Premier League mid-week round Wednesday review

On Tuesday, four games were played in the news round of the Premier League while six matches were scheduled for Wednesday evening, including the derby match between Manchester United and Arsenal.

Manchester United were the hosts at Old Trafford as Arsenal were hoping to continue their 19-games unbeaten run in all competitions. And it looked a safe bet they would as Shkodran Mustafi scored in the 26th minute. But only four minutes later, Anthony Martial managed to level the score and it was game on once again. And the match only heated up after that. At one point, in the space of five minutes, the referee had to give out five yellow cards, three to Arsenal players and two for United. But the score was left at 1:1 at the break.

The game tempo picked up in the second half but neither team could find the back of the net. After a few injuries, substitutions needed to be made. Alex Iwobi, who started the game for the Gunners despite being taken out at halftime in the last match, gave way to Alexandre Lacazette in the 65th minute. And once again it proved the right move as Arsenal took the lead again in the 68th minute with a Marcus Rojo own goal off a Lacazette shot.

However, Arsenal didn’t have much time to celebrate as United scored an equalizer 13 seconds after the restart. Jesse Lingard took an opportunistic chance and managed to score the goal. In the end, this exciting match finished 2:2. Arsenal are now 20-games unbeaten while Manchester United are without a win in four matches.

Kelechi Iheanacho (Vlad1988 / Shutterstock.com)

Kelechi Iheanacho (Vlad1988 / Shutterstock.com)

Leicester City travelled to London to meet bottom-placed Fulham at the Craven Cottage. Fulham were the first to score after Aboubakar Kamara managed to score of an Aleksandar Mitrovic assist. It was 1:0 at halftime.

Both Super Eagles stars, Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho were in the starting line-up for the Foxes. Leicester attacked more in the second half and managed to get an equalizer through James Maddison for his second goal in two games. Fulham had less possession of the ball but way more chances than Leicester but were wasteful in front of goal. Leicester City will be happier with the point.

This was one of the three draws on Wednesday night, while there were no draws on Tuesday. The next round is scheduled for the following weekend when the main match-up of the weekend will surely be Chelsea vs Manchester City.

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