EPL Wrap: Man Utd score four in win at Watford, Leicester beat Spurs

EPL Wrap: Man Utd score four in win at Watford, Leicester beat Spurs
Source: Wires
Date: 28-11-2017 Time: 10:11:58:pm

Ashley Young scored twice against his old club as Manchester United beat Watford in the Premier League.

United weathered late pressure from the hosts, having netted three goals in 13 first-half minutes to cut the deficit to five points on unbeaten leaders Manchester City.

Pep Guardiola's side, though, can re-establish their eight-point advantage when they host Southampton on Wednesday.

Young drilled in a precise finish from the edge of the box, before curling in a stunning 25-yard free-kick six minutes later and Anthony Martial tucked in a cool finish from 18 yards out.

Brazilian Richarlison looped a header against the crossbar for Watford, but Troy Deeney scored a penalty and Abdoulaye Doucoure poked home from inside the area with six minutes to go for a tense finish.

But Jesse Lingard scored a stunning fourth for the visitors, picking the ball up inside his own half before driving forward into the box and finishing.

Elsewhere, Tottenham were left ruing a host of missed chances as Leicester held out to move into the top half of the table with victory at the King Power.

Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson says his side can take belief from their first point away from home after a goalless draw with Brighton.

Before this stalemate, the Eagles had lost all six of their previous matches away from Selhurst Park without scoring and conceded 13 goals.

And West Brom conceded a two-goal lead to miss out on the chance of a first league win since August as Newcastle ended a run of four straight defeats.

Jonny Evans' own goal saw Rafael Benitez's side draw level after Hal Robson-Kanu and Sam Field had put the home side ahead.

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