Manchester United is once again a leader in the Premier League. The formation of Norwegian coach Ole Gunnar Solskjær defeated Fulham (2-1) and is now two points ahead of Manchester City. However, the city companion still has an extra match to go.
Already after a few minutes, Aemola Lookman gave Fulham a surprising lead. About fifteen minutes later, Edinson made Cavani equal. The striker from Uruguay punished an error by goalkeeper Alphonse Aréola without hesitation. Halfway through the second half, Paul Pogba put United in the lead with a nice shot.
Donny van de Beek stayed on the bank with United, Kenny Tete was a base player at Fulham.
Manchester City had won Aston Villa, 2-0 earlier Wednesday,
wasn‘t until the 79th minute that Manchester City got a head start. The Portuguese Bernardo Silva scored with a nice shot. Before that, the favorite missed a series of opportunities. In the 90th minute, Ilkay Gündogan scored out of a penalty kick.
For Aston Villa, it was the first league match since January 1, when it lost to Manchester United. After that, the coronavirus struck at the club from Birmingham, closing even the training complex. Villa played with a glorified youth team in the FA Cup against Liverpool, a duel that was lost.
Former Ajacied Anwar El Ghazi fell into Aston Villa after more than an hour. Nathan Aké’s been missing from Manchester City for a few weeks.
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