Manchester United kept the pressure on league leaders and city rivals Manchester City with a slim 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur in their Matchday 10 clash at Old Trafford.
Substitute Anthony Martial was the matchwinner for José Mourinho’s men after he netted with nine minutes left of the absorbing encounter with a fellow title rival.
Manchester City maintained their five points lead over United with a 3-2 win at West Bromwich with Leroy Sane, Fernandinho and substitute Raheem Sterling while new summer signing Jay Rodriguez and Matt Philips got the goals for the home side.
Chelsea remain in 4th spot behind leaders City, United and Tottenham following their 1-0 win at Bournemouth courtesy an Eden Hazard strike while London rivals Arsenal are in 5th position with inferior goal difference after they came back from a goal down to secure victory for the third time in six days.
Sam Clucas scored his first goal for Swansea City to give the Welsh side a first half lead but goals from Sead Kolasinac and Aaron Ramsey turned the match in Arsenal’s favour for a 2-1 win.
Liverpool have moved into the top 6 after a 3-0 win over Huddersfield Town at home through goals from Daniel Sturridge, Firmino and Georginio Wijnaldum.
Matchday 10 Results (Saturday):
Crystal Palace 2-2 West Ham
Manchester United 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur
Arsenal 2-1 Swansea City
Watford 0-1 Stoke City
Bournemouth 0-1 Chelsea
West Brom 2-3 Manchester City
Liverpool 3-0 Huddersfield Town
Standings (Top 6):
- Manchester City 28 points
- Manchester United 23 points
- Tottenham Hotspur 20 points
- Chelsea 19 points
- Arsenal 19 points
6. Liverpool 16 points