Manchester United beat derby rivals Manchester City at home for the first time in more than three years on Sunday when goals from Anthony Martial and Scott McTominay inspired the Old Trafford hosts to victory.
The Red Devils remain fifth in the Premier League and are unbeaten in 10 matches across all competitions following their Week 29 win, while Pep Guardiola’s side failed to close the 25-point gap on leaders Liverpool.
Bruno Fernandes was quick to tee up Martial for the first-half breakthrough before McTominay struck at the death to seal three points for United. City Goalkeeper Ederson was partly to blame for both of United’s goals, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was understandably elated with the result:
Liverpool ground out a 2-1 win at home to Bournemouth on Saturday, setting a new Premier League record of 22 consecutive home victories. Callum Wilson stunned The Kop with a ninth-minute opener, but Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane each scored to turn the tide.
The Reds lost 3-0 at Watford in Week 28—their first league defeat this season—but Jurgen Klopp knows his side will clinch their first top-flight title since 1990 if they win their next two domestic games against Everton (March 16) and Crystal Palace (March 21).
Chelsea smashed the Toffees 4-0 at Stamford Bridge on Sunday when Billy Gilmour impressed in his maiden Premier League start. Midfield partner Ross Barkley made two assists against his old team, with Pedro, Willian and Olivier Giroud each getting on the scoresheet after Mason Mount’s sharp turn and finish to break the deadlock:
The Blues remain fourth while Wolverhampton Wanderers and Tottenham Hotspur—sixth and eight, respectively—dropped points in draws against Brighton & Hove Albion and Burnley. Sheffield United beat Norwich City 1-0 thanks to a Billy Sharp decider, and the Blades could climb from seventh up to fifth if they win their game in hand.
Arsenal needed a check from the video assistant referee to certify their tense 1-0 win at home to West Ham United, with Alexandre Lacazette supplying the sole finish in the 78th minute.
Newcastle United continued their rise away from the relegation debate thanks to a 1-0 win at 10-man Southampton. Allan Saint-Maximin made the most of Yan Valery’s late defensive blunder to earn more praise from manager Steve Bruce, via Ciaran Kelly of the Chronicle:
Four points separate 15th-place Brighton from Aston Villa in 19th—though the Villans have two games in hand—and the Seagulls are the only team yet to seal a Premier League win in 2020.
Leicester City host Villa on Monday hoping to end a run of four top-flight games without a win. That clash at King Power Stadium comes before Manchester City round out Week 29 at home to Arsenal on Wednesday when they’ll catch up their game in hand.
Premier League Week 29 Results
Liverpool 2-1 Bournemouth
Arsenal 1-0 West Ham United
Burnley 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur
Sheffield United 1-0 Norwich City
Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-0 Brighton & Hove Albion
Crystal Palace 1-0 Watford
Southampton 0-1 Newcastle United
Manchester United 2-0 Manchester City
Chelsea 4-0 Everton