Man United wins in dramatic bout towards Man Metropolis; Liverpool lose againYesterday
Manchester United supporters are dreaming of a primary Premier League title in a decade after Marcus Rashford earned a dramatic win over rivals Manchester Metropolis on Saturday, whereas Liverpool misplaced at Brighton & Hove Albion of their disappointing season.
On the different finish of the desk, backside aspect Southampton received 2-1 at Everton, whose season goes from dangerous to worse, whereas Wolverhampton Wanderers and Nottingham Forest earned invaluable victories of their bids to keep away from relegation.
A primary league title since 2012-13 is now an actual risk for United after they moved one level behind Metropolis to second within the standings and 6 off leaders Arsenal, who go to Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday, with a 2-1 victory at Outdated Trafford.
England ahead Rashford accomplished the turnaround eight minutes from time to attain for the seventh successive match in all competitions, the primary United participant to take action since Cristiano Ronaldo in 2008.
The hosts had regarded overwhelmed after Jack Grealish headed Metropolis in entrance simply after the hour mark, with the champions trying in management till Bruno Fernandes levelled within the 78th minute.
Metropolis have been livid the aim was awarded after a VAR evaluate, with Rashford initially flagged offside earlier than letting Fernandes take the shot forward of him.
A ninth successive win in all competitions for United was celebrated with actual vigour, because the hosts continued their enchancment, one that’s yielding higher than anticipated outcomes so quickly into coach Erik ten Hag’s tenure.
“We appear like a staff now,” Fernandes advised BT Sport. “A while in the past typically every certainly one of us was searching for ourselves. Now you see a correct staff enjoying for one another.
“When you don’t preserve successful they (Metropolis) will go additional clear. We’ll have fun an enormous win however from tomorrow our focus needs to be on the following recreation.”
Liverpool have been anticipated to be Metropolis’s major title challengers once more this season, however they dropped to eighth within the desk as Brighton winger Solly March netted twice in a 3-0 win over Juergen Klopp’s sluggish aspect.
Brighton picked up their first residence league victory towards Liverpool since January 1961 as they climbed above their opponents into seventh.
Liverpool now path leaders Arsenal by 16 factors having performed one recreation extra. The Reds misplaced back-to-back league video games for a second time this season, struggling six defeats general, thrice as many as in the entire of 2021-22.
Overrun in midfield and shaky in defence, Liverpool managed two photographs on course over the 90 minutes, with Brighton greater than good worth for his or her victory, given to them by March’s brace and Danny Welbeck’s very good late third.
“Unhealthy. Actually dangerous. I can’t bear in mind a worse recreation,” Klopp advised the BBC. “How are you going to clarify that? The identical gamers performed excellent soccer matches earlier than but when issues aren’t correctly organised then it may possibly appear like that.
“I can’t stand right here and say it didn’t occur. After all, now we have to be very involved about it.”
Liverpool’s Merseyside rivals Everton are additionally enduring a torrid marketing campaign, sitting second-bottom and with out a win in 9 matches in all competitions after slumping to defeat at residence to Southampton.
The outcome comes on a day when members of the Everton board have been suggested to keep away from the bottom over what the membership termed a “actual and credible risk to their security and safety”.
Everton followers had deliberate a ‘sit-in’ on the floor after the sport in protest on the membership’s present plight, with the sensation round Goodison Park on the closing whistle an indignant one certainly.
Forest had a way more gratifying afternoon as Brennan Johnson’s double earned a 2-0 residence win over Leicester Metropolis, pulling Steve Cooper’s aspect 5 factors away from the drop zone.
Leicester have now misplaced 4 league video games in a row and are fifteenth, three factors and two locations beneath Forest, and solely two factors above the underside three.
Wolves at the moment are out of the relegtion zone and stage on 17 factors with Leicester after a second-half aim from Daniel Podence secured a 1-0 win over guests West Ham United, who slipped one spot to 18th on 15 factors.