Arsenal stretches EPL lead after Man City held by Everton
By MATTIAS KAREN
LONDON (AP) — Arsenal couldn’t have asked for a much better end to the year. The Gunners stretched their Premier League lead to seven points with a 4-2 win at Brighton on Saturday after their two closest challengers Manchester City and Newcastle both dropped points earlier in the day. Another goal from Erling Haaland wasn’t enough to prevent City from being held to a 1-1 home draw by Everton thanks to a stunning equalizer from Demarai Gray. Third-place Newcastle saw a six-game winning streak end with a 0-0 draw against Leeds. Manchester United climbed into the top four for the first time thanks to Marcus Rashford, who was dropped to the bench for disciplinary reasons but came on to secure a 1-0 win over Wolverhampton.