MORNING FOOTBALL FANS
Yesterday was a bad day for teams who started it in the top ten of the Premier League.
Manchester United could only manage a 1-1 draw at relegation scrappers West Brom.
Arsenal started the day in the bottom half but moved up to tenth thanks to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s first Arsenal hat-trick during a 4-2 home win against Leeds who dropped out of the top ten.
The Gabonese vowed to give the match ball to his kids after the game.
And in probably the result of the day, Scott Parker’s Fulham recorded a historic 2-0 win at Everton where they have a terrible record.
Josh Maja scored both the Cottagers’ goals on his full Fulham debut as Parker’s team moved within seven points of safety.
Wolves also won 2-1 at Southampton to leap-frog the Saints into 12th.
After Man Utd’s draw at the Hawthorns, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made a U-turn by claiming United were still in the title race — despite this West Brom flop.
Failure to beat second-bottom Baggies means United have now dropped nine points from their last five games.
Boss Solskjaer, who wrote off their Prem hopes after the 3-3 draw with Everton nine days ago, said: “No one will give it away this early — no one knows.
“This season is so unpredictable anything can happen. I’m not going to settle for second, of course we’re not. It is a compliment to the boys we got into the position we are now.
“We won’t let City run away with it, we’re playing them soon.
“We’re not giving it away early. But we’re in desperate need for three-pointers and disappointed with one point only.”
At Chelsea, Thomas Tuchel heaped praise on Tammy Abraham for overcoming adversity and breaking through from Chelsea’s academy.
Tuchel said: “I like that he made his way on the loans and overcame obstacles in his career when he went on loan. He always scored for his teams.
“He has the spirit to make it at Chelsea. This is one of the toughest challenges you can face but he is ready.
“It is one of the toughest challenges you can have. It is not always straight up.
“It is sometimes bumpy, sometimes you go out on loan, but I like that the academy boys accept the challenge to make it here.”
West Ham host Sheffield United tonight as the Hammers look to move into the top four with a win.