Injuries marred the spectacle in the Manchester United v Liverpool match, but what has it done to the Premier League market? Jasmine Baba sums it up.

Stalemate puts Liverpool back on top

Liverpool returned to the top of the table following a 0-0 draw against fierce North West rivals Manchester United. What promised to be an exciting, attacking game was spoiled by several injuries from both sides which resulted in four substitutions in the first 45 minutes.
The first sub to be made was at 21 minutes when Ander Herrera could no longer continue, but at the same time it looked like Marcus Rashford was also in pain but managed to, just about, play on as Juan Mata then went down, being subbed four minutes later for Jesse Lingard.
Lingard himself had just returned to fitness after his injury ten days ago against PSG, and his day only lasted 18 minutes before he couldn't play on any further. He was swapped out for Alexis Sanchez. We'll probably hear more about Rashford's problem later on, but he did not look fit enough to continue even though he stayed on the pitch.
From Liverpool's side, Roberto Firmino had to be substituted after 31 minutes for Daniel Sturridge.
Apart from the maximum amount of changes being made for United in the first half, the Old Trafford crowd were still entirely up for it, lifting the team to see out the draw and had the better chances of the match despite losing most of their attack to injury.
The 0-0 result puts Liverpool one point ahead of rivals Manchester City, however the Reds started Sunday at around 2.70 for the Premier League title and have now drifted to 3.15. The Citizens have shortened from 1.60 to 1.48 in the same market.
Manchester United have dropped down to fifth position but have seen no change in their Top Four odds and stay around 2.22.

Gunners win with clean sheet

The other 14:05 kick-off saw Arsenal take on relegation-battling Southampton at the Emirates. The reverse fixture saw the Gunners lose 3-2 but there were less to be worried about as Alexandre Lacazette opened the scoring after six minutes to put them in front. Henrikh Mkhitaryan doubled the lead nine minutes later, and Arsenal closed out the 2-0 win.
The victory puts them in fourth place for now, but Chelsea are a game behind and should they win that with an extra goal or two, could push Arsenal down into fifth. Nevertheless the Gunners' odds for a Top Four Finish have shortened just a touch from 3.50 to 3.05.
The Saints remain in the relegation zone but they are only one point off safety behind Cardiff. It looks likely that the last relegation spot will be between these two clubs with The Bluebirds at 1.67 and Southampton [4.8] to go down.

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