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Man City 2/1 for Premier League title after goalless draw with Arsenal

Liverpool have taken the initiative in the Premier League title race after beating Brighton at Anfield on Easter Sunday, with champions Man City now out to 2/1 after drawing with Arsenal.

Playing before Manchester City and Arsenal clashed at the Etihad Stadium, the Reds were stunned on Merseyside when Danny Welbeck put the Seagulls 1-0 ahead after just 87 seconds.

However, Luis Diaz levelled things up before the break before Mohamed Salah, making his first league start since New Year's Day, grabbed the winner in the 65th minute after missing a host of chances before that.

That victory stuck Liverpool three points clear at the summit ahead of Arsenal's trip to City, and that is where Jurgen Klopp's side remained after the Etihad events.

The Citizens and Gunners played out a 0-0 draw, the first time Pep Guardiola's troops have failed to score at home in the Premier League since October 2021.

With nine games of the campaign remaining, Liverpool (6/5) sit top on 67 points, two points ahead of second-place Arsenal (5/2) and a further one clear of City (2/1) in third.

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Spurs 4/6 for top-four finish after Luton late show

The battle for fourth place looks like it will be a two-way battle between Aston Villa, who currently hold the final Champions League spot, and Tottenham in fifth.

Spurs left it late to record a 2-1 comeback victory at home to Luton on Saturday, with captain Son Heung-min striking in the 86th minute to secure the victory that did, temporarily, lift them into fourth.

However, Aston Villa picked up a 2-0 home triumph over Wolves in the later kick-off to jump back into fourth place, with Moussa Diaby and Ezri Konsa both on target for the Villans.

Unai Emery's men, 11/10 for a top-four finish, have a three-point advantage over Tottenham, who do have a game in hand and can be backed at 4/6 to clinch a Champions League spot.

Spurs return to action on Tuesday when they head to the London Stadium to take on West Ham, while Villa face a daunting trip to reigning champions Manchester City on Wednesday.

Newcastle 7/2 for top-six finish after St James' Park thriller

Newcastle boosted their hopes of a top-six finish with a sensational 4-3 victory over West Ham, one of the teams they are in competition with for sixth, at St James' Park on Saturday.

Alexander Isak's penalty gave the Magpies an early lead, but goals from Michail Antonio, Mohammed Kudus and Jarrod Bowen put the Hammers 3-1 up and seemingly on course for a crucial victory.

However, a second spot-kick from Isak and a Harvey Barnes brace, of which the second a brilliant 20-yard strike, handed Eddie Howe's side a sensational comeback victory in dramatic circumstances.

The three points did come at a cost for Newcastle, who had Anthony Gordon sent off in stoppage-time and Jamaal Lascelles, Emil Krafth and Miguel Almiron all go off injured.

Howe's troops sit eight in the table on 43 points, just a single point behind West Ham in seventh and a further four in arrears of sixth-place Manchester United, who dropped points at Brentford.

The Red Devils thought they had snatched the win at the Gtech Community Stadium when Mason Mount struck in the 96th minute, only for Kristoffer Ajer to score a dramatic equaliser three minutes later.

United are 4/7 for a top-six finish, while West Ham are 25/1 and Newcastle can be backed at 7/2.

Erik ten Hag's outfit are next in action on Thursday when they face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, while the Hammers host Tottenham on Tuesday and Newcastle welcome Everton to St James' Park that same evening.

Forest 1/2 to stay up after Palace draw

At the bottom of the table, Nottingham Forest have moved out of the relegation zone on goal difference after drawing 1-1 at home to Crystal Palace, who have an eight-point buffer to the bottom three.

The Tricky Trees sit in 17th position and are level on points with Luton in 18th, who are three goals worse off than Forest after going down late at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Burnley extended their unbeaten streak to three matches after twice coming from behind to secure a 2-2 draw at Chelsea, who failed to make the most of playing against 10 men since the 40th minute.

Cole Palmer did his chances of making England's squad for the Euros no harm, though, bagging both goals for the Blues and he is 2/5 to be on the plane to Germany.

Sheffield United prop up the table, seven points from safety, but they could have cut into that deficit more had they not gave up a two-goal lead at home to Fulham.

The Blades were leading 3-1 heading towards the end of the contest at Bramall Lane, only for Bobby De Cordova-Reid and Rodrigo Muniz to score late on and snatch a share of the spoils for the Cottagers.

Sheff Utd, Burnley and Luton are the top three in the betting to be relegated, priced at 1/100, 1/6 and 8/13 respectively, with Forest 6/4 and Everton, just three points clear of the drop zone, available at 7/2.

This article was written by a partner sports writer via Spotlight Sports Group. All odds displayed on this page were correct at the time of writing and are subject to withdrawal or change at any time.

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