Midweek premier league review

Man Utd pile pressure on Man city

Nkem Ibeawuchi | Wednesday, 29 November 2017 12:26pm | sport

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Manchester United reduced Manchester city’s eight point lead to five points on Tuesday night Premier league football following their 2-4 win over Watford at the Vicarage Road.

The star of the night Ashley Young tormented his old employers all through the night. He scored twice against his old club, drilling in a precise finish from the edge of the box, before curling in a stunning 25 yard free-kick six minutes later and Anthony Martial tucked in a cool finish from 18 yards out.

The second half became a bit nervous for the visiting team fans after Watford gave them a fight back. The hornets struck twice in the space of 8 minutes following strikes from substitute Troy Deeney and Abdoulaye Doucoure.

Watford started building momentum and looked as if they are on their way to a remarkable comeback in their history and with score 2-3 Watford felt they would equalize. All their hopes were dashed off after Lingard danced his way into the area where he curled the ball pass Heurelho Gomes to put the match beyond the reach of Watford.

United cut the deficit to five points on unbeaten leaders Manchester City, although Pep Guardiola's side can re-establish their eight-point advantage when they host Southampton on Wednesday.

Leicester city extinquish spurs title dreams as Jamie Vardy Scored his 100th league goals. Goals from the England Prolific striker,Vardy and Algerian Riyad Mahrez was enough to hand the host victory on the night.

However, Mauricio Pochetino accepted that spurs hopes of fighting for the title is over, he further accused his players of lacking fight as they capitulated to Leicester City during a sloppy first half which left their manager furious and any lingering title hopes surely in tatters. Having suggested it may well be all over last weekend, after the home draw against West brom, it is now over.

Spurs could be 16 points behind Manchester City should the leaders beat Southampton at home on Wednesday night. They are already eight points behind second-placed Manchester United and have lost four leagues games already; as many as they did in the whole of last season.

Spurs are in a fight to finish in the top four and could even drop to seventh if other results go against them after suffering their third successive away defeat in the league and have now won only one of their last five league matches.

In the relegation battle, Crystal Palace remained in the relegation zone following their 0-0 draw against Brighton. Brighton dominated as they renewed their rivalry with bitter enemies Crystal Palace at the Amex, meeting for the first time in the Premier League and in any competition since 2013.

The Seagulls were held to a fourth successive home draw and were left to rue their lack of cutting edge again as Palace held on for a first point away from home this season.

Crystal Palace are three points below Everton and Westbrom and both teams are in 17th and 16th positions respectively.

Newcastle waited for a Johnny Evans deflected goal to ease pressure off Rafa Benitez. The Spaniard has over seen series of defeat recently which has led to the fans calling for his head. The outcome of the match made sure Newcastle avoided losing five matches in a row.

The Magpies looked beaten at 2-0 down after goals from Hal Robson-Kanu and Sam Field had put West Brom in control at The Hawthorns. Ciaran Clark got a goal back almost immediately before Matt Ritchie's free-kick was deflected into his own net by Jonny Evans on the injury time.

Tuesday 28th Nov results

Watford 2-4 Man Utd

Leicester 2-1 Tottenham

Brighton 0-0 Crystal Palace

Westbrom 2-2 Newcastle