Premier League wrap: Everton moved to the 2nd spot on the Premier League table with a 1-0 win over Sheffield United. Manchester United slipped to 5th as their 10-match winning run away from home came to an end at Leicester City on Saturday.
Premier League: Arsenal end winless run, Manchester United slip to 4th (Reuters Photo)
- Arsenal thrash Chelsea 3-1 in an exciting London derby on Saturday
- Under-pressure manager Mikel Arteta can breathe a sigh of relief after ending winless run
- Manchester City and Everton clinch wins to rise on the league table
There was some relief for Mikel Arteta right after Christmas as Arsenal ended their 7-match winless run in the Premier League with a 3-1 win over Chelsea in the London derby. It was a surprise win, considering how the Gunners had a poor start to their new campaign.
Goals from Alexandre Lacazette and Granit Xhaka gave Arsenal 2-0 lead at half-time and Arteta’s men were up 3-0 at the one hour mark Bukayo Saka found the back of the net. There was no coming back for Chelsea who got a late consolation goal from Tammy Abraham.
The win over their London rivals lifted Arsenal to the 14th spot as they have 17 points from 15 games.
On the other hand, Manchester United slipped to the th spot after they were held to a 2-2 draw by Leicester City. With the draw, United’s 10-match winning streak away from home in the Premier League came to an end.
Marcus Rashford put United ahead in the 23rd minute with a cool finish after being slipped in by Bruno Fernandes but Harvey Barnes equalised eight minutes later from the edge of the box.
Fernandes restored United’s lead in the 79th minute, drilling into the bottom corner after being found inside the area by substitute Edinson Cavani.
Again though, the lead was short-lived as Vardy’s first time shot on the half-turn from a low cross from Ayoze Perez, deflected off United defender Axel Tuanzebe.
Everton jump to 2nd spot, Manchester City rise
Everton moved into second spot with a late winner in a 1-0 defeat of bottom club Sheffield United while Manchester City moved fifth thanks to a 2-0 win over Newcastle United. Everton left it late with Gylfi Sigurdsson’s 80th-minute goal earning them the points at Sheffield United.
Goals in each half from Ilkay Gundogan and Ferran Torres allowed Manchester City to cruise past Newcastle.
City have kept their 13th clean sheet of the campaign, more than any other team within the top five European leagues this season. They travel to second-placed Everton on Monday.