Manchester United continue to lose ground in the title race

Manchester United continue to lose ground in the title race

        Manchester United have lost further ground to rivals and leaders Manchester City in the English Premier League title race.  <a href=""><img class="alignnone size-medium" src="" alt="©" width="400" height="20" /></a><p>&nbsp;The&nbsp; "Red Devils" did not get beyond a 1-1 draw at the penultimate West Bromwich Albion in the 24th round on Sunday.  United are second in the table in a game more like the third Leicester City already seven points behind the leaders.        </p><div>
        <p>United came after a false start with the 0: 1 in the 2nd minute before the break by top scorers Bruno Fernandes to equalize (44th).  Even after the break, coach Ole Gunar Solskjaer's team struggled to create opportunities despite having significantly more possession.  A final header from captain Harry Maguire in the fifth minute of stoppage time landed on the pole.</p>            

Solskjaer does not want to give up the title race yet. “Nobody knows this season, it’s so unpredictable,” said the Norwegian. “Life is so unpredictable, anything can happen. Of course we won’t be satisfied with second place.” Liverpool coach Jürgen Klopp had previously written off a successful title defense 13 points behind City.

Arsenal ended their slump by just one point from their last three games with a 4-2 win against newly promoted Leeds United – in contrast to Southampton.

 The  “Saints” conceded their sixth league defeat in a row with a 1: 2 despite leading against Wolverhampton, a negative record in club history. Ralph Hasenhüttl’s team, which started the season very well, fell back to 13th place in the table. Southampton has only won one of the past eleven league games.

“We shouldn’t talk about our run,” said Hasenhüttl. “This defeat is difficult to explain.” ©

 The  Styrian also looked to the video assistant (VAR), who would have awarded Wolverhampton a penalty to equalize and withheld one from his team. “I’m usually a big fan of the VAR, but they’re not doing a good job right now. That kills the game.”

                            Source: Apa / Reuters                            </span>


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