Published: Tue, January 19, 2021
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Both Manchester United and City to play key games in Premier League

Both Manchester United and City to play key games in Premier League

Manchester City moved just two points off top spot in the Premier League by smashing Crystal Palace 4-0 on Sunday.

United visit Fulham, who are third from bottom and four points from safety, but who took a creditable point off Tottenham a week ago and put up courageous resistance with 10 men before finally losing 1-0 at home to Chelsea at the weekend.

Instead, the Reds are now enduring their longest run in the league without a win since the early days of Jurgen Klopp's reign in 2017.

'There were matches where we needed an attacker but at that time two of them were injured.

Jota made an instant impact after his signing from Wolves in September, scoring five times in his first eight league appearances.

"A lot of good stuff obviously but what we miss is a goal", he said.

A COVID-19 outbreak among the squad has stalled progress somewhat in the new year, with the relegation clash against Burnley postponed, and the trip to Spurs rearranged at short notice, but Fulham arguably look best placed of the bottom three to mount a survival bid as we enter the second half of 2020/21. "The only possibility you have to score goals is to create situations and to be ready to fail and to do it again".

The Telegraph, as quoted by Daily Mail, is reporting that Manchester City have drawn up a shortlist of strikers who could replace Argentina worldwide Sergio Aguero at the end of the Premier League season.

Guardiola's men are unbeaten in 14 games to close in on Manchester United and Liverpool at the top of the Premier League and reach a fourth consecutive League Cup final.

Of the 10 matches he and Stones have started to together, City have won nine and conceded just one goal.

The Premier League's chief executive Richard Masters has urged players to set the "right example", while English Football League chief executive Trevor Birch warned football would come under "extreme governmental pressure" if players continued to flout the rules.

Leicester's James Maddison led the way with a comical, socially distanced celebration after he burst the net with a fine goal in his side's 2-0 win over Southampton.

Wins over Wolves and Sheffield United gave Burnley hope in the face of a loss to Leeds, and while they did struggle against MK Dons in the FA Cup, their penalty shootout win could be an important moment if they go on to have a strong cup run.

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