EPL : Man United snatch last gasp draw, City’s title hope suffer huge blow

Agency, 30 January : Manchester United fought back from 2-0 down with three minutes remaining to earn a 2-2 draw with Burnley as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s perfect record ended at Old Trafford on Tuesday.

Victor Lindelof slammed home a 92rd-minute equaliser from close range despite some Tom Heaton heroics, after Paul Pogba had halved the deficit with a penalty (87) to give United a chance of an unlikely draw.

Burnley had taken the lead through Ashley Barnes six minutes after the break as the visitors capitalised on an Andreas Pereira mistake outside his own box, and doubled their advantage with nine minutes remaining as Chris Wood headed home Ashley Westwood’s cross, and that looked to be that until United’s late flurry.

The result means sixth-place United missed out on a chance to move into the top four. Burnley are 15th, four points off the relegation zone.

Man City’s title hopes suffer huge blow at Newcastle

Newcastle came from behind to beat a lacklustre Manchester City 2-1 at St James’ Park and hand Liverpool further initiative in the Premier League title race.

City looked on course to close the gap to leaders Liverpool to one point after Sergio Aguero scored just 24 seconds into the match.

However, a slack display from the champions was punished as Salomon Rondon equalised in the 66th minute and then Matt Ritchie converted a penalty with 10 minutes remaining.

City hardly threatened a response and Liverpool could now move seven points clear if they beat Leicester on Wednesday. Newcastle, meanwhile, are five points clear of the relegation zone.

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Bluebirds slip to defeat on emotional night at Emirates

Cardiff succumbed to a 2-1 defeat at Arsenal in their first game since the tragic disappearance of Emiliano Sala.

Second-half goals from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette overcame a valiant display from Neil Warnock’s side on a sombre night at Emirates Stadium.

Tributes were paid to Cardiff’s club-record signing ahead of kick-off, and the Bluebirds fittingly had the final word as substitute Nathaniel Mendez-Laing struck a consolation goal, even though this was a night when much more mattered.

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Mitrovic inspires comeback win for Fulham

Aleksandar Mitrovic struck twice as Fulham fought back from 2-0 down to beat Brighton & Hove Albion 4-2 at Craven Cottage.

Glenn Murray gave the visitors a third-minute lead with a volley before doubling their advantage 14 minutes later after linking up with Pascal Gross.

Calum Chambers pulled a goal back with a superb volley into the top-left corner on 47 minutes, before Mitrovic headed Fulham level just before the hour mark.

With both sides searching for a winning goal, Murray was denied by a fantastic Sergio Rico save before Mitrovic headed a Joe Bryan cross past Mat Ryan. Luciano Vietto headed Ryan Babel’s wayward shot into the net to complete the scoring 11 minutes from time.

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