Manchester United defeat City and Liverpool return to winning ways

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Liverpool football club needs to win two of their remaining 9 English Premier League (EPL) games for them to be crowned champions after they won their weekend assignment against Bournemouth. While Manchester City lost to their rivals Manchester United in a highly contested derby.

Having lost three of it’s last consecutive games in all competitions, Liverpool welcome Bournemouth at the Anfield stadium where two goals from the African players, Muhammad Salah and Sadio Mane were enough to ensure the reds bag maximum points. Bournemouth were the first to score through C. Wilson in the 9th minute after he shoved off Liverpool defender Gomes and passed the ball to Billing who played an in turn pass to Wilson and put the ball in the net.

The league leaders responded quickly as they equalised 15 minutes later through Egyptian Muhammad Salah after the visitors defender Simpson had given away possession easily. The Senegalese Sadio Mane then scored the winning goal just after the half hour mark, which they defended till full time to get closer to winning their first league championship after 30 years.

In another match on Saturday Arsenal, Newcastle United, Sheffield and Crystal Palace all registered 1-0 wins and collected maximum points. Arsenal welcomed West Ham United and relied on a 78th minute goal from A.Lacazette to seal a win against the resilient West Ham united, while a 79th minute goal from A.Saint-Maximin gave Newcastle United hope of avoiding relegation to win 1-0 against Southampton.

Ghanaian striker Jordan Ayew continues to be a hero for Crystal Palace as he scored the lone goal of the match against Watford which made history last weekend as they handed league leaders Liverpool their first ever defeat in the 2019/20 season. Crystal Palace had a trio of African players; Senegalese C.Kouyate, Ghanaian J.Ayew and Ivorian Wilfred Zaha and the eagles closed all doors for Watford not to shine through Senegalese striker I. Sarr who troubled Liverpool last weekend.

Sheffield United defeated Norwich 1-0 thanks to a B.Sharp goal while Wolves and Brighton shared points after it ended 0-0 at the Molineaux stadium.

Tottenham Hotspurs led by coach Jose Mourinho is finding life difficult in the league this season after they were held to a 1 draw against Burnley at the Turf Moor. Burnley scored first through C.Woods in the 13th minute and Spurs who introduced Ivory Coast International Sergio Aurier in the second half of the match, relied on Deli Alli to level matters from the penalty spot five minutes into the second half denying the home side maximum points.

Action continued on Sunday with a big derby match which saw Manchester United welcoming Manchester City at Old Trafford. Manchester United had it’s tactics in place as they scored a goal in each half defeating the visitors 2-0 to complete a doubled over them in the league having also won the first round match at the Etihad stadium 2-1. The home side took the lead before the break through Antonial Martial who saw his shot beating the citizens goalkeeper Ederson on the near post. In the second half, Africans playing for both teams were introduced as United introduced Nigerian striker O. Ighaloh and Ivorian defender Eric Bailly, Algerian midfielder Riyad Mahrez was introduced on the other side.

Scott McTominay sealed a win for United when he scored from 35 yards after the visitors goalkeeper Ederson rolled the ball straight to him for United to win the game and still push for a top four finish.

Chelsea had the biggest win over the weekend as they won 4-0 against Everton as the blues managed to score two goals in each half. Playing at the Stamford bridge, M.Mount and Pedro scored in the first half for the home side to lead 2-0 at the break. In the second half, Willian and Giroud endured more misery on Everton to give former Chelsea coach Carlo Ancellote a bad return to Stamford bridge.

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