Manchester City’s march to a consecutive Premier League title hit headwinds Saturday when faced Southampton.
The Premier League leaders’ 12-game winning run came to an end as they were held to a 1-1 draw away to the Saints on Saturday evening.
Kyle Walker Peters put ahead the home side who earlier this season drew 0-0 in Manchester as he provided the finishing touch to an excellent team move, but Aymeric Lapote headed the league leaders level with a 65th minute header and Kevin De Bruyne and Gabriel Jesus both hit the woodwork for Pep Guardiola’s side in the closing minutes.
Manchester United moved into fourth place thanks to a 93rd minute goal from Marcos Rashford which game them a 1-0 win at home to West Ham United.
The game had looked to be heading for a 0-0 draw until a move which saw all three of Manchester United’s substitutes Rashford, Edinson Cavani and Anthony Martial combine for Rashford to get the finishing touch.
The game between Brentford and Wolverhampton was stopped for almost 25 minutes due to a drone flying close to the stadium. When play restarted, Wolves ran out 2-1 winners with goals from Joao Moutinho and Ruben Neves, while Ivan Toney scored what at the time was a 71st minute equalizer for the home side before Neves’ winner seven minutes later.
Emiliano Buendia’s header on the stroke of halftime gave Aston Villa a 1-0 win away to Everton, who had Duncan Ferguson in temporary charge after last weekend’s sacking of Rafa Benitez.
The change in the dugout had little effect and Everton are now firmly in a battle against relegation.
That battle got tighter as Newcastle United won 1-0 away to Leeds United thanks to Jonjo Shelvey’s 75th minute free kick which gave Eddie Howe’s side just their second win of the season.
On Friday night Norwich climbed over Watford and out of the bottom three after a 3-0 win at Vicarage Road.
Two goals from Josh Sargent helped Norwich to consecutive top-flight wins for the first time since 2016, while Emmanuel Dennis’ red card made life hard for Watford, whose coach Claudio Ranieri’s job must now be on the line given the club’s continued lack of patience with its coaches.- Advertisement -