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EPL PIX: Sanchez rescues United and Mourinho with late winner

Last updated on: October 07, 2018 10:34 IST

A 90th-minute winner from Alexis Sanchez completed a spirited comeback to ease the pressure on manager Jose Mourinho..

Manchester United

IMAGE: Manchester United's Alexis Sanchez celebrates scoring the winner. Photograph: Manchester United FC/Twitter

Manchester United battled back from two goals down to beat Newcastle United 3-2 at Old Trafford on Saturday as a 90th-minute winner from Alexis Sanchez completed a spirited comeback to ease the pressure on manager Jose Mourinho.

Newcastle took the lead in the seventh minute, opening up United's defence with ease after Ayoze Perez found Kenedy and the Brazilian burst goalwards before calmly drilling past David De Gea.

 

Manchester United

IMAGE: Manchester United's Alexis Sanchez celebrates scoring their third goal with teammates. Photograph: Carl Recine/Reuters

Three minutes later the visitors doubled their lead with Japanese forward Yoshinori Muto wriggling clear of Ashley Young and firing home.

Substitute Juan Mata got United back into the game in the 70th minute with a curling free kick, Anthony Martial equalised and another sub, Sanchez, rose to head home Young's cross in the final minute of normal time to save United from a fifth straight game in all competitions without a win.

Spurs send 10-man Cardiff bottom

Tottenham Hotspur

IMAGE: Tottenham's Harry Kane in action with Cardiff City's Sean Morrison. Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

Cardiff City's Premier League woes continued as they had a man sent off in a 1-0 defeat by Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Stadium on Saturday.

Eric Dier scored his first league goal since April 2017 after eight minutes when the ball fell to the Englishman to tap in from six yards out.

Both Son Heung-min and Lucas Moura missed good chances to extend Spurs' lead before halftime.

A spirited Cardiff were reduced to 10 men in the 57th minute when Joe Ralls was sent off for a cynical lunge on the lightning-quick Moura. Spurs failed to add to their tally but saw out their third successive league victory.

Following the international break, Tottenham next travel to West Ham United on Oct. 20, while Cardiff welcome Fulham on the same day.

Sigurdsson's dazzling 50th goal sinks 10-man Leicester

EPL

IMAGE: Everton's Gylfi Sigurdsson celebrates scoring their second goal. Photograph: Craig Brough/Reuters

Gylfi Sigurdsson struck a glorious 77th- minute winner to earn Everton a 2-1 win at 10-man Leicester City in the Premier League on Saturday.

The Icelander skilfully turned James Maddison before curling a long-distance effort past Kasper Schmeichel -- his 50th Premier League goal -- to end Leicester's fading resistance after they had lost captain Wes Morgan to two yellow cards.

Everton took the lead deservedly after seven minutes with a brilliant goal made in Brazil as Bernard produced dazzling skill on the counter-attack to set up Richarlison.

Ricardo Pereira, on his 25th birthday, opened his account for Leicester in the 40th minute with a superb individual equaliser but Morgan's 63rd-minute dismissal -- both yellows were for fouls on Richarlison -- ended their ambitions.

Wolves go six games unbeaten with Palace win

EPL

IMAGE: Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson and Wilfried Zaha look dejected at the end of the match. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

Matt Doherty scored a fine winner as Wolverhampton Wanderers, setting a Premier League record when they were unchanged for their eighth match from the start of the season, won 1-0 at rainswept Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Right back Doherty struck after 56 minutes when he rifled in a shot from a tight angle between Wayne Hennessey and the near post as Wolves went a sixth match unbeaten and climbed to seventh with 15 points before Sunday's matches.

Palace almost equalised in the 70th minute but Rui Patricio made a reflex save from substitute Max Meyer’s superb volley and blocked Wilfried Zaha’s follow-up.

Wolves substitute Ivan Cavaleiro hit the bar 10 minutes from time in a counter-attack and Palace, on seven points from eight matches, are still looking for their first home league goal of the season.

Bournemouth rout Watford as ill-discipline takes its toll

There were a plethora of red cards in the Premier League on Saturday but nowhere was one more devastating than at Vicarage Road where 10-man Watford were humbled 4-0 by Bournemouth.

David Brooks had already given the Cherries the lead after a quarter of an hour before Watford's Christian Kabasele received a second yellow 17 minutes later for bringing down Joshua King in the penalty area.

King converted the resulting spot kick and added another goal on the stroke of halftime as Bournemouth began to run riot.

Callum Wilson grabbed the fourth two minutes after the break as Eddie Howe's men continued their hugely impressive start to the season, moving up to fifth in the standings. Watford, who are now winless in four league games, are eighth.

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