Premier League RECAP: Roberto Firmino rescues late point for … – Daily Mail

By James Cohen For Mailonline


 Follow Mail Sport’s live blog for coverage of the 3pm Premier League kick-offs, including Liverpool vs Aston Villa and Wolves vs Everton. 
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It’s all over at Anfield, Molineux and Craven Cottage! Liverpool’s Champions League dreams have been kept alive thanks to Roberto Firmino, while Everton’s salvaged a point late on. Here’s a round-up of the scores:
Fulham 2-2 Crystal Palace
Liverpool 1-1 Aston Villa
Wolves 1-1 Everton
Yerry Mina has rescued Everton a point with the final kick of the game! A ball is floated into the Wolves box, the goalkeeper fails to deal with it and Mina smashes it home. Huge goal.
Who else but Bobby Firmino?! The Brazilian forward, who is playing his final game at Anfield, nods the ball home to level the scoring deep into the match. Can they find a winner now?
The visitors are level! A goalmouth scramble, after a free-kick, results in Joel Ward smashing the ball into the back of the net and grabbing the Eagles’ equaliser.
Can either of these teams find a winner late on?
Aleksandar Mitrovic has his second goal of the afternoon! A floated free-kick is met by the Serbian and he doubles his tally for the day to give the hosts the lead. 
Liverpool think they’re level through Cody Gakpo but, after an extensive check by VAR, the goal has been ruled out for offside.
It was a difficult decision, with a number of players crowding in the penalty area, but it looks to be the right decision. Still 1-0 to Aston Villa.
The hosts are level thanks to Cody Gakpo! The Netherlands international 
No goals to report on in the opening 10 minutes of the second-half. Who will spark this afternoon into life?
The 3pm kick-offs are back underway!
It’s half-time across the Premier League’s 3pm kick-offs and here’s a reminder of the scorelines: 
Fulham 1-1 Crystal Palace
Liverpool 0-1 Aston Villa
Wolves 1-0 Everton
The hosts are level after a tremendous penalty from Aleksandar Mitrovic. The Serbian forward blasts his spot-kick into the top corner of the net. Game on!
There’s been a penalty given for the hosts at Craven Cottage after a foul by Tyrick Mitchell.
This could be bad for Everton. Dominic Calvert-Lewin looks in visible discomfort and will have to be removed from the game. 
It’s a huge blow for Sean Dyche’s side ahead of their crucial run-in for Premier League survival.
There’s been a goal at Craven Cottage and it’s come for the visitors! In-form forward Eberechi Eze produces a brilliant run and pass into Odsonne Edouard.
The Eagles forward makes no mistake in applying the finishing touches and gifting Roy Hodgson’s side the league in this London derby. 
Wolves have taken the lead at Molineux thanks to Hwang Hee-Chan! The South Korean is on hand to tap the ball into the back of the net after brilliant work from Adama Traore.
Things are looking somewhat bleak for Sean Dyche and the Toffees but can they find a response in this match?
Well, the away fans are in good voice now and they’re making mention of one of their former coach Steven Gerrard.
The Liverpool legend was sacked earlier in the season after a dreadful run of games left them teetering above the relegation zone.
Since his departure, and Unai Emery’s arrival, they’ve looked like a new side. Perhaps the fans are right… would they have been challenging for the title?
Shortly after missing a penalty, Aston Villa are now leading against Liverpool thanks to Jacob Ramsey.
The England youngster ghosts in behind Trent Alexander-Arnold and provides a cushioned volley to place the ball into the back of the net. 
It’s a huge goal for Unai Emery’s side, who can continue their push for a place in Europe next season with a win over Liverpool this afternoon.
Ollie Watkins has missed from the spot! The Villa forward rolls his effort wide of the goal and looks to the skies in disbelief. Huge opportunity missed for the visitors.
There’s drama at Anfield as Ollie Watkins goes down in the box under the challenge of Liverpool’s Ibrahima Konate. 21 minutes on the clock.
Aside from Manchester United’s opener against Bournemouth – which you can read about in our dedicated blog for that match – there’s been little else to talk about so far…
It’s goalless in Liverpool’s clash with Aston Villa but there’s still plenty to talk about as the home fans display their flags for Roberto Firmino.
