MANCHESTER -- Three thoughts on Man United's 1-0 win at home over Bournemouth on Wednesday evening.
1. Man United wrap up unconvincing win
One assumes that manager Jose Mourinho instructed his Manchester United players to celebrate this victory quietly and with the utmost respect. Indeed, anything beyond a few quick handshakes might have felt inappropriate for this thoroughly unconvincing 1-0 victory over Bournemouth, a game won by a first-half Romelu Lukaku header but with not much else to...
HUDDERSFIELD, England -- Here are three points from Chelsea's routine 3-1 win at Huddersfield.
1. Chelsea cruise to win without Morata
Chelsea showed they can win without a striker by cruising to a 3-1 victory against Huddersfield Town in the absence of out-of-form centre-forward Alvaro Morata.
Morata, who missed the trip to the John Smith's Stadium due to a back problem, had scored just one goal in his past six games, including a blank during the 1-0 defeat at West Ham at the weekend. But...
MANCHESTER, England -- It was at Manchester United that Arsenal's "Invincibles" came closest to suffering the defeat that would have denied them a place in history.
Early in the 2003-04 season and long before anybody was even suggesting Arsene Wenger's team could go through the season unbeaten, a 0-0 draw became infamous for what happened at the end of the 90 minutes, with both sets of players clashing in the so-called "Battle of Old Trafford" following Ruud van Nistelrooy's missed penalty in the...
MANCHESTER, England -- Three thoughts on Manchester City's 2-1 win vs. Manchester United in the Premier League.
1. City take derby spoils, go 11 points clear
Manchester City took a huge stride toward the Premier League title by ending Manchester United's 40-game unbeaten run at Old Trafford.
Goals from David Silva and Nicolas Otamendi, either side of Marcus Rashford's equaliser, also secured a 14th successive league win for Pep Guardiola's side, equalling the record previously set by Arsenal.
LIVERPOOL, England -- Three thoughts on Liverpool and Everton's 1-1 draw in the Premier League.
1. Liverpool let Everton off the hook
Christmas may be a time for giving, but there are limits. Liverpool dominated a Merseyside derby played out in seasonally appropriate snowfall, but squandered a lead they should have quadrupled long before Wayne Rooney's 77th-minute penalty saw the points shared.
No matter how soft the challenge, there was no need for Dejan Lovren to push Dominic Calvert-Lewin; the...