Burnley rescued a late point against ladder leaders Manchester City, as a late strike from Johann Gudmundsson ensured that the points were shared. City was without inform duo John Stones and David Silva which proved costly, as a curling strike from wing back Danilo wasn’t enough for City to go 18 points clear at the top of the league.
With City stumbling in the early game, United knew that a win would reduce the gap to 13 points. With Huddersfeild already beating the Red Devils earlier in the season, Jose Mourinho’s decision to drop Paul Pogba caused a bit of a stir with the fans.
Romelu Lukaku was able to break the deadlock, 10 minutes after the break, with new signing Alexis Sanchez adding the second, scoring of the rebound of his saved penalty. In unconvincing fashion, United continue to put pressure on cross town rivals City.
With new signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scoring on his debut with other new signing Henrikh Mkhitaryan providing a hat trick of assists, Arsene Wenger will be hoping for more of the same for the rest of the season if his team wishes to return to the top 4 at season’s end.
In what could be the game of the season, Liverpool and Tottenham played out a 2-2 draw at Anfield on Monday morning.
With plenty of drama, Liverpool looked to have snatched the lead and the win in the 90th minute after Mo Salah scored his second of the game.
Leading 2-1 after a missed penalty from Harry Kane in the second half, Spurs were awarded a controversial 94th minute penalty that saw Harry Kane not disappoint again, putting it past Loris Karius to ensure the points were shared.
In a highly contentious decision, both Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk and manager Jurgen Klopp voiced their disappointment after the game at the decision believing Erik Lamela dived.
Relegation battlers Southampton’s hopes of survival remains in tact as they beat fellow battlers West Brom 3-2, while Brighton continued to ease their way away from the relegation zone overcoming West Ham 3-1.
In what was the highlight of the game, Jose Izquierdo brilliant curling effort from the edge of the box may well be the goal of the season.
In other games, Bournemouth now boast an unbeaten run of eight games by accounting for Stoke City 2-1, while Swansea continued their good form as their unbeaten run was extended to seven, drawing with Leicester City 1-1.
Relegation battlers Crystal Palace and Newcastle played out a 1-1 draw.