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GOAL! Crystal Palace 0-1 Nottingham Forest (Awoniyi 31)

Taiwo Awoniyi has put Forest ahead, doing superbly after being put through but there’s been another huge goal in the bottom three …

GOAL! Chelsea 1-1 Newcastle (Trippier 27og)

Chelsea are back on level terms at the Bridge, with Trippier inadvertently turning home from close range after a quick free kick.

GOAL! Arsenal 3-0 Wolves (Saka 27)

The Gunners look set to end the season on a high. Bukayo Saka has made it three inside half an hour.

GOAL! Southampton 2-2 Liverpool (Sulemana 28)

Hello all. It’s been a frenetic start to proceedings today, with goals going in all over the place. Another one has gone in at St Mary’s where Kamaldeen Sulemana has equalised against Liverpool.

Kamaldeen Sulemana celebrates the equaliser for Southampton.
Kamaldeen Sulemana celebrates the equaliser for Southampton. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images

You’ll be pleased to hear that’s it from me, with John sufficiently recovered from the League Two playoff final that he’s ready to take over. Over and out!

GOAL! Southampton 1-2 Liverpool (Ward-Prowse 19)

It’s all go at St Mary’s. James Ward-Prowse has halved Liverpool’s advantage, rifling into the far corner and beyond the despairing dive of Caoimhin Kelleher.

James Ward-Prowse pulls one back for Southampton.
James Ward-Prowse pulls one back for Southampton. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

GOAL! Manchester United 0-1 Fulham (Tete 19)

Kenny Tete has put Fulham ahead at Old Trafford. As things stand, United are down to fourth.

Kenny Tete puts Fulham in front against Man United!
Kenny Tete puts Fulham in front against Man United! Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

We’ve got some correspondence from Kari Tulinius. “Hello Will, it seems to me that Leicester possibly, even probably, getting relegated should be the biggest news of the day. I realise that Everton are the more storied club, but it seems mad to me that 2016’s national champions and 2021’s FA Cup winners are staring relegation in the face, especially since they came to represent the hope that a club outside the biggest three or four could win trophies.”

It’s been a rollercoaster few years for Leicester fans, no doubt about it, but they aren’t done quite yet. It’s still goalless at the King Power and Goodison Park, but a goal for Leicester would haul them above Everton on goal difference.

GOAL! Arsenal 2-0 Wolves (Xhaka 14)

Xhaka’s done it again! A season of redemption looks set to end in the best way possible, with the midfielder doubling Arsenal’s lead with a close-range stab.

Granit Xhaka doubles Arsenal’s lead
Granit Xhaka doubles Arsenal’s lead. Photograph: Kin Cheung/AP

GOAL! Southampton 0-2 Liverpool (Firmino 14)

Trent Alexander-Arnold plays a lovely ball to Fabinho, who moves it on to Roberto Firmino. Liverpool’s departing hero puts them 2-0 up with a trademark finish.

Bobby Firmino puts Liverpool 2-0 up on his final Liverpool appearance
Bobby Firmino puts Liverpool 2-0 up on his final Liverpool appearance. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

GOAL! Southampton 0-1 Liverpool (Jota 10)

The goals are flying in now. Liverpool press Southampton into a mistake at the back and Diogo Jota capitalises to put Jürgen Klopp’s side in front.

Diogo Jota scores for Liverpool away at bottom club Southampton
Diogo Jota scores for Liverpool away at bottom club Southampton. Photograph: Daniel Hambury/EPA

GOAL! Arsenal 1-0 Wolves (Xhaka 9)

He may be off in the summer, but Granit Xhaka still has his head in the game. He leaps highest at the back post to put Arsenal ahead.

Granit Xhaka heads Arsenal in front against Wolves
Granit Xhaka heads Arsenal in front against Wolves. Photograph: Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

GOAL! Chelsea 0-1 Newcastle (Gordon 9)

In a predictable turn of events, Frank Lampard’s Stamford Bridge send-off isn’t going to plan. The visitors are ahead through Anthony Gordon.

Anthony Gordon puts Newcastle in front against Chelsea
Anthony Gordon puts Newcastle in front against Chelsea. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images

GOAL! Aston Villa 1-0 Brighton (Douglas Luiz 8)

In the battle of this season’s overperformers, Villa have struck first. The hosts have tightened their grip on seventh place thanks to a well-taken sidefoot from Douglas Luiz.

Douglas Luiz puts Villa ahead against Brighton
Douglas Luiz puts Villa ahead against Brighton. Photograph: Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

Here’s that Kane goal. The defending doesn’t exactly scream “last-day miracle”, it has to be said.

