How Premier League top-four battle is predicted to unfold for Newcastle, Man Utd, Liverpool and Spurs

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Newcastle United are looking in good shape as they chase a Champions League place following three-straight Premier League wins

Newcastle United saw their hopes of reaching next season’s Champions League boosted on Monday night as Tottenham Hotspur conceded a stunning late equaliser against Everton.

In a dramatic game at Goodison Park, the Toffees levelled in the 90th through Michael Keane’s thundering strike as the game finished 1-1.

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Just minutes earlier, Lucas Moura was sent off, only six minutes after coming on as a substitute when he caught Keane with a dangerous challenge on the ankle.

Harry Kane had put Spurs ahead from the penalty spot after Abdoulaye Doucoure was sent off for lashing out at the Tottenham striker.

The Magpies head to West Ham on Wednesday night with the opportunity to move three points clear of Spurs. Eddie Howe’s side are level on points with Tottenham and Manchester United, but sit third on goal difference.

Newcastle and the Red Devils have played 27 games each, with the Magpies moving into third virtue of Sunday’s 2-0 win over Erik ten Hag’s side.

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Reaching the Champions League next season would help ease the pain of February’s Carabao Cup loss to Man United, admitted striker Alexander Isak on Sunday.

He said: “But this win was very important because Manchester United are a direct rival for us in the table, so it’s nicer to get the three points for ourselves.

“It was a massive, massive win, a big confidence boost for us and massive also for the table for the Champions League hunt.

“We’ve shown during the whole season what we’re capable of, so nothing special. But it was a massive step in the right direction for our goal.

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“Hopefully, we can use this win as a boost. We won’t talk too much about it. We will just take one game at time and get the results we need.”

Following a dramatic round of action, data experts at FiveThirtyEight have predicted how the final Premier League table will look come the end of the season - and it makes good reading for Newcastle...

Predicted Premier League table

1. Arsenal - 88 points

2. Man Ciy - 87 points

3. Man United - 69 points

4. Newcastle - 68 points

5. Tottenham - 63 points

6. Liverpool - 63 points

7. Brighton - 63 points

8. Brentford - 56 points

9. Aston Villa - 54 points

10. Chelsea - 52 points

11. Fulham - 50 points

12. Crystal Palace - 43 points

13. West Ham - 40 points

14. Leeds United - 38 points

15. Leicester City - 38 points

16. Wolves - 38 points

17. Bournemouth - 37 points

18. Everton - 36 points

19. Nottingham Forest - 34 points

20. Southampton - 32 points

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