NBA Fearless Forecast Weekly Rank: 60
NBA Fearless Forecast Weekly Rank: 60
After Thursday’s disappointing draw with Slavia Prague, Mikel Arteta needed a response from his Arsenal side at Sheffield United - and he got it. There were a number of eye-catching performances, not least Alexandre Lacazette. The Frenchman missed two great chances on Thursday, but he was in red-hot form at Bramall Lane.
The visitors scored three second-half goals in north London.
Arsenal bounced back from their Europa League frustrations to win 3-0 at Sheffield United on Sunday and climb back into the top half of the Premier League table - though an injury to Bukayo Saka took the shine off the result. Alexandre Lacazette finished a beautifully-worked team move in the first half, Gabriel Martinelli scored after the break and Lacazette added another late on to seal a deserved victory for the Gunners to get them back on track for a vital season run-in.
Arsenal suffered another injury setback on Sunday night as Bukayo Saka limped out of the Gunners’ Premier League clash at Sheffield United with an apparent thigh problem. Saka has played 25 Premier League games this season for Arsenal, becoming one of Mikel Arteta’s key players in a difficult campaign for the Gunners. The 19-year-old missed last weekend’s League defeat tot Liverpool through injury, but was back for Thursday’s Europa League quarter-final draw against Slavia Prague.
The tournament begins on Thursday
Matsuyama steadied the ship after a shaky start to his closing round.
‘Conned by Son’: Solskjær’s cheat claim sparks Mourinho furyManchester United manager criticised player for staying downTottenham reveal Son received racist abuse on social media José Mourinho and Ole Gunnar Solskjær with the match officials after Manchester United’s 3-1 win at Tottenham. Photograph: Marc Atkins/Getty Images
The South Korean was targeted both in replies to a tweet from Spurs’ official account and in the comments section on his most recent Instagram post.
Alexandre Lacazette scored a brace while Gabriel Martinelli also got on the scoresheet at Bramall Lane.
Tottenham 1-3 Manchester United: Edinson Cavani strikes to complete United comeback and land major blow in top-four race
France striker Lacazette brought up his 50th Premier League goal for the Gunners.
Lacazette doubles up in Arsenal’s comfortable win at Sheffield United Alexandre Lacazette shows his delight after the third goal. Photograph: Tim Keeton/PA
Cavani starred as United completed a second-half comeback against Tottenham
Manchester United fought back from a goal down to claim a 3-1 win at Tottenham on Sunday to tighten their grip on second place in the Premier League table. Edinson Cavani controversially had a goal ruled out by VAR before Heung-min Son sent Jose Mourinho’s Spurs into half-time ahead.
Jose Mourinho took aim at Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and the media in the wake of Tottenham’s 3-1 defeat to Manchester United, accusing journalists of lacking the “moral honesty” to treat him the same as other managers. Mourinho was irked by Solskjaer’s post-match claim that Tottenham’s Heung-min Son, who opened the scoring in controversial circumstances, tried to “con” United and “wouldn’t get any food” if he was his son. The South Korean’s 40th-minute strike came moments after Edinson Cavani had a goal ruled out by referee Chris Kavanagh, in consultation with the VAR, for a Scott McTominay foul on Son, who went down after being caught by the midfielder’s flailing hand.
The South Korean was involved in a controversial first-half incident and post-match comments from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer riled ex-United boss Mourinho.
The former United manager said Pogba should have been shown a red card after catching Serge Aurier
West Ham 3-2 Leicester: Hosts returned to the top four and narrowed the gap to their beaten opponents to just one point after a thrilling clash at the London Stadium
The tournament gets underway on Thursday
Tottenham threw away another lead and more precious points as their hopes of a top-four finish were dealt a potentially fatal blow by a 3-1 defeat to Manchester United. If you missed the action at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, fear not: this Spurs display was alarmingly familiar, making it 18 points dropped from winning positions this season. Given their tendency to lose leads and United’s to launch stirring comebacks, it was hardly surprising when goals from Fred, Edinson Cavani and Mason Greenwood completed a second-half turnaround for the visitors after Heung-min Son’s fired Spurs ahead shortly before the interval.