Premier League: Sheffield United and Wolves close in on top four as leaky Aston Villa fall into the bottom three
Round-up: Miguel Almiron scored his first Newcastle United goal at the 27th attempt, striking late to earn a 1-0 home win over Crystal Palace in a drab affair on Tyneside, while Burnley beat Bournemouth
Sheffield United continue to challenge for an unlikely place in the top four as their unbeaten away record in the league continued with a 1-0 win at Brighton & Hove Albion.
Oli McBurnie scored the only goal midway through the first half as Chris Wilder’s side moved fifth with 28 points, one behind fourth-placed Chelsea who visit Tottenham Hotspur in Sunday’s eagerly anticipated London derby.
Wolves, another club threatening to rearrange the furniture at the top of the table, came from a goal down to win 2-1 at relegation-threatened Norwich City. Second-half goals by Romain Saiss and Raul Jimenez lifted Wolves to sixth, one point behind Sheffield United.
Aston Villa dropped into the bottom three as they lost 3-1 at home to Southampton who climbed out of the relegation zone – Danny Ings twice on target for the Saints.
Miguel Almiron scored his first Newcastle United goal at the 27th attempt, striking late to earn a 1-0 home win over Crystal Palace in a drab affair on Tyneside.
Burnley snatched a 1-0 win at Bournemouth with Jay Rodriguez pouncing in the 89th minute.