Manchester United won a stunning 2–0 win against Premier League leaders, winning Manchester City’s record, while Liverpool secured a new crown as Fulham won at Angfield on Sunday. Pep Guardiola’s record of 21 consecutive wins in all competitions in Manchester’s Derby was on the top flight. But United scored in all of City’s 28-game unbeaten championships, which led to the second half of Bruno Fernandes and Luke Shaw at the Etihad Stadium. Ole Gunnar Solskar’s side, unbeaten in their last 22 away league games, finished second from Leicester, but they are still 11 points behind City and with 10 games remaining.
Despite the dedication of the winning league of 15 matches in their first defeat since losing at Tottenham in November, City remain the favorites to win the title for the third time in four seasons.
United’s third win in their last four league meetings with their bitter rivals could be remembered for securing a top-four spot instead of rekindling their title hopes, preventing a dramatic collapse from City in the closing week .
United would be left out due to the recent meltdown that allowed City to advance a lot in the title race, but at least they slowed the march for their neighbors’ trophies.
With only 34 seconds left, Anthony Marshall made a dangerous raid in the City area and Gabriel Jesus responded with a clumsy, clumsy challenge that stretched the French striker.
Fernandes stepped in to take the penalty and squeezed past the shot of Ederson, who was hit by the ball but could not stop it.
It was United’s first goal in four games, trailing City for the first time in 20 league games.
Guardiola’s men gradually took control and there was a strong penalty appeal rejected by referee Anthony Taylor when he was blocked by referee Anthony Taylor.
Riyad Mahrez hit an inch wide and Rodri’s drive to the bar, but City were caught with a sucker punch of the 50th minute.
United left-back Shaw broke from deep inside himself, played one-on-two with Marcus Rashford and fired Ederson’s stunning finishing past from inside the area.
Liverpool crash again
Likely to be replaced as champions by City, Liverpool have now lost six consecutive home league games and have gone eight without a win over Anfield after losing 1-0 to Fulham.
The run is even more notable as Jurgen Klopp’s men went nearly four years without a home league defeat in 68 games between April 2017 and January this year.
Liverpool’s best chance of qualifying for next season’s Champions League may now be their seventh time winning the European Cup as they sit seventh, four points above the top four, in at least one game compared to all their rivals Have played
Despite their low position on the table, Fulham had lost just one of their last six matches and deserved a half-time lead.
Mohammed Salah’s surprise replacement in midweek fueled fresh speculation on Egypt’s future and he was at fault for the only goal in the first half’s stoppage time.
Mario Lemina punched Salah to win the ball inside the Liverpool box before firing low on Alison Baker in the far corner.
The hosts were much better after the break, but did not make it through the open game at Anfield in seven matches.
Alphons Arella produced a surprise save to deny Defogo Jota before getting off the bench to hit Sadio Mane’s woodwork.
Fulham remain in the bottom three but behind Brighton only on a goal difference.
Newcastle, in a field upfield charge, remain in deep trouble following a 0–0 draw at West Brom.
For the past week, the Magpies were unsuccessful due to a rift in the dressing room between manager Steve Bruce and Matt Ritchie.
Mbaye Diagne missed Albion’s best chances to drop eight points from safety Sam Allardyce’s second-down lead.
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