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So’ton draw Man United as Casemiro sees red

Referee Anthony Taylor, while showing Casemiro a straight red card after the latter’s dangerous tackle on Southampton’s Hughes. The game ended on 0-0 draw.

Man United suffered a double blow when they drew Southampton the same time their midfielder Casemiro was red-carded after a dangerous tackle on Will Hughes.

United had a great chance of minimizing their point difference with Man City and Arsenal, but Southampton seemed to have had a different plan. This means that Man United are still in position three, but with 50 points. League leaders Arsenal seem to be enjoying the best of their form ever since their former coach, Arsen Wenger, lifted Premier League trophy eighteen years ago. Arsenal saw off Fulham FC at Craven Cottage when the league leaders hit three past their fellow Londoners. This means that Arsenal are now 66 points, five points ahead of their closest rivals Manchester City who have 61.

If the current trend goes the way it is, then it will be the first time since the season of the invincibles (of 2005) that Premier League trophy will have landed at Emirates stadium. On the other hand, if City win their remaining games, which include an encounter with Arsenal, then hope that Arsenal lose their other matches, then there are high chances that Manchester City will win the Premier League trophy three times in a row.

Man United, on the other hand, are losing their grip on the Premier League trophy – but it looks like they’ve hopes of winning two other silverwares in UEFA Europa League trophy, and FA cup – after bagging one trophy already: Carabao Cup. Carrington-based club will be meeting Real Betis in a reverse fixture in Spain next Thursday, before meeting Fulham at Old Trafford for an FA Cup quarter final.

In the first meeting with Betis, United won the game at Old Trafford 4-1, meaning that for Real Betis to proceed to the next round, it must win against Manchester United by 4-0, or 5-1. Anything lower than that goal margin will mean that Man United will have progressed to the next stage of quarter finals.

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