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United sink Spurs, West Ham prevail


London, UK - Manchester United staged a superb fightback to shatter Tottenham's top-four bid with a 3-1 win, while West Ham climbed to fourth place in the English Premier League as the revitalise­d Jesse Lingard inspired a 3-2 victory against Leicester on Sunday.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side trailed to Son Heung-min's first half strike, but United scored three times after the break through Fred, Edinson Cavani and Mason Greenwood.

Second-placed United were denied a first half opener when Cavani's strike was controvers­ially ruled out by referee Chris Kavanagh after Scott McTominay's clash with Son in the build-up. Kavanagh consulted the pitchside monitor and decided McTominay's flailing arm, which made the slightest contact with Son's face, was worthy of a foul despite his theatrical fall.

Son put Tottenham ahead in the 40th minute as the South Korean slotted home from close range after Harry Kane and Lucas Moura carved open the United defence.

But United deservedly equalised in the 57th minute when Paul Pogba played in Cavani, whose shot was saved by Hugo Lloris, with Brazilian midfielder Fred on hand to slam in his first league goal since 2018.

In the 79th minute, Cavani netted as the Uruguay striker dived to meet Mason Greenwood's cross with a superb header. Greenwood lashed in the third in stoppage time and United are now 11 points behind leaders Man City with a game in hand.

At the London Stadium, Lingard struck twice in the first half to maintain his remarkable form since joining West Ham on loan from Manchester United in January.

The 28 year old has been reborn with West Ham, scoring eight times in nine appearance­s.

Jarrod Bowen scored West Ham's third after half-time as David Moyes' side moved one point ahead of fifth-placed Chelsea.

Newcastle took a big step towards securing their survival with a 2-1 win against Burnley.

Earlier on Saturday night, Kai Havertz and Christian Pulisic starred in Chelsea’s 4-1 win at Crystal Palace on Saturday.



Sunday: Rangers 2 Hibernian 1.

 ??  ?? Man Utd’s Edinson Cavani celebrates after scoring against Tottenham
Man Utd’s Edinson Cavani celebrates after scoring against Tottenham

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