Arsenal restored the margin that separated them from the pursuit of champions Manchester City by beating hosts Fulham 3-0 on Sunday in the 27th stage of the English Premier League.
Manchester United stumbled again, this time with a goalless draw at home to Southampton, which was affected by the sacking of Brazilian midfielder Casemiro.
In London, Arsenal continued on their way to their first title since 2004 and under French manager Arsène Wenger, with a fifth successive win at the expense of neighbors Fulham.
And after Manchester City reduced the gap to two points by beating another London team, Crystal Palace 1-0 on Saturday, Arsenal brought them back to five points with their twenty-first win of the season.
Arsenal finished the match with a clean three, in which Brazilian Gabriel Magales, compatriot Gabriel Martinelli and Norwegian Martin Odegaard played at the 21st, 26th and 45th minutes respectively.
At Old Trafford, Manchester United stumbled again, this time with a goalless draw at home to Southampton due to a numerical deficit in their ranks from the 34th minute after Casemiro received his second red card of the season in the result of an Argentinean blunder. Carlos Alcaraz, which means he can be stopped for four games.
Dutch manager Erik ten Hag’s team entered the match after a historic humiliating defeat at the last home stage to rivals Liverpool by seven clean sheets.
The Red Devils seemed to put that humiliating defeat behind them by beating Spain’s Real Betis 4-1 in the first leg of the Europa League final.
But Casemiro, who got the first yellow card, was sacked before the referee overturned his decision after seeing the mouse video technique and raised the red, nullifying Manchester United’s mission on Sunday and forcing him to settle for a point to boost his score. up to 50 points in third place, 16 points ahead of Arsenal leaders and two points behind. Tottenham Hotspur fourth winner on Saturday over Nottingham Forest 3-1.