A disastrous start for Leeds! 😱

Harry Kane opens the scoring for Spurs inside three minutes after a great team move from the visiting side 🎯 pic.twitter.com/CxK8uuwkkD

— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) May 28, 2023

GOAL! Leeds 0-1 Tottenham (Kane 2)

So much for “Big Sam samba”. Leeds are behind already, trailing to a nifty finish from Harry Kane.

Harry Kane puts Leeds deeper in trouble as he opens the scoring for Spurs
Harry Kane puts Leeds deeper in trouble as he opens the scoring for Spurs. Photograph: Robbie Jay Barratt/AMA/Getty Images

Kick off!

We’re under way across the Premier League. Leeds, Leicester and Everton fans, now’s the time to settle in behind the sofa with your hands over your eyes.

In case you fancy some pre-match reading, our writers have rustled up 10 things to look out for today.

Carlisle have only gone and beaten Stockport on penalties, earning promotion to League One. That means John Ashdown will be with us shortly.

So what’s at stake today? All eyes will be on the bottom of the table as Leeds, Leicester and Everton battle to finish 17th and avoid relegation.

Elsewhere, Aston Villa will hope to defend seventh place, and their Europa Conference League spot, from Tottenham and Brentford. The top six is already decided, though Newcastle can leapfrog Manchester United into fourth if they beat Chelsea and Erik ten Hag’s side drop points against Fulham.

Right, so, let’s address the elephant in the room. Will Magee here, not John Ashdown. He’s still busy with the League Two playoff final, where Carlisle are ahead on penalties. I’ll be deputising for a while. Shall we?

Team news

Follow this game in our dedicated MBM with Sarah Rendell.

Everton: Pickford, Coady, Mina, Tarkowski, McNeil, Gueye, Garner, Onana, Doucoure, Gray, Iwobi.
Subs: Holgate, Keane, Begovic, Maupay, Lonergan, McAllister, Simms, Welch.

Bournemouth: Travers, Smith, Zabarnyi, Senesi, Kelly, Billing, Lerma, Brooks, Christie, Ouattara, Solanke.
Subs: Stephens, Cook, Mepham, Randolph, Stacey, Vina, Moore, Anthony, Sadi.

Referee: Stuart Attwell (Warwickshire)

Leicester v West Ham

Leicester: Iversen, Castagne, Faes, Evans, Thomas, Soumare, Dewsbury-Hall, Maddison, Tielemans, Barnes, Iheanacho.
Subs: Vardy, Smithies, Souttar, Amartey, Daka, Ricardo Pereira, Mendy, Praet, Tete.

West Ham: Fabianski, Kehrer, Coufal, Aguerd, Cresswell, Downes, Rice, Benrahma, Lucas Paqueta, Fornals, Antonio.
Subs: Zouma, Lanzini, Areola, Cornet, Ings, Bowen, Ogbonna, Soucek, Emerson Palmieri.

Referee: Simon Hooper (Wiltshire)

Leeds v Tottenham Hotspur

Leeds: Robles, Ayling, Kristensen, Wober, Cooper, Struijk, McKennie, Forshaw, Koch, Harrison, Rodrigo.
Subs: Meslier, Firpo, Aaronson, Roca, Summerville, Rutter, Gnonto, Greenwood, Mullen.

Tottenham Hotspur: Forster, Emerson, Sanchez, Lenglet, Davies, Porro, Bissouma, Skipp, Son, Kulusevski, Kane.
Subs: Richarlison, Danjuma, Tanganga, Lucas Moura, Sarr, Austin, Craig, Alonso, Abbott.

Referee: Anthony Taylor (Cheshire)

Manchester United v Fulham

Man Utd: De Gea, Dalot, Maguire, Lindelof, Malacia, Casemiro,
Fred, Garnacho, Bruno Fernandes, Sancho, Rashford.
Subs: Martial, Eriksen, Varane, Shaw, Weghorst, Pellistri, Wan-Bissaka, Butland, McTominay.

Fulham: Leno, Tete, Adarabioyo, Diop, Antonee Robinson, Lukic,
Joao Palhinha, Wilson, Cairney, Willian, Mitrovic.
Subs: Rodak, Reed, Kebano, Solomon, Cedric, Reid, James, Vinicius, Dibley-Dias.

