Premier League: United Toppled Liverpool, Spurs Stumbled Again

2021-01-14 English Premier League

Manchester United finally returns to the top after several years of absence leading the standings. It is their first time since 2017 in the Mourinho’s early reign. Their win against Burnley on the road last Tuesday was enough to send them back in a higher position than Liverpool, something which has been rare in the past few years. Paul Pogba scored the winning goal while visiting Turf Moor by taking advantage of Marcus Rashford’s pass. They are now collecting 36 points with 3 point cushion from The Reds in the same number of match. Yet, Ole Solksjaer’s men still need to be aware of the threat from Manchester City. Another win in the midweek while hosting Brighton was enough to put them back in a race plus one game in hand with 32 points. The Citizens are currently sitting on the third.

Burnley vs Manchester United 0-1

Goals: Paul Pogba (71)

Burnley: Nick Pope – Ben Mee, James Tarkowski, M Lowton, Pietiers – Ashley Westwood, Brownhill, Robbie Brady (Dwight McNeill 65), Gudmunsson– Chris Wood (Matej Vidra 80), Ashley Barnes (Jay Rodriguez 88).

Man United: David De Gea – Luke Shaw, Harry Maguire, Eric Bailly, Aaron Wan Bissaka – Nemanja Matic ,Bruno Fernandes (Scott McTominay 89) Paul Pogba, Marcus Rashford (Mason Greenwood 80) Anthony Martial (Axel Tuanzebe 90+4) – Edison Cavani

In the meantime, Tottenham stumbled again at home yesterday. In a game which was supposedly easy for Harry Kane and Co, turned out to be a tough one. Spurs skipper, Harry Kane scored an opener through his header on 25th minute but Fulham pulled one back by Ivan Cavaleiro’s header on 74th minute. Spurs had a number of chances, including Sergio Reguilon’s disallowed goal, Son Heung Min’s close range strike only hitting the post or Harry Winks’ long shot. The PSG loanee Alphonse Areola was able to leave the home side frustrated and only shared one point with Scott Parker’s side.

Tottenham Hostpur vs Fulham 1-1

Goals: Harry Kane (25); Ivan Cavaleiro (74)

Tottenham: Hugo Lloris  – Davidson Sanchez, Eric Dier, Sergio Reguilon, Serge Aurier – Pierre Hojbjerg, Harry Winks (Erik Lamela 75), Tanguy Ndombele (Carlos Vinicius 81) – Moussa Sissoko, Son Heung Min, Harry Kane

Fulham : Alphonse Areola – T Adarabioyo, Ola Aina, Joachim Andersen – Kenny Tete (Ademola Lookman 67), Bobby Cordova-Reid, Frank Zambo Anguissa, Reed, Robinson – Robin Loftus-Creek (Josh Onomah 91), Ivan Cavaleiro (Aboubakar Kamara 86)

Other results:

Wolverhampton vs Everton 1-2

Manchester City vs Brighton 1-0

Sheffield United vs Newcastle United 1-0