United Fail to Defeat Everton, Chelsea Bounce Back

The pressure is mounting on Manchester United coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after his side were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Everton.

The Saturday evening result means Solskjaer’s side has taken just one point from their last two home games in the Premier League with an unconvincing 2-1 win over Villarreal in the Champions League in midweek.

Things seemed to be going well for Manchester United when Anthony Martial put them ahead in the 43rd minute, but Andros Townsend levelled for Everton after an excellent counter-attack in the 65th minute and the visitors almost sneaked a win only for Yerry Mina to see an effort ruled out for offside in injury time.

Chelsea recovered from defeats against Manchester City and Juventus with a 3-1 win at home over Southampton.

Young defender Trevoh Chalobah headed them ahead in the ninth minute, but Ben Chilwell’s rash challenge allowed James Ward-Prowse to level from the penalty spot with half an hour left to play.

Ward-Prowse was then sent off for a rash challenge on Jorginho with 13 minutes remaining and Timo Werner and Chilwell took advantage to seal the points for Chelsea in the closing minutes.

Elsewhere, Diego Llorente’s 18th minute goal was enough to give Leeds United their first win of the season as they defeated Watford 1-0 at Elland Road, while Burnley and Norwich drew 0-0 in a game between the bottom two.

The result ends Norwich’s six game losing start to the season, but leaves both teams still searching for their first win, although it was enough to lift Burnley above Newcastle, who lost 2-1 away to Wolves.

Arsenal escaped with a point from their visit to Brighton after the home side peppered the Arsenal goal with 21 shots, but only managed to get two on target and those were dealt with excellently by Arsenal keeper Aaron Ramsdale.

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