Premier League: Julián Alvarez’s City came back and had a reward | They beat Newcastle and were two points behind Liverpool, who visit Bournemouth this Sunday

Premier League: Julián Alvarez’s City came back and had a reward |  They beat Newcastle and were two points behind Liverpool, who visit Bournemouth this Sunday

In the agony, Manchester City was able to win a difficult 3-2 victory this Saturday against Newcastle, continuing the 21st round of the Premier League.

Pep Guardiola’s team, which had Julián Alvarez starting, started on top thanks to the Portuguese Bernardo Silva with a great goal, but before the break the local team turned it around with two more great goals from the Swede Alexander Isak and Anthony Gordon.

Already in the complement, the citizens pushed the host against their goal. The Belgian Kevin De Bruyne came on in the last 20 minutes to rescue City and it paid off, first with the goal for the partial 2-2 and then with the great assist for the no less fantastic definition by the Norwegian Oscar Bobb, with which the visitor culminated a crucial comeback in extra time.

Without the Norwegian Erling Haaland, out due to injury since December, Alvarez had a chance to score, but the Slovakian goalkeeper Martin Dúbravka frustrated all his intentions.

Thus, at the edge of the end of a great game, Manchester City took the opportunity to remain two points behind the top.

For its part, Chelsea, with midfielder Enzo Fernández among its starters, beat Fulham 1-0 at home, advanced in the Premier League table and moved closer to the qualification zone for the continental cups.

The team led by Mauricio Pochettino achieved its third consecutive victory, fourth in a row at Stamford Bridge, thanks to a penalty scored by Cole Palmer before the break.

Fernández played the entire match, which had two other South Americans in Chelsea’s initial formation: the experienced Brazilian center back Thiago Silva and the Ecuadorian midfielder Moisés Caicedo.

Chelsea provisionally rose to eighth place with 31 points, the same as Brighton with one game less, in the last place in the Conference League. For its part, Fulham accumulated its fourth defeat in five games and is placed thirteenth.

The Premier League day continues this Sunday with the leader Liverpool visiting Bournemouth from 1:30 p.m. (TV: ESPN). Before they will play Sheffield United-West Ham starting at 11.

On Monday at 4:45 p.m. the Brighton-Wolverhampton date will close.

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2024-01-14 03:01:00
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