The main focus of the day was the Premier league action which took place yesterday evening. One of the most eye-catching results saw an intriguing affair at Old Trafford, as man United‘s winning streak came to an end against Burnley. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had overseen an eight-game winning streak since replacing Jose Mourinho. However, United had to battle from behind to snatch a draw from the jaws of defeat against Burnley.
Romelu Lukaku (£4.43) started up front for the Red Devils, but he was unable to make his mark in the game. The last few months have been somewhat testing for the Belgian, as he seems to be falling more and more out of favour at Old Trafford. Marcus Rashford (£12.56) wasn’t able to get on the scoresheet this time around and falling two goals behind, things looked pretty dire for United. However, Solskjaer’s side managed to grab 2 late goals including a Paul Pogba (£19.39) penalty and a last gasp equalizer from forgotten man Victor Lindelof (£1.32) in the second minute of injury time!
With their winning streak coming to an end, it will be interesting to see how OGS and Man United now respond and whether they are able to pick themselves up for what could be a potentially tricky tie away to Leicester City.
United’s draw allowed Arsenal to edge 2 points clear from the Red Devils and their pursuit of the top four remains alive for now. Arsenal managed to overcome Cardiff 2-1 at the Emirates Stadium, thanks to a goal apiece from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£5.01) and Alexandre Lacazette (£3.08). The bromance shared by these two strikers is perhaps one of the only positives Arsenal fans have been able to enjoy as of late, as their squad has been seriously ravaged by injuries over the last few weeks!
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With the January transfer window soon closing, it seems that Arsenal are on course to bring Denis Suarez (£2.82) to the Emirates. Suarez’ loan move has been in the works for some time, but with more concrete rumours circulating, this had a positive effect on his value; with his price increasing by over 30% yesterday alone! Arsenal could probably do with some reinforcements at the back, but with little cash to spend, they may have to depend on more loan deals for the time being at least!
The final fixture we will be focusing on was the shock of the day, in which Newcastle came back from behind to defeat Man City 2-1. The result struck an absolute hammer-blow to Pep’s title hopes and despite Aguero’s strike in the first minute, Man City were unable to take full advantage. Liverpool are already sitting pretty 4 points clear at the top of the league, but traders will now be watching their match on Thursday against Leicester even more closely. With a struggling Tottenham playing Watford, the only other European match of note is that of Nantes who take on St. Etienne in the French league. As such, this will be the perfect opportunity for the likes of Mohamed Salah (£14.24) to not only re-iterate their status on the Football Index but to also further cement Liverpool’s title ambitions.