Premier League Matchweek 21 hits and misses: Relentless Manchester City edge Sheffield United as Manchester United and Arsenal remain goalless at the Emirates

Relentless Manchester City edge Sheffield United

Agoal from Gabriel Jesus was enough for Manchester City to defeat Sheffield United 1-0 in the Premier League on Saturday.

The winning strike arrived inside the first ten minutes at the Etihad Stadium, with Ferran Torres cutting the ball back for Jesus to finish.

After a string of saves by visiting goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale, the Premier League's bottom club almost snatched an equaliser late on when John Fleck shot wide.

Jesus had the chance to wrap the points up in stoppage time when he was played in one-on-one with Ramsdale, who smothered the shot.

The win - City's 12th in a row in all competitions - took them four points clear at the top of the Premier League before Manchester United's evening match with Arsenal.

Substitute Odegaard unable to unlock Manchester United in debut draw

Martin Odegaard made his Arsenal debut from the bench as the Gunners were held to a 0-0 draw with Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday.

In a game of very few chances, Alexandre Lacazette's freekick which hit the crossbar was the closest either side came to taking the lead.

The match already seemed to be lumbering towards a goalless draw when Real Madrid loanee Odegaard replaced Emile Smith Rowe with seven minutes to go.

United had an opportunity to earn all three points in the final minutes but Edinson Cavani couldn't guide his volley goalwards from Aaron Wan Bissaka's cross.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men are now three points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City, who have a game in hand on their city rivals.

Arsenal, meanwhile, climb above Chelsea into eighth place with the draw. Thomas Tuchel's team host Burnley on Sunday.

Liverpool back in their stride with confident win over West Ham

Just as defeat was not an option against Tottenham in midweek, Liverpool could not afford to drop any points at the London Stadium on Sunday evening as they took on fifth-placed West Ham.

David Moyes' team were unbeaten in eight and on a run of six consecutive wins in all competitions heading into this tie and looked comfortable throughout a first half of few chances.

After the break, Liverpool got into gear and began to turn threats into real chances, with the introduction of Curtis Jones proving a turning point.

Less than 60 seconds after coming on as a substitute, he teed up Mohamed Salah who slalomed between defenders before curling his shot beyond Lukasz Fabianski.

The Egyptian converted a second 11 minutes later as Xherdan Shaqiri chipped the ball over the top for Salah to dink the ball past the Polish shotstopper and secure the points for the Reds.

Unbeaten against the Hammers in the Premier League in over five years, Liverpool were back to their best and Georgino Wijnaldum put the icing on the cake with a late tap-in after neat footwork by substitute Roberto Firmino.

The only blotch on the display for Jurgen Klopp came in the final moments as poor defending at a corner-kick allowed Craig Dawson to pull one back and rob Liverpool of a clean sheet.

The win moves Klopp's team up to third, after Leicester City were beaten by Leeds, and they are not five points clear of West Ham in fifth and just four points behind leaders Manchester City, who have a game in hand.

Leeds produce comeback victory to dent Leicester's title hopes

Leicester City's run of good form was halted by Leeds United on Sunday, with Marcelo Bielsa's side winning 3-1 away from home.

It started off well for the Foxes as Harvey Barnes scored in the 13th minute, but just over two minutes later it was all level again as Patrick Bamford set up Stuart Dallas for a levelling strike.

Bamford was excellent throughout and got the goal his performance deserved when he fired into the top corner with 20 minutes to go.

Leicester threw men forward as they tried to turn things back in their favour, but they were picked off on the counter attack as Bamford squared the ball for Jack Harrison to enjoy an easy finish.

The result ends Brendan Rodgers' side's seven-match undefeated run in the Premier League and means they are now five points behind Manchester City with one extra match played. Leeds United, meanwhile, are still firmly in mid-table and are 15 points above the relegation zone.

Azpilicueta and Alonso deliver Tuchel's first Chelsea win

Thomas Tuchel registered his first win as Chelsea boss as they beat Burnley 2-0 at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

Frank Lampard's successor had started life with the Blues with a goalless draw at home to Wolves on Wednesday, but will be more pleased with this latest display.

Thanks to his switch to a 3-4-3 formation, Tuchel was able to accommodate Marcos Alonso back into the team, after the left wing-back hadn't played since September.

It was the other Spaniard in the side who opened the scoring, with Cesar Azpilicueta firing past Nick Pope to give Chelsea a half time lead.

Timo Werner and substitute Christian Pulisic had chances to add a second goal after the break before Alonso volleyed home to seal the points.

The win moves Chelsea up into seventh in the Premier League table, to within four points of fourth-place Liverpool, who play West Ham later on Sunday.

Source: Marca / Billy Munday - Euan McTear - Sam Leveridge

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