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Manchester United 2-2 Southampton: Late equaliser sets back hosts’ top-four hopes

Manchester United 2-2 Southampton: Late equaliser sets back hosts’ top-four hopes

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Southampton substitute Michael Obafemi's 96th-minute equaliser prevented Manchester United from jumping up to third place and leaves their Champions League qualification still in the balance.United led 2-1 for 73 minutes after Marcus Rashford had slotted home an equaliser and Anthony Martial fired a superb second three minutes later.They were on course to leapfrog top-four rivals Chelsea and Leicester but Obafemi bundled in a set-piece at the back post deep in stoppage time after it had been flicked on by Jan Bednarek. The Saints had initially taken the lead through Stuart Armstrong's 12th-minute strike, following Paul Pogba's mistake, and after fighting back to draw, they now sit five point...
Wolves 2-1 Man Utd: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants five wins for top-four spot

Wolves 2-1 Man Utd: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants five wins for top-four spot

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Media playback is not supported on this device Manchester United need to win five of their last six league games to finish in the top four of the Premier League, says manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.A 2-1 loss at Wolves left United fifth, two points behind third-placed Arsenal, level with Tottenham who are fourth and one point clear of Chelsea in sixth.However, United have now played one game more than the three London clubs. "We needed 15 points from seven games, now it is 15 from six - we don't have room for many losses," said Solskjaer. "It is harder than it was before...
Hull KR 14-42 Castleford Tigers: Kieran Gill shines as Tigers gain advantage on top-four rivals in Super League

Hull KR 14-42 Castleford Tigers: Kieran Gill shines as Tigers gain advantage on top-four rivals in Super League

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Castleford stole a march on their rivals for a top-four spot with a comfortable 42-14 victory over lowly Hull KR in their rearranged Betfred Super League fixture at KCOM Craven Park.Rookie winger Kieran Gill, fresh from signing a new contract for 2019, scored two of the Tigers' eight tries on his first appearance of the season as he helped his team reclaim fourth place in the table with another game in hand. Castleford coach Daryl Powell told his players to toughen up after their crushing home defeat by St Helens and he will be delighted with their response as they brought Rovers crashing back to earth following their triumph over Wigan. Rovers, who have not beaten Castleford at home for five years, never recovered from the shock of conceding four tries in the first 18 minutes and a 12th d...