On Tuesday night, Leicester City beat Chelsea 2 nil with goals from our own Wilfred Ndidi who has proven to be a big hit since he joined the English Premier League side and James Maddison, a player I admire a whole lot. The win sent Leicester City to the top of the Premier League usurping Manchester United.
Then Wednesday night, Manchester City welcomed Aston Villa whom have missed out on a couple of games due to a COVID-19 outbreak in their camp to the Etihad stadium. The game ended 2:0 in City’s favour with controversy surrounding the first goal scored by Bernardo Silva in the 79th minute. The Cityzens however buried the game with Ilkay Gundogan getting the second goal. The win sent Manchester City to the top.
The pressure was on Manchester United to get back to the summit. Manchester United faced a Fulham side that have played tough matches over their previous 6 games. In the last 6 games Fulham have picked up 5 draws and a loss most notably the draws coming against defending champions Liverpool, high flying Southampton and a Tottenham side managed by Jose Mourinho. They lost 1:0 to under firing Chelsea with the goal coming after Fulham had a player sent off.
United’s visit to Craven Cottage was always going to be a tough one. And a tough start it was for the Red Devils as they were quick to concede, in the 5th minute of the game precisely. Manchester United were able to pull one back through Edison Cavani who got a rare start in the 21st minute. The game wore on till the 65th minute where Paul Pogba put a beauty of a shot past Areola in goal for Fulham to give United a 2:1 lead. The game ended 2:1 and United returned to the top of the league.
So Leicester City and Manchester City’s reign on top of the Premier League was short like leprechauns. Manchester United still on top.
We catch in 24 hours time.