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Arsenal beats Liverpool (3-1) and compresses the head of the Premier

The Premier compresses. Arsenal stopped Liverpool (3-1) and handed him the second defeat of the championship, preventing him from escaping. The London team has cut the difference to just two points. The big beneficiary is Manchester City, the current champion, who could be the new leader if they win in the two games less who has played compared to the first two. This Monday he plays at Brentford’s field.

The great match at Emirates Stadium was resolved with ugly goals, the product of serious defensive errors rather than forged with brilliant offensive actions. Liverpool’s defense was calamitous all afternoon. Bukayo Saka fixed a rude bug not knowing how to head a great cross from Gabriel Martinelli, but he corrected it soon (m. 14), by collecting a rebound from Alisson Becker from a shot by Kai Havertz, who had slipped between the Liverpool centre-backs with astonishing ease.

Two comical plays

Virgil van Dijk, the captain of the ‘reds’, was not where he should have been in that goal, but in Arsenal’s second, in his eagerness to protect the ball so that Alisson could pick it up on his way out, he slightly collided with the loaded goalkeeper. by Martinelli – and they left him loose for the Brazilian to score into an empty net (m. 67). An action similar to most comical and strange that Liverpool’s momentary tie had generated. In added time of the first half, Luis Díaz persisted for a ball that Saliba also protected for the benefit of David Raya. Díaz touched it in the opposite direction to the goal, but It hit Gabriel’s hand and slipped into the frame.

Thiago reappears

Jürgen Klopp had introduced three changes at once, but they did not provide a substantial improvement beyond a greater presence in Arsenal’s field, which was able to mount some counterattacks after the expulsion of Ibrahima Konaté. Thiago Alcántara had reappeared moments before, absent from the team since April. On a breakaway in added time, Leandro Trossard shot between the legs of Alison Becker, who was defending the near post, and after it brushed against Van Dijk. Once again, Liverpool’s two strongholds intervened on a disastrous afternoon while Mikel Arteta ran happily down the Emirates wing to keep Arsenal in the fight for the title.

Chelsea’s disgrace and ridicule

Chelsea said goodbye to the fight for the title a long time ago and is slowly moving away from Europe. Mauricio Pochettino can’t find the key to Stamford Bridge. He is 15 points behind Aston Villa, which is fourth, and 13 behind Tottenham, which defends its place in the Europa League. Pochettino had to listen to the chant ‘You’re getting sacked in the morning’ that his own fans chanted at 1-4.

After conceding four goals against Liverpool at Anfield, they conceded another four at home, against Wolverhampton, which admits of no possible excuse (2-4) for the most expensive squad in the world. And there is no excuse because the blue team took the lead on the scoreboard with a beautiful play that was completed by Cole Porter (m. 19).

Pochettino had to listen to the chant ‘You’re getting sacked in the morning’ sung by his own fans.

From there the misfortunes began that led Chelsea to ridicule with two own goals. Three minutes later Wolverhampton equalized. Matheus Cunha’s shot was deflected by Thiago Silva and Aït Nouri’s cross was put into his own goal by Axel Disasi on the stroke of half-time.

The 1-2 score worsened in the second half when the Wolves scored on their own through Matheus Cunha after a raid by Pedro Neto on the wing and Matheus then completed the triplet by converting a penalty that Malo Gusto had committed on him. Thiago Silva made it 2-4 in a corner that was no possible consolation.

United, firmly

Manchester United, on the other hand, is weathering its irregularity (12 wins in 23 games, with 9 losses) and, this time, they beat West Ham forcefully at home (3-0). They are closer to Tottenham (six points) to get into Europe than Chelsea. Rasmus Hojlund opened the scoring midway through the first half and Alejandro Garnacho multiplied it in the second (min. 49 and 84). West Ham shot almost twice as many times (22 to 12) but without danger.

In the other match on Sunday, Nottingham Forest picked up a point from their visit to Bournemouth (1-1) to escape from the dangerous zone. Justin Kluivert scored early for the home eleven (m. 5) and Callum Hudson-Odoi restored equality before the break (m. 45)

2024-02-04 19:16:03
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