Manchester United narrowly escaped losing points in the Premier League on Tuesday. ‘The Red Devils’ defeated Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-0 in extra time and climbed to second place. Earlier in the evening, Arsenal won 0-1 at Brighton & Hove Albion.
The United of manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer did not seem to be able to continue the good line of the last weeks against Wolverhampton, but deep in the extra time, Marcus Rashford broke the spell with his seventh season goal. Donny van de Beek got no playing time and saw it happen from the bench.
Thanks to the victory, United, which has won the way up after a bad start to the season, takes over second place in the Premier League from Leicester City. The gap to leader Liverpool is only two points.
Arsenal booked at Brighton, where Joël Veltman and Davy Pröpper participated, a victory thanks to a hit by Alexandre Lacazette. It is the first time since September that ‘The Gunners’ have won two league matches in a row.
On Boxing Day, Arsenal against Chelsea (3-1) ended a series of seven league matches without a win. ‘The Gunners’ had the worst start to the season in 46 years and are still not doing well in thirteen.
The match between mid-engine Southampton and West Ham United did not yield any hits on Tuesday, while Leeds United pulled out low flyer West Bromwich Albion: 0-5. Burnley defeated corona-plagued Sheffield United 1-0.
The Arsenal players are relieved after Alexandre Lacazette’s goal.
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