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Premier League: Arsenal stumble, Liverpool in crisis and Manchester United triumph on Saturday’s day

The leader of the Premier League, Arsenal, was surprised (1-0 defeat) in Everton’s field, to which the arrival of coach Sean Dyche served as a shock, this Saturday in the 22nd day of the Premier League, in the that Manchester United is placed at 8 points.

The Gunners, with 50 points, still have a five-point lead over second-placed Manchester City. Both teams have the same number of games, but Pep Guardiola’s team plays on Sunday at Tottenham’s field, perhaps to be placed two units behind.

This unexpected win for Everton, but globally deserved, is only the fourth this season for the Liverpool team, which for the moment remains in the relegation zone, 18th with 18 points.

Beyond this good accounting operation, it is the very serious performance of the other Liverpool team that makes them gain confidence in order to definitively escape the relegation zone.

Unable to get the ball up quickly or create superiority on the wingers, the Gunners had very few chances, despite close to 70% possession.

At half-time, Everton were clearly leading on points, with Dominic Calvert-Lewin coming close to hitting a cross from Onana (34), before a header that was too crossed (45+3), while Doucouré had also missed completely a header when he was only seven meters from the goal (35).

Tarkowski decides

The reward for Everton’s efforts came on the hour mark and it was James Tarkowski, who had been a faithful lieutenant to Dyche in his years at Burnley, who headed home a corner kick at the far post (1-0, 60th minute). ).

In the last half hour. Arsenal could not find the solution and lost one of its ‘jokers’ in the race to the title, which could become red hot from Sunday.

“We had the ball but we lacked determination and quality in the final third. We created a lot of chances but then we conceded and they slowed down the game,” Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta said.

“We gave up a lot of free kicks and that’s what they were looking for,” he added.

“This is not going to be a bed of roses. We have to play much better than we did today”, concluded the Basque coach.

Later the bulk of the day was played, with United’s victory (3rd) over Crystal Palace 2-1, with goals from Bruno Fernandes (7, from a penalty) and Marcus Rashford (62).

Shortly after, United was left with 10 due to the expulsion of the Brazilian Casemiro (70) for grabbing a rival by the neck in a tangana, and the Londoners took advantage of it to score through Jeff Schlupp (76).

Casemiro expelled

Manchester United, who at the beginning of the game held an act in memory of the victims of the Munich plane crash in 1958, survived in the final minutes to add their sixth consecutive victory at Old Trafford, something they had not achieved since 2017.

The one that continues in free fall is Liverpool (10th), which against Wolverhampton (15th) by Julen Lopetegui added the seventh defeat of the season and with 29 points it is already 10 away from the Champions League, which marks a Newcastle that this Saturday will receive to West Ham (17th).

The Reds’ Cameroonian central defender Joel Matip, with a goal against, opened the scoring as soon as he started (5) and Craig Dawson (12) and the Portuguese Rubén Neves (71) completed the win for the ‘Wolves’, who in this way they move away from the descent.

“Obviously it was a horrible start. Two goals that cannot be awarded like this. We were down 2-0 because of us. We were very passive at that time. I have no explanation. There are no excuses”, said Jürgen Klopp after the game.

Brighton (6th) and Brentford (7th) remain in the fight for European places after adding the three points against Bournemouth (19th) and Southampton (20th) and Leicester (13th) escapes the danger zone after beating Aston 4-2 Villa (11th). (D)

Source: Eluniverso


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