In an eventful round of Premier League matches, Liverpool reclaimed the top spot with a comfortable 2-0 victory over Burnley. Meanwhile, Manchester United provided their fans with Boxing Day cheer by rallying from two goals down to secure a thrilling 3-2 win against Aston Villa. Let’s delve into the details of these matches and other notable results from the league.
Liverpool’s Dominance Continues:
Liverpool asserted their dominance with a convincing 2-0 win over struggling Burnley. Darwin Nunez opened the scoring early on with a precise finish, marking his first Premier League goal in nearly two months. Despite having goals by Cody Gakpo and Harvey Elliott ruled out by VAR, Liverpool maintained control throughout the game. Substitute Diogo Jota sealed the victory with a 90th-minute goal from a tight angle. This win propelled Liverpool back to the top of the Premier League with 42 points from 19 games.
Manchester United’s Dramatic Turnaround:
Manchester United showcased their fighting spirit as they mounted a stunning comeback against Aston Villa. Trailing by two goals at halftime, United’s Alejandro Garnacho scored a brace to cancel out John McGinn and Leander Dendoncker’s first-half strikes. Rasmus Hojlund then clinched the winner with his first-ever Premier League goal in the 82nd minute. United’s victory snapped Villa’s unbeaten streak of 11 games in all competitions and propelled them to sixth place in the league.
Nottingham Forest Stun Newcastle:
Newcastle United endured a disappointing 3-1 home defeat against Nottingham Forest. Former Newcastle player Chris Wood came back to haunt his old club by scoring a remarkable hat-trick for Forest. Alexander Isak had initially given Newcastle the lead with a penalty, but Wood’s clinical finishing turned the game in Forest’s favor. The defeat added to Newcastle’s recent struggles, with the team losing five of their last seven games in all competitions.
Relegation Battle Intensifies:
Luton Town emerged victorious in a crucial relegation battle, defeating Sheffield United 3-2 thanks to two own goals. The win brought Luton within one point of 17th-placed Everton, while Sheffield United suffered a heartbreaking loss after initially taking the lead. In another important clash, Bournemouth secured a comfortable 3-0 victory over Fulham, propelling them into the top half of the table.
Who scored the winning goal for Manchester United against Aston Villa?
- Rasmus Hojlund clinched the winner with his first Premier League goal in the 82nd minute.
How many goals did Chris Wood score against Newcastle United?
- Chris Wood netted a hat-trick for Nottingham Forest against his former club, Newcastle United.
How many consecutive Premier League games have Liverpool won on Boxing Day under Jurgen Klopp?
- Liverpool have now won all six of their Premier League games on Boxing Day under Jurgen Klopp.
How did Luton Town secure their victory against Sheffield United?
- Luton Town won 3-2 against Sheffield United, with two own goals from Sheffield United players contributing to Luton’s win.
Which team moved into the top half of the table after their victory over Fulham?
- Bournemouth moved into the top half of the table with a convincing 3-0 win over Fulham.