PL Round-up: Zlatan saves United; Watford & Leicester into top-half

An injury time penalty from Zlatan Ibrahimovic rescued a point for Manchester United as they claimed a 1-1 draw with Everton at Old Trafford.

Everton had taken the lead  just 22-minutes in when Phil Jagielka flicked the ball home for his first goal since 2015.

United pressed looking for the equaliser and hit the woodwork twice, whilst Ibrahimovic saw a goal wrongly ruled out for offside with ten-minutes to go.

But with United heading for defeat and Everton set to move above them into fifth, they found a later leveller. Substitute Luke Shaw saw his effort saved by Ashley Williams – he was red-carded for his efforts and Ibrahimovic stepped up to finish with aplomb to seal what could be a crucial point for United.

Despite coming back to claim the draw – United’s odds on a top-four finish were lengthened to 3/1 from 9/4 with BetVictor.

Leicester City’s wonderful run of form under Craig Shakespeare continued as they beat bottom-of-the-table Sunderland 2-0 at The King Power Stadium.

Islam Slimani headed the opener with 21-minutes left and the win was sealed by in-form Jamie Vardy just less than ten minutes later to give Shakespeare a fifth successive Premier League win – a record for a British manager.

Sunderland remain eight points off safety with just eight games remaining as their hopes of Premier League survival continue to dwindle.

The three points takes Leicester into the top-half of the table into tenth, but one place better off than them is Watford – whose 2-0 win over West Bromwich Albion lifts them to ninth.

Goals in either half from M’Baye Niang and Troy Deeney sealed the win for The Hornets. One negative for the home side was that Miguel Britos was red-carded midway through the second-half.

Burnley look to have banished their relegation fears after a 1-0 win over Stoke City. George Boyd’s goal on the hour was enough for Sean Dyche’s men, who now move up to 12th – just a point off The Potters.



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