EPL Wrap: Man Utd Keep EPL Title Race Alive... For Now

EPL Wrap: Man Utd Keep EPL Title Race Alive... For Now Photo: TT
Manchester United's Edinson Cavani celebrates after scoring his side's third goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Aston Villa and Manchester United at Villa Park

Manchester United have kept Manchester City waiting after claiming a 3-1 win away to Aston Villa to keep the English Premier League title race alive for the time being.

Aston Villa went ahead through Bertrand Traore but Manchester United hit back with three second-half goals.

Manchester City had lost 2-1 to Chelsea on Saturday, with United closing the gap back to 10 points on Sunday. The Red Devils have four games to play, including a game in hand.

Bruno Fernandes levelled from the spot in the 52nd minute before Mason Greenwood fired low at the near post to put United ahead four minutes later.

Edinson Cavani glanced home a late header to seal the three points much to manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s delight.

“I was very confident. I felt we played okay in the first half, we created chances but didn’t take them,” Solskjaer said.

“It was just about confidence, believing in what we are doing and they showed that in abundance.”

On the title race which seems a foregone conclusion, Solskjaer added: “It’s very unlikely that they wont get the points that they need, but we just have to do our jobs as well as you can.

“Tuesday will be a difficult game. For these boys, I don’t put it beyond them; they can go again, as we’ve shown so many times.”

Elsewhere on Sunday, West Ham United’s top four was practically ended after a 1-0 home defeat to Everton with Dominic Calvert-Lewin hitting the winner.

West Bromwich were officially relegated after a 3-1 loss at Arsenal, while Wolverhampton won 2-1 over Brighton.

Ben somerford
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