LONDON – Tottenham moved to the highest of the Premier League with a goalless draw towards title rivals Chelsea, whereas Edinson Cavani impressed Manchester United’s thrilling Three-2 win at Southampton on Sunday.
Jose Mourinho’s facet climbed above earlier leaders Liverpool on aim distinction after a sterile London derby at Stamford Bridge.
Tottenham are unbeaten in 9 league video games and Mourinho appeared blissful to frustrate his former membership as they adopted a cautious strategy with little attacking ambition.
“That was a recreation the place we revered them they usually revered us. No one gambled right now or tried to vary the path of the sport,” Mourinho mentioned.
“I like the sensation of being prime. We got here from a troublesome place final season and we’re proud of that.”
Chelsea haven’t misplaced of their final 11 video games in all competitions and sit in third place, two factors behind Tottenham and Liverpool, who drew 1-1 at Brighton on Saturday.
“It went as I kind of anticipated. I assumed we might have a variety of possession. We created sufficient to win the sport,” Chelsea supervisor Frank Lampard mentioned.
“The clear sheet towards a facet set as much as counter-attack, that was glorious. We did not give Kane or Son a sniff.”
Timo Werner thought he had put Chelsea forward early within the first half with an excellent end, just for an offside flag to thwart the Germany striker.
Chelsea’s Mason Mount compelled an excellent save from Hugo Lloris within the second half, whereas substitute Olivier Giroud ought to have carried out higher than shoot straight on the Tottenham keeper in stoppage time.
– United combat again –
The drab conflict in west London was a stark distinction to United’s dramatic fightback from two targets down at St Mary’s.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s facet had been dealing with a dismal defeat after first-half targets from Jan Bednarek and James Ward-Prowse put Southampton in management.
However Uruguay striker Cavani sparked United’s escape act after approaching on the interval.
Cavani arrange Bruno Fernandes to cut back the deficit and the previous Paris Saint-Germain star grabbed the equaliser from his team-mate’s deflected shot.
The 33-year-old netted once more within the remaining moments as his third aim since signing as a free agent in October prolonged United’s successful to 4 video games in all competitions.
“Nice impression in fact. He’s a quantity 9 who needs to be in between the posts, he’s at all times on the transfer. I am very happy with him,” Solskjaer mentioned.
“On the coaching pitch, within the dressing room and through meal instances, how meticulous he’s. He is aware of what he needs to eat, how a lot he needs to get well — every thing!
“It was prime motion and his timing is incredible. His starvation to get on the top of issues is the important thing for a centre-forward.
“Typically it hurts and typically it does not however to attain it’s a must to be in there.”
It was precisely the form of influential show Solskjaer hoped for from Cavani when he moved for him after United’s failed pursuit of Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho.
Written off as a panic purchase in some quarters, Cavani proved his age must be no barrier to creating an impression within the Premier League.
He’s solely the second participant to be immediately concerned in three targets in a Premier League recreation after approaching as an alternative choice to United since Solskjaer scored 4 towards Nottingham Forest in 1999.
United climbed to seventh place, two factors adrift of the Champions League locations, after setting a membership document of eight successive away Premier League wins.
“It’s a trait of Manchester United to by no means give in. Each single one in all them, there was completely no probability they had been going to surrender. That is a giant factor for a Manchester United participant,” Solskjaer mentioned.
United goalkeeper David de Gea got here off at half-time with a knee damage and Solskjaer mentioned: “Hopefully he may be okay for Wednesday (towards PSG within the Champions League) however I am unsure.”