Cavani in comeback win over Tottenham, Arsenal drubs Sheffield United
Sports Desk, Apr 11 (efe-epa).- Manchester United defeated Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 on Sunday, seemingly getting on the board first after a lackluster first half hour on a shot by Edinson Cavani right through Hugo Loris’s legs only to have the tally disallowed due to Scott McTominay’s hitting Son Heung-min in the face with his arm, the latter of whom just a few minutes later actually scored the first goal after a pass by Lucas Moura.
Matters stood there until the break, but the Spurs had slacked off and shortly after play resumed it was Fred who evened things up for Man United after a rebound off Lloris after a shot by Cavani.
It was Cavani again in the 80th minute, however, who sent a diving header into the bottom corner of the net for the 2-1 after a perfect pass from substitute Mason Greenwood.
Then it was Greenwood in the thick of things again, firing a great shot past Lloris for the final tally in the closing minutes.
Man United now has 63 points and are in the No. 2 spot in the Premier League table, with Tottenham in seventh with 49 points with seven matches left.
Meanwhile, Arsenal – without the injured Martin Odegaard – but with Dani Ceballos in the lineup was able to down the lowly Sheffield United 3-0 on the road at Bramall Lane.
Mikel Arteta’s squad had gone two matches without a win and is stuck in the middle of the Premier league table, far from garnering any berths in European matches and focusing its efforts on the Europa League, this coing week going up against Slavia in Prague in the contest for the semi-finals on Thursday, after having tied their rivals 1-1 in the first of the two-series encounter in London.
Alexander Lacazette opened the scoring at the 33rd-minute mark on a backheeled centering pass from Ceballos, and things remained at that level for the rest of the first half, but after play resumed it was Lundstram sending the ball to Pepe, who charged into the box and had his shot knocked out by Ramsdale right to Martinelli, who tapped it in.
Then, the Frenchman put the game entirely out of reach when Thomas Partey slipped across midfield and got the ball to him for a decisive shot that found the twine.
The win leaves the Gunners in ninth place, nine points behind Chelsea.