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Goal celebration in the Premier League – both Luton and Sheffield United humiliated at home


Sander Berge and Burnley took three important points against Sheffield United on Saturday. Photo: Martin Rickett / AP / NTB

Of NTB | 20.04.2024 18:10:26

Sport: As a result of the semi-finals in the FA Cup, there were only two games in Saturday’s 4pm round in the Premier League. There were still two games of great importance in the bottom battle.

Luton had a unique opportunity to take three vital points in the relegation battle, and at the same time drag Brentford into the relegation battle, but by no means managed to do so on their own turf.

Yoane Wissa became the first half’s big player when he first knocked in 0-1 beautifully, before the same man added to make it 0-2 just before the break.

After the break it didn’t get any better for Luton either. After the hour Ethan Pinnock headed in 0-3 before Keane Lewis-Potter added a minute later. Kevin Schade made the humiliation complete when he scored the fifth goal for the visitors just before the end.

Luke Berry got Luton a consolation goal in stoppage time to reduce to 1-5 which was also the result.

Kristoffer Ajer played the entire match for Brentford.

For Luton, the home loss means there could be a gap to a safe place, if one of the teams wins the key game between Everton and Nottingham Forest on Sunday.

Thus, this really was an opportunity for one of the teams to give themselves a slim chance of survival in England’s top tier.

Just before half-time, Burnley scored the first goal of the game slightly against the run of play when Jacob Bruun-Larsen’s shot changed direction and went into the goal. Minutes later, Lorenz Assignon made it 0-2 to the visitors.

After the break, the goal show continued when Gustavo Hamer put in a nice save for the hosts. It would prove to be just a consolation goal as Lyle Foster first added to make it 1-3 for Burnley, before substitute Jóhann Berg Gudmundsson scored on his first involvement to extend the lead to 1-4.

Sander Berge played the whole match for Burnley.

For Sander Berge and Burnley, it means that they have surprisingly given themselves a small chance of survival with four league rounds left to play. Now there are three points up to Nottingham Forest in a safe place.

As mentioned, Nottingham Forest will visit Everton on Sunday in what will be a key match in the bottom battle.

Further north on the ball island, a real bottom match was played when Sheffield United were visited by Burnley. The two have found it very difficult after last year’s promotion, and have struggled at the bottom all season.

The loss means that there are almost only theoretical possibilities for Sheffield United to retain their place.

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