EPL: Man United close gap on Man City, Tottenham held by West Brom

Updated: Nov 26, 2017, 08:50 IST | AFP | London

Manchester United closed the gap on Premier League leaders Manchester City to five points with a 1-0 win over Brighton, while Tottenham's title hopes suffered another blow in a 1-1 draw against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday

Manchester United closed the gap on Premier League leaders Manchester City to five points with a 1-0 win over Brighton, while Tottenham's title hopes suffered another blow in a 1-1 draw against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday. Jose Mourinho's United bounced back from their surprise Champions League defeat at Basel in midweek thanks to Lewis Dunk's second half own goal at Old Trafford.

Man United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic reacts after shooting wide against Brighton. Pic/AFP
Man United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic reacts after shooting wide against Brighton. Pic/AFP

However, City can reopen an eight-point advantage over their Manchester rivals if they win at Huddersfield today. At Old Trafford, United, featuring seven changes from the Basel loss, found it hard to break Brighton's stubborn resistance before finally nabbing the crucial goal in the 56th minute. Dale Stephens headed Marcus Rashford's corner to Ashley Young on the edge of the area and his shot deflected off Dunk and looped over Brighton keeper Mat Ryan. That was enough to secure United's second consecutive league win as they try to keep pace with City. It was United's club record 39th successive home game without defeat.

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