West Ham vs Man Utd: 1-1 Once again, as so often during Van Gaal reign, the Red Devils played without that swaggering winning mentality though they knew that they could close the gap with Man City to 3 points if they won. The Devils needed an injury time goal by Daley Blind to rescue them. Increasingly, Van Gaal is under pressure to see that the large outlay of a quarter of a billion bears fruit. The team beneath are closing in, winning with style. West Ham outplayed them. The Red Devils have to depend on long balls...... Uncharacteristic of them.
Everton vs Liverpool: With a late win over Bolton in the 4th rd FA Cup replay, 2-1 and the return of Sturridge to fitness, the Reds must be feeling good right now.
0-0 Dour draw between two teams who wanted to maintain their form.
Spurs vs Arsenal: 2-1 Harry Kane 'hurricane-Kaned' the Gunners as the headlines goes. He is turning out to be the player of the season if he continues the form.
Top vs Strugglers
Man City vs Hull: 1-1 another shocker for the Citizens as they have to come from behind to equalize against the goals- leaking Steve Bruce team. They are now further and further away from Jose Mourinho's team.
Villa vs Chelsea: 1-2 easy cantering win by the Blues who had never won at Villa Park before during Jose reign. They are now 7 points ahead of second place City though Mourinho stated that ' a 7 point lead is nothing'.