Manchester City and Tottenham, who went on to beat Arsenal (3-0) and Wolverhampton (2-1), Sunday for the 17th day of the Premier League, come back to Leicester and Chelsea who are ahead of them in the classification and whom they receive next week .
. Manchester City plunges Arsenal:
In the wake of Kevin de Bruyne, author of a double and a assist, Manchester City took only 40 minutes to sink Arsenal at home.
Thanks to this success, Pep Guardiola's men could return to a point from Leicester (2nd), which they receive at Etihad next Saturday.
On the Gunners side, the start at West Ham (3-1) last week fizzled and they could not hope for anything by displaying such little defensive intensity against City.
From the second minute, Fernandinho found Gabriel Jesus all too easily in the area whose center back was sent half-volley in the skylight by de Bruyne (1-0, 2nd).
At the quarter of an hour of play, the Citizens raised the ball in 5 or 6 passes to allow the Belgian to find Raheem Sterling at the far post (2-0, 15th).
And in the last 5 minutes of the first act, "KDB" found two shooting positions at around 20 meters.
The first ended in the small net (3-0, 40th), the second was deflected by Bernd Leno on his post at the cost of a nice relaxation (43rd).
. Very good Tottenham deal:
Tottenham did a great job bringing back three absolutely undeserved points from Wolverhampton.
Dominated for most of the match, but realistic, the Spurs returned 3 lengths from Chelsea and qualifying places for the Champions League before hosting the Blues next Sunday.
"These are three incredible points. We resisted their state of mind (...) The Wolves are a fantastic team. It is a great victory. It is very difficult to control the match against them", underlined José Mourinho after the match.
Lucas had quickly put his team on the right track by scoring his third goal in 5 league games since the arrival of Mourihno (0-1, 8th).
But Wolverhampton had not been unbeaten for 11 days for nothing and the Wolves have created themselves a lot of good situations.
We had to wait for a clear strike from Adama Traoré, untenable all the game, to equalize (1-1, 67th).
While the Wolves were trying to snatch a success that would have made them come back to 2 Chelsea units, Jan Vertonghen took advantage of a huge marking error to offer the Spurs a significant victory at the end of regulation time.
. Manchester United hooked by Everton:
After two convincing victories against Tottenham and Manchester City, United fell back into its ways against a less upscale club, Everton (1-1), become much more catchy since the Scot Duncan Ferguson acted on the bench after the dismissal of the Portuguese Marco Silva.
"We are disappointed not to have the three points. We did not find the right solutions to win the match at the end. We made them back down and if a team deserved to win, it was us," railed. Solskjaer.
Everton however went not far from an exploit at Old Trafford by opening the scoring on a counter-goal against Victor Lindelöf.
On a corner, David De Gea lacked authority in his exit in the fist - even if the VAR could have considered that the arm of Dominic Calvert-Lewin dragged a little on his face -, missing the ball which came to bounce on the leg of the Swede and return to the goal (0-1, 36th).
This is the 12th consecutive game that the Mancunian goalkeeper has failed to keep his clean sheet, his worst series in the Premier League.
United went up a notch in intensity during the second act and was rewarded with a surgical strike by young Mason Greenwood (18 years old), a pure product of Mancunian training, to return to the score (1-1, 77th).
A point that still leaves United in 6th place 4 lengths from Chelsea.
Results of the 17th day:
Liverpool - Watford 2 - 0
Leicester - Norwich City 1 - 1
Sheffield United - Aston Villa 2 - 0
Chelsea - Bournemouth 0 - 1
Burnley - Newcastle 1 - 0
Southampton - West Ham 0 - 1
Wolverhampton - Tottenham 1 - 2
Manchester United - Everton 1 - 1
Arsenal - Manchester City 0 - 3
(7.45 p.m. GMT) Crystal Palace - Brighton
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