PL Round-up: Reds are held but back up to third as Arsenal beat United

Liverpool moved back up to third in the Premier League table but they were held to a goalless draw at home by Southampton.

The Reds are a point back above Manchester City, but they have played a game more.

A dour affair looked to be going the way of Liverpool when they won a penalty on 66-minutes when Jack Stephens handed a Lucas cross.

But Fraser Forster was the hero for the visitors as he saved James Milner’s effort – the first time he has missed a penalty since 2009.

The draw sees the Reds move up to third, above Manchester City, on 70 points. However, Pep Guardiola’s side have a game in hand.

Manchester United remain five points behind after they lost 2-0 to Arsenal, who are two points further back from them.

Arsenal win

The Gunners ended United’s 25-match unbeaten to maintain their top-four hopes – it was also the first competitive win for Arsene Wenger over Jose Mourinho.

The first-half was a poor, but the home side opened the scoring through  Granit Xhaka’s deflectd shot which was fortunate to loop over goalkeeper David de Gea.

The lead was doubled when Danny Welbeck headed home against his former club after good work from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

The result means Arsenal remain in sixth place but are two points off United in fifth and six points off Manchester City in fourth, with a game in hand over both teams.

Arsenal’s odds for a top-four finish have been halved to 4/1 from 8/1 whilst United have drifted to 12/1. Liverpool have eased to 1/6 from 1/9.



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