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EPL: United slip up vs Spurs as Iwobi’s Everton, Onuachu’s Southampton lose

MANCHESTER United gave up a two-goal lead tonight to draw 2-2 with Tottenham Hotspur in their English Premier League top four battle at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

The visitors took a 2-0 lead in the first half through Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford but paid dearly for a woeful second half performance as the hosts fought back.

Son Heung-min scored a 79th-minute equaliser to complete the Tottenham comeback after Pedro Porro had halved the deficit midway into the second half in Ryan Mason’s first game back as interim boss.

The point lifted Spurs above Liverpool and Aston Villa into fifth place, while Manchester United now trail third-placed Newcastle by two points after the Magpies won 4-1 at Everton.

Newcastle took a big step towards qualifying for next season’s UEFA Champions League with the comfortable win at Goodison Park over Everton, who had Nigeria international Alex Iwobi in action for 90 minutes.

Callum Wilson scored for Eddie Howe’s side in each half, with Joelinton netting in between and Jacob Murphy adding the fourth goal after Dwight McNeil had made it 3-1.

The result is Everton’s 17th loss of the campaign, and leaves them in 19th place and two points from safety.

At St Mary’s Stadium, bottom side Southampton, without their Nigerian players, were beaten 1-0 by visiting Bournemouth.

Super Eagles midfielder Joe Aribo was an unused substitute while striker Paul Onuachu was not in the matchday squad as the Saints fell deeper into relegation trouble.

Marcus Tavernier scored the only goal of the game as Bournemouth rose to 14th in the table, five points clear of the relegation places.

On their part, Southampton seem destined for the drop as they remain bottom, six points from safety with just five matches to go.

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