Sarri reveals that Morata has been rested for BATE clash

UNITED will miss out on qualifying for the Champions League, while rivals Manchester City will win the Premier League this season. Pep Guardiola's side also remain favourites for the league title.

While Liverpool were on top of the log after Saturday's games, they have now dropped to the third spot as Manchester City reclaimed the number one position and Chelsea climbed to second spot.

Ander Herrera came on as a second half substitute to add bite to what had been a previously lackluster Manchester United midfield and help to inspire a 2-1 win away to Bournemouth which came thanks to an injury-time goal from Marcos Rashford. "That doesn't mean Liverpool can't win the league", he told Sky Sports.

In short, City ran through Southampton 6-1 to the point where it was nearly embarrassing for the visitors, with Mark Hughes having to sit and ponder over what could've been against his former club.

"We are two points behind and it's up to us to keep the rhythm". "How they perform is a good sign that something is right in the team".

Palace started the game in brighter fashion. Pedro found compatriot Alvaro Morata who took the touch before smashing a powerful effort past Wayne Hennessey. However, the pair haven't been convincing in front of goal.

He is tied along with Eden HAZARD of Chelsea and Pierre-Emerick AUBAMEYANG of Arsenal.

The home side sealed the victory with 20 minutes left on the clock.

"It is a good example when you see the best players and superstars in the team are happy", said the ex-Blues stalwart.

The most important thing is we need to be prepared so that what happened to Liverpool doesn't happen to us.

Manchester City jumped to a 3-0 advantage in the first 18 minutes, with Southampton Dutch center back Wesley Hoedt opening the scoring on his own goal just six minutes into the game on Sunday evening.

Fabregas was excluded from the travelling party due to illness, while Morata - who has scored four goals in his past four Premier League appearances - has been granted a rest.

Vanessa Coleman

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