EPL Updates! Tottenham Held Arsenal, Lukaku Saves Man United
Two goals from Romelu Lukaku secured a thrilling 3-2 win for Manchester United over Southampton that lifts them back into the Premier League’s top four.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side looked to be heading for a fourth home game in a row without a win in all competitions after James Ward-Prowse converted a superb free-kick.
United, who lost Alexis Sanchez to injury, had overturned Yan Valery’s opener through Andreas Pereira and Lukaku only to see the lead slip away.
But Lukaku’s emphatic finish in the 88th minute was enough for all three points, even though Paul Pogba missed an injury-time penalty.
Hugo Lloris kept out Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s stoppage-time penalty as Tottenham rescued a 1-1 draw with Arsenal in a dramatic north London derby on Saturday.
The Gunners had led through Aaron Ramsey’s early goal and may have felt aggrieved to have been pegged back 16 minutes from the end via Harry Kane’s penalty, the England forward becoming the all-time leading scorer in Premier League matches between these two sides.
Kane appeared to be offside from Christian Eriksen’s free-kick before he was bundled over by Shkodran Mustafi, but the Gunners had a golden chance to restore their advantage in the first minute of time added on after Aubameyang went down easily under contact from Davinson Sanchez.
Yet Lloris, who was involved in a bizarre Kieran Trippier own goal in Wednesday’s 2-0 defeat at Chelsea, kept out Aubameyang’s weak effort low to his right before Jan Vertonghen denied the Gabon striker right on the line as Arsenal tried to capitalise on the rebound.
A disappointing conclusion for the visitors was made worse when Lucas Torreira received a straight red card for a high challenge on Danny Rose, as Spurs were able to salvage a point after back-to-back losses over the past week.
Riyad Mahrez scored decisively to sink Bournemouth but Manchester City’s second consecutive 1-0 win in the Premier League came at a cost.
City are back at the top of the table, with Liverpool needing to address a two-point deficit in Sunday’s Merseyside derby at Everton after Mahrez snuck in his 11th goal of the season 10 minutes into the second half at the Vitality Stadium..
Yet the Algeria winger was only on the field because Kevin De Bruyne suffered the latest setback of an injury-ruined season.
Eddie Howe’s hosts remain 12th after a far more robust showing than in their 5-1 loss at Arsenal in midweek, but they offered little attacking threat from their disciplined 5-4-1 setup.