Premier League round-up: Manchester United close gap at the top while Tottenham suffer more away day pain

Wednesday 29th November , 2017 5:03 am

Watford 2-4 Manchester United

Manchester United moved within five points of league leaders Manchester City after coming through a late scare at Vicarage Road.

Two goals from former Hornets winger Ashley Young and a strike from Anthony Martial handed the Red Devils a healthy half time advantage that looked set to seal a comprehensive win.

But the hosts threatened a comeback when Troy Deeney scored from the penalty spot before Abdoulaye Doucoure added a second.

A draw looked to be on the cards before Jesse Lingard settled the visitors’ nerves with a fine counter-attack to seal maximum points.

Leicester City 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham saw their top four hopes take a hit after suffering a third consecutive away defeat against Leicester.

Goals from Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez left Mauricio Pochettino’s men with a deficit they were unable to recover from despite Harry Kane halving the scores late on.

The result moves Leicester into the top half of the table while Spurs could be four points behind rivals Arsenal by the end of Wednesday night.

West Bromwich Albion 2-2 Newcastle United

West Brom caretaker boss Gary Megson was denied his first win since taking over from Tony Pulis after seeing his side throw away a two goal lead.

Goals from Hal Robson-Kanu and Sam Field gave the Baggies a commanding lead which looked set to extend the Magpies’ losing streak to five league games.

But Rafael Benitez’s side rescued a point thanks to their second half efforts as Ciaran Clark found the back of the net before Jonny Evans scored an own-goal with only minutes remaining.

Brighton & Hove Albion 0-0 Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace remain rooted to the bottom of the Premier League table after failing to find a breakthrough at the AMEX Stadium.

The result leaves Roy Hodgson’s Eagles side three points from safety and face a trip to fellow relegation candidates West Brom at the weekend.

Brighton, meanwhile, now hold a seven point cushion above the drop zone and sit in the top half of the table.




Source: Talksport