Everton 3-2 Crystal Palace, Aston Villa 1-1 Burnley: Premier League – as it happened | premier league

That’s it for our cover of a wildly emotional night in the Premier League. Everton are safe, Burnley are slightly safer than a few hours ago and Leeds need a favor from Newcastle on Sunday.

Thank you for your company – good night!

Football, huh? Since losing to Burnley in early April, Everton have won four and drawn two of their eight Premier League matches. It hasn’t always been pretty – in fact it’s almost never been pretty – but it’s an admirable performance under such suffocating pressure. And it resulted in a comeback that Everton fans will continue to rave about when they are old and dodgy.

Premier League final scores

  • Aston Villa 1-1 Burnley
  • Chelsea 1-1 Leicester
  • Everton 3-2 Crystal Palace

After all that, this is the bottom of the Premier League table

The situation is so simple that even I understand it. Leeds (away from Brentford) must get a better result than Burnley (home to Newcastle) or they will go down.

Full-time: Aston Villa 1-1 Burnley

Burnley are out of the relegation zone and they have Nick Pope to thank. He made two superb saves, and a number of good ones, to ensure Burnley got the point they needed to keep their fate in their own hands. If they beat Newcastle at Turf Moor on Sunday they will stand.

A huge point for Burnley at Villa Park.
A huge point for Burnley at Villa Park. Photograph: Geoff Caddick/AFP/Getty Images

“Did I say an easy 3-0?” said Matt Burtz. “Because I meant heart in mouth, tearing up 3-2 after being down 2-0 at half time. I think I need a drink. I haven’t been so relieved in a long time.

You should try dropping some acid.

Full-time: Chelsea 1-1 Leicester

Marcos Alonso’s equalizer saw Chelsea finish third in the table.

“In 1974, for the one and only time, I dropped acid”, said Mary Waltz. “And I’ve been waiting for a flashback experience ever since. Today was the day. What a trip out of body this game has been.

I doubt anything tops 1994, as Everton were even closer to the precipice, but it’s a hellish way to end the relegation-avoidance trilogy: Wimbledon 1994, Bolton 1998, Crystal Palace 2022.


90+1min: Aston Villa 1-1 Burnley Substitute Matthew Lowton receives a direct red card for a tackle on Calum Chambers. He won the ball but then followed forcefully into Chambers. I think Lowton is a little unlucky, although I doubt he’ll be knocked down.

Matthew Lowton gets a straight red
Matthew Lowton gets a straight red Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA

90 mins: Aston Villa 1-1 Burnley Cash’s uphill drive is calmly tapped by Nick Pope, who walks past the loose ball like he’s got a kick in the park. There will be four more minutes.

The word “scenes” was coined for Goodison Park at this time. Players run around, hugging any old Randomizers who have come onto the field. It’s a frenetic mix of joy, relief, delirium and a gazillion other emotions.

Surreal scenes at Goodison Park.
Surreal scenes at Goodison Park. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

Full-time: Everton 3-2 Crystal Palace

After the craziest game at Goodison Park since May 7, 1994, Everton are safe.

I'm not sure Dominic Calvert-Lewin can believe that himself.
I’m not sure Dominic Calvert-Lewin can believe that himself. Photo: Jon Super/AP

85 mins: Aston Villa 1-1 Burnley Now Burnley have almost stolen the win! Roberts’ shot is stomped on by Martinez, then Weghorst’s follow-up is brilliantly blocked by Mings!

Hertha Berlin 0-1 Hamburg Thank you to all of you who pointed out to me that I made a Bundesliga playoff Horlicks – it was the first of two games, so Hamburg are just the favorites to return to the Bundesliga. Oh sorry. I blame Dominic Calvert-Lewin and myself.

83 mins: Aston Villa 1-1 Burnley It’s all Villa now, with Burnley clinging desperately. If they draw tonight, they will remain standing if they beat Newcastle at home on Sunday.

90 mins: Everton 3-2 Crystal Palace We are seven minutes into added time at Goodison Park.

80 mins: Aston Villa 1-1 Burnley What a save from Nick Pope! Cash cut a cross to the subject Traore, who met him with a hand header down. Pope dove to his right to fend him off, another stunning reaction to add to his showreel.

Play has resumed at Everton. And Danny Ings, just as a sub, rummaged this away wide for Villa against Burnley.

87 mins: Everton 3-2 Crystal Palace Play has still not resumed at Goodison. While the pitch is clear, we see multiple replays of Calvert-Lewin’s header. It was gorgeousan 8.2 on the Houchenometer.

It’s just amazing. Gray’s superb free-kick from the right was met by Calvert-Lewin, who powered a majestic diving header into the far corner. And now there are hundreds of fans on the pitch!

GOAL! Everton 3-2 Crystal Palace (Calvert-Lewin 85)

2-0 down, 3-2 up: Wimbledon 1994 tribute complete!

My word!
My word! Photo: Emma Simpson/Everton FC/Getty Images

71 mins: Aston Villa 1-1 Burnley A controversial moment at Villa Park, where Burnley thought they should have had a penalty for a Lucas Digne handball. It has been checked several times by VAR. Indeed, it was quite similar to the penalty that was awarded against Burnley at Spurs on Sunday, although maybe – maybe – it hit Digne closer to the shoulder this time. I would like to see him again. But if I was a Burnley fan, I’d probably be raging.

Bundesliga Hamburger SV could return to the Bundesliga for the first time since 2018 – they won 1-0 at Hertha Berlin in the first leg of their playoff game.

Hamburg: back to the big moments?
Hamburg: back to the big moments? Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

“A kind of side show to the main event slow-motion car crash, but I love watching Eze carefree glide around this game,” says Jon Collin. “He’s so stylish he should be in a Ferrero Rocher ad.”

There was no time to dwell on his performance but he was fantastic.

78 mins: Everton 2-2 Crystal Palace Here’s what that goal means for the rankings.

It was a scruffy goal, the hell Everton will care. Alli’s low cross was only half cleared to Richarlison, whose shot was deflected by substitute Gallagher before spinning into the far corner!

GOAL! Everton 2-2 Crystal Palace (Richarlison 76)

Everton fans are going crazy! Richarlison equalized, and now they’re one goal away from safety!

Richarlison equalizes for Everton!
Richarlison equalizes for Everton! Photo: Tony McArdle/Everton FC/Getty Images

64 mins: Aston Villa 1-1 Burnley Josh Brownhill nearly puts Burnley ahead with a clean half-volley from the edge of the box. Martinez very smartly tackles his right to save.

72 mins: Everton 1-2 Crystal Palace Mykolenko’s deep, suspended cross is missed by Calvert-Lewin, who jumped in too early. It would have been a tricky chance anyway as there was no pace on the ball.

61 mins: Aston Villa 1-1 Burnley Every time I watch this game Villa attack, although I don’t think Nick Pope has had much to do since Buendia equalized. A draw would still be a great result for Burnley.

68 mins: Everton 1-2 Crystal Palace And now Zaha is booked for tripping the anime Alli. I’m going to stop telling you about every yellow card because it’s useless.

Wilf travels Dele.
Wilf travels Dele. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

67 mins: Everton 1-2 Crystal Palace Now Keane is booked for a bad challenge on Eze. Both teams made some 20th century tackles tonight.

66 mins: Everton 1-2 Crystal Palace Calvert-Lewin is lucky enough to avoid a yellow card for a scissor tackle on Clyne. It wasn’t as bad as Ayew’s earlier in the game, but he probably should have been warned.

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