Matteo Darmian of Manchester United celebrates after scoring his side’s second goal.
Matteo Darmian of Manchester United celebrates after scoring his side’s second goal. Alex Livesey

United victory keeps the heat on EPL rivals

FOOTBALL: Manchester United has kept the pressure on Arsenal and Manchester City with a 2-0 home win over Crystal Palace.

United is now fifth, a point behind the Gunners and two behind City in the Champions League spots.

An own goal from Damien Delaney and a second from Matteo Darmian sealed the victory. West Ham stayed three points behind United in sixth after a 3-1 success over Watford.

Andy Carroll scored for the sixth game running, while Mark Noble poked home two penalties.

The pressure is mounting on Everton manager Roberto Martinez after a 4-0 loss to Liverpool at Anfield.

Divock Origi and Mamadou Sakho scored headers against the Toffees, who had Ramiro Funes Mori for a nasty challenge on Origi, who was replaced by Daniel Sturridge.

Sturridge added a third goal before Philippe Coutinho made it four.



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