Victory United and Arsenal in Premier League, where corona problems are growing


Naturally, there was football in the Premier League tonight. Five duels were scheduled, including Manchester United and Arsenal in action.

But the developments on the fields were partly in the shadow of the fast growing corona problems in the English competition.

Potential break

A test round among players and staff members in the Premier League yielded eighteen positive cases in the past week. That's the highest number per week so far.

Diverse British media subsequently reported that the presidents of a number of clubs had started informal talks about a two-week coronastop. This should take place in January to protect the players and trainers.

In the United Kingdom a record number of more than 50,000 corona infections were reported today. On Monday the Everton-Manchester City contest was already closed, after a number of positive cases at City.

Late victory United

Manchester United only came to score at Old Trafford in the injury time of the second half. Marcus Rashford's late goal was enough for the victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers: 1-0.

This brings Donny van de Beek's team, who didn't take any action, to second place in the rankings. Wolves, where Ki-Jana made his debut in the base team, is twelfth.

Arsenal, who already won handsomely last Saturday from Chelsea, booked a visit to Brighton & Hove Albion the second win in a row. The 1-0 victory came halfway through the second half from a goal by Alexandre Lacazette.

Not often will the Frenchman have found the target so quickly. Invader Lacazette was only 21 seconds inside the lines at the moment of scoring. Arsenal climbed through the victory to thirteenth place in the Premier League.

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