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Premier League | Man United moves joint top with Aston Villa win

Aston Villa's Keinan Davis in action with Manchester United's Nemanja Matic and Harry Maguire   | Photo Credit: Reuters

Son Heung-min scored his 100th goal for Tottenham Hotspur as it returned to winning ways with a 3-0 defeat of Leeds United to climb back into the Premier League’s top four on Saturday.

The South Korean doubled Tottenham’s tally just before the interval after strike partner Harry Kane’s penalty had given the hosts the lead. Toby Alderweireld’s header made it 3-0 in the 50th minute.

Manchester United closed in on pole position after a 2-1 home win over Aston Villa on Friday put it level on points and games played with leader Liverpool.

United trails its traditional rival on goal difference with both teams on 33 points from 16 matches.

United stretched its unbeaten league run to 10 games as Bruno Fernandes capped another fine individual performance with a penalty after Bertrand Traore had cancelled out Anthony Martial’s opener for the home side.

Meanwhile, Fulham’s game on Sunday at Burnley has been postponed after the London club discovered more positive coronavirus cases.

The results: Premier League: Tottenham 3 (Kane 29-pen, Son 43, Alderweireld 50) bt Leeds 0.

LaLiga: Villarreal 2 (Nino 19, Moreno 54) bt Levante 1 (Leon 73).

Friday: Premier League: Everton 0 lost to West Ham 1 (Soucek 86); Manchester United 2 (Martial 40, Fernandes 61-pen) bt Aston Villa 1 (Traore 58).


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