PL roundup: Leicester, Man Utd share spoils as Villa cruise past Palace


Axel Tuanzebe’s own goal made the Foxes a point.

Leicester combated back to draw 2-2 with Manchester United and remain second in the Premier League table.

Marcus Rashford put United ahead in Boxing Day’s early kick-off when he knocked home a cross from Bruno Fernandes after 23 minutes.

Harvey Barnes pulled the Foxes level in the 30th minute as he drilled a 20-yard effort past David De Gea

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In the 79th minute, Fernandes wanted to have actually offered United what would have been a record- equating to 11th successive away Premier League win after being played in by substitute Edinson Cavani.

Leicester, however, secured a share of the points with 5 minutes left when United defender Axel Tuanzebe diverted Jamie Vardy‘s close-range effort into the net.

In Saturday’s 3pm kick-offs, Aston Villa got rid of the termination of defender Tyrone Mings just prior to half- time to beat Crystal Palace 3-0 and move 6th in the table.

Bertrand Traore offered Villa an early lead when he turned home a rebound after Palace goalkeeper Vicente Guaita had actually conserved Ollie Watkins‘ shot from the edge of the area in the 5th minute.

Bertrand Traore had actually offered Aston Villa an early lead (Rui Vieira/PA)

Traore saw his angled effort come back off a post prior to referee Anthony Taylor then sought advice from the pitchside screen following a VAR examine a prospective Crystal Palace penalty at a corner however chose not to reverse his original decision and play continued.

Villa were decreased to 10 men just prior to half- time when England international Mings was revealed a second yellow card for obstructing Wilfried Zaha’s run.

Palace had actually been aiming to react from their 7-0 home defeat by champions Liverpool last weekend however fell even more behind after 66 minutes.

Anwar El Ghazi’s free-kick was headed against the bar by Watkins and Kortney Hause nodded the ball over the line in spite of the efforts of Guaita.

El Ghazi then added a 3rd with 14 minutes left following a quick counter-attack, with Watkins rejected a late 4th as his shot struck a post.

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Southampton saw a late goal from Theo Walcott dismissed by VAR for offside in the accumulation as they drew 0-0 at relegation- combatants Fulham

Saints went close in the first half when James Ward-Prowse’s 25-yard free-kick crashed against the crossbar, with the rebound spinning far from Che Adams as he attempted to knock the ball in.

Fulham, aiming to move out of the relegation zone, had a possibility early in the second half when Ivan Cavaleiro headed over a cross from left-back Antonee Robinson

Shane Long, leading the attack in place of hurt Danny Ings, saw his half- volley toppled by Fulham keeper Alphonse Areola and after that had a goal chalked out for offside.

With 5 minutes left, Walcott wanted to have secured a late winner, only for Adams to be ruled partially offside in the accumulation following a VAR review.

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