Interesting results occurring on the midweek fixtures of English Premier League this past Wednesday, with most eyes were glued into the battle of two top teams, Arsenal and Manchester United, which were playing an exciting encounter at Old Trafford.
Both teams were gunning for three points to push their top four hopes alive and alive, especially for United as they have been in a more inconsistent form compared to their rival.
It was not a great start though for Jose Mourinho’s men as they found themselves trailing on 26 minutes when Shkodran Mustafi opened the scoring for Unai Emery’s men.
However, the home side reacted well after going down as they immediately went on the attack and got back on level terms four minutes later through Anthony Martial’s effort.
That 1-1 draw lasted until half time break as both teams tried to push even harder after the break in search for that all important winning goal.
It was Gunners again that got themselves ahead, this time from an own goal by Marcos Rojo on 68 minutes.
That lead only lasted for just a minute though as Man United drew level again after Jesse Lingard took advantage of a poor defensive play from Arsenal to make it 2-2.
No more goals were scored from both teams as they were forced to settle for a 2-2 in that big match encounter.
Meanwhile, another disappointing result arrived for Chelsea as Maurizio Sarri’s men picked their second defeat this season, getting beaten 2-1 by home team Watford.
The Blues actually started off well with their dominant possession display as they got in front through Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s deflected effort after just 18 minutes of play.
Things suddenly changed midway into the second half, starting from Wolves’ success in drawing level from Raul Jimenez’s strike from inside the penalty area on 59 minutes.
Less than five minutes later, it was 2-1 for the home side as another defensive mistake allowed Diogo Jota a pretty simple close range finish that gave his side a precious lead.
Despite their relentless efforts in the remaining minutes, Sarri’s men failed to get any more goals as they fell into another disappointing result, just when they though they got their winning mojo back last weekend.
Complete English Premier League results Wednesday fixtures:
Burnley 1-3 Liverpool; Everton 1-1 Newcastle United; Fulham 1-1 Leicester City; Wolves 2-1 Chelsea; Manchester United 2-2 Arsenal; Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 Southampton.
Source: 1000 Goals.