GOOD MORNING FOOTY FANS
Yesterday was an action packed day of Premier League football at both ends of the table as the race for the Champions League took another exciting turn.
Manchester United came from behind to beat Tottenham 3-1 away.
Goals from Edinson Cavani, Fred and Mason Greenwood put Spurs to the sword after Heung Son-min had given them a 1-0 half-time lead.
But it was Cavani’s disallowed goal that caused the most controversy after Scott McTominay’s hand brushed Son’s face in the build up.
Tottenham released a statement slamming ‘abhorrent’ racial abuse of Son after the game.
The South Korean star came under attack from sick trolls online in the wake of the crunch clash in London.
Earlier in the day rampant West Ham scored three for the third week running and threatened to bottle it for the third week running.
Third placed Leicester were the victims as David Moyes’ men took a 3-0 lead through a Jesse Lingard brace and a Jarrod Bowen strike.
Kelechi Iheanacho scored twice to worry the hosts but the Hammers held on to reclaim fourth spot and move within a point of the Foxes.
After the game Brendan Rodgers said he feels let down by four Leicester stars who broke Covid rules.
James Maddison, Ayoze Perez and Hamza Choudhury flouted restrictions by going to a party last Saturday, along with injured Harvey Barnes and they were all left out the squad.
Arsenal beat Sheffield United 3-0 away in the late game to move ninth thanks to two from Alexandre Lacazette and one from Gabriel Martinelli with the Blades as good as down.
But the Gunners have been dealt major blow after Mikel Arteta confirmed Kieran Tierney will miss the rest of the season – with Bukayo Saka and Martinelli also picking up injuries on Sunday.
Earlier in the day, Newcastle nabbed a huge win at Burnley winning 2-1.
Despite the positive result for his team at Spurs, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer blasted VAR for the decision to disallow Cavani’s strike and hit out at ‘con artist’ Son.
Solskjaer told Sky Sports: “The game has gone, absolutely gone. If that’s a clear and obvious error, it’s one he [the ref] had to look at. It was a perfectly good goal, we shouldn’t be conned. I have to say, if my son stays down for three minutes and needs ten mates to help him, he won’t get any food because that’s embarrassing.
“We weren’t conned, the ref was. That kick-started us. [Before] we played like a team who had played in Europe on Thursday.
“Top reaction, we played great stuff second half. We felt the injustice and showed good character to come back. We can’t let those decisions ruin this good season for us. The goals we scored were excellent.
“Cavani showed why he’s a No9. Fred even scores, that shows just how good we were. It was an excellent [disallowed] goal. Unfortunately the ref decided we are not playing football or VAR decided. I’m absolutely shocked if that is a foul.”
And finally, Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final between Chelsea and Manchester City will still go ahead, The Sun understands.
Ministers and sports chiefs will meet today and agree to allow the event to go ahead.
It will likely open with a minute’s silence and black armbands for the players.
The Government has told The FA the decision is up to them — but the 5.30pm kick-off may change if it clashes with Prince Philip’s service.
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