Man City prolong lead as Jesus aim sinks Sheffield United
IMAGE: Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus scores their first aim. Photograph: Michael Regan/Reuters
Manchester City beat backside membership Sheffield United 1-0 to move three factors clear of Manchester United who have been held to a goalless draw at Arsenal in the Premier League on Saturday.
Wolverhampton Wanderers’ disappointing marketing campaign continued with a 1-0 loss to Crystal Palace however Newcastle United ended their poor run of kind with a powerful 2-0 win at Everton.
IMAGE: Arsenal’s Alexandre Lacazette, top, clashes with Harry Maguire of Manchester United throughout the Premier League match at Emirates Stadium in London. Photograph: Andy Rain – Pool/Getty Images
A ninth-minute aim from Brazilian Gabriel Jesus gave City a 1-0 win over Sheffield United who had delivered the title-chasers a serious enhance with their midweek win at Manchester United.
Jesus slotted residence from shut vary after Ferran Torres took benefit of poor defending to wriggle free and select his unmarked crew mate.
IMAGE: Crystal Palace’s Eberechi Eze celebrates scoring their first aim with teammates. Photograph: Julian Finney/Reuters
City weren’t at their slickest greatest in opposition to Chris Wilder’s well-organised defence, though goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale did properly to maintain out a advantageous drive from Oleksandr Zinchenko and Aymeric Laporte’s header.
The guests threw on attacking gamers as they seemed to sneak a degree and so they gave Pep Guardiola’s aspect a scare with a late John Fleck effort that flashed large. City have 44 factors from 20 video games with United three factors behind however having performed a recreation extra. Third-placed Leicester City might leapfrog Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s aspect with a win over Leeds United on Sunday.
Chances have been additionally exhausting to search out at the Emirates the place Manchester United ended a disappointing week having given up 5 factors in the title race. Arsenal got here out strongly after the interval and Alexandre Lacazette got here closest to scoring for the hosts with a 56th-minute curling free kick that struck the bar.
IMAGE: Fulham’s Ivan Cavaleiro scores their second aim. Photograph: Jason Cairnduff/Reuters
The greatest two possibilities for United fell to Uruguayan ahead Edinson Cavani however he was large of the goal each events. United set a brand new membership file of 18 away video games unbeaten in the league whereas Arsenal, eighth on 31 factors, haven’t misplaced since December 19.
Wolves are and not using a win in eight video games after Eberechi Eze’s aim gave Palace a much-needed win at Selhurst Park. Eze broke the impasse on the hour, firing a low left-footed strike previous Wolves goalkeeper Rui Patricio.
Newcastle United celebrated their first Premier League win in 10 video games and lifted strain off supervisor Steve Bruce after two targets from Callum Wilson secured a 2-0 win at Everton. Wilson fired the guests in entrance with an excellent header in the 73rd minute and the former Bournemouth ahead added the second in stoppage time from shut vary.
IMAGE: Callum Wilson scores the second aim for Newcastle United. Photograph: Paul Ellis/Reuters
Ivan Cavaleiro got here off the substitutes bench to seize a late equaliser as Fulham held fellow strugglers West Bromwich Albion to a 2-2 draw at the Hawthorns. Fulham went forward in the tenth minute when Aleksandar Mitrovic slipped a via ball to Bobby Cordova-Reid, who slotted it previous West Brom goalkeeper Sam Johnstone.
West Brom equalised early in the second interval when Brazilian playmaker Matheus Pereira’s cross was stabbed residence by defender Kyle Bartley. Pereira appeared to have earned a primary residence league win for West Brom beneath supervisor Sam Allardyce when he smashed the ball previous Fulham goalkeeper Alphonse Areola. But Fulham salvaged a degree after Harrison Reed’s cross discovered fellow substitute Cavaleiro who headed residence 13 minutes from time.
In Saturday’s late recreation, England midfielder Jack Grealish fired in an outstanding cross for Ross Barkley to go residence as Aston Villa overcame a sluggish begin to beat Southampton 1-0 at St Marys. Danny Ings had a late aim dominated out for offside for Southampton who slumped to their third league defeat in a row.