Football: Liverpool loses lead to Man United

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Liverpool missed out on returning to the top of the English Premier League table. The “Reds” couldn’t get past a 2-2 draw at arch-rivals Manchester United on Sunday and are now second behind the equal-point leader Arsenal. Champions Manchester City are one point behind in third place. Outgoing coach Jürgen Klopp’s team had already stumbled over Man United in the FA Cup quarter-finals.

07.04.2024 19.08

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Everything started according to plan for Liverpool. The dominant visitors took the lead at Old Trafford after 23 minutes through Luis Diaz, but failed to convert their dominance into further goals. That should take revenge in the second half. After a serious mistake by Jarell Quansah, Bruno Fernandes scored with a stroke of genius to equalize (50th), the Portuguese lobbed over keeper Caoimhin Kelleher from 45 meters, who was too far in front of the goal.

And the sixth-placed “Red Devils” followed suit with Kobbie Mainoo. The 18-year-old from Man United’s youth team shot the ball from the turn into the far corner (67th). But Liverpool still managed a draw: Aaron Wan-Bissaka fouled substitute Harvey Elliott in the penalty area, and Mohamed Salah converted the penalty (84th). Diaz left the match point for the “Reds” (94th), on the other side Antony failed due to Kelleher (97th).

Arsenal confidently in Brighton

Arsenal moved into first place thanks to a 3-0 win at Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday. Bukayo Saka (33′) gave the Gunners the lead from the penalty spot, Kai Havertz (62′) and Leandro Trossard (86′) made things clear in favor of the Londoners. Arsenal celebrated their tenth win in their last eleven games with the success in Brighton.

Glasner’s “Eagles” isn’t enough to get off to a quick start

Coach Oliver Glasner and the Crystal Palace players were able to briefly dream of a surprise at the start of the 32nd round on Saturday after a lightning start. Jean-Philippe Mateta gave the underdogs the lead against Manchester City in the third minute, but superstar Kevin De Bruyne just as quickly initiated the defending champion’s comeback, which ultimately resulted in a 4-2 win.

At the sold-out Selhurst Park on the outskirts of London, Mateta crowned a sparkling clean counterattack after a bad pass from John Stones to give the hosts a dream start. But the Eagles’ hope for a sensation lasted exactly ten minutes. De Bruyne sank the ball into the net to equalize. Crystal Palace, who were unlucky when Jordan Ayew hit the crossbar (38th), kept the game open.

After the break, Mateta again had an early lead for the home team – albeit from a suspected offside position – but this time the Frenchman shot just wide. In return, Rico Lewis took advantage of the confusion in the Palace defense to make it 2-1 for Man City (47th). At the latest after Erling Haaland made it 3-1 (66th), the outsider’s resistance was broken. De Bruyne put the lid on the away win with his second goal (70th). Odsonne Edouard managed to score a cosmetic result (86th).

Crystal Palace is therefore still in the bottom third of the table. Despite the second defeat in a row and the fifth game without a win, the lead over the relegation places is still five points.

English Premier League, 32nd round

Samstag, 6. April:

Crystal Palace

Manchester City

2:4

Aston Villa

Brentford

3:3

Wolverhampton

West Ham

1:2

Fulham

Newcastle

0:1

Luton

Bournemouth

2:1

Everton

Burnley

1:0

Brighton & Hove

Arsenal

0:3

Sonntag, 7. April:

Manchester United

Liverpool

2:2

Sheffield United

Chelsea

18.30 Uhr

Tottenham

Nottingham

19.00 Uhr

Tabel:

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