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Premier League: Liverpool gets a mandatory win in Sheffield – City fails again

Premier League Liverpool gets a mandatory win in Sheffield – City fails again

Liverpool stays close to Arsenal with victory at Sheffield United. photo

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In the Premier League title fight, Liverpool FC managed a mandatory win against bottom team Sheffield, which gained additional value thanks to the next mistake by champions Manchester City.

Liverpool FC secured a must-win win against bottom side Sheffield United in the Premier League and maintained contact with league leaders Arsenal FC.

Coach Jürgen Klopp’s team could only breathe a sigh of relief after Dominik Szoboszlai’s goal in added time (90th + 4 minutes) to make the final score 2-0 (1-0). The success gained in value due to the result in the day’s top game: Manchester City were unable to win in their fourth Premier League game in a row and lost 1-0 to Aston Villa with a goal from former Leverkusen player Leon Bailey (74th).

In the table, Liverpool are two points behind Arsenal (36 points) after 15 games. Thanks to their success, Aston Villa moved past defending champions City and are third (32), coach Pep Guardiola’s team has 30 points. Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United are behind with 27 points. United beat Chelsea FC 2-1.

Captain Virgil van Djik scored Liverpool’s only goal for a long time with a header from a corner (37th). Without ex-Bundesliga professional Joel Matip, who had a knee injury, the guests missed their other opportunities to score a second goal. Sheffield came away empty-handed in the first game under returning coach Chris Wilder.

Pascal Groß scores for Brighton

Meanwhile, national player Pascal Groß enabled Brighton & Hove Albion’s comeback against FC Brentord with his goal. The midfielder equalized in the 31st minute, and Jack Hinshelwood scored the winning goal to make it 2-1 (52nd). Bryan Mbeumo (27’/penalty) gave the guests the lead.

One thing was clear: Fulham FC beat Nottingham Forest 5-0. The team around German keeper Bernd Leno celebrated double packs from Raul Jimenez (34th/54th) and Alex Iwobi (30th/73rd) as well as the goal from Tom Cairney (86th).

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