MORNING FOOTBALL FANS
Arsenal came from behind to beat Tottenham 2-1 in the North London derby yesterday.
Erik Lamela put Spurs ahead with a sublime rabona finish before Martin Odegaard equalised just before half time.
And Alexandre Lacazette won and scored a penalty to make it 2-1 in the second half.
Lamela went from hero to villain in the second-half picking up two quickfire yellow cards and getting sent off.
And the Gunners held out – surviving a late Harry Kane free-kick that hit the post to take the three points.
In the late game, Harry Maguire turned in a captain’s performance as Manchester United continued to be the best of the rest with a grim 1-0 win over West Ham at Old Trafford last night.
If the title is Manchester City’s, United want that runners-up spot to show continued improvement under Ole Solskjaer after last season’s third placed finish.
Nobody is more determined than Maguire who has been at the heart of a defence that has kept four consecutive league clean sheets for the first time under Solskjaer.
Given that the last two of those have come against champions elect City and in form West Ham tells you all you need to know about the improvement at the back.
They needed an own goal off the head of Craig Dawson in the 53rd minute to win this, but they more than warranted the three points against the woeful Hammers.
United moved back to second and West Ham stayed fifth.
In the early afternoon game Leicester thrashed Sheffield United 5-0 thanks to a Kelechi Iheanacho hat-trick.
And at lunch time, Brighton beat Southampton 2-1 away to give the Seagulls a huge boost in their fight against relegation.
Finally, SunSport exclusively revealed Portsmouth want Neil Harris to replace Kenny Jackett at Fratton Park.