Own goal sinks Manchester United's chances of closing gap on Liverpool

Own goal sinks Manchester United's chances of closing gap on Liverpool

- Manchester United drew with Leicester City in a dramatic match with both sides playing hard

- Unfortunately for Manchester, Harvey Barnes scored an own goal which sunk their chances of winning

- Fortunately, this means that Manchester remain unbeaten but failed to narrow the gap with log leaders Liverpool

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Manchester United faced off against Leicester City on Boxing Day in a dramatic match which saw Manchester take the lead twice but ultimately neither winning nor losing as Leicester City drew the match.

This means that both teams failed to narrow the gap between themselves and log leader Liverpool.

United's goal scorers were Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes and Leicester got lucky with Manchester scoring an own goal by Harvey Barnes and a goal from Harvey Barnes drawing the match.

Own goal sinks Manchester United's chances of closing gap on Liverpool
It was an action-packed match but ultimately didn't help either team advance. Photo credit: @19JosepRP
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On a positive note for Manchester, the team has remained unbeaten but still no closer to bridging the gap with Liverpool.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was disappointed with not having a win but said that it could help foster the right mentality going forward.

Leicester boss was full of praise for both teams and said his team had a lot of good moments. He credited his team's defence and attack for putting Manchester under pressure.

Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that Luc Eymael has shared an angry clap-back with the South African Football Association (SAFA) after they opposed his appointment as senior coach for South Africa's Chippa United football team.

Eymael responded to SAFA's decision by denying that he was racist. According to a statement made by the Belgian football coach, he has been living in Africa for 10 years, something a racist person would not do.

While Eymael had previously denied signing with the Chili Boys, stating that he had spoken to the team's management but not made any agreements, it seems that he also does not want to be denied the role should he decide to take it up.

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Briefly.co.za earlier reported that After Chippa United made the announcement that Belgian coach Luc Eymael would be their new head coach, there was an uproar. The South African Football Association (SAFA) has now announced that they will oppose his application for a work permit.

Eymael earned the title of a controversial person after he made racist remarks regarding his former club's fanbase. United shocked many after they appointed the Belgian right after firing Lehlohonolo Seema.

SAFA stated that they would immediately be writing to the Minister of Home Affairs to confirm their objection to the granting of a work permit for Eymael. TimesLive reported that SAFA would also be requesting the Ethics Committees of FIFA and SAFA to charge Eymael.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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