United & Barca held, Ronaldo decides derby

Sport360 staff 22:11 19/11/2016


Substitute Olivier Giroud converted Arsenal‘s first effort on target in the 89th minute to rescue a smash-and-grab 1-1 draw for Arsene Wenger’s side at Manchester United on Saturday.

Juan Mata’s 69th-minute strike looked to have earned Jose Mourinho’s United a much-needed win, only for Giroud to level with a last-gasp header from fellow substitute Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s cross.

Yaya Toure returned from his Manchester City exile to inspire a 2-1 victory at Crystal Palace that maintains their pursuit of the Premier League title.

Liverpool were forced to settle for a goalless draw at Southampton on Saturday as they dominated the hosts without being able to find a breakthrough.

Jurgen Klopp’s side remain top of the Premier League, ahead of Manchester City by virtue of scoring more goals, but could be replaced at the summit by Chelsea if the Blues can win at Middlesbrough on Sunday.

Etienne Capoue struck after just 32 seconds as Watford added to Leicester‘s domestic woes by beating the Premier League champions 2-1 at Vicarage Road.

Roberto Pereyra netted Watford’s second after 12 minutes and Riyad Mahrez’s penalty couldn’t revive Leicester.

Harry Kane scored two late goals as Tottenham Hotspur came from behind to beat West Ham 3-2 in a bad-tempered derby that featured two controversial penalty awards by referee Mike Dean.


Barcelona paid a heavy price for the absence of Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez as nine-man Malaga held out for a 0-0 draw at the Camp Nou.

A free-kick, penalty and tap-in saw Cristiano Ronaldo seal the 39th hat-trick of his career to lead Real Madrid to a 3-0 victory over Atletico Madrid at the Vicente Calderon.


Angel Di Maria and Jese Rodriguez opened their Ligue 1 scoring accounts this season in French champions Paris Saint Germain’s 2-0 win over Nantes at the Parc des Princes


Borussia Dortmund stunned champions and arch-rivals Bayern Munich 1-0 on Saturday in a bad-tempered “Der Klassiker” clash to leave RB Leipzig the shock Bundesliga leaders.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang prodded in on 11 minutes at a frenzied Signal Iduna Park to propel Dortmund up to third on 21 points, three points behind Bayern, for whom this was a first defeat of the league season.


Goals from Sami Khedira, Mario Mandzukic and Hernandes secured all three points for Juventus against Pescara as they extended their lead to seven points at the top.