🦁 Man City held by Southampton; Man Utd, Newcastle, Wolves and Villa win | OneFootball
🦁 Man City held by Southampton; Man Utd, Newcastle, Wolves and Villa win
It was a scintillating Saturday of Premier League action.
Here’s what went down.
Resilient Saints share the spoils with City
Scorers: Walker-Peters 7; Laporte 65′
Manchester City’s 12-match Premier League winning streak came to an end when they were held to a draw by Southampton on Saturday evening.
The league leaders fell behind after seven minutes when Kyle Walker-Peters fired superbly into the far corner to give Southampton the lead.
Armando Broja then thought he’d put Saints 2-0 up when he got in behind the City defence to score in the 23rd minute, but the flag was up for offside.
In the 28th minute Broja appealed for a penalty after being brought down in the box by Ederson, but he was again offside.
It took until the 35th minute for City to go close to an equaliser, when Raheem Sterling’s curling effort went just over the bar.
Sterling then had a gilt-edged chance to equalise when Phil Foden’s cut-back found him unmarked on the edge of the six-yard box, but he could only shoot straight at Fraser Forster in the Southampton goal.
Southampton almost increased their lead right at the start of the second half, when Jan Bednarek forced Ederson into a save from a corner.
Broja then found himself in behind the City defence in the 53rd minute, but Aymeric Laporte got back well to block the shot. From the resulting corner Broja hit the post with a header.
At the other end, Foden stung Forster’s palms with an effort on the volley, before Rodri clipped the top of the crossbar with an effort from range.
City then equalised with 25 minutes to go, when Laporte headed home from Kevin De Bruyne’s free-kick into the box.
De Bruyne then went close to giving City the lead in stunning fashion when his curling drive from outside the box cracked against the post, before substitute Gabriel Jesus rattled the same post with a header.
Rashford last minute winner moves United into top four
A dramatic 93rd-minute winner from substitute Marcus Rashford earned Manchester United all three points as they moved above visitors West Ham into the top four.
Cristiano Ronaldo was inches away from getting on to the end of Bruno Fernandes’ inviting cross in a first-half starved of any real goalmouth action.
Things picked up in the second with Fred’s powerful left-footed drive forcing Alphonse Areola into a good save before Jarrod Bowen hit the side-netting with a right-footed shot from the edge of the box.
The Hammers who almost stole all three points late on themselves when Tomáš Souček headed just wide from a corner before David De Gea had to be called into action to turn Declan Rice’s deflected cross away from goal.
But it was Ralf Rangnick’s side who did find their way to win when substitutes Edinson Cavani and Rashford combined to send Old Trafford into mayhem as the Uruguayan’s pass across goal was tapped home at the far post to decide the game with the last kick.
Shelvey breathes life into Newcastle’s survival hopes
Scorers: Shelvey 73′.
Newcastle United picked up their first away win of the season to give their Premier League survival hopes a huge boost after beating Leeds at Elland Road.
The hosts came close to breaking the deadlock in the 12th minute when Raphinha played in Dan James who forced a save from Martin Dúbravka from close range.
But the Magpies soaked up the early pressure and almost sprung a surprise lead themselves when Jonjo Shelvey’s volley at the edge of the box was palmed away by Illan Meslier.
Shelvey couldn’t be denied in the 73rd-minute as he finally beat the Leeds goalkeeper with a free-kick from the left-hand corner of the box which bounced just in front of the Frenchman before landing in the back of the net.
Eddie Howe’s men move above Watford into 18th with the win and are now a point adrift with a game in hand on 17th-placed Norwich while Leeds remain in 15th.
Wolves close in on European spots after drone drama
Scorers: Toney 71′; Moutinho 48′, Neves 78′, Traoré 90+3
Wolves move to within four points of the top four after overcoming Brentford in a game which saw a 20-minute delay in the first half after an ‘unofficial’ drone appeared in the air above the players in the stadium.
On the pitch, the away supporters have been rewarded for their patience as João Moutinho fired Wolves ahead at the start of the second half, firing a beautiful outside-of-the-boot finish across goal after exchanging a one-two with Nélson Semedo.
The visitors thought they had then been reduced to ten-men when Toti Gomes saw red for a high challenge on Kristoffer Ajer but the referee then consulted the pitch-side monitor before downgraded his decision to a yellow.
Brentford equalised in the 71st minute when Bryan Mbuemo clipped a free-kick to the back post for Ivan Toney to volley home but Rúben Neves curled into the bottom corner from 20 yards out to win the game with 12 to go to earn the victory for Bruno Lage’s side.
Buendia punishes Everton on Big Dunc’s big day
Scorers: Buendia’ 45+3′
Steven Gerrard returned to haunt Everton as his Aston Villa side won 1-0 thanks to a first half Emi Buendia header.
Duncan Ferguson made five changes for his first match back as Everton caretaker with Richarlison starting up top after six weeks back.
But despite the raucous atmosphere inside Goodison Park it was Villa who went closest early on as Douglas Luiz hit a free kick just over the bar.
Buendia was looking bright for the visitors and had two long-distance efforts that were saved well by Jordan Pickford.
And it was Buendia who eventually gave Villa the lead as his near post header looped over Pickford and into the back of the net.
After the break the hosts almost got their equaliser only for Richarlison to head over from close range.
The Toffees were pushing now with Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Yerry Mina both having half chances.
But the finishing touch just wasn’t there as Villa held on for all three points.
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