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Lukaku injured as Man United extend winless run

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Romelu Lukaku was carried off on a stretcher after suffering a head injury during Manchester United’s 0-0 draw against Southampton at Old Trafford on Saturday.

The 24-year-old Belgium international was hurt in a clash of heads with Wesley Hoedt inside the first 10 minutes, and was taken off wearing an oxygen mask after getting treatment for several minutes.

But United’s winless league run stretched to three games as they laboured to no avail against a resolute Southampton.

Read also: EPL: Moses, Ndidi in action as Chelsea thrash Stoke, Liverpool fight back against Leicester

Paul Pogba did have the ball in the net late on but his effort was ruled out for offside, while goalkeeper David de Gea made an incredible save to deny the visitors.

The draw leaves Jose Mourinho’s side third in the table as Chelsea climbed to second after a 5-0 thrashing of Stoke City ealier on Saturday.

League leaders, Manchester City are 13 points clear at the top and have the chance to increase their lead to 16 points when they visit Crystal Palace on Sunday.

 

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