Referee: Robert Jones (Merseyside)

Arsenal v Wolves

Arsenal: Ramsdale, Partey, White, Gabriel, Kiwior, Odegaard, Jorginho, Xhaka, Saka, Gabriel Jesus, Trossard.
Subs: Tierney, Smith Rowe, Nketiah, Holding, Vieira, Nelson, Turner, Bandeira, Walters.

Wolves: Jose Sa, Nelson Semedo, Collins, Kilman, Bueno, Adama Traore, Lemina, Joao Gomes, Matheus Luiz, Hwang, Jimenez.
Subs: Ait Nouri, Boubacar Traore, Neves, Matheus Cunha, Dawson, Sarabia, Gomes, Bentley, Hodge.

Referee: Andre Marriner (West Midlands)

Southampton v Liverpool

Southampton: McCarthy, Bree, Bednarek, Lyanco, Walker-Peters, Walcott, Ward-Prowse, Lavia, Elyounoussi, Alcaraz, Sulemana.
Subs: Caleta-Car, Aribo, Adam Armstrong, Stuart Armstrong, Livramento, Bazunu, Ballard, Doyle, Amo-Ameyaw.

Liverpool: Kelleher, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Gomez, Tsimikas, Milner, Fabinho, Jones, Salah, Firmino, Jota.
Subs: Konate, Adrian, Henderson, Gakpo, Elliott, Diaz, Carvalho, Arthur, Williams.

Referee: Darren England (South Yorkshire)

Brentford v Manchester City

Brentford: Raya, Hickey, Pinnock, Mee, Henry, Onyeka, Janelt, Damsgaard, Mbeumo, Wissa, Jorgensen.
Subs: Schade, Dasilva, Ghoddos, Ajer, Strakosha, Baptiste, Roerslev, Stevens, Trevitt.

Manchester City: Ederson, Walker, Ake, Laporte, Lewis, Phillips, Foden, Gomez, Mahrez, Alvarez, Palmer.
Subs: Stones, Gundogan, Haaland, Rodri, Ortega, Bernardo Silva, Charles, Robertson, Knight.

Referee: John Brooks (Leicestershire)

Chelsea v Newcastle

Chelsea: Arrizabalaga, Azpilicueta, Thiago Silva, Chalobah, Hall, Loftus-Cheek, Fernandez, Gallagher, Madueke, Havertz, Sterling.
Subs: Kovacic, Pulisic, Joao Felix, Mudryk, Mendy, Ziyech, Koulibaly, Chukwuemeka, Wesley Fofana.

Newcastle: Dubravka, Trippier, Schar, Botman, Targett, Anderson, Bruno Guimaraes, Gordon, Almiron, Isak, Saint-Maximin.
Subs: Dummett, Wilson, Lewis, Karius, Murphy, Gillespie, Ashby, Burn, Miley.

Referee: Jarred Gillett (Australia)

Crystal Palace v Nottingham Forest

Crystal Palace: Johnstone, Ward, Andersen, Guehi, Mitchell, Doucoure, Hughes, Olise, Eze, Ayew, Edouard.
Subs: Sambi Lokonga, Mateta, Clyne, McArthur, Richards, Ahamada, Adaramola, Whitworth, Riedewald.

Nottingham Forest: Hennessey, Worrall, Boly, Niakhate, Aurier, Yates, Mangala, Renan Lodi, Gibbs-White, Johnson, Awoniyi.
Subs: Lingard, Toffolo, Surridge, Mighten, Kouyate, Freuler, Dennis, Ayew, George Shelvey.

Referee: Thomas Bramall (Sheffield)

Aston Villa v Brighton

Aston Villa: Martinez, Cash, Konsa, Mings, Digne, Kamara, Douglas Luiz, Ramsey, McGinn, Bailey, Watkins.
Subs: Diego Carlos, Traore, Buendia, Chambers, Ashley Young, Olsen, Dendoncker, Revan, Patterson.

Brighton: Steele, Ayari, Webster, Colwill, Veltman, Gross, Mac Allister, Buonanotte, Undav, Enciso, Ferguson.
Subs: Dunk, Welbeck, Mitoma, Caicedo, Gilmour, van Hecke, Estupinan, McGill, Hinshelwood.

Referee: David Coote (Nottinghamshire)


John will be here shortly to take you through the final-day action, with every game a 4.30pm BST kick-off.

Today’s fixtures

Arsenal v Wolves
Aston Villa v Brighton
Brentford v Man City
Chelsea v Newcastle
Crystal Palace v Nottingham Forest
Everton v Bournemouth
Leeds v Tottenham
Leicester v West Ham
Man Utd v Fulham
Southampton v Liverpool

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