Blades’ Euro desires rocked by Everton, Brighton seal survival

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Richarlison and Virgil van Dijk (Getty Photos)

Richarlison rocked Sheffield United’s bid to qualify for the Europa League on Monday after sealing a 1-Zero win for Everton, whereas Brighton assured their Premier League survival with a goalless draw towards Newcastle.

The Blades have been handed a second successive defeat as Brazil ahead Richarlison struck early within the second half at Bramall Lane.

Chris Wilder’s facet stay in eighth place, two factors behind seventh-placed Wolves who host Crystal Palace afterward Monday.

United’s hopes of capping a memorable first season again within the Premier League with a Europa League berth shall be over if Wolves beat the Eagles.

The groups who end fifth and sixth are sure to achieve subsequent season’s Europa League.

If the FA Cup winners end within the prime six, then seventh place would additionally qualify for the Europa League.

Arsenal, who face third-placed Chelsea within the FA Cup remaining, are presently 10th.

Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin went closest to breaking the impasse within the first half as his header struck a put up.

Carlo Ancelotti’s crew gained it within the 46th minute when Richarlison met Gylfi Sigurdsson’s free-kick with a glancing header for his 15th objective of the season.

On the Amex Stadium, Brighton bought the purpose they wanted to be mathematically sure of avoiding relegation.

Graham Potter’s facet have been already just about sure to remain up as a result of their objective distinction is much superior to third-from-bottom Aston Villa — the one crew within the relegation zone who may catch them.

Brighton have gained simply two of their final 17 league video games, however ending a run of three successive residence defeats strikes them seven factors away from the underside three, with Villa having simply two video games left.

Newcastle had only one match centre-back after a number of accidents decimated Steve Bruce’s defensive choices.

Brighton appeared to check out Newcastle’s make-shift rearguard, however Lewis Dunk headed over earlier than Leandro Trossard blasted his free-kick excessive and vast.

Newcastle’s frailties on the again have been on full show when Emil Krafth didn’t clear correctly after which slipped over in his personal space.

Neal Maupay stole possession however let Newcastle off the hook with a wayward end earlier than Trossard introduced a superb save from Martin Dubravka.

Miguel Almiron pressured a sensible cease from Brighton keeper Mat Ryan earlier than Newcastle substitute Andy Carroll headed vast from close-range.

 

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