Baggies hold Reds, as Eagles are frustrated by the Hornets

With this weekend’s Premier League games affected by the FA Cup semi-finals, there were just two games in the English top-flight on Saturday.

The early kick produced an entertaining 2-2 draw at the Hawthorns, as West Brom produced a superb fightback to come back from two goals down to claim a point against Liverpool.

The Reds took the lead on four minutes. Georginio Wijnaldum failed to connect properly with a Sadio Mane cross and striker Danny Ings scored from a few yards out. The goal was Ings first since 2015 against Everton.

Liverpool looked set for victory with just 18 minutes left on the clock, as Mohamed Salah picked up an Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain pass and dinked the ball over the outcoming Ben Foster for his 31st top-flight goal of the season.

The Baggies were not finished, though and with 11 minutes remaining midfielder Jake Livermore scored his first goal for the club from just six yards out. The home side were level on 88 minutes, as Salomon Rondon headed home from a Chris Brunt cross.

The draw means that if Swansea record an unlikely win at champions Manchester city later today, the Baggies relegation to the Championship will be mathematically confirmed. Liverpool are still third, three points clear of Spurs in fourth place.

Crystal Palace moved six points clear of the drop zone with a 0-0 draw at Watford. One of the main talking points of the game was the fact that Palace winger Wilfried Zaha had two penalty appeals turned.

The second penalty appeal led to Zaha receiving a booking for simulation, despite the fact that Hornets defender Adrian Mariappa appeared to touch the former United winger in the area.

Both teams came close to breaking the deadlock, with Watford’s Stefano Okaka hitting the crossbar, while James Tomkins and Luka Milivojevic also struck the woodwork in the second period.

Watford now look safe from the drop, as Javi Gracia’s side are eight points clear of the drop zone with the season near an end.

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