Manchester United’s winning run came to a halt on Saturday at the hands of Aston Villa. Whereas West Ham got a two goal victory over Leicester City at home.
Louis van Gaal’s men have had a good run of form since losing at Manchester City. Benteke opened the scoring for the Villa Park based team. The 20-time English champions had a pretty mediocre first half. Although, there was one consolation for the men in red. Radamel Falcao scored the equalizer with a brilliant header after a fantastic run and cross by Ashley Young. The goal must have eased the pressure on the Colombian’s shoulders and many expect that the goal was first of many.
Manchester United maintain their position on the table, but Manchester City have increased the lead by seven points after winning 3-0 at home against Crystal Palace. In one of the biggest derbies of the season, Sunderland travelled to Newcastle and defeated Alan Pardew’s men. Johnson got the only goal of the game and at the end of the game he also mocked his former team mate Jack Colback who moved to Newcastle United in the transfer window.
We are now at the start of the most exciting time for a football fan. From next week, we’ll have back to back matches as we come near to the Christmas period. The season will also hit the midway mark soon and the real battle for the title, the European spot and relegation will commence.