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Sunday EPL review: Nketiah scores dramatic winner in defeat of Man U to extend Arsenal’s lead at top of the league


Arsenal claimed a huge win in the race for the Premier League title, beating Manchester United 3-2 in a pulsating encounter at the Emirates Stadium.

Eddie Nketiah netted twice for the hosts, and the winning goal, producing a brilliant piece of improvisation to convert from close range in the 90th minute.

Man Utd opened the scoring when Marcus Rashford netted a superb long-range strike but Nketiah equalised only eight minutes later.

The hosts then went in front early in the second-half when Bukayo Saka’s hit a superb strike for his eighth Premier League goal of the season. He’s the first player since Thierry Henry in 2001, and only the third in Arsenal’s history, to score in three consecutive fixtures against Man Utd.

Lisandro Martinez’s header levelled the match once again before Nketiah pounced late on as the Gunners laid down another marker in their bid to win a first league title since 2004.

The result puts Arsenal on to 50 points after 19 matches, and crucially keeps their five point gap at the top of the table over Manchester City, who have played a fixture more. Man United drop to fourth on 39 points.

Haaland with another hat-trick
Erling Haaland was the difference for Man City once again as his hat-trick secured a 3-0 win against Wolverhampton Wanderers.

His treble, which came in the space of 14 minutes, was his fourth of the season, moving him further clear in the race for the Castrol Golden Boot.

Haaland is now on 25 Premier League goals, which is already two more than last season’s winners.

Victory for City consolidates their place in second. Wolves meanwhile drop to 17th, and are only above the bottom three on goal difference.

Stalemate at Elland road
There was nothing to separate Leeds United and Brentford as both sides played out a 0-0 draw at Elland Road.

Chances were at a premium but it was the hosts who came closest to breaking the deadlock.

Rodrigo forced David Raya into a good save from his long-range effort, and the Brentford goalkeeper stood tall again to deny Wilfried Gnonto.

Leeds drop to 15th in the table on 18 points, only one point above the relegation zone. Brentford are now unbeaten in eight matches and remain in eighth on 30 points.

Can Fulham leapfrog Spurs?
Matchweek 21 concludes on Monday as Fulham host Tottenham Hotspur in a London derby.

A fifth win in six matches for Marco Silva’s side would move them above Spurs in the table and up to fifth.

For the visitors, Harry Kane stands one goal away from matching Jimmy Greaves’ all-time record of 266 for Spurs, while he is also only two Premier League goals away from joining Alan Shearer and Wayne Rooney in the “200 Club” as Spurs look to bounce back from successive defeats against Arsenal and Man City.