🦁 Bruno Fernandes penalty keeps United on track; Spurs beat Man City

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Dan Burke

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The Premier League returns with four matches on Saturday.

This is what went down.

Manchester United 1-0 West Brom

Scorers: Fernandes pen 56′

Manchester United moved into the top half of the table thanks to victory over West Brom at Old Trafford on Sunday night.

United had the better of the first half, although had nothing to show for it with former goalkeeper Sam Johnstone making several key saves to keep his old club at bay.

He was at it again after the break when he denied Bruno Fernandes from the penalty spot, only to be beaten after a retake, having stepped off his line.

That proved to be the only goal of the game, with United now up to ninth, while the Baggies remain in the drop zone.

Premier League

Manchester United
West Brom


Tottenham 2-0 Manchester City

Scorers: Son 5′, Lo Celso 65′

Tottenham knocked Chelsea off top spot to move to the Premier League summit with a 2-0 win over Manchester City.

They defended well throughout and were full value for their victory, which Son Heung-min sent them on the way to with his ninth goal of the season early on.

Aymeric Laporte had a goal ruled out by VAR for handball before half-time and City put the game beyond doubt with 25 minutes remaining.

Giovani Lo Celso was brought off the bench and put through by another Harry Kane assist to calmly secure the victory.

Premier League

Manchester City

Aston Villa 1-2 Brighton

Scorers: Konsa 47′; Welbeck 12′, March 56′

Brighton have moved six points clear of the relegation zone after winning away at Aston Villa.

Graham Potter’s side opened the scoring after 12 minutes when Danny Welbeck opened his account for the club with a sublime dink over Villa goalkeeper Emi Martínez.

There were further chances at both ends during an entertaining first half, but Villa’s equaliser came two minutes into the second half, when Ezri Konsa ghosted in at the back post to volley home a Bertrand Traoré cross.

However, the Seagulls were soon back in front with a stunning goal from Solly March, who found the top corner with an angled drive from the corner of the box.

Brighton were reduced to 10 men in stoppage time when Tariq Lamptey was sent off for an altercation with Jack Grealish, and moments later Villa were awarded a dramatic late penalty after March had clipped Trezeguet in the box.

But after consulting the pitchside monitor, referee Michael Oliver determined that March had in fact got a touch on the ball, and the penalty decision was overturned.

Premier League

Aston Villa
Brighton & Hove Albion

Newcastle 0-2 Chelsea

Scorers: Fernández OG 10′, Abraham 65′

Chelsea went top of the Premier League with a victory away at Newcastle on Saturday lunchtime.

The Blues went in front after 10 minutes when a dangerous Mason Mount cross put Newcastle’s Federico Fernández under pressure, and the defender ended up turning the ball into his own net.

An error from Fernández early in the second half very nearly cost his side a second goal too but after seizing on the defender’s poor back-pass, Timo Werner made a mess of his attempt to square the ball for Tammy Abraham.

Isaac Hayden then missed a gilt-edged chance to equalise in the 57th minute when he skied a shot over the bar following an error from Antonio Rüdiger.

And the Magpies were made to pay a few minutes later when, after a brilliant driving run, Werner slipped it through to Abraham and the striker finished off the post to make it 2-0.

Sean Longstaff then went close to reducing the deficit but his long-range effort clipped the crossbar on its way over.

And Werner then thought he’d made it 3-0 when he rounded goalkeeper Karl Darlow, but the flag was up for offside.

Premier League

Newcastle United

Sunday’s fixtures

  • Fulham v Everton
  • Sheffield United v West Ham
  • Leeds v Arsenal
  • Liverpool v Leicester City