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Premier League Review: Manchester City 1/2 to defend their title

With Manchester City's focus on the FA Cup this weekend, there was a chance for Arsenal and Liverpool to apply some pressure, with both doing precisely that with away wins at Wolves and Fulham respectively.

Aston Villa also strengthened their own position in the race for the top four with a win over Bournemouth, while Everton and Burnley each won their relegation six-pointers to boost their respective chances of survival.

Arsenal in to 7/2 after Wolves win

Arsenal managed to put their recent setbacks behind them to reignite their Premier League title ambitions with a much-needed victory at Molineux on Saturday.

The Gunners' title hopes took a hit with a 2-0 home loss to Aston Villa last Sunday, before their disappointment was compounded by their Champions League exit in midweek.

Although Mikel Arteta's men were not at their best at Wolves, the result was the most important thing and goals at the end of each half from Leandro Trossard and Martin Odegaard were enough to secure the three points.

The victory sent the Gunners back to the top of the table, a point clear of Manchester City having played a game more, ahead of Tuesday's home clash with Chelsea and next weekend's North London derby.

Reds now 5/1 following Fulham success

Another team looking to expunge the memories of a painful week was Liverpool and they did just that with a 3-1 win at Fulham to move back into second, behind Arsenal on goal difference.

Trent Alexander-Arnold's free-kick on his return to the starting line-up put the Reds in front before Timothy Castagne levelled for the hosts in first-half stoppage time.

However, Jurgen Klopp's men were not to be denied with Ryan Gravenberch curling a beauty into the top corner before Diogo Jota made sure of the points with a clinical finish in the 72nd minute.

Liverpool are 5/1 to win the Premier League, although City remain the favourites at 1/2 as they have a game in hand on the two sides above them, lying a point behind.

Everton out to 14/1 to be relegated after big Forest win

Everton took a giant stride towards safety as they came out on top in a relegation six-pointer with Nottingham Forest, winning 2-0 at Goodison Park to open up a five-point cushion above the drop zone.

Idrissa Gueye and Dwight McNeil scored the goals that ultimately settled the contest, although Forest felt they were harshly treated by the officials, with multiple penalty decisions not going their way.

After their 6-0 capitulation at Chelsea on Monday, this win was badly needed by the Toffees and they can breathe a little easier heading into two more home contests against Liverpool and Brentford, before what looks a massive game at Luton on 3rd May.

Luton out to 12/5 to stay up after Bees bashing

Luton's survival hopes took a massive hit when they were hammered 5-1 by Brentford at Kenilworth Road, Yoane Wissa's first-half brace setting the Bees on their way to a potentially demoralising defeat for the Hatters.

Luke Berry struck in stoppage time to maintain Luton's home scoring streak but the damage had long been done, with their goal difference taking a mighty whack too boot.

Rob Edwards' men are 12/5 to stay up and 3/10 to go down this season.

Burnley 7/1 for survival after Blades blitz

Burnley came out on top in their six-pointer at Sheffield United, although the 4-1 scoreline may have been on the flattering side.

The Blades failed to convert their first-half chances and were made to pay late in the period as two deflected strikes gave Vincent Kompany's side control at 2-0 at the interval.

Chris Wilder sent his men out with renewed vigour at the start of the second half and although Gustavo Hamer gave them a lifeline, again missed chances cost them dear.

Lyle Foster finished off Lorenz Assignon's fine run and cross almost on the hour to seemingly end the game as a contest, with Johann Berg Gudmundsson's fine curling finish the icing on the cake.

The Clarets closed to within three points of Forest and are now 7/1 to stay up and 1/12 to go down, while the Blades are 1/50 to finish bottom having fallen seven points behind their conquerors.

Villans 4/11 for top four after overcoming Bournemouth

Aston Villa were made to work for it but they strengthened their grip on a top-four place with a come-from-behind 3-1 win over Bournemouth to go six points clear of Tottenham, having played two games more.

Following their midweek European exertions, it was perhaps to be expected that the hosts would start slowly, with Dominic Solanke stroking the Cherries in front from the penalty spot shortly after the half-hour.

However, Unai Emery's side delivered a timely equaliser through Morgan Rogers in first-half stoppage time and seemed to get stronger as the game wore on.

Moussa Diaby finished off a fine team move to give Villa the advantage in the 57th minute, with Leon Bailey able to settle any nerves with a third goal in the 78th.

Villa are 4/11 to finish in the top four, with Spurs - who still have to play Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and City - priced at 15/8.

Hammers out to 80/1 for top six after Palace hiding

Crystal Palace built on their impressive win over Liverpool with a first-half demolition of West Ham.

Michael Olise set the Eagles on their way in the seventh minute before Eberechi Eze's bicycle kick doubled the advantage just after the quarter-hour. An Emerson Palmieri own goal and Jean-Philippe Mateta made it 4-0 inside 31 minutes.

Michail Antonio's strike did not stem the tide as Mateta added another, with Dean Henderson's late own goal offering little joy for David Moyes' troops, who are now 80/1 to make the top six.

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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