Sheffield United continue to challenge for an unlikely place in the top four as their unbeaten away record in the league continued with a 1-0 win at Brighton & Hove Albion.
Oli McBurnie scored the only goal midway through the first half as Chris Wilder’s side moved fifth with 28 points, one behind fourth-placed Chelsea who visit Tottenham Hotspur in Sunday’s eagerly anticipated London derby.
Wolves, another club threatening to rearrange the furniture at the top of the table, came from a goal down to win 2-1 at relegation-threatened Norwich City. Second-half goals by Romain Saiss and Raul Jimenez lifted Wolves to sixth, one point behind Sheffield United.
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Aston Villa dropped into the bottom three as they lost 3-1 at home to Southampton who climbed out of the relegation zone – Danny Ings twice on target for the Saints.
Miguel Almiron scored his first Newcastle United goal at the 27th attempt, striking late to earn a 1-0 home win over Crystal Palace in a drab affair on Tyneside.
Burnley snatched a 1-0 win at Bournemouth with Jay Rodriguez pouncing in the 89th minute.