Man United reclaim second spot in PL

English Premier League

Manchester United registered a 3-1 win over Newcastle United at Old Trafford to reclaim second spot on the Premier League standings on Sunday evening.

Man United made two changes from the draw against West Bromwich Albion, as Nemanja Matic and Daniel James both replaced the injured pair, Scott McTominay and Edinson Cavani.

Joelinton came close to giving Newcastle an early lead in the fifth minute with a powerful volley inside the box that took a nasty deflection but goalkeeper David de Gea made a fantastic reflex save.

The sides took time to get going again and Marcus Rashford brought the game to life on the half-hour mark giving Man United the lead with a stunning low strike at the near post after cutting inside from the right side of the box.

The Red Devils' lead was short-lived as Allan Saint-Maximin levelled matters for the Magpies six minutes later with a first-time side-footed into the top corner from Harry Maguire's headed clearance and the sides went to the break level pegging.

After a slow start to the second half, James restored their lead for United just before the hour-mark with a low smashing strike at the back post after a lay ball across by Matic, 2-1.

Newcastle shot themselves in the foot in the last quarter of an hour after Joseph Willock brought down Rashford inside the box and Bruno Fernandes made no mistake from the penalty spot to make it 3-1.

Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 West Ham United

West Ham United piled more misery on Tottenham Hotpsur with a 2-1 victory that took them up to fourth in the Premier League table on Sunday afternoon.

Antonio gave the hosts a perfect start with the opener in the fifth minute after latching onto a cross by Jarred Bowen and although his initial first-time strike was saved by shot-stopper Hugo Lloris, he reacted the quickest to poke home a rebound from close-range.

Craig Dawson came close to doubling their lead seven minutes before the break with a powerful header from Aaron Cresswell's corner but his effort was tipped over the bar by Lloris.

Erik Lamela had a chance to level matters for the Lilywhites just before the break with a strike from the edge of the box that was saved by goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski acros his goal.

The Hammers had another dream start in the second stanza as Jesse Lingard doubled their lead barely two minutes from the break with a clinical left footed strike across towards the far bottom corner after going through on goal, 2-0.

Lucas Moura pulled a goal back for Mourinho's men in the 64th minute with a powerful header at the near post that found the top corner after a corner by Gareth Bale

Bale came very close to snatching the equaliser in the last 12 minutes with a first-time looping strike on the edge of the box that clipped the top side of the crossbar, as the Hammers held on for the win.

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