Manchester United fought again for a dramatic 2-1 win in opposition to Manchester City that left their arch rivals fuming over a controversial VAR resolution to permit Bruno Fernandes’ equaliser, whereas troubled Liverpool crashed to a shock 3-0 defeat at Brighton on Sunday (AEDT).
On a dramatic day of Premier League motion, Everton boss Frank Lampard was pushed nearer to the sack as his struggling aspect have been overwhelmed 2-1 by relegation rivals Southampton.
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With simply 12 minutes left at Old Trafford, United have been trailing to Jack Grealish’s sixtieth minute header within the season’s second Manchester derby.
But City’s title defence suffered a dangerous blow as Portugal midfielder Fernandes equalised in vastly debatable vogue earlier than Marcus Rashford bagged United’s 82nd minute winner.
Fernandes’ aim was the turning level and City boss Pep Guardiola and his gamers have been seething after the flag went up for offside when Rashford ran on to Casemiro’s go.
Rashford didn’t contact the ball and was deemed by VAR to not have interfered with play, however City have been adamant the England ahead clearly distracted the defenders and goalkeeper Ederson.
“The first aim is a joke that it may be allowed,” City defender Manuel Akanji instructed BBC Sport.
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“He runs for 30 metres, he’s chasing the ball. In the scenario, I performed him (Rashford) offside.
I perceive he doesn’t contact the ball, however for me it’s clearly offside.” Guardiola insisted there was little doubt Rashford’s run impacted the reactions of Akanji and Ederson.
“The resolution is the referee’s, the VAR, however our defenders make a line for Rashford,” he mentioned.
“If we all know it’s Fernandes we don’t make the road, we comply with the motion, and after the motion the interference for Ederson.”
Third positioned United at the moment are only one level behind second positioned City, who’re at risk of shedding substantial floor within the title race this week.
A win for leaders Arsenal at north London rivals Tottenham on Sunday would put the Gunners eight factors clear.
While City splutter, United are in tremendous type following their ninth successive victory in all competitions.
Asked if they’re within the title race, boss Erik ten Hag mentioned: “The followers could dream however we’re not. We have improved, that’s apparent. There continues to be an extended strategy to go.”
Brighton hand Liverpool huge loss | 00:55
LIVERPOOL’S HORROR RUN CONTINUES AS SEAGULLS SOAR
Liverpool’s hopes of salvaging a high 4 end from a tough marketing campaign suffered a significant hit as Brighton swept to victory on the south-coast.
After dominating the primary half with out making the breakthrough, Brighton deservedly took the lead within the forty seventh minute.
Joel Matip carelessly surrendered possession to Alexis Mac Allister and he discovered Kaoru Mitoma, whose cross was completely weighted for the unmarked Solly March to faucet in.
Liverpool have been in disarray and 6 minutes later, March crashed a tremendous end into the far nook from simply inside the world.
Danny Welbeck wrapped up the victory, flicking March’s go over Joe Gomez and volleying dwelling.
Beaten at Brentford of their earlier league sport, Liverpool are languishing in eighth place, seven factors adrift of the highest 4, and look a shadow of the group that almost received the quadruple final time period.
Jurgen Klopp watches on helplessly as Liverpool turned in a horror efficiency. (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP)Source: AFP
AROUND THE GROUNDS …
Liverpool’s Merseyside rivals Everton are in much more dire straits after Southampton’s 2-1 win at Goodison Park.
Everton’s board of administrators didn’t attend the sport due to a “actual and credible risk to their security”.
Everton chief government Denise Barrett-Baxendale was reportedly manhandled by a fan and had her automobile attacked after final week’s 4-1 dwelling defeat by Brighton.
Everton have received solely considered one of their final 13 matches in all competitions and banners and flags calling for the board to depart have been unfurled earlier than kick-off.
Southampton fell behind within the thirty ninth minute as Amadou Onana headed dwelling from Demarai Gray’s nook.
But lower than two minutes into the second half, James Ward-Prowse collected Che Adams’ knockdown on the sting of the world and drilled Southampton’s equaliser.
Ward-Prowse inflicted higher ache within the 78th minute when he whipped considered one of his trademark free-kicks previous Jordan Pickford.
Southampton stay backside of the desk however they’re now behind second backside Everton solely on aim distinction West Ham fill the ultimate place within the backside three after a 1-0 defeat at Wolves that noticed the hosts transfer above the hapless Hammers.
Daniel Podence netted within the forty eighth minute to depart West Ham with no win of their final seven league video games.
Brennan Johnson struck twice as Nottingham Forest beat midlands rivals Leicester 2-0 on the City Ground.
Manchester United 2-1 Manchester City
Wolves 1-0 West Ham United
Nottingham Forest 2-0 Leicester City
Brighton 3-0 Liverpool
Everton 1-2 Southampton
Brentford 2-0 Bournemouth