The duo Manchester had a contrast result in the Boxing Day fixtures. United was held in 1-1 draw while traveling to Newcastle meanwhile The Citizens currently flies high after dismantling Leicester 6-3.
Manchester United has been unable to endure their winning run after only mustering a 1-1 draw against Newcastle United on the road. The Magpies already stunned them early at the first half through Allan Saint-Maximin. Ralf Ragnick's men were under pressure most of the time as Callum Wilson and Co had several decent chances. One attempt only hit the post, another was disallowed plus denied by De Gea. Fortunately, the lady luck still smiled at them as Edison Cavani broke the deadlock to salvage one point here. Such result prevented them from approaching the top four.
Newcastle vs Manchester United 1-1
Goals: Alan Maximin (7), Edison Cavani (71)
Newcastle: Martin Dubravka – Emil Kraft, Javier Manquillo, Fabian Schar, Jamal Lascelles – Sean Longstaff, Jonjo Shelvey, Joelinton, Ryan Fraser (Miguel Almiron 75), Alan Saint-Maximin (Dwight Gayle 83) – Callum Wilson (Jacob Murphy 45+5)
Manchester United: David De Gea – Raphael Varane, Alex Telles, Diego Dalot, Harry Maguire – Fred (Jadon Sancho 46), Scott McTominay (Matic 78) - Mason Greenwood (Edison Cavani 46), Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford - Cristiano Ronaldo
In the meantime, Manchester City is flying high. They are recently six points above their contenders after trashing Leicester City 6-3. Kevin De Bruyne opened the scoring, then Pep Guardiola's side added their tally through Riyad Mahrez's penalty, Ilkay Gundogan, Aymeric Laporte and Raheem Sterling's brace. The Foxes replied three times as James Maddison, Ademola Lookman and Kelechi Iheanacho found the back of the net.
Their two contenders, Chelsea and Liverpool are still entailing them. The Blues picked up three points while taking on Steven Gerrard's Aston Villa. The Blues thumped the Villans 3-1. Despite conceding first through Reece James's own goal, Jorginho's penalty put them back on a level term. At the second half, Romelu Lukaku's header extended their lead before the Italian midfielder completed his brace to seal their win. The Reds, on the other hand, had their game against Leeds postponed due to the COVID-19 contraction. Here are the other games staged on the Boxing Day:
Norwich vs Arsenal 0-5
West Ham vs Southampton 2-3
Tottenham vs Crystal Palace 3-0
Brighton vs Brentford 2-0