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EPL: Rashford, Mitrovic Save Van Gaal, Benitez Blushes

Marcus Rashford scored on his Manchester derby debut as United all but ended City’s title hopes with a 1-0 victory at the Etihad Stadium.

The United academy product’s 16th-minute strike proved to be the decisive goal as United ground out a much-needed victory courtesy of Rashford’s fifth goal on his eighth appearance for the club.

City’s cause was hampered by the loss of Raheem Sterling and Joe Hart in either half to injuries, and they failed to really test David de Gea, Sergio Aguero’s header against the post the closest they came to equalising.

At St James’ Park, Aleksandar Mitrovic salvaged a point for Newcastle in the Tyne-Wear derby as they drew 1-1 with Sunderland on Sunday.

His 83rd minute strike arrested a run of six straight derby defeats for the home side.

Jermain Defoe had given Sunderland the lead on the stroke of half-time and it looked for all the world like the Black Cats would hold on for victory until Mitrovic’s late effort.

Tottenham produced a consummate first-half performance to beat Bournemouth 3-0 at White Hart Lane and maintain their Premier League title push.

Harry Kane opened the scoring in the opening minute before adding a second 15 minutes.

Spurs lacked the same intensity and verve after the break but were still able to add a third through Christian Eriksen in the 52nd minute before coasting through the remainder of the match.

Also, Jurgen Klopp confessed to being shocked after substitute Sadio Mane inspired a stunning second-half Southampton fight-back from 2-0 down to beat Liverpool 3-2.

Liverpool looked to be cruising to victory at St Mary’s as goals from Philippe Coutinho and Daniel Sturridge put them in control at the break, but, boosted by the half-time introductions of Mane and Victor Wanyama, Saints came storming back.

Mane atoned for having a penalty saved by cutting the deficit in the 64th minute before Graziano Pelle struck a fine equaliser in the 83rd minute.

 

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