After another defeat of Liverpool, this time against Leicester, and a big victory of Manchester City, this time against Tottenham, the 24th round of the Premier League continues today (Sunday) with a number of interesting meetings. At the center, Manchester United continued to lose points against sputtering West Bromwich Albion. Earlier, Wolves beat Southampton 1-2. After that, Arsenal and Pierre-Emerick Obmiang exploded on Leeds with an exciting 2: 4 as the striker bombed a first-half hat-trick in the Gunners uniform. Fulham surprised Everton 0-2 at Goodison Park in a game that locked up the day of the games.
West Bromwich Albion – Manchester United 1-1
The Red Devils, it seems, will have a very hard time fulfilling their championship dreams. United got into trouble after just two minutes after a quick goal from Senegalese Ambia Diana. Luckily for him, Bruno Fernandez came in to finish the match. The referee signaled a penalty for the home side after 38 minutes, amid vocal protests from the visitors.
Now, United, who are counting on a lone win in the last five league games, have returned to second place in the table (thanks to a better goal difference over Leicester), but the gap from Manchester City is already 7 points – and they also have a hand-to-hand game. On the other hand, Bromwich Albion, who have won just once in all competitions since early December, are well below the red line despite the important point.
United are held at The Hawthorns.
– Manchester United (@ManUtd) February 14, 2021
Arsenal – Leeds 2: 4
Ladies and gentlemen, he is back. After more than a bad half year, Obmiang displayed his familiar ability from the past when he bombed a first hat-trick in the Gunners uniform. Following this, Mikel Arteta’s team returned to the groove after three games without a win and on the way they climbed to 10th place at the expense of Leeds. On the other hand, Marcelo Bailesa’s side returned to the ground after accumulating three wins in their previous four league games.
So what did we have today? In the 13th minute the celebration began when Granit Jaka found Obmiang, who scored in a great personal operation and 4 minutes before the end of the first half Obmiang scored the second with an accurate penalty. In the 45th minute Arsenal took care to score on the purity of Spain; Danny Sebaios left a ball to Hector Byrne, who sent a sharp kick into the net. Two minutes later Obmiang completed a hat-trick after Emile Smith Rowe issued him an artistic cooking and the cheeky slammed in.
However, the guest did not give up and she managed to sweeten the pill with two good goals. Pascal Stroyk did it first with a shot in the 58th minute, and then Tyler Roberts found Helder Costa (69), who buried the ball in Brand’s net for us up close.
What a ine Valentine’s Day! 🥰#ARSLEE
– Arsenal (@Arsenal) February 14, 2021
Wolves – Southampton 1: 2
In a meeting on the purity of the center of the table, Wolves hosted the deteriorating Southampton. The Saints, who came into the game after no less than five consecutive league losses (including the resounding 9-0 win over Manchester United), were hoping to open a new page against the Wolves.
Indeed, the game opened well for Ralph Hazenhotel and his trainees. In the 25th minute, Stuart Armstrong found Danny Inges, the English striker was not confused and scored with a great volley. But the Saints’ advantage lasted only until the start of the second half, in the 53rd minute Ruben Neves translated a touch of Ryan Bertrand’s hand to a successful penalty and equalized the result to 1: 1. 13 minutes later the Wolves turnaround was complete – Pedro Neto in a wonderful personal action subdued Alex McCarthy and set up a big 1: 2.
Southampton with a sixth straight loss in the Premier League and relegated to 13th place with 29 points, the Wolves rise to 12th place with 30 points.
Everton – Fulham 2: 0
Scott Parker’s team finally took three points. After no less than 12 games without a win, the visitors defeated the Topiz 0: 2 in Goodison Park. Ancelotti can certainly be disappointed with the loss to the team from 18th place in the table, as his trainees missed an opportunity to move up to sixth place at the expense of West Ham.
And who was the hero of the game? Anyone who has seen the “Sunderland to the Death” series will surely be thrilled to hear that Josh Maja, Fulham’s new acquisition striker, has scored a double (48, 65) and led his new team to their first win since November. For the 22-year-old Maja, these are his first goals in the Premier League, having arrived last month from French side Bordeaux.
– Fulham Football Club (@FulhamFC) February 14, 2021