opened the scoring for the Toffees!!

Gylfi Sigurdsson's corner finds the Brazilian unmarked and he guides a wonderful header into the top corner - his first goal in 12 matches!

Under way again!


The second half is under way at Goodison Park, St James' Park and the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Crystal Palace v Arsenal has also begun at Selhurst Park!

What a talent!


Did Arsenal make a mistake in letting him go out on loan in January? 🤔

Welcome back


Spurs were booed off by their fans at half time, it's not been their day so far.

Especially this guy:

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Half-time ⏰


And that's the half! These are the scores on the doors:

Everton 0-0 Wolves

Tottenham 1-2 Aston Villa

Newcastle 1-0 Sheffield United

Goal for Newcastle!


Joe Willock has done it AGAIN!! it's six in six now for the loan midfielder as he heads home Jacob Murphy's cross seconds before the break!

Hodgson confirms Eze injury


Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson has confirmed Eberechi Eze faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines after suffering an Achilles injury in training.

"To see that happen, in such a freak situation, it is almost impossible to understand how it happened," he told BT Sport. 

"Then for it to be such a serious injury, we are all absolutely devastated for Eze. He is a strong young man, resilient and he will come back stronger.”

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Goal for Villa! ⚽


They have turned it around - and it's another howler by Sergio Reguilon!

His attempted clearance is blocked by Bertrand Traore right into the path of Ollie Watkins, who fires beyond Hugo Lloris!!!



Wolves have dominated the last 15 minutes and very nearly take the lead through Fabio Silva! The teenager turns sharply and fires in an effort that deflects off Yerry Mina and loops just over the bar! Moments later Adama Troare fizzes another effort just over when the ball fell to him just inside the area!

Wolves are getting closer! 🐺



Great save Ramsdale!


Some action at St James' Park as Sheffield United goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale does superbly well to top away Jonjo Shelvey's effort!

Oh Sergio 🤦‍♂️


What an (own) goal!


Sergio Reguilon has just put the ball into the top corner, the only problem is it is into his own net!

A cross came from the left and as Reguilon attempted to clear with his right foot he only succeeded in slicing the ball beyond Lloris!

All quiet at St James'


Not much goalmouth action at St James' Park so far between Newcastle and Sheffield United.

The best opportunity fell to David McGoldrick who drilled just wide from Enda Stevens' pass.

Great save! 🔥


That's superb technique from Morgan Gibbs-White who fires in a first-time volley from 25 yards that Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford does well to palm away.

Things warming up at Goodison....

VAR penalty!


Dean Smith is absolutely RAGING on the touchline!

Ollie Watkins was clattered by Hugo Lloris as he looked to run onto a through ball. The incident was reviewed by VAR but nothing was given!

Goal for Spurs! ⚽


And what a strike it is by Steven Bergwijn! The Dutchman wins the ball outside the area, forces his way into the box before rifling home an unstoppable volley beyond Emi Martinez!

Pepe back for Gunners


Arsenal make two changes from the side that won at Chelsea last time out as Calum Chambers and Nicolas Pepe comes in for Pablo Mari and Martin Odegaard.

Crystal Palace also make two changes as Vicente Guiata and James Tomkins come in for Jack Butland and Eberechi Eze - who has reportedly suffered an Achilles injury that could keep him out for several months.

Crystal Palace: Guaita, Ward, Tomkins, Cahill, Mitchell, Kouyate, McCarthy, Schlupp, Townsend, Zaha, Benteke.

Arsenal: Leno, Holding, Chambers, Gabriel, Saka, Elneny, Partey, Tierney, Pepe, Smith Rowe, Aubameyang.

Let's go...


We are under way at Goodison Park, St James' Park and the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium! ⚽ ⚽ ⚽

Kick-off imminent..

2021-05-19T16:57:18Z the first three Premier League games this evening as the teams come out to real cheers from real fans - you love to see it! 👏👏👏

Hodgson's farewell


Tonight will be Roy Hodgson's final home game as Crystal Palace manager after it was revealed earlier this week that he will be stepping down at the end of the season.

The former England boss began his managerial career 45 years ago - though he says he isn't ready to officially retire just yet!

Ancelotti confirms reason for James absence


Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti was asked why James Rodriguez is missing for the Toffees this evening.

"James is out because he was a little bit tired," said the Italian. "He didn’t play, he was out, then he played against Sheffield, we prefer not to take a risk."

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Just how important is Grealish to Villa?


Short answer: very

Magpies unchanged as Jebbison retains place for Blades


Newcastle boss Steve Bruce names an unchanged side from the one beaten 4-3 by champions Manchester City in a thriller at St James' Park on Friday.

Teenager Daniel Jebbison keeps his place in the Sheffield United side after he scored the winner on his first senior start against Everton on Sunday. The only change sees  Jayden Bogle come in for George Baldock.

Newcastle: Dubravka, Dummett, Krafth, Fernendez, Shelvey, Ritchie, Murphy, Almiron, Willock, Joelinton, Saint-Maximim.

Sheffield United: Ramsdale, Bogle, Stevens, Basham, Egan, Robinson, Fleck, Norwood, Osborn, Jebbison, McGoldrick.

Grealish back for Villa


Jack Grealish makes his first Aston Villa start since February after recovering from injury. Tyrone Mings is back after suspension while Marvelous Nakamba is also recalled.

Gareth Bale drops to the bench for Spurs as Ryan Mason makes two changes to the side that beat Wolves at the weekend. Giovani Lo Celso is also among the substitutes as Harry Winks and Steven Bergwijn are recalled.

Tottenham: Lloris, Tanganga, Alderweireld, Dier, Reguilon, Winks, Hojbjerg, Bergwijn, Alli, Son, Kane.

Aston Villa: Martinez, Konsa, Mings, Hause, Targett, McGinn, Nakamba, Grealish, Traore, Watkins, El Ghazi.

No James for Everton


Everton are without James Rodriguez for the visit of Wolves while defender Mason Holgate drops to the bench. Yerry Mina and Gylfi Sigurdsson return for the Toffees.

Former Everton goalkeeper John Ruddy makes his first Premier League start of the season for Wolves. He is one of four changes to the side beaten at Tottenham last weekend with Rayan Ait-Nouri, Ruben Neves and Maximilian Kilman also coming in to the side.

Everton: Pickford, Godfrey, Mina, Keane, Digne, Coleman, Doucoure, Allan, Sigurdsson, Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin.

Wolves: Ruddy, Nelson Semedo, Coady, Kilman, Ait Nouri, Saiss, Neves, Traore, Joao Moutinho, Gibbs-White, Silva.

What's coming up


We will bring you updates from six Premier League matches including Liverpool's crucial trip to Burnley. There is also the Coppa Italia final between Atalanta and Juventus and the Coupe De France final between PSG and Monaco to keep us busy.

First up, some team news...



It was great to see fans back at Premier League stadiums on Tuesday - In fact, it was so good let's do it again tonight!