Premier League Roundup: Jesus makes the difference in City vs Sheffield clash; Other Premier League results

Gabriel Jesus‘ strike at home to Sheffield United was the only difference as City grabbed yet another maximum three points while keeping it tidy at the back too.

The goal ended a nine-game Premier League goal drought for the Brazillian attacker and helped Man City to a club-record 12th win in a row as they beat Sheffield United 1-0 to extend their lead at the top of the table.

The Brazilian rammed the ball past Aaron Ramsdale inside just nine minutes into the contest after some woeful Sheffield United defending.

The win keeps City sitting atop the Premier League table three points clear with a game in hand and are now unbeaten in 19 matches across all competitions.

Sheffield United remain bottom of the table, 10 points from safety, and now face a crucial test against fellow strugglers West Brom at Bramall Lane on Tuesday evening.

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Stats and facts from the match (Backed by Opta)

  • Manchester City have won their last 12 matches in all competitions, the longest winning run in their history. It is the longest winning run by a Premier League side since Arsenal won 12 in a row between August and October 2007.
  • Sheffield United have scored just one goal in their 10 Premier League matches against Man City (D3 L7), the fewest goals ever scored by a team in their first 10 Premier League games against an opponent.
  • Manchester City have won all nine matches in all competitions in January, the most they have ever won in a single month in their entire history. Indeed, it is the most wins by a team in the top four tiers of English football in a single month since the formation of the Football League in 1888.
  • Sheffield United have now lost 20 of their last 24 Premier League matches (W2 D2), seven more than any other side in this timeframe (since July 16 last year).
  • Only James Milner (54) and Darius Vassell (46) have scored in more Premier League games without ending on the losing side than Man City forward Gabriel Jesus (37 – W35 D2).
  • Manchester City have kept 20 clean sheets in all competitions this season – at least five more than any other side in the top-five European leagues.
  • This was Sheffield United’s eighth 0-1 defeat in the Premier League this season, the joint-most ever by a side at this stage (after 21 matches) of a top-flight season, along with Ipswich Town in 1985/86.

Everton 0-2 Newcastle: Callum Wilson grabs a double as the Magpies win to ease pressure on Steve Bruce

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Callum Wilson struck two second-half goals to hand Newcastle a vital first win in nine Premier League games and ease the pressure on Steve Bruce as they beat a flat Everton 2-0 at Goodison Park.

Wilson had earlier missed Newcastle’s two best chances either side of half-time, but made up for it scoring his 50th Premier League goal with a fabulous, inch-perfect header from Jonjo Shelvey’s corner.

Then at stoppage time, Wilson got his and Newcastle’s second finishing low past Jordan Pickford when one-on-one as Everton were caught high up the pitch looking for a leveller (90+3).

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Managers reactions…

Carlo Ancelotti on Richarlison: “We were lazy, we were slow and we were not focused. We gave away 12 corners to them, a lot of throw-ins. We didn’t win duels, second balls… this is the game.

“You can only show quality if you are there in this game because the game is about winning duels, second balls, avoiding corners, avoiding throw-ins. We were not on the pitch today.”

Newcastle boss Steve Bruce said: “We look far better in terms of personnel available, we’ve been struggling big style. We’ve had an awful eight weeks with injury and illness.

“[The tactical change] is something we’ve been working on for weeks. If you looked at Newcastle in the past year it was sitting deep and hitting on the counter attack.

“I think the players have enjoyed the change, but you need a result to go with it. Today, of course, everyone is happy. I haven’t turned it around now, just on one performance. I hope in time if we stay fit and healthy we’ll be OK.”

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