Albion have taken a big step towards safety – while they rest their legs in readiness to face Manchester City.

Bournemouth drew 0-0 at home to Tottenham today.

Aston Villa then lost 3-0 at home to Manchester United.

The results leave Albion eight points clear of 18th placed Bournemouth after 34 rounds of fixtures with a superior goal difference.

Realistically, that means both the Cherries and Villa need to win at least three of their last four matches to overhaul the Seagulls.

Not that Graham Potter’s men are likely to be the team they have in their sights as they hope to scramble to safety.

The three wins for Villa would in turn harm the survival hopes of West Ham, who they meet on the final day.

Bournemouth thought they had grabbed a precious win over sours when Callum Wilson found the net with an overhead kick late on.

But a VAR check revealed the ball had gone in off the arm of team-mate Josh King.

The Argus:

Harry Wilson might still have won it when clean through but was denied by Hugo Lloris (pictured above).

Villa made a bright start against United but the match changed when Ezri Konsa was adjudged to have fouled Bruno Fernandes.

The Portuguese star converted the spot kick himself.

Mason Greenwood added a brilliant finish right on half-time to round off a counter attack.

United cruised through the second half and Paul Pogba added their third.