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Lukaku, Lingard lift brazen United past West Brom


LONDON: Manchester United survived a strained finale to beat West Bromwich Albion 2-1 at the Hawthorns on Sunday and near inside 11 purposes of Premier League pioneers Manchester City.

Joined’s previous West Brom striker Romelu Lukaku scored his fifteenth objective of the season in the 27th moment by heading home Marcus Rashfords left-wing cross. Midfielder Jesse Lingard multiplied the lead with a diverted shot from the edge of the punishment territory eight minutes after the fact. Be that as it may, what looked bound to be an agreeable win wound up plainly tense when Gareth Barry nudged home an objective for the hosts following a corner in the 77th moment. Joined held tight , be that as it may, to recover altogether ownership of second place after Chelsea moved level on focuses on Saturday in the wake of beating Southampton 1-0 on account of Marcos Alonso’s free kick in first-half stoppage time.

The execution of Saturday, however, originated from City who annihilated Tottenham Hotspur 4-1 and leave whatever is left of the Premier League peering into the separation looking for Pep Guardiola’s record-breaking group.

Tottenham, who started the day fourth, should give a legitimate test at the same time, much the same as City’s past 15 adversaries, were clobbered as objectives by Ilkay Gundogan before halftime and Kevin de Bruyne and two from Raheem Sterling.

With the title race transforming into a long crowning ordinance for City, it would be simple for the pioneers to take their eye off the ball, however they were dependably in charge against a Tottenham group who by and by floundered in an away amusement against top-six adversaries. Germany midfielder Gundogan place City in front in the fourteenth moment with a stooping header from Leroy Sane’s cross. De Bruyne made it two with a rankling complete from Gundogan’s go in the 70th moment. Gabriel Jesus wasted an opportunity to make it three when the City forward hit the post with a punishment granted for Jan Vertonghen’s foul on De Bruyne.

Be that as it may, Sterling scored with a 80th moment tap-in and after that rebuffed an oversight by Tottenham’s Eric Dier to assert his fifteenth objective of the season. Christian Eriksen’s stoppage-time objective for Tottenham couldn’t take the sparkle off another City masterclass.

“We played better than average to beat one of the most grounded groups in the Premier League,” Guardiola said. “Since August we are so cheerful and I respect the most the way we play without the ball. We are on a decent streak.” City’s sixteenth progressive win took them to 52 focuses, one diversion shy of the midpoint of the season.

Mesut Ozil’s shocking strike shot Arsenal to a 1-0 accomplishment against Newcastle United that lifted the Gunners to fourth with 33 focuses, five focuses behind Chelsea, while Burnley are fifth, a further point back, after a 0-0 draw at Brighton and Hove Albion for whom Glenn Murray missed a punishment.

Tottenham tumbled down to seventh behind Liverpool on objective distinction.

There were two major movers at the base with Crystal Palace winning 3-0 at Leicester City and West Ham United doing likewise at Stoke City to move out of the transfer zone into fourteenth and fifteenth places separately. Feed are seventeenth.

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