Lingard Rescues United Vs Burnley; Moses, Ndidi In Action As Chelsea Win, Leicester Lose

Lingard Rescues United Vs Burnley; Moses, Ndidi In Action As Chelsea Win, Leicester Lose

By James Agberebi:
Manchester United avoided an embarrassing result against Burnley at Old Trafford as they fought back from 2-0 down to force a 2-2 draw in a Premier League game on Tuesday.Substitute Jesse Lingard scored two second-half goals to cancel out Ashley Barnes and Stephen Defour’s first-half goals.

Barnes gave Burnley the lead in the third minute as he reacted quickest to a loose ball from a free-kick inside United’s area and tucked it home.

In the 36th minute, Defour doubled Burnley’s lead as he curled a free-kick into the top-corner.

Lingard pulled a goal back for United in the 53rd minute following a brilliant back-heel into the bottom corner to make it 2-1.

And in the 92nd minute Lingard drew United level after pouncing on the ball and slamming it into the net to rescue a point for his side.

United have now gone three straight games without a win in all competitions.

They remain second in the league table on 43 points, 12 points from leaders Manchester City, who have a game in hand.

At Stamford Bridge, Chelsea returned to winning ways following their 2-0 home win against Brighton and Hove Albion.

Super Eagles star Victor Moses was in action for Chelsea and played for 90 minutes.

After a goalless first-half, Chelsea eventually took the lead on 46 minutes as Alvaro Morata headed in Cesar Azpilicuerta’s cross.

In the 60th minute, Chelsea went 2-0 up this time from Marcos Alonso who headed in Cesc Fabregas’ corner.

The win means Chelsea maintain their third spot on 42 points.

And at Vicarage Road, Watford came from 1-0 down to beat Leicester City 2-1.

Nigeria midfielder Wilfred Ndidi was in action for Leicester while his Super Eagles teammates Ahmed Musa and Kelechi Iheanacho were left out of the Foxes squad.

Leicester went 1-0 up in the 37th minute thanks to Riyad Mahrez who headed in at the far post from Marc Albrighton’s cross.

On the stroke of half-time, Molla Wague pounced on a loose ball at the far post and smashed it into the back of the net.

Watford went in front in the 65th minute off Abdoulaye Dacoure’s shot from a tight angle which crept over the line after reflecting off Kasper Schmeichel to make it 2-1 to Watford.

Leicester are eighth on 27 points and Watford 10th on 25 points.

In the early kick-off at Wembley Stadium, Harry Kane netted a hat-trick as Tottenham Hotspur thrashed Southampton 5-2.

EPL results:

Chelsea 2 vs 0 Brighton

Watford 2 vs 1 Leicester

Man United 2 vs 2 Burnley

Bournemouth 3 vs 3 West Ham

Huddersfield 1 vs 1 Stoke

West Brom 0 vs 0 Everton

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  • What are Leicester doing losing games they should be winning or st worse draw? This is not good at all. Iheanacho and Ahmed Musa should seriously do something about their blackout. This will definitely affect their WC chances. They should rk harder and harder and harder. They should have the attitude of CR7 who usually bounce back anytime he drops in form. How? Hard hard hard work. Let’s bet, CR7 will bounce back. Iheanacho and Ahmed Musa should do likewise.