English Premier League champions Manchester United celebrated on Saturday an important last minute win in the Premier League. German coach Ralf Rangnick’s side beat West Ham United 1-0, with a goal by Marcus Rashford in the third minute of stoppage time, bypassing their neighbors at the table and their direct opponents to book a place in the Champions League.
After the first half at Old Trafford went without convincing chances for either side, both Man United and the London visitors invested a bit more after the break. But an entertaining game wasn’t developed until the very last stage – with a better ending for Manchester. Edinson Cavani provided the assist to Rashford after an Anthony Martial pass. Rangnick had come shortly before that. Fourth place in the table, the Red Devils now have 38 points, a point more than West Ham United, who have played a game more.
Behind them, rivals Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal are hiding, they still have some games to catch up and can catch Manchester United with victories. At the top of the Premier League table is United’s home rival Manchester City by a wide margin. The defending champion came 1-1 (0-1) after falling behind in Southampton thanks to Aymeric Laporte (65th minute). Kyle Walker Peters Saints Record (7th).
A strange incident occurred in London during the match between Brentford and Wolverhampton Wanderers. Because a drone was flying over the field, the referee interrupted the match after half an hour when the score was 0-0 for more than 15 minutes and sent the players to the dressing room. The match ended 1: 2 (0: 0).
Former Wolfsburg Dzeko scores the decisive goal for Inter Milan
Italian football champion Inter Milan claimed a last-minute victory in the race for the Scudetto thus avoiding a minor embarrassment. On Saturday, the leader beat rising club Venice 2-1 (1-1), with former Wolfsburg Eden Dzeko (90) making the decision late. Venice, the relegation favourites, is waiting for a win in nine league games, but it was surprising in the lead: Frenchman Thomas Henry (19) scored with a header. Inter were clearly superior, but for a long time they achieved nothing more than a tie through European champion Nicolo Barilla (40). Then Dzeko used a cross after all.
Michael Cousins, who moved to Venice from Bayern Munich earlier in the year, was in the visitors’ starting line-up. The Nerazzurri now has 53 points. Local rivals AC Milan (48 points) host record champions Juventus Torino (41) on Sunday (8:45 p.m., DAZN) and could fall short, but Inter played one game less.
Sevilla are three points behind leaders Real Madrid
Sevilla, a six-time European Cup and European League winner, made a surprising mistake in the Spanish soccer championship and was able to avoid its first bankruptcy at home this season. Against Celta Vigo it was enough for the Andalusians to score 2-2 (0-2). Papu Gomez (71 minutes) and Oliver Torres (74) scored the equalizer.
Sevilla has not been defeated in La Liga in the past eight matches. Seville is second in the standings, three points behind champions and leaders Real Madrid, who will meet FC Elche on Sunday (4:15 pm DZN time). Franco Cervi (37) and Iago Aspas (40) scored both Celta goals.