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The Premier League was back with a bang as Manchester City moved to within one win of securing the title. 

Liverpool kicked the weekend off by coming from behind to defeat Crystal Palace while West Ham beat Southampton 3-0 to the delight of their fans.   

Here, Sportsmail gets the fans' verdicts following the latest weekend of action...  


Jay Crame (The Eagles Beak)

Frustrating defeat after putting in good performance against another one of the top six after not being given any hope. Should have been playing against 10 men, maybe even nine! Play like this for the rest of the season and we'll get the six or nine points needed to survive.

Star man: Luka Milivojevic


Dave Usher (The Liverpool Way)

Liverpool never seem to be able to get going in these early kick-offs so it was no real surprise they were below par against Palace. It's a mark of the team's growth this season that they still came away with a win when this had 'one of those days' written all over it. Refereeing decisions weren't going their way and they weren't playing well, but the Reds stuck with it and got their reward late on when Mo Salah kept a cool head to win it. Now for Manchester City.

Star man: Andrew Robertson

Mohamed Salah stole the show at Selhurst Park by scoring Liverpool's winner at Crystal Palace

Mohamed Salah stole the show at Selhurst Park by scoring Liverpool's winner at Crystal Palace


Simon Cox (Brighton Fans)

I am angry and frustrated. We were the better side until we missed the pen but after that our heads dropped.

Leicester fouled their way through the game and Kasper Schmeichel wasted so much time with his kicks that he is now older than his dad. As for Riyad Mahrez... drama queen.

The officials were weak, but ultimately it was a bad day at the office. We played well so no need to worry.

Star man: Pascal Gross


Phil Simms (LCFC World)

Claude Puel's side put Brighton to the sword with a smash and grab win that didn't seem possible in the first period of play.

Brighton paid the price for Glenn Murray's penalty miss as Leicester City claimed a 2-0 Premier League win.

The Foxes started the second half with a solid performance. Kasper Schmeichel's save from Murray was a game-changer.

Star man: Kasper Schmeichel

Sam Peoples (The Peoples Person)

Clincal from United. Romelu Lukaku continues scoring and his form has been fantastic in the last five weeks.

Great to see Alexis Sanchez score, too, and a world class save from David de Gea? That's just the norm now. What a player.

Star man: Romelu Lukaku

Romelu Lukaku added to his Manchester United tally with his side's opener against Swansea

Romelu Lukaku added to his tally with his side's opener against Swansea


Declan Terry (Read Swansea)

A loss is always disappointing but I can take this one. Swansea were never expected to turn up at Old Trafford and grab the three points, although as fans we always expect effort and it was there against a strong United outfit.

The Swans were much better in the second half with Andre Ayew running himself ragged and Tammy Abraham looking much sharper than he has been recently.

A world-class save from David de Gea prevented a sure goal which perhaps could've made things interesting late on. Not too bad on the whole but a win next week at West Brom is a must.

Star man: Andre Ayew 


Tom Bore (Read Newcastle)

Taking on another relegation rival, it was paramount that Newcastle avoided defeat otherwise they could've really been sucked into the mix.

The home form of Rafa Benitez's was going to be the key to their survival, having been unbeaten in their last five at St James' Park in the Premier League, including a win over .

Huddersfield, the joint-lowest scorers in the division, looked toothless in attack and it was Ayoze Perez, well picked out by Kenedy who has made a fine impact on loan, who handed Newcastle all three points.

Sitting in 12th place, seven points clear of the drop, the Toon Army are closing in on survival.

Star man: Kenedy


Harry Greenwood (Better Than Klopp)

Yet another frustrating afternoon. After it seemed we had turned a corner, back-to-back defeats puts us bang in trouble. Newcastle dominated the possession and chances, however we defended resolutely until the late Perez breakthrough.

Town could have walked away with at least a point if Zanka (Mathias Jorgensen) or Scott Malone converted their chances. The lack of attacking threat is worrying as we enter the dying stages of the season, but we're not down and out yet!

Star man: Laurent Depoitre


David Anderson (Golden Pages Fanzine)

Just like every match against Bournemouth, this felt like a frustrating series of soft free-kicks and play-acting.

The Cherries managed to con the referee countless times and their fans even seemed to boast about it.

That said, we can have no complaints about Jose Holebas' handball for the penalty, and we still should have put the game out of sight before Jermaine Defoe popped up to make it 2-2 in injury time.

It's just frustrating that we didn't pick up three points after a dominant display.

Star man: Will Hughes


Peter Bell (Cherry Chimes)

Bournemouth made tough work of this and their inability to keep the ball was frustrating. They were second to the ball too often. Still, it was a gift to get a penalty to draw level.

Jermain Defoe was just the man we wanted the ball to fall for in the box in added time.

He didn't let Eddie Howe or the fans down. Another comeback complete. A point is a positive result when you don't play well.

Star man: Jermain Defoe 


Alex Newton (Read West Brom)

The worst

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