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United held by Wolves to slip eight points behind leaders

Manchester United's Paul Pogba reacts after the match

Manchester United were held to a 1-1 draw at home to promoted Wolverhampton Wanderers at Old Trafford on Saturday, leaving them eight points adrift of Premier League leaders Liverpool.

Jose Mourinho’s side, who had won their last two league games, took the lead in the 18th minute through Brazilian midfielder Fred, who drove home after a sublime short pass from Paul Pogba.

Wolves had looked nothing like a promoted team, playing confident and composed football and they got their reward with a finely worked goal.

Helder Costa got past Luke Shaw and slipped the ball back to Raul Jimenez who perfectly teed-up Joao Moutinho and the Portuguese midfielder fired into the top corner.

BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION 1 TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 2

Harry Kane became Tottenham’s joint fifth highest scorer as he helped his side earn a 2-1 Premier League victory over Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday.

Kane moved level with Jermain Defoe on 143 goals for the London club as Tottenham put behind them successive defeats by Watford, Liverpool and Inter Milan in all competitions to climb to fifth in the Premier League table.

Kane opened the scoring from the penalty spot on 41 minutes after Glenn Murray handled in the box and the England striker fired the spot-kick into the corner of the net.

Brighton had a goal ruled out for offside and substitute Erik Lamela added Tottenham’s second with a neat finish on 76 minutes. Anthony Knockaert’s stoppage-time effort was a late consolation for the hosts.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino was thrilled with the attitude shown by his players.

“Everyone can understand what we are feeling now. The spirit we showed was the most important thing,” Pochettino told BT Sport.

“We played some very good football and apart from the last minute which was a little bit embarrassing with the late goal, the performance was great.

“The three points was so important for us.”

Kane was also happy to see his side emerge from the mini slump and hopes they can now maintain their position near the top of the table.

“Today was about mentality, getting around the pitch, pressing high and harder and I think we did that.” Kane told the BBC.

“We could have put it to bed and won 3-0 or 4-0 but it’s good to get back to winning ways. The gaffer will be pleased and we can build on this.”

Brighton manager Chris Hughton felt his team created enough chances to take something from the game but praised the clinical finishing from the Tottenham forward line.

“On the balance of play, it got a little bit frantic in the last period where they had a few chances, I think we had as many good opportunities as they did,” Hughton told BT Sport.

“But with the quality they have, they can be clinical with theirs. I think they showed their quality with the second goal in a high press from us trying to get back in the game.

“I don’t think anyone can doubt our willingness to get back in it. They’re a very expansive team and on a good, wet surface like this, they can move the ball quickly.”

Summaries for the Premier League on Saturday (start times are BST)
Fulham (0) 1
Scorers: A. Mitrović 78
Yellow card: Mawson 30, Fosu-Mensah 32
Subs used: Ayité 46 (McDonald), Odoi 46 (Mawson), Zambo
Anguissa 64 (Johansen)
Watford (1) 1
Scorers: A. Gray 2
Yellow card: Holebas 58
Subs used: Kiko Femenía 70 (Hughes), Success 80 (Gray), Sema
90 (Pereyra)
Attendance: 23,418
Referee: Martin Atkinson
………………………………………………………..
Burnley (2) 4
Scorers: M. Vydra 39, A. Lennon 41, A. Barnes 83, A. Barnes
88
Yellow card: Lowton 31, Westwood 56
Subs used: Wood 60 (Vydra), Barnes 69 (Vokes)
AFC Bournemouth (0) 0
Subs used: Francis 46 (Diego Rico), Stanislas 68 (Wilson),
Defoe 78 (Smith)
Attendance: 18,636
Referee: Anthony Taylor
………………………………………………………..
Cardiff City (0) 0
Yellow card: Ralls 46
Subs used: Richards 51 (Peltier), Zohorè 63 (Ward), Josh
Murphy 75 (Hoilett)
Manchester City (3) 5
Scorers: S. Agüero 32, Bernardo Silva 35, İ. Gündoğan 44, R.
Mahrez 67, R. Mahrez 89
Yellow card: Fernandinho 60
Subs used: Mahrez 61 (Agüero), Foden 69 (İ. Gündoğan),
Stones 74 (Fernandinho)
Attendance: 32,321
Referee: Michael Oliver
………………………………………………………..
Crystal Palace (0) 0
Yellow card: Tomkins 51
Subs used: Meyer 63 (Kouyaté), Sørloth 71 (Ayew)
Newcastle United (0) 0
Yellow card: Yedlin 36
Subs used: Joselu 46 (Rondón), Atsu 73 (Ritchie), Muto 81
(Ayoze Pérez)
Referee: Andre Marriner
………………………………………………………..
Leicester City (1) 3
Scorers: K. Iheanacho 19, J. Maddison 66, J. Vardy 75
Yellow card: Ndidi 18, Ghezzal 43
Subs used: Gray 46 (Ghezzal), Albrighton 77 (Iheanacho),
Okazaki 85 (Maddison)
Huddersfield Town (1) 1
Scorers: M. Jørgensen 5
Yellow card: Kongolo 47
Subs used: Diakhaby 57 (Kachunga), Pritchard 72 (Kongolo)
Attendance: 31,676
Referee: David Coote
………………………………………………………..
Liverpool (3) 3
Scorers: W. Hoedt 10og, J. Matip 21, Mohamed Salah 45+3
Subs used: Milner 46 (Shaqiri), Gomez 55 (van Dijk), Keïta
70 (Wijnaldum)
Southampton (0) 0
Yellow card: Oriol Romeu 34, Lemina 56
Subs used: Armstrong 55 (Targett), Bednarek 55 (Oriol
Romeu), Austin 79 (Long)
Referee: Paul Tierney
………………………………………………………..
Manchester United (1) 1
Scorers: Fred 18
Yellow card: Shaw 40
Subs used: Mata 63 (Sánchez), Martial 63 (Fred), Andreas
Pereira 75 (Lingard)
Wolverhampton Wanderers (0) 1
Scorers: João Moutinho 53
Yellow card: Rúben Neves 61
Subs used: Adama Traoré 75 (Hélder Costa), Saïss 80 (João
Moutinho), Gibbs-White 87 (Diogo Jota)
Attendance: 74,489
Referee: Kevin Friend

Sunday, September 23
West Ham United v Chelsea (1530)
Arsenal v Everton (1800)


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