🦁 Chelsea held by Man Utd; Man City, Leicester and Brentford win | OneFootball
🦁 Chelsea held by Man Utd; Man City, Leicester and Brentford win
It was an interesting day in the Premier League on Sunday, with four matches taking place.
Here’s what happened.
Jorginho atones as Chelsea draw with Manchester United
Scorers: Jorginho (P) 69′; Sancho 50′
Jorginho’s penalty earned Chelsea a draw with Manchester United after the midfielder’s error had gifted the visitors the opening goal.
With Cristiano Ronaldo starting on the bench, United almost fell behind early when Callum Hudson-Odoi found himself in behind the defence, but David de Gea came to the rescue with a good save.
De Gea was then called into action again in the 31st minute when he tipped Antonio Rüdiger’s long-range effort onto the bar.
United then took the lead early in the second half when Jorginho made a mess of a clearance down field leaving Jadon Sancho clean through on goal, and he slotted coolly past Edouard Mendy for 1-0.
Chelsea were then awarded a penalty in the 67th minute when Aaron Wan-Bissaka caught Thiago Silva’s foot while trying to clear the ball from a corner.
Jorginho stepped up and atoned for his error to make it 1-1.
Timo Werner then had a chance to put Chelsea 2-1 up in the 79th minute, but Wan-Bissaka got across well to make the block.
Chelsea were almost punished for another big mistake in the 88th minute when Mendy passed the ball straight to Fred on the edge of the box, but the United midfielder’s attempt to lob the goalkeeper was poor.
Rüdiger had the chance to win it for Chelsea right at the death, but his back post volley flew agonisingly over the bar.
Chelsea are now just one point ahead of Manchester City at the top, while United are 8th.
From earlier …
City beat West Ham in the snow
Scorers: Gündoğan 33′, Fernandinho 90′; Lanzini 90+4′
Manchester City moved back above Liverpool into second place after battling through wintry conditions to beat West Ham.
In the 16th minute, Aymeric Laporte clipped the post for City with a header from a corner. Riyad Mahrez then had the ball in the net, but he was offside.
City did make the breakthrough in the 33rd minute, when Mahrez’s dangerous low cross along the six-yard line found İlkay Gündoğan to tap in.
It was almost 2-0 a few minutes later, when Gabriel Jesus’s effort was cleared off the line by Ben Johnson.
The second half was slightly delayed while snow was cleared off the pitch, and Jesus again went close in the 56th minute when he was picked out by Raheem Sterling in the box, but this time Aaron Cresswell cleared off the line, clattering his back against the post in the process.
Gündoğan then had a great chance to make it 2-0 in the 80th minute when he was slipped in by Sterling, but Łukasz Fabiański came off his line quickly to smother it.
But in the 90th minute, substitute Fernandinho did make sure of the win when he slotted into the bottom corner from the edge of the box.
Bernardo Silva then had the ball in the net in the 91st minute, but the flag was up for offside.
And there was still time for one more goal, when Manuel Lanzini fired in brilliantly off the post with the last kick off the game.
That result leaves the Hammers 4th and level on 23 points with Arsenal.
Ranieri makes unhappy return to Leicester
Scorers: Maddison 16′, Vardy 34′, 42′, Lookman 68′; King (P) 30′, Dennis 61′
Former Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri saw his Watford side beaten on his return to the King Power Stadium.
James Maddison opened the scoring after 16 minutes when Watford’s William Troost-Ekong horribly misjudged a ball into the box, and the Leicester man was in the right place to punish his error.
Watford were then awarded a penalty when Wilfred Ndidi brought down Emmanuel Dennis in the box. Josh King took it and converted for 1-1.
But they weren’t level for long, with Jamie Vardy quickly putting Leicester back in front with a delightful dinked finish over Watford goalkeeper Daniel Bachmann.
And Vardy scored again just before half-time to make it 3-1 when he flicked a looping header in from a Maddison corner.
Into the second half and Dennis pulled a goal back for the Hornets just after the hour mark when he nicked the ball off Timothy Castagne before finishing well past Kasper Schmeichel.
However, hosts soon regained their two-goal cushion when Ademola Lookman slotted home from Harvey Barnes’s cut-back.
Leicester are up to 9th while Watford remain 16th.
Everton’s woes continue at Brentford
Scorers: Toney (P) 24′
Everton’s winless run was extended to seven matches with defeat away at Brentford.
The Bees were awarded a penalty after 24 minutes when Andros Townsend caught Frank Onyeka in the face with a high boot. Ivan Toney stepped up and made no mistake from 12 yards.
That result ends a run of five matches without a victory for Thomas Frank’s side and lifts them up to 12th in the table.