Dhe English football champions Liverpool FC has lost the championship lead in the Premier League for the time being. In the top game at the championship runner-up Manchester City, the Reds only scored 1-1 (1-1) on Sunday. The new front runner in England is Leicester City ahead of the second Tottenham Hotspur. While Liverpool are in third place, Man City remain in the middle of the table.
In the deserted Etihad Stadium, the two teams played a fast-paced and entertaining game, especially in the first half. After a foul by City defender Kyle Walker on Sadio Mané, Mohamed Salah (13th minute) converted the due penalty for the team from coach Jürgen Klopp. “Super football! Two top teams ready for a great fight. The energy levels of both teams were incredible, “said Klopp,” we had some good counterattacks. Lots. But we haven’t finished it, which is a shame. “
Past the gate
Gabriel Jesus (31st) scored to compensate for Pep Guardiola’s team, which has fallen short of expectations so far this season – and had bad luck on Sunday. Shortly before half-time, Kevin De Bruyne missed the lead for Man City when he shot a hand penalty wide to the left. During periods of pouring rain in Manchester, both teams also had chances to score in the second half, but the ultimately fair draw remained.
In addition to defense chief Virgil van Dijk, who will be out indefinitely after a successful knee operation, Klopp also had to do without the ailing former Bayern professional Thiago. Star striker Sergio Agüero was absent from Man City due to injury.
On Friday, Southampton FC temporarily climbed to the top of the table with a 2-0 win over Newcastle United. On Sunday afternoon, Tottenham Hotspur overtook West Bromwich Albion thanks to a late 1-0 (0-0) win. Harry Kane scored the winning goal in the 88th minute. About two hours later, the new leader Leicester overtook the Spurs. Jamie Vardy (15th / penalty kick) scored a narrow 1-0 (1-0) win against Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Arsenal FC with national goalkeeper Bernd Leno, on the other hand, lost 3-0 (0-1) to Aston Villa and settled in midfield with four wins and four defeats.