Jürgen Klopp was jumping wildly through his coaching zone. With a goal deep in stoppage time, Joker Divock Origi had put his team manager in ecstasy and shot Liverpool FC to the top of the English Premier League – but only for two and a half hours. Thanks to the Belgian’s late goal (90th + 4 minutes), the Reds deservedly won 1-0 (0-0) at Wolverhampton Wanderers and benefited from the Derby bankruptcy of Chelsea FC.
Thomas Tuchel’s team lost 2: 3 (2: 1) in the London city derby at West Ham United. But in the evening Manchester City passed by. The defending champion won 3-1 (2-0) at Watford FC and is now one point ahead of Klopp’s Reds and two ahead of Tuchel’s Champions League winners with 35 points. Raheem Sterling (4th) and Bernardo Silva (31st / 63rd) were successful for ManCity and secured their fifth win in a row.
Liverpool missed some good chances, the best of which was Diogo Jota. Goalkeeper Jose Sa had left his case, but the striker shot a defender on the line from five meters (61.). Only Origi’s goal from the turn after a pass from star striker Mo Salah brought the three.
In London, Thiago Silva (28th) and Mason Mount (44th) gave Chelsea the lead twice with national players Antonio Rüdiger and Kai Havertz in the starting eleven. But the Hammers turned the game around with goals from Manuel Lanzini (40th, penalty kick), Jarrod Bowen (56th) and Arthur Masuaku (87th).
Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy had caused the penalty to make it 1-1 with a foul on Bowen and also looked bad at 2-3: He punched an apparently unsuccessful cross from Masuaku into his own goal. Havertz had to be replaced injured after a foul. For the first time, Chelsea conceded more than one goal in a Premier League game.
Meanwhile, FC Barcelona suffered their first defeat in their third game under the direction of their new coach and club idol Xavi. The prestigious club lost their home game against Real Betis Sevilla 0: 1 (0: 0) in the Spanish championship and screwed up the dress rehearsal for the final group game in the Champions League on Wednesday at Bayern Munich.
Juanmi (79th) completed a counterattack by the guests with the decisive goal. Due to the defeat, the team of the German national goalkeeper Marc-André ter Stegen remains in seventh place after 15 games, 13 points behind leaders Real Madrid. Sevilla improved to third place.