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Manchester United held with a goalless draw as Leeds frustrate ‘Big Six’ once again

Second-placed Manchester United edged nearer in the direction of qualification for the Champions League, the match their homeowners tried to interrupt away from final week, with a goalless draw at Leeds United within the Premier League on Sunday.

The purpose left Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s aspect 12 factors away from fifth-placed West Ham United with 5 video games remaining and so they stay unbeaten away from dwelling within the league all season.

Manchester Metropolis are prime of the desk on 77 factors, 10 forward of United, and so they can safe their third title in 4 seasons subsequent week in the event that they win at Crystal Palace and United lose to Liverpool.

Manchester United have been considered one of 12 prime European golf equipment who final week introduced they have been organising a breakaway Tremendous League earlier than the plan quickly fell aside. United, like the opposite founder members would have featured within the competitors yearly with out the necessity for qualification.

The message “Earn it on the Pitch. Soccer is for the Followers” was prominently displayed on a banner positioned by Leeds on the seats behind the aim however whereas the purpose remained related there was no scarcity of aggressive spirit on the sector.

Leeds, promoted final season to the highest flight after a 16-year absence, have definitely proven no respect for the so-called “Huge Six” — Marcelo Bielsa’s aspect have drawn all 5 dwelling video games they’ve performed in opposition to members of that elite group.

There have been few probabilities at Elland Highway in what was a bodily conflict, the guests going closest to scoring by a dipping free kick from Marcus Rashford simply earlier than halftime which was tipped over by Leeds keeper Illan Meslier.

As at all times, Leeds have been energetic and decided however they too struggled to create openings with their greatest effort a deflected Helder Costa shot which flew simply over the bar.

Manchester United received the reverse fixture 6-2 earlier this season however Solskjaer was not dispirited by the outcome.

“There’s no ensures in soccer that’s for certain. I believed we performed effectively, dominated the second half, simply didn’t have the ball to fall appropriately for us within the moments we had,” mentioned the Norwegian.

Wooden hat-trick leads Burnley rout of Wolves

Striker Chris Wooden scored a first-half hat-trick as Burnley cruised to a 4-Zero victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday and eased their Premier League relegation fears.

Sean Dyche’s visiting aspect uncovered a listless Wolves defence as they snapped a three-game dropping run to climb to 14th within the league desk and 9 factors away from the relegation zone.

Wolves, who suffered their heaviest top-flight dwelling defeat since 2012, remained 12th within the desk.

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