Manchester United hosted Liverpool in the early kick off on Saturday in a hotly contested Derby.
With the Champions League places far from decided, the match had much to discuss with both teams missing key players. Liverpool’s exciting forward line were in full force however United had their measure in defence and kept Liverpool scoreless in the first half.
United’s very own young talent came through – with Rashford scoring a brave brace to give united the edge. Liverpool got one back through an own goal but it was not enough as United scored bragging rights & are now 4 points clear of Spurs in 2nd position.
England await the news of Harry Kane’s injury after he went off away at Bournmouth early.
The injury didn’t stop Spurs surging into 3rd spot on the ladder with an emphatic 4-1 win away after bowing out of the Champions League midweek to the hands of Juventus.
Bournmouth are not out of trouble but do still sit 12th on the table with a favourable run in over the last 8 matches.
Saturday’s roundups started with Arsenal winning 3-0 at home to a disappointing Watford.
Newcastle had a much needed 3 points defeating fellow strugglers Southampton 3-0 at home whilst Everton’s Big Sam was relieved of the pressure from the fans with a 2-0 win at home over Brighton.
West Ham United came under embarrassing crowd trouble as they lost 3-0 at home to Burnley, while Leicester won 4-1 away at relegation haunted West Brom.
Chelsea won 2-1 in the London derby with Crystal Palace whilst Huddersfield & Swansea played out a scoreless draw.
Wesley Tronson is a bank manager in Brisbane CBD and lived in England for seven years to 2010 in banking and soccer.
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Wesley Tronson is an award winning sport writer who spent 7 years in England in soccer and banking. He is now a senior regional manager in banking in Queensland