Man United fought out a goalless draw against Liverpool in the Premier League this weekend in a top of the table clash, securing their position as league leaders, while Man City’s 4-0 win over Crystal Palace saw them move up to second spot.
Man United 0-0 Liverpool
Liverpool goalkeeper, Alisson, was the hero of a night where Liverpool dominated possession but were unable to create chances against a disciplined Man United defence. Harry Maguire’s goal-line clearance from a Roberto Firmino was a critical moment, while Bruno Fernandes also came close to breaking the deadlock when his free kick narrowly missed the corner of the net. The draw means that United retain top spot, while Liverpool fall into fourth, following wins for Man City and Leicester.
Man City 4-0 Crystal Palace
John Stones scored a brace on either side of an Ilkay Gundogan’s powerful effort from 20 yards. Raheem Sterling topped off a stellar night for Pep Guardiola’s charges with an 88th minute strike. City move up to second on the log, while Palace remain in 13th place.
Fulham 0-1 Chelsea
A solitary Mason Mount strike separated Chelsea and Fulham in a closely fought London Derby to restore some stability to Frank Lampard’s team after just one win in their previous five, leading up to the game. Antonee Robinson made life a little easier for the Blues after he was sent off for a reckless challenge on Cesar Azpilicueta a minute before half time. Chelsea move up to seventh and Fulham remain in the bottom three, four points out from safety in 18th.
Sheffield United 1-3 Tottenham Hotspur
To nobody’s surprise, Harry Kane was once again on target in a routine win over relegation fodder, Sheffield United, who are rooted to the bottom of the table. Serge Aurier and Tanguy Ndombele scored the other goals on the night, with David McGoldrick pulling one back for the hosts. Spurs are now 5th on the table, one point off of Liverpool’s Champions League spot.
Wolves 2-3 West Brom
Leeds 0-1 Brighton & Hove Albion
West Ham 1-0 Burnley
Leicester 2-0 Southampton