Benched Rashford scores winner, Arsenal go seven points clear

Manchester Metropolis then wasted the likelihood to boost the force on leaders Arsenal as they could only draw 1-1 at home to battling Everton despite Erling Haaland’s 21st league purpose of the season offering them the lead.

Third-put Newcastle United also dropped property points as a – stalemate with Leeds United deprived Eddie Howe’s side of a seventh successive league gain.

Southampton will conclude the calendar year rock bottom soon after conceding late on to drop 2-1 at Fulham — their fifth successive defeat.

Crystal Palace hit back from a 3- home defeat by Fulham on Monday to beat Bournemouth 2- away thanks to aims by Jordan Ayew and Eberechi Eze.

Rashford has been rejuvenated for club and nation and after scoring a few aims for England at the Planet Cup has now scored 3 plans in a few games in all competitions due to the fact returning.

But his day did not begin off as prepared with manager Ten Hag leaving him out of the setting up line-up as punishment for what was a small disciplinary lapse.

Devoid of him United were being struggling to crack down a Wolves rearguard with his substitution Alejandro Garnacho squandering the visitors’ finest opportunity to break the deadlock.

Rashford was sent on at the interval for Garnacho and sealed the factors in the 76th moment when he held off Wolves’ substitute Jonny just before lashing the ball dwelling from shut variety.

“He was shiny, he was energetic and he scored a goal to give a superior response,” 10 Hag said. “Everyone has to adhere to the guidelines and if you respond like this, it is the ideal response.”

When Haaland latched on to Riyad Mahrez’s go to tap household in the 24th moment it appeared pretty much a formality that Town would slice Arsenal’s guide down to two details.

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But Everton, on a 3-match getting rid of operate in the league, experienced other concepts and stunned the hosts soon after the break when Demarai Gray slice inside of and unleashed a curling effort from the edge of the penalty location which conquer City’s goalkeeper Ederson.

Everton moved two factors earlier mentioned the drop zone.

Newcastle’s Brazilian midfielder Bruno Guimaraes wore a yellow shirt with the selection 10 on the back during a minute’s applause for compatriot Pele who died on Thursday as the Leading League paid tribute to the iconic player.

But he was unable to inspire his facet to a victory against a resolute Leeds side who hung on for a level.