Man United flying high after City win and Liverpool loss | WJHL

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — It was an excellent day for Manchester United, whose revival underneath Erik ten Hag is basically taking form.

As if victory in opposition to Manchester City within the 189th Manchester derby wasn’t sufficient for followers rejoicing at Old Trafford on Saturday, there was bonus information a couple of hours later when Liverpool was shocked by Brighton 3-0 within the English Premier League.

Beating City 2-1 strengthened the rising perception that Ten Hag is popping the fortunes round for the 20-time English champion.

It may be too quickly for the Dutchman to mount a real league title problem this season, however the enchancment at United to document 9 straight wins in all competitions is clear.

United is as much as third on the desk — some extent behind City and six off chief Arsenal, which performs Tottenham on Sunday.

“We improved, that is apparent,” Ten Hag mentioned. “Still an extended method to go. . . quite a lot of points in our sport now we have to enhance, however we’re progressing.”

City took the lead within the second half by means of substitute Jack Grealish, however Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford secured a come-from-behind win for the house workforce.

United was 10 factors away from its fiercest rival Liverpool, which suffered a sixth league loss at Brighton, and first there since 1961.

Solly March scored twice and substitute Danny Welbeck added a 3rd for Brighton.

Jurgen Klopp’s workforce faces a struggle simply to qualify for the Champions League after this newest blow, which left Liverpool seven factors off fourth-placed Newcastle.

“Everything went flawed from the start to the top. Brighton had been higher than us in all departments. It’s an actual low level as a workforce,” Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson mentioned. “It’s a tricky second however we have to get collectively, keep collectively, and attempt to change issues shortly. We should attempt to study and present a response.”

At the underside of the desk, Southampton adopted up its win in opposition to City within the League Cup in midweek by beating Everton 2-1 at Goodison Park.

Nottingham Forest boosted its probabilities of survival by beating Leicester 2-0, and Wolverhampton Wanderers topped West Ham 1-0 to maneuver out of the relegation zone.

RASHFORD TOUGHENS UP

Marcus Rashford scored his sixteenth objective of the season and his eighth in his final seven video games, however Ten Hag most well-liked to reward his bodily sturdiness over his ending after the win in opposition to City,

“He is aware of that in soccer you need to undergo and sacrifice and have painful moments, particularly a participant like him,” Ten Hag mentioned. “He is unstoppable, and opponents will go powerful in opposition to him however he retains going and he acquired rewarded and the workforce acquired a reward.”

DE SERVI PRAISE

Two-goal Solly March credited Brighton supervisor Roberto de Zerbi for his efficiency within the good end result in opposition to Liverpool.

“I really like enjoying for Roberto de Zerbi. He’s nice. He places his arm round you and tells you you are a good participant and perhaps that is what I wanted,” March mentioned.

EVERTON TROUBLES GROW

On a day when Everton’s board of administrators was instructed to not attend its house match with Southampton due to a “actual and credible menace to their security and safety,” the workforce’s hopes of league survival took one other blow after a 2-1 loss.

“We should take duty, myself first. We should do higher,” Everton supervisor Frank Lampard mentioned.

FOREST IS FLYING

Nottingham Forest has misplaced simply considered one of its final six league video games and is 5 factors away from the relegation zone after dispatching Leicester.

“It’s a giant win. It is an area derby and you all the time wish to do effectively for the supporters,” Forest supervisor Steve Cooper mentioned.

WEST HAM SINKING

West Ham dropped into the underside three after dropping at fellow relegation struggler Wolverhampton 1-0.

“What we have discovered this yr is that we will not end the probabilities after we get them,” West Ham supervisor David Moyes mentioned.

TONEY STRIKES AGAIN

Ivan Toney scored his 14th objective of the season in Brentford’s 2-0 win in opposition to Bournemouth. The striker transformed a primary half-penalty, which continued his excellent document from the spot for the Bees, with 21 scored from 21 makes an attempt.

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