LEEDS, England (AP) — Leeds climbed out of the Premier League's relegation zone in dramatic style Sunday after Pascal Struijk's stoppage-time equalizer secured a 1-1 draw against Brighton.
Struijk, an 83rd-minute substitute, headed home at the far post in the second minute of added-on time to lift Leeds a point clear of Burnley after Danny Welbeck had given Albion a halftime lead at Elland Road.
LEEDS, England (AP) — Leeds striker Patrick Bamford could return from injury to help the Premier League club fight relegation with two games left in the season.
Bamford has been limited to nine league appearances this season but manager Jesse Marsch is hopeful for Sunday's game against Brighton at Elland Road.
WATFORD, England (AP) — Everton moved further away from the bottom three in the Premier League after playing out a lackluster 0-0 draw at already relegated Watford on Wednesday.
Frank Lampard’s team went into the match having taken 10 points from its last five matches, lifting it out of the relegation zone and up to 16th — one point ahead of Burnley and Leeds.
LEEDS, England (AP) — Hampered by another first-half red card, Leeds lost 3-0 at home to Chelsea on Wednesday to remain rooted in the Premier League's relegation zone heading into the final week of the season.
One is an American in his first few months in English soccer. Another is an interim coach thrust unexpectedly into his first experience of top-flight management. The other was not long ago an elite player vying for the biggest trophies in the game.
LEICESTER, England (AP) — Everton held on for a 2-1 victory over Leicester in the Premier League on Sunday that gave the team renewed hope of avoiding relegation.
The win moves Everton up to 16th in the table with 35 points, one more than Burnley and Leeds and still with a game in hand over its relegation rivals.
LONDON (AP) — Arsenal's five-season exile from the Champions League is closer to ending after Eddie Nketiah's double secured a 2-1 win over Leeds to strengthen the team's hold on fourth place in the Premier League on Sunday.
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Liverpool drew with Tottenham 1-1 and went to the top of the English Premier League on Saturday but handed Manchester City a chance to pull three points clear.
The end of a 12-match league winning run at Anfield dampened Liverpool’s bid for a quadruple of trophies.
BURNLEY, England (AP) — Burnley's relegation woes deepened after losing to Aston Villa 3-1 in the English Premier League on Saturday for the team's first defeat under interim manager Mike Jackson.
Steven Gerrard's Villa did both Everton and Leeds a big favor by ripping Burnley apart.
LONDON (AP) — As you were in the pursuit of Champions League qualification. At the other end of the Premier League, though, the relegation scrap just got even tighter.
Arsenal remained in fourth place after Gabriel's header secured a 2-1 win at West Ham to stay two points ahead of Tottenham after its north London rival beat Leicester 3-1 on Sunday through Son Heung-min's double.
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Everton forward Richarlison threw a lit flare after picking it up from the field while celebrating scoring to secure a 1-0 victory over Chelsea on Sunday that helped his team's push to avoid relegation from the Premier League.
LONDON (AP) — It’s still advantage Manchester City in the English Premier League title race after the league leader and Liverpool won tricky away matches at in-form teams on Saturday.
First up was Liverpool, which won at Newcastle 1-0 despite resting several players, and was briefly atop the table.
LEEDS, England (AP) — Manchester City remained the front-runner in the English Premier League title race after winning at Leeds 4-0 on Saturday.
Liverpool won at Newcastle 1-0 in an early kickoff to keep the pressure on City, which responded.
NEWCASTLE, England (AP) — Liverpool kept its quadruple hopes alive with a 1-0 win over Newcastle on Saturday to maintain pressure on Premier League title rival Manchester City.
LONDON (AP) — Leeds moved five points clear of the relegation zone by drawing at Crystal Palace 0-0 in the English Premier League on Monday.
The team coached by American Jesse Marsch has been sucked back into the relegation fight by the improved form of Burnley and has some tough opponents among its remaining five games, starting with Manchester City at the weekend and followed by Arsenal and Chelsea.
A look at what’s happening in European soccer on Monday:
Juventus looks to consolidate a Champions League place with a visit to talented Sassuolo. Juventus is fourth in Serie A and can extend its five-point advantage over fifth-place Roma, which lost to defending champion Inter Milan on Saturday.
