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EPL Wrap | Man Utd leapfrog Arsenal, Moses not injured

EPL By: Olakunle Brown | 20/03/2017

Manchester United maintained their unbeaten run since October 2016 and moved out of sixth position for the first time since December 2016, thanks to a 3-1 away win at Middlesbrough, combined with Arsenal’s 3-1 loss against West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns.

Jose Mourinho’s men became the first team in premier league history to win 600 matches and some weeks back were the first side to amass 2000points in the British top flight.

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For Arsene Wenger, the pressure continued to mount on him as fans flew airplane across the Hawthorns asking him to step down as Gunners boss and the result at the end of the day only enhanced that call. The North Londoners are now sixth on the log with 50 points, two behind Manchester United in fifth.

At the Britannia Stadium, Nigeria international Victor Moses was fit enough to start in Chelsea’s hard fought 2-1 win against Stoke City after he was initially feared injured and doubts surrounded his participation for the Super Eagles friendlies against Senegal and Burkina Faso.  

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Everton were the biggest winners this weekend as they hammered relegation threatened Hull City 4-0 at Goodison Park with in-form striker Romelu Lukaku netting a brace to take his tally in the premier league to 21 this season.

The other Merseyside team, Liverpool maintained their hold on fourth place with a hard fought 1-1 draw against Manchester City at the Etihad as Sergio Aguero canceled out James Milner’s opener from the penalty spot.

Current Champions, Leicester City continued their revival after the sacking of Claudio Ranieri with a 3-2 away victory over West Ham United with Nigerian star Wilfred Ndidi in the heart of the midfield battle as they win their third consecutive premier league game.

At White Hart Lane, Tottenham Hotspur defeated Southampton 2-1 in a keenly contested fixture. Spurs were without topscorer, Harry Kane due to injury but goals from Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli was enough to see them through even if James Ward-Prowse goal made it a nervy end to the game.

Burnley picked up a goalless draw away to Sunderland while AFC Bournemouth defeated Swansea City 2-0 and Crystal Palace continues their quest to escape relegation with a tight 1-0 win against Watford at Selhurst Park.

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