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Man United win 1-0 to keep in touch with City

Published:Sunday | October 29, 2017 | 12:00 AM
Manchester United's Anthony Martial scoring the winning goal against Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford in Manchester, England yesterday.

LONDON (AP):

Anthony Martial struck late against Tottenham to ensure Manchester United still have Manchester City within their sights at the top of the English Premier League.

Martial came off the bench to score the only goal of the game at Old Trafford yesterday, preventing third-place Spurs from claiming what would have been a valiant point in the absence of leading scorer Harry Kane.

Having suffered their first league defeat of the season last weekend at Huddersfield, United remained five points behind City, who showed no sign of slowing down as they stayed unbeaten at the expense of West Bromwich Albion 3-2.

It looked like the gap in the standings would be larger with 10 minutes remaining at Old Trafford, until Martial latched on to Romelu Lukaku's flick on and calmly found the bottom corner.

Arsenal and Chelsea won to move within a point of Tottenham, while Liverpool are three points further back after they brought Huddersfield back to reality at Anfield.

 

SUPERSUB

 

United match-winner Martial has more goals as a substitute than any other player in the Premier League this season.

The French forward scored for the fourth time in six appearances from the bench. He vies with Marcus Rashford for a start on the left flank.

 

RECORD START

 

Manchester City equalled the best-ever start to a Premier League after they defeated West Brom.

City have 28 points from their opening 10 games, matching their own performance under Roberto Mancini in 2011 and Chelsea in 2005. Both of those sides went on to win the title.

Goals from Leroy Sane, Fernandinho, and Raheem Sterling were enough to secure an eighth consecutive league victory for Pep Guardiola's side.

 

MILESTONES

 

Arsene Wenger was able to celebrate his 800th Premier League game in charge of Arsenal as the Gunners came from behind to defeat Swansea 2-1.

Sam Clucas' calm finish gave Swansea a halftime lead, but goals from Sead Kolasinac and Aaron Ramsey ensured that Wenger could celebrate the milestone, 10 games short of Alex Ferguson's record.

Results: Manchester United 1 Tottenham 0; Arsenal 2 Swansea 1; Crystal Palace 2 West Ham 2; Liverpool 3 Huddersfield 0; Watford 0 Stoke City 1; West Brom 2 Manchester City 3; Bournemouth 0 Chelsea 1;