BURNLEY, England (AP) — Burnley held on for a 1-0 victory over Wolverhampton on Sunday to climb out of the relegation zone and give the club renewed hope of Premier League survival.
Matej Vydra’s strike in the 62nd minute from Wout Weghorst's cross moved Burnley into 17th place in the table, dropping Everton into the bottom three and two points adrift.
LONDON (AP) — British author Jack Higgins, who wrote “The Eagle Has Landed” and other bestselling thrillers and espionage novels, has died. He was 92.
Publisher HarperCollins said that Higgins died at his home on the English Channel island of Jersey surrounded by his family.
WATFORD, England (AP) — Leeds moved further away from the relegation zone Saturday with a 3-0 win which inflicted another blow on Watford's increasingly desperate campaign to stay in the Premier League.
LEEDS, England (AP) — James Ward-Prowse has David Beckham in his sights.
The Southampton midfielder produced more free kick magic to earn his team a 1-1 draw at Leeds in the English Premier League on Saturday and halt its four-game losing run.
BRIGHTON, England (AP) — Neal Maupay missed a first-half penalty and Brighton and visiting Norwich played out a goalless draw in the English Premier League on Saturday.
Brighton dominated its bottom-of-the-table opponent and Maupay had the chance to break the deadlock in the 29th minute.
A look at what’s happening in European soccer on Saturday:
The Premier League title race resumes with leader Manchester City and second-placed Liverpool in action. Liverpool hosts relegation-threatened Watford in the first of seven matches on the day.
WOLVERHAMPTON, England (AP) — Leeds fought back from 2-0 down to win 3-2 at 10-man Wolverhampton with a last-minute winner by Luke Ayling on Friday in one of the English Premier League games of the season.
LEEDS, England (AP) — Leeds won its first game under American manager Jesse Marsch at the third attempt after beating bottom-of-the-table Norwich City 2-1 in the Premier League on Sunday.
Both teams came into the game in terrible form, each having lost all of their last five league matches.
LEEDS, England (AP) — Aston Villa handed Leeds a sixth straight Premier League loss as Steven Gerrard’s impressive side won 3-0 Thursday at Elland Road.
Philippe Coutinho’s deflected effort gave Villa a halftime lead and the visitors added further second-half goals through Matty Cash and Calum Chambers.
Jesse Marsch gathered his Leeds players in a huddle in the center circle at the end of the match and delivered what appeared to be an impassioned speech.
So what was the American's message to his new team after his first match as an English Premier League manager?
LEICESTER, England (AP) — American coach Jesse Marsch had an encouraging first match in charge of Leeds — except for the result.
Making the Premier League’s most porous team more resilient and organized didn’t stop Leeds falling to a 1-0 loss at Leicester on Saturday.
LEEDS, England (AP) — New manager, similar ethos.
Don’t expect Leeds to look markedly different under the leadership of new American coach Jesse Marsch following his arrival at the struggling English Premier League club as the replacement for the fired Marcelo Bielsa.
American coach Jesse Marsch was hired by Leeds on Monday, with the club hoping a late-season change in manager can help to preserve its English Premier League status.
Marsch replaced Marcelo Bielsa, who was fired on Sunday following a dramatic downturn in results, and is back in work nearly three months after leaving German team Leipzig.
LEEDS, England (AP) — Marcelo Bielsa was fired as Leeds manager on Sunday after another heavy loss dropped the team to within two points of the Premier League relegation zone.
“I have to act in the best interest of the club and I believe a change is required now in order to secure our Premier League status,” Leeds chairman Andrea Radrizzani said.
LEEDS, England (AP) — Tottenham became the latest team to rip through Leeds’ fragile defense, winning 4-0 at Elland Road on Saturday to give manager Antonio Conte something to smile about this time.
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Liverpool trimmed the gap on Premier League leader Manchester City to just three points after clinically dismantling Leeds in a 6-0 thrashing on Wednesday.
Mohamed Salah converted two penalties in the first half — either side of a rare goal from center back Joel Matip from open play — to take his tally to 27 for the season, and 19 in the league.
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Liverpool strikers Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino are big doubts for the English League Cup final against Chelsea on Sunday.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said the two players had “no chance” of featuring against Leeds in the Premier League on Wednesday, with Jota nursing an ankle injury and Firmino out with a muscle problem.
