Lukaku inspires Manchester United, Spurs win; Arsenal, Liverpool held

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Lukaku inspires Manchester United, Spurs win, Arsenal held

Matchday 17 of the Premier League has come to an end and it has brought another interesting sets of results. While Manchester United, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea registered wins, Arsenal and Liverpool were held to a goal-less draw.

After a loss against city rivals Manchester City, which could probably prove to be a crucial miss in the title race, Romelu Lukaku inspired Manchester United to a 1-0 win against AFC Bournemouth in the Premier League at the Old Trafford.

Lukaku’s 25th minute goal set up by Juan Mata proved to be crucial as no other goals were possible. Bournemouth had a total of 14 shots as compared to 9 from the home team and looked determined to register their second win against the highly rated opponent but it didn’t come.

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The win helped Red Devils maintain their 11-point gap over leaders Manchester City.
Elsewhere, Son Heung-Min continued his goal scoring form as Tottenham Hotspur registered a comfortable 2-0 win over Brighton and Hove Albion.

Spurs dominated the possession and the game and goals from Serge Aurier and Son Heung-Min sealed three points for them. The 75.4% possession was clubbed 25 shots, 8 of which were on target. Aurier finished from a tight angle from distance to give the lead to Spurs in the 40th minute with Harry Winks turning into provider.

It took another 3 quarter of an hour before Wembley witnessed another goal. Heung-Min scored in the 87th minute to put an end to Brighton’s chances of snatching any point from the hosts. He headed home a cross from Christian Eriksen for his 5th PL goal of the season.

Arsenal were in for a surprise as West Ham United held Wenger’s side to a goal-less draw at the London Stadium. The Gunners could not convert the 70% possession and 22 shots into goals and had to be content with just 1 point to drop further back in the table. They dropped down to 7th, a place and point below Burnley.

High flying Liverpool were also shocked as the easy scoring attackers could not breach the West Bromwich defence at the Anfield and played out a 0-0 draw. This was their second successive draw, after sharing spoils with Everton on Sunday. The back to back setbacks have left Mohammad Salah and his team 18 points behind leader City on the 5th position.


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