LONDON: Manchester United held on with 10 males after Paul Pogba’s late dismissal to beat Arsenal three-1 in a breathless encounter on the Emirates Stadium on a day when Liverpool and Chelsea additionally stored up the warmth on Premier League leaders Manchester Metropolis however Tottenham Hotspur slipped additional off the tempo with a pricey draw at Watford.
With Pep Guardiola’s pacesetters not in motion till Sunday, second-positioned United closed the hole on the prime to 5 factors with an exciting show that belied supervisor Jose Mourinho’s status as overly defensive away from residence.
Whereas objectives from Antonio Valencia and Jesse Lingard inside eleven minutes, and an extra second-half strike from Lingard, confirmed United at their greatest, Pogba’s crude ‘studs-up’ lunge at Hector Bellerin revealed one other aspect within the seventy fifth minute.
The Frenchman deservedly acquired a straight pink card and can miss three video games, together with subsequent week’s derby towards Metropolis.
Till Pogba’s dismissal, the whole lot had seemed good for United, for whom David De Gea was excellent and was crushed solely by Alexandre Lacazette simply after the interval.
“What I noticed at present was one of the best goalkeeper on the planet,” stated Mourinho, who stated he “didn’t know” what to make of Pogba’s dismissal and would go away it to the tv pundits to determine.
Liverpool took benefit of Arsenal’s first house Premier League defeat in thirteen video games to maneuver fourth after thumping Brighton & Hove Albion 5-1. Juergen Klopp’s aspect have now scored 15 objectives in 4 away video games in all competitions.
The German made much more modifications than his staff scored objectives, leaving out six of the aspect who beat Stoke Metropolis three-zero in midweek.
Liverpool weren’t weakened and after stand-in centre half Emre Can put them forward with a bullet header, Roberto Firmino hit a double, Philippe Coutinho scored from a free kick and Brighton’s Lewis Dunk headed into his personal internet. With the guests three up, Glenn Murray’s 51st-minute penalty was not sufficient to spark Liverpool’s ordinary defensive jitters.
Earlier, Chelsea got here from behind to comb previous Newcastle United three-1 at Stamford Bridge for a sixth win of their final seven league video games and closed the hole on Metropolis to eight factors.
It’s 4 matches and not using a win for Tottenham, who’re additionally dealing with defensive issues after Davinson Sanchez’s straight purple card within the 1-1 draw at Watford.
The Colombia defender was despatched off within the 52nd minute for clattering Watford ahead Richarlison with a forearm to the face. Sanchez faces a 3-match ban and Spurs are already with out fellow middle again Toby Alderweireld for the subsequent month.
Christian Kabasele headed Watford into the lead within the thirteenth minute, and Son Heung-min equalised for Tottenham within the twenty fifth. Sixth-positioned Spurs at the moment are 4 factors behind Liverpool and 15 adrift of leaders Metropolis.
Sam Allardyce and Alan Pardew each appeared to ship the brand new supervisor bounce of their first match in cost for his or her golf equipment however solely Everton collected three factors in a routine 2-zero win over Huddersfield City.
Gylfi Sigurdsson and Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored second-half objectives to provide Allardyce a profitable begin two days after he signed an 18-month contract at Everton. However the efficiency was brief on high quality and the sixty three-yr-previous could have work to do earlier than subsequent Sunday’s derby go to to free-scoring Liverpool.
Pardew’s first match in control of West Bromwich Albion led to a zero-zero house draw with Crystal Palace, who have been changed on the foot of the Premier League by Swansea Metropolis, 2-1 losers at Stoke Metropolis.
The guests went forward via Wilfried Bony’s first objective for them in almost two years earlier than Xherdan Shaqiri and Mame Biram Diouf turned the sport to extend the strain on Swansea supervisor Paul Clement after his aspect’s tenth league defeat of the season.
Demarai Grey received on the top of Riyad Mahrez’s cross to provide Leicester Metropolis a 1-zero win over Burnley that continued the Foxes’ brilliant begin underneath Claude Puel. Burnley’s dangerous day was made worse by an damage to Robbie Brady, who was taken off on a stretcher earlier than the break.
Revealed in Daybreak, December 4th, 2017
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