Manchester United have suffered a shock 3-2 defeat to Brighton and Hove Albion in the English Premier League. Brighton have now won just two of their last 11 league games dating back to last season, with both coming against Manchester United. Man City thrash Huddersfield 6-1 in EPL The underdogs stunned their much fancied visitors, scoring two goals in the space of 133 seconds to jump out to a 2-0 lead midway through the first half. Romelu Lukaku pulled United back with a goal, but a Brighton penalty just before halftime reinstated the two goal advantage going into the break. United pushed hard for a comeback, with Paul Pogba long range effort denied by a brilliant save by Brighton's goalkeeper. They eventually did pull a goal back, with Pogba slotting home a penalty in the fourth minute of second half stoppage time but it was too little too late. In the day's other games, Manchester City thrashed Huddersfield 6-1 and Watford beat Burnley 3-1. Newshub … [Read more...] about English Premier League: Manchester United shocked in 3-2 loss to Brighton
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Three days to go and Paul Pogba is set to be the centre of attention with interest from Barcelona. Elsewhere a number of goalkeeprs could be on the move with Thibaut Courtois trying to push through a move to Chelsea. The English transfer window shuts in less than a week - keep an eye on the latest comings and goings across the Premier League as the panic purchases ramp up. … [Read more...] about Premier league: Manchester United reject Barca’s £45m plus two players bid for Pogba
PUBLISHED: 18:36 29 April 2018 | UPDATED: 18:36 29 April 2018 Layth Yousif at Old Trafford Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger at Old Trafford (pic Martin Rickett/PA) PA Wire/PA Images Arsenal lost to Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon after a last-gasp header from Maurouane Fellaini sealed the three points for the hosts. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger (centre) with Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho (right) and Sir Alex Ferguson (left) before the Premier League match at Old Trafford (pic Martin Rickett/PA) Jose Mourinho’a side consolidated second place moving to 77 points as the Gunners remained sixth. The winner came after a second-half strike by Henrikh Mkhitaryan had cancelled out a Paul Pogba header from the opening 45 minutes. It was understandable that Arsene Wenger fielded a weakened Arsenal side against The Red Devils with the huge Europa League semi-final clash against Atletico Madrid on Thursday. After all, long gone are the days when the … [Read more...] about Premier League: Manchester United 2 Arsenal 1
Chris Smalling and Romelu Lukaku scored as Manchester United earned a routine 2-0 win at Bournemouth on Wednesday to strengthen its grip on second place in the Premier League. Smalling netted his third goal in six league games by meeting a low cross from Jesse Lingard and slotting into an empty net in the 28th minute. Lukaku then sealed the win in the 70th after coming off the bench and running onto a through-ball from Paul Pogba and finishing with a first-time shot. Bournemouth were denied a penalty shortly after the halftime break when Luke Shaw held on to Callum Wilson as the striker tried to reach a cross from Josh King, but referee Graham Scott waved away the appeals. It was a much-needed win for United, which lost 1-0 at home to West Bromwich Albion on Sunday to hand the league title to crosstown rival Manchester City. It keeps Jose Mouinho's team four points above third-place Liverpool and rebuilds some momentum going into Saturday's FA Cup semifinal against Tottenham. "We all … [Read more...] about English Premier League: Manchester United beat Bournemouth 2-0
With the final international break of the season now over, attentions turn back to the Premier League and, particularly, the top-four race. For Manchester United, Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea, the task is quite simple: no team has ever finished lower than fourth after reaching 76 points. Three of those teams are currently on course to surpass that target, one is not. However, fortunes in the final weeks of the season are often dictated by the fixture list and those who benefitted from easier runs earlier in the season can suffer as the schedule evens itself out. By calculating each Premier League club’s average points-per-game home and away this season, we can approximate the difficulty of each fixture and see who, on paper, has the easier run-in. Top 25 players in Premier League history 25 show all Top 25 players in Premier League history 1/25 Behind Ronaldo and Rooney, the next-most important man to United’s recovery in the second half of … [Read more...] about Premier League top-four race: Who has the best run-in? Manchester United, Liverpool, Tottenham or Chelsea?