The Brazilian is on the bench but will likely step into the fray at some point and make his final appearance at Anfield, as he nears the end of his stint at the club. 
We’re underway in the 3pm kick-offs!
The Premier League’s 3pm kick-offs are nearly underway…
Tottenham’s European bid was left in tatters after Brentford mounted a remarkable second-half comeback to leave Harry Kane’s early stunner worthless.
Talisman Kane opened the scoring early on on what may prove to be his final home game for the club, having collected a flick from a free-kick and dispatched into David Raya’s top corner.
However, the stubborn visitors rallied after the interval and pulled level, Bryan Mbeumo firing low from the edge of the penalty area. Just 12 minutes later, he notched his brace after racing through and slotting home.
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Wolves XI: Bentley; Semedo, Dawson, Collins, Gomes; Traore, Neves, Gomes, Podence; Sarabia, Hwang
Subs: Sa, Kilman, Bueno, Lemina, Traore, Nunes, Jimenez, Cunha, Costa
Everton XI: Pickford, Patterson, Tarkowski, Mina; Iwobi, Gueye, Onana, Garner, McNeil; Doucoure; Calvert-Lewin
Subs: Begovic, Lonergan, Holgate, Keane, Welch, McAllister, Gray, Maupay, Simms
Liverpool XI: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Henderson, Jones, Diaz, Salah, Gakpo
Subs: Kelleher, Gomez, Milner, Firmino, Elliott, Jota, Tsimikas, Carvalho, Matip
Villa XI: Martinez; Cash, Konsa, Mings, Digne, McGinn, Kamara, Luiz, Bailey, Ramsey, Watkins
Subs: Olsen, Sinisalo, Moreno, Young, Buendia, Dendoncker, Traore, Duran
Fulham XI: Leno; Tete, Adarabioyo, Diop, Robinson; Reed, Palhinha; Wilson, Cairney, Willian; Mitrovic
Subs: Rodak, Duffy, Cedric, Lukic, Harris, Kebano, Solomon, De Cordova-Reid, Vinicius
Crystal Palace XI: Johnstone; Ward, Andersen, Guehi, Mitchell; Hughes, Doucoure; Ayew, Eze, Olise, Edouard
Subs: Whitwork, Lokonga, Mateta, Clyne, McArthur, Richards, Ahamada, Adaramola, Riedewald
It’s been a phenomenal few weeks for Liverpool midfielder Curtis Jones and Crystal Palace attacker Eberechi Eze. 
Jones recently bagged a brace in his side’s 3-0 win away at Leicester and has quickly cemented himself as a crucial player within Jurgen Klopp’s side.
Meanwhile, Eze has looked a new player since the arrival of Roy Hodgson. With five goals in his last six games, the forward has earned suggestions that he should be involved in Gareth Southgate’s England side. 
Well, he can certainly help his case by performing well in his side’s trip to Craven Cottage this afternoon…
It turns out the chant that boomed around the King Power Stadium has been given plenty of airtime in Roberto Firmino’s car this week, too.
Liverpool’s departing hero is a reluctant interviewee but, within a couple of minutes of sitting down in a room at the club’s training ground, he is divulging – at the request of three of his daughters – he’s been singing: “Si senor, give the ball to Bobby and he will score!”
Firmino is the player who most characterises Liverpool under Jurgen Klopp – relentless, talented and high-achieving – and that song is homage for everything he has done. For that reason, he will be cheered to the rafters this afternoon when he makes his final Anfield appearance.
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Here’s a full rundown of this afternoon’s games: 
Bournemouth vs Man United
Fulham vs Crystal Palace
Liverpool vs Aston Villa
Wolves vs Everton
Welcome to Mail Sport’s live blog covering the Premier League’s 3pm kick-offs. We’ll be bringing updates from across four different matches, including Liverpool’s clash with Aston Villa.
As the race for top four finish and a spot in next season’s Champions League begins to heat up, it promises to be an exciting afternoon of football.
We’ll have team news from all of the matches coming up for you soon, so don’t go anywhere!
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