The Newsroom recaps match day 31 of the English Premier League.
Marcus Rashford scores the winner as the Red Devils win at Etihad Stadium
Marcus Rashford became the youngest goalscorer in the history of the Manchester Derby, helping Man United defeat Man City 1-0 to move within one point of European qualification. The 18-year-old displayed his lightning pace, breezing past Manchester City defender Martin Demichelis to glide the ball past goalkeeper Joe Hart early in the first half. Rashford has now scored five goals in his first eight professional appearances for Manchester United, giving England manager Roy Hodgson much to ponder with the European Championship squad selection soon to be decided. If the loss wasn’t bad enough, Manuel Pellegrini’s men had further troubles with goalkeeper Joe Hart and winger Raheem Sterling struck with injuries. With a Champions League quarter final against Paris St-Germain on the horizon, Pellegrini will hope the two players will return in time.
Arsenal back to winning ways at Goodison Park
After being dumped out of the Champions League and FA Cup in the same week, Arsenal responded with a comfortable 2-0 win over Everton at Goodison Park. Danny Welbeck scored the opener in just seven minutes after being put through by a well weighted Alexis Sanchez pass after Everton’s Seamus Coleman hit the post just moments before. Teenager Alex Iwobi then marked his first Premier League start for Arsenal with a well-worked goal, sending the ball past Toffees’ goalkeeper Joel Robles. With this only being Arsenal’s second win in their last nine fixtures, their title challenge may well and truly be over.
Tottenham brush aside Bournemouth to chase top spot
Tottenham have cut Leicester City’s lead at the top of the table to just five points after beating Bournemouth 3-0 at White Hart Lane. Harry Kane started the game in style scoring the opener in just 43 seconds after connecting with a Kyle Walker cross. The England striker then bagged a second goal after latching onto Dele Ali’s pass to guide the ball home past keeper Artur Boruc. Kane almost scored a hat-trick before Boruc performed a fine save only to be met by Christian Eriksen, who tapped home Tottenham’s third. Harry Kane is currently leading the Premier League golden boot race with 21 goals. – Anthony Johnston
Crystal Palace 0-1 Leicester City
Chelsea 2-2 West Ham United
West Brom 0-1 Norwich City
Watford 1-2 Stoke City
Swansea City 1-0 Aston Villa
Newcastle United 1-1 Sunderland
Southampton 3-2 Liverpool
Photo of Marcus Rashford celebrating his goal from Manchester United’s Facebook page.