LEEDS, England (AP) — Leeds has backed calls for the introduction of temporary concussion substitutions after one of its players played on following a clash of heads after passing on-field tests, only to be withdrawn 15 minutes later having developed symptoms.
LEEDS, England (AP) — Celebrating scoring Manchester United's fourth goal, Anthony Elanga held a finger to his lips. No way were the Leeds fans being silenced, though.
No chance. Not when they'd waited 19 years to see their fiercest rival at Elland Road in the Premier League, initially because of relegation and then pandemic curbs on fans.
LEEDS, England (AP) — Manchester United conceded twice in 24 seconds at Leeds to throw away the lead before goals from substitutes Fred and Anthony Elanga secured a 4-2 victory in the Premier League on Sunday.
The Premier League title race really is back on.
And it's all because of Harry Kane.
The striker Manchester City wanted to sign in the offseason last year consigned the leaders to their first league loss in nearly four months by scoring twice for Tottenham in a dramatic 3-2 win on Saturday.
LONDON (AP) — Molineux, the home stadium of Premier League team Wolverhampton, is set to host an England men’s international for the first time in more than 65 years.
England will play two Nations League matches — against Italy and Hungary — there in June, the Football Association said Thursday, continuing the trend of taking the national team’s fixtures on the road and away from London’s Wembley Stadium.
BURNLEY, England (AP) — Liverpool isn’t letting up in its pursuit of Manchester City in the Premier League title race.
A 1-0 win over last-place Burnley in challenging conditions at Turf Moor returned second-place Liverpool to within nine points of City on Sunday.
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Everton claimed just its second win since September in the English Premier League by beating Leeds 3-0 to move five points clear of the relegation zone on Saturday.
Goals from Seamus Coleman, Michael Keane and Anthony Gordon steered Everton to victory in its first home league game under Frank Lampard.
BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Philippe Coutinho scored one goal and set up two others for Aston Villa in its 3-3 draw with Leeds in an end-to-end encounter in the Premier League on Wednesday.
Leeds fought back from 3-1 down to salvage a point at Villa Park, with center back Diego Llorente the unlikely scorer of the second-half equalizer.
LEEDS, England (AP) — Newcastle claimed just its second Premier League win of the season by beating Leeds 1-0 on Saturday in a big boost to its ambitions of avoiding relegation.
Jonjo Shelvey's low free kick flew past a slew of outstretched legs in the area and squeezed into the far corner of the net in the 75th minute at Elland Road.
NEWCASTLE, England (AP) — The Saudi-owned Premier League club Newcastle will hold a mid-season training camp in the kingdom, raising concerns among human rights organizations about “ sportswashing.”
LONDON (AP) — Jack Harrison scored a hat trick as Leeds overcame a long list of absentees to beat West Ham 3-2 in the Premier League on Sunday.
West Ham hit back twice through Jarrod Bowen and Pablo Fornals, but Harrison’s well-taken third goal ended the London club's four-match winning streak.
LEEDS, England (AP) — Stuart Dallas and Dan James scored second-half goals as Leeds beat Burnley 3-1 to help its Premier League survival chances on Sunday.
Jack Harrison’s first-half opener for Leeds was canceled out by Maxwel Cornet’s fine free kick.
LONDON (AP) — Phil Foden marked his return to Manchester City's starting team with a goal that sent the champions into the new year with an eight-point lead in the Premier League.
Foden’s 16th-minute strike was enough for City to secure a 1-0 win at Brentford on Wednesday and tighten its grip on the title race after slip-ups by Liverpool and Chelsea over the last two days.
LONDON (AP) — The 20th round of the Premier League was reduced to seven fixtures when the match between Everton and Newcastle was postponed Tuesday because of a pile-up of COVID-19 cases and injuries in the Newcastle squad.
A look at what’s happening in the Premier League on Tuesday as teams look to negotiate their way through coronavirus cases and England's busy festive fixture schedule:
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Coronavirus postponements aside, 28 goals in the Premier League's six Boxing Day games provided a heavy dose of drama even without changing the complexion of the title race.
LONDON (AP) — Leeds and Wolverhampton have secured Premier League approval for further matches to be postponed due to coronavirus outbreaks in squads.
Leeds' home game against Aston Villa on Tuesday has been called off, having already had Sunday's match at Liverpool postponed.