Nottingham Forest v Arsenal: Premier League title on the line – live | Premier League

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More late drama! Everton snatch a point at Wolves with a toe-poke from Yerry Mina. They inch up to 33 points, one behind Forest, two ahead of Leeds and three up on Leicester. Leeds play tomorrow, Leicester on Monday.

Late drama at Anfield! Liverpool have their equaliser against Villa, and it’s been scored by the man the fans have been serenading all week. So Man United, although they have beaten Bournemouth, are not guaranteed to make the top four. More here from Will Unwin:

The teams

Mikel Arteta takes one look at Morgan Gibbs-White and thinks, “I need two proper holding midfielders.” Thomas Partey lines up alongside Jorginho, and Granit Xhaka moves to left-back.

Forest (possible 4-3-2-1) Navas; Worrall, Felipe, Niakhate, Aurier; Mangala, Yates, Renan Lodi; Gibbs-White, Danilo; Awoniyi.
Subs: Hennessey, Toffolo, Boly, Kouyate, Freuler, Dennis, Johnson, Surridge, Ayew.

Arsenal (probable 4-2-3-1) Ramsdale; White, Kiwior, Gabriel, Xhaka; Jorginho, Partey; Saka, Odegaard, Trossard; Jesus.
Subs: Turner, Tierney, Smith Rowe, Nketiah, Holding, Vieira, Bandeira, Cozier-Duberry, Walters.

Referee Anthony Taylor.


Hello and welcome to another episode in a never-ending drama. If this was a normal season, there wouldn’t be a single Premier League game today – we’d be waiting for the comedy and chaos of the final afternoon. As it is, here comes yet another chance to bite our nails.

Nottingham Forest don’t have to win, but they would love to because if Everton stay behind at Wolves, three points will be enough to give Forest another season in the Prem. Arsenal need a win to stay in the title race until tomorrow, however faint their chances – and to regain some pride after being battered by Brighton.

Man City fans can afford not to be too bothered, even though they could win the league in the next two hours. Supporters of Everton, Leeds and Leicester will be watching closely, perhaps from behind the sofa. Forest may have the most points of the four clubs scrabbling to avoid the drop, but they also have the worst goal difference. One way or another, everybody’s twitching. Just how it should be.

Kick-off is at 5.30pm BST, and I’ll be back soon with the teams.

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