Monday cannon fodder: weekend update
What happened around the football world.
Norwich 0 - Brighton 1
With the loss, the Canaries are almost certainly headed for their third relegation in seven seasons. Brighton is all but assured of staying up.
Manchester United 5 - Bournemouth 2
Mason Greenwood hit a double and Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford each increased their season’s goal haul to 15. It might be the easy schedule, but United are humming along right now.
Burnley 1 - Sheffield United 1
John Egan’s 80th minute goal for the Blades cancelled out James Tarkowski’s first half mark and split the points.
Southampton 1 - Manchester City 0
Che Adams scored a nearly 40-yard chip in the 16th minute, and the Saints somehow held on for the remaining 74 to shock the Cityzens.
Lazio 0 - A.C. Milan 3
Goals from Hakan Calhanoglu, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and Ante Rebic lifted i Rossoneri to an unexpected win, boosting their campaign for the Europa League. Lazio falls 7 adrift of Juve for first.
Napoli 2 - Roma 1
Jose Callejon and Lorenzo Insigne scored to bookend Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s goal for Roma and draw Napoli even with Roma on 48 points.
A full slate of games, but no particularly interesting matches. The big result was last Tuesday when Atletico Madrid drew Barcelona. Real Madrid has opened up a 4 point lead at the top with four matches to play.
In the promotion-relegation playoff second leg (at 2:30 PM ET today), Heidenheim will look for a result and promotion at home after playing Werder Bremen to a 0-0 draw away. It would be their first time in Bundesliga and Werder’s first time going down in 40 years.
Utah Royals 1 - Sky Blue 0
Amy Rodriguez’s goal was the difference between the sides.
Houston Dash 2 - OL Reign 0
Kristie Mewis and Shea Groom scored for the Dash, who improved their defensive play significantly after conceding 3 in their tournament opener.
North Carolina Courage 1 - Chicago Red Stars 0
Abby Erceg scored for the reigning NWSL Champs. The Courage are really, really good.
Portland Thorns 1 - Washington Spirit 1
Goals from Lindsey Horan for the Thorns and Sam Staab for the Spirit split the points.