Burnley 1-1 Man Utd

Manchester United tumbled out of the Premier League’s top four as Jay Rodriguez’s first goal in 50 league games earned bottom club Burnley a precious point at Turf Moor.

For the second game running, United dominated the play and had most of the chances, with Paul Pogba putting them ahead with his first goal of the season.

But just as against Middlesbrough in the FA Cup, the visitors were made to pay for their profligacy.

On this occasion, they had two first-half goals disallowed, while Nick Pope made excellent saves to deny Marcus Rashford, Edinson Cavani and Raphael Varane.

In contrast, Burnley made the most of their brief spell in the ascendency at the start of the second period, as Rodriguez ran onto Wout Weghorst’s through-ball to score his 100th career league goal.

It means United drop to fifth, with the three teams below them all capable of catching them if they win their games in hand. 

Burnley are four points from safety, but are three unbeaten, even if their run without a win now extends to 10 matches.

Newcastle 3-1 Everton

Newcastle moved out of the bottom three with a huge win over fellow strugglers Everton in Frank Lampard’s first Premier League game in charge of the Toffees.

Eddie Howe’s energetic side were superior to their visitors as they earned successive wins for the first time this season with a performance which will give them hope they can avoid relegation so soon after their takeover.

Despite going behind to a Jamaal Lascelles own goal after Jonjo Shelvey was fortunate to receive only a yellow card for a challenge on Anthony Gordon, Newcastle responded within 108 seconds through another own goal. 

Mason Holgate, who had a hand in Everton’s opener, then returned the favour by scoring into his own net after Lascelles’ header crashed off the bar. 

Newcastle created further chances and after half-time Ryan Fraser put Newcastle in front when he poked in following excellent work by Allan Saint-Maximin.

And the gloss to a brilliant performance, largely without new signing Bruno Guimaraes, was added by Kieran Trippier’s 25-yard free-kick.

It could have been even better had Jacob Murphy not hit the post late on, but this was a display which was as encouraging for Newcastle as it was worrying for Lampard.

Both Dele Alli and Donny van de Beek were introduced from the bench but they had little sway over a well-drilled Newcastle side, who move up to 17th.

They now sit a point and a place behind Everton, who have been sucked into a relegation battle and face another huge test against Leeds on Saturday.

Westham 1-0 Watford

West Ham climbed back into the Premier League’s top four with a narrow victory over Roy Hodgson’s Watford, as Kurt Zouma controversially started for the home side.

The Hammers have “unreservedly condemned”the France defender after a video emerged of him kicking his pet cat across the floor and slapping it in the face.

Zouma has apologised and the club have said they will deal with the matter internally.

Chances were at a premium in a dour first half at London Stadium, with Said Benrahma striking the outside of the post in the best opportunity of the opening 45 minutes.

Jarrod Bowen eventually broke the deadlock in the second half with his sixth goal in as many games – a long-range strike which struck Samir on its way past Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster.

Bowen almost doubled his and West Ham’s tally late on with a fierce left-footed strike, but Foster was able to divert the ball on to the post.

The result stretches the Hornets’ winless league run to 10 matches and leaves them stranded in the bottom three.

Coppa Italia: Inter 2-0 AS Roma

Edin Dzeko and Alexis Sanchez scored as Inter Milan beat Roma in the Coppa Italia quarter-finals.

Dzeko gave Inter a second-minute lead against his old club with a powerful volley from Ivan Perisic’s cross.

Nicolo Barella’s long-range strike hit the bar after six minutes as Inter dominated early on at the San Siro.

Alexis Sanchez’s 25-yard drive into the top corner settled the tie and Jose Mourinho’s Roma lost England striker Tammy Abraham to injury late on.

Inter will face AC Milan or Lazio in the semi-finals.

Home fans sang Mourinho’s name with the Portuguese having led them to the treble in 2009-10.

The Serie A leaders are in contention for all three trophies under Simone Inzaghi this season.

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