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EPL Winners and Losers After Sunday's 2020 Week 29 Premier League Results

Gill Clark@@gillclarkyFeatured Columnist IIMarch 8, 2020

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MARCH 08: Scott McTominay of Manchester United celebrates after scoring a goal to make it 2-0 during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Manchester City at Old Trafford on March 8, 2020 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images)
Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images

Manchester United beat Manchester City 2-0 on Sunday to complete a league double over their local rivals for the first time since 2009-10.

Goals from Anthony Martial and Scott McTominay handed the Red Devils all three points and means leaders Liverpool are now just two wins away from being crowned champions.

Sunday's only other Premier League fixture saw Chelsea tighten their grip on fourth place with a 4-0 win over Everton at Stamford Bridge.

Mason Mount and Pedro scored in the first half to put the Blues in control before Willian and Olivier Giroud found the net after half-time to secure all three points.

   

Sunday's Results

Chelsea 4-0 Everton

Manchester United 2-0 Manchester City

    

Winner: Chelsea's Future

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard's decision to put his faith in the club's youngsters this season continues to pay off with Billy Gilmour and Mason Mount putting in stellar performances against Everton.

Gilmour made his full Premier League debut at Stamford Bridge and was involved in the Blues' first two goals in a man-of-the-match display.

Goal's Nizaar Kinsella highlighted just how impressive the 18-year-old was against Everton:

Nizaar Kinsella @NizaarKinsella

Billy Gilmour covered 12.62km today, more than any other #CFC player. He also completed 74 passes which was more than anyone else. 93% accuracy. #CHEEVE

Mount also produced a superb display, opening the scoring with a great turn and finish for his sixth Premier League goal of the season:

Squawka Football @Squawka

Mason Mount has now been directly involved in 10 Premier League goals for Chelsea this season: ❍ 6 goals ❍ 4 assists Superb swivel & strike. https://t.co/uTuqG8oljE

Further goals from Pedro, Willian and Giroud gave the hosts a comfortable lead and allowed Lampard to hand Premier League debuts to 18-year-old academy products Armando Broja and Tino Anjorin.

Kinsella highlighted Lampard's commitment to youth:

Nizaar Kinsella @NizaarKinsella

Armando Broja is the eighth academy debutant of the season. Mount, Gilmour, James, Maatsen, Lamptey, Guehi, Anjorin, Broja. (Tomori and Abraham had already appeared for Chelsea under Hiddink) #CFC #CHEEVE

The win sees Chelsea cement fourth place in the Premier League but also shows the club's future looks to be in good hands thanks to their raft of talented youngsters.

     

Loser: Ederson

Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson was guilty of two poor errors against Manchester United as the Citizens were beaten 2-0 at Old Trafford.

The normally reliable Brazilian ought to have saved Martial's shot for the opening goal. The stopper got down to the forward's effort but allowed it to squirm under his body (UK video only):

Sky Sports @SkySports

Ederson will not want to see this again! 🙈 Martial's volley goes straight through his hands and #MUFC lead! Watch #MUNMCI live on @SkySportsPL, with highlights on the Sky Sports app, website and Sky Sports Football YouTube channel 👇 https://t.co/DoghgmuYEJ

A poor touch almost gifted Martial a second goal at the start of the second half before he managed to salvage the situation with a sliding challenge.

Yet worse was to come for Ederson deep into stoppage time when he gifted the Red Devils the second of the match, which sealed the win.

A poor throw out from the Brazilian fell straight to McTominay, who showed great technique to send a first-time shot from range into the back of the net:

WhoScored.com @WhoScored

Ederson: Has committed five errors leading to an opposition goal in the Premier League; two were at Old Trafford today https://t.co/j1HLzizgaQ

It was an afternoon to forget for Ederson and one that saw Manchester City slip to their seventh defeat of a disappointing title defence.

     

Winner: Anthony Martial

Martial sent Manchester United on their way to victory over Manchester City with the opening goal at Old Trafford on Sunday.

The Frenchman showed some quick thinking to latch on to a free-kick from Bruno Fernandes and net his 11th Premier League goal of the season.

The strike also saw him notch a rare landmark:

OptaJoe @OptaJoe

3 – Anthony Martial is only the second Manchester United player to score in three consecutive starts in Premier League Manchester derbies, and the first since Eric Cantona netted in five in a row between March 1993 & April 1996. Rare. #MNUMCI https://t.co/3xfCmBDMpJ

Martial was a danger throughout the match against a Manchester City backline that continues to look vulnerable:

Sky Sports Statto @SkySportsStatto

⭐️ Man of the Match, @ManUtd's Anthony Martial 22 touches, 4 in opposition box 4 shots, 3 on target 11th PL goals this season, joint career best, including scoring in both wins v Man City https://t.co/2Pg2ytTMRo

It's an important win for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side that extends their unbeaten run to 10 games in all competitions. 

    

Loser: Carlo Ancelotti's Chelsea Return

Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti made his first return to Stamford Bridge since being sacked in 2011 and told reporters in the buildup it would be an "emotional moment."

The Italian could be forgiven for feeling emotional after seeing his side thumped by the Blues with a defeat that all but ended their slim hopes of securing European football for next season.

The Toffees put in arguably their worst display since Ancelotti was appointed manager in December 2019 and were no match for a lively Chelsea team.

Opta noted how it's the joint-heaviest league defeat of Ancelotti's managerial career:

OptaJoe @OptaJoe

0-4 - Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti suffered his joint-heaviest league defeat as a manager, with this equalling a 0-4 defeat against Atlético Madrid as Real Madrid manager in February 2015. Thrashed. #CHEEVE https://t.co/5UkJyH8aGu

The game also represented the first time Everton have failed to find the back of the net in 11 league matches under Ancelotti.

The 60-year-old told Sky Sports after the match that "everything went wrong" for his side:

Sky Sports @SkySports

Highlights of every Premier League game will be shown for free on the Sky Sports website and app – you don’t need to be a Sky Sports subscriber! Download the app here: 📲 iPhone: https://t.co/3MGpJWJweB 📲 Android: https://t.co/HOizWcRDe5 https://t.co/iype9wp8Hu

Everton have been much-improved under Ancelotti but have hit a mini-slump. They have now gone three games without a win and face league leaders Liverpool next in the Premier League.

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