EPL: Manchester Utd close gap at the top while Tottenham lose ground

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Manchester United closed the gap on Premier League leaders Manchester City to five points courtesy of a thrilling 4-2 victory over Watford at Vicarage Road this evening.

A brace from Ashley Young against one of his former clubs put United in control of the contest in the first half and Anthony Martial then added a third soon after to send the clinical visitors into the break with a commanding lead.

Watford refused to lie down, though, and threatened a remarkable comeback in the final 15 minutes when Troy Deeney and Abdoulaye Doucoure pulled goals back for Marco Silva’s side.

However, Jesse Lingard responded quickly to quash the Watford fightback with a fine solo effort four minutes from time, sealing a third consecutive league win for United which sees them put the pressure on City, who play Southampton tonight.

Tottenham Hotspur have fallen to a third successive away defeat in the Premier League, going down 2-1 to Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday night.

The Foxes were rewarded for an impressive first-half performance with goals from Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez, before Harry Kane pulled one back to set up a tense finale in the East Midlands.

Premier League Results
FT Brighton & Hove Albion 0 – 0 Crystal Palace
FT Leicester City 2 – 1 Tottenham Hotspur
FT Watford 2 – 4 Manchester United
FT West Bromwich Albion 2 – 2 Newcastle United


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