Manchester City 0-1 Manchester United Marcus Rashford ’s dream season continued as he scored...
Manchester City 0-1 Manchester United
Marcus Rashford’s dream season continued as he scored to earn Manchester United a 1-0 win at Manchester City that moves them to within a point of their rivals.
Rashford, who scored four goals in his first two senior appearances last month, netted the only goal of the game in the 16th minute at the Etihad Stadium when he knocked the ball past Martin Demichelis and coolly slotted past Joe Hart.
Manchester City fans look on with anguish as their side trailed rivals Manchester United
City, who lost Raheem Sterling and Hart to injuries during the game, poured forward in search of an equaliser in the second half, but United defended superbly and held on for the win which moves them level on points with fifth-placed West Ham and only one behind City in the final Champions League spot.
The Citizens are now 15 points behind table-topping Leicester City and almost certainly out of the title race.
Tottenham 3-0 Bournemouth
Harry Kane scored twice as Tottenham beat Bournemouth 3-0 at White Hart Lane to stay five points behind Leicester City at the top of the Premier League.
|Kane has now scored 22 goals this season|
Leicester temporarily extended their lead at the summit to eight points with a 1-0 win at Crystal Palace on Saturday, but Spurs maintained the status quo with a victory that never looked in doubt.
Kane opened the scoring after just 44 seconds when he converted Kyle Walker’s cross, becoming only the fifth Englishman to score 20 Premier League goals in back-to-back seasons.
And the England forward increased his tally to 21 in the 16th minute, collecting Dele Alli’s pass and side-footing past Artur Boruc.
Alli had a goal ruled out for offside as Spurs continued to dominate, and in the 52nd minute they added the third goal their performance warranted when Boruc parried Kane’s effort into the path of Christian Eriksen, who scored from six yards.
Southampton 3-2 Liverpool
Sadio Mane and Graziano Pelle scored as Southampton fought back from 2-0 down to beat Liverpool 3-2 in the Premier League at St Mary’s
|Senegal's Saido Mane netted a brace after coming off the bench|
Going into the game tied on points in the table, Liverpool outclassed their hosts in the first half and were deservedly two goals to the good at the break, having been lucky to escape conceding an early penalty.
Philippe Coutinho and Daniel Sturridge scored within five minutes of one another as Liverpool dominated the first half, but Mane hit a brace either side of a fine Pelle strike to seal a memorable 3-2 win for Ronald Koeman’s side.
Mane, on as a half-time substitute, could have had an instant impact but missed a 49th-minute penalty, only to then become the hero of the piece as Jurgen Klopp saw Liverpool lose for the first time in nine games.
Newcastle 1-1 Sunderland
Aleksandar Mitrovic headed in a late equaliser as Newcastle United drew 1-1 with Sunderland to leave both clubs in the bottom three of the Premier League.
|Mitrovic tears his jersey in sheer delight after securing a point in the derby|
Mitrovic scored in the 83rd minute to cancel out Jermain Defoe’s first-half opener and deny the Black Cats a seventh successive victory in the fixture in front of a raucous crowd of 52,311 at St James’ Park.
In the process, he handed new manager Rafael Benitez a first point since he replaced Steve McClaren, but a 1-1 draw was less than either side needed in their battles to avoid relegation.
The two sides ran out knowing defeat was simply not an option as a result of Saturday’s victories for Norwich and Swansea, the clubs they are desperately trying to haul back into the mix, and acutely aware of the price of failure.
Marcus Rashford Vs Manchester City
Marcus Rashford Vs Manchester City
Harry Kane's brace against Bouremouth
Video: Harry Kane's first goal in the first minute against Bournemouth #COYS #WolexisVids pic.twitter.com/U1kY7z3PQD— Wolexis(dot)com (@wolexis) March 20, 2016
Eriksen's goal against BournemouthVIDEO: Fantastic goal by Tottenham. Finished by Harry Kane to double their lead against Bournemouth. #WolexisVids pic.twitter.com/Lu7hvRPiRi— Wolexis(dot)com (@wolexis) March 20, 2016
GOAL! 3-0 Eriksen pic.twitter.com/00b5UcmmMo— Premier League Extra (@PremierExtra) March 20, 2016