Premier League: Manchester United fight back to beat Brighton, Tottenham Hotspur draw with Newcastle

Manchester United's Mason Greenwood headed an opportunist late winner to secure a 2-1 home win over Brighton & Hove Albion in the Premier League on Monday, after Marcus Rashford had cancelled out an early Danny Welbeck opener for the visitors.

The result left second-placed United on 60 points from 30 games, 14 behind leaders Manchester City, who have played a game more and four ahead of third-placed Leicester City. Brighton stayed 16th on 32 points, six points above the relegation zone.

Welbeck struck against his former club in the 13th minute, after Greenwood had hit the post for United and Jakub Moder missed a chance to double Brighton's lead when he shaved the crossbar shortly after they went ahead.

Moder also came close for Brighton on the stroke of halftime, before Rashford took a Bruno Fernandes pass in his stride and levelled with a clinical side-footed finish in the 62nd minute.

Brighton striker Neil Maupay's shot flashed across the face of goal in the 72nd minute, before Greenwood got on the end of a speculative Paul Pogba volley to turn the tide, as Lewis Dunk was unable to clear his header off the line.

Brighton piled on some late pressure but United held out to consolidate their position in the Champions League places. 

Earlier, Fulham's Premier League survival hopes suffered a massive blow, as they conceded three times in the space of nine second-half minutes to crash to a 3-1 defeat at Aston Villa.

Scott Parker's Fulham side looked poised to clamber out of the bottom three when Aleksandar Mitrovic gave them the lead just past the hour mark, after a Tyrone Mings mistake.

But everything went wrong for the Londoners as substitute Trezeguet's double turned the game on its head.

In the 78th minute, the Egyptian equalised with a crisp finish and volleyed his side in front three minutes later, after some sloppy Fulham defending.

Newly-capped England striker Ollie Watkins settled the issue in the 87th minute with a close-range finish.

A victory for Fulham would have seen them move above Newcastle United into 17th place on goal difference, but they remain three points behind having also played a game more.

Villa are up to ninth with 44 points and will still believe they can qualify for a European place

In other action, Tottenham Hotspur missed the chance to move up to provisional fourth place, after relegation-threatened Newcastle United held them to a 2-2 draw with a late equaliser from substitute Joe Willock at St James' Park.

The result leaves Spurs in fifth with 49 points, two points behind fourth-placed Chelsea, but West Ham United can go above both of their London rivals into the Champions League spots if they beat Wolverhampton Wanderers away on Tuesday.

It also marked the sixth time Spurs have failed to win a league game this season when they were leading at halftime.

The result left Newcastle two points above the drop zone and they still have a game in hand of third-bottom Fulham.

Harry Kane gave Tottenham the lead with two goals in four minutes in the first half after Joelinton's opener for Newcastle before Arsenal loanee Willock struck to earn a point.