Two wins by Manchester City and Liverpool retain the “point difference” in the title race
Norwich City have been knocked out of the Premier League after losing to Aston Villa
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Manchester City players and the joy of beating Leeds (AFP)
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Manchester City beat Leeds United 4-0 in the thirty-fifth round of the English Premier League yesterday (Saturday) to regain the lead. Liverpool temporarily climbed to the top with a hard-fought victory over United at its host Newcastle, with a goal without an answer, but a few hours later, City returned to the top. Rodrigo Hernandez, Nathan AK, Gabriel Jesus and Fernando signed four goals in the 13th, 54th, 78th and 90th minutes to give City the lead. The win lifted City’s lead to 83 points, one point ahead of Liverpool, four rounds before the end of the season. Leeds United finished seventeenth with 34 points.
“It’s a tough situation, to play against a fantastic team and fans who have been waiting for years for the perfect win,” Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said. Our players performed very well and there are really interested fans in Newcastle. Succeeding here is exceptional. Defender Virgil Van Dijk missed an early chance, and after a brilliant understanding with Diego Jotta in the 19th minute, Liverpool took the lead when midfielder Nabi Keita scored against Martin Dubrovka. During the attack Liverpool’s James Milner made a mistake on Fabian Shore, but VAR conceded that the goal was right.
Liverpool, who are preparing for the second leg of their Champions League semi-final against Villarreal next Tuesday, started yesterday’s game without Egyptian attacking star Mohamed Salah, Fabinho and Trent Alexander-Arnold, but their absence did not affect him much after controlling the game. From the beginning. Sadio Mane had a great chance to add to the visiting team’s second goal after a quick counter-attack, but the Senegalese players scored a goal that was saved by goalkeeper Dubrovka, who intercepted a header from Jota in the 41st minute.
With Liverpool dominating the game they had their biggest chance at Newcastle in the first half, with Miguel Almiron sending the ball into the spectators ’net and then canceling it for a goal offside after Bruno Guimaraes had sent it off. “It’s very difficult to come here and make five changes to the team and play in a new way, so the performance was fantastic,” Globe said. I liked it. We controlled the game in many ways. He added: “The opponent’s plan was to have long balls on our right side. It is not easy to defend against it as they are always long balls. It was hard to be comfortable in the competition. ”
In the second half, Liverpool created several chances, but following the successful thwarting of Dubrovka Jotta’s attempts, before Luis Diaz hit the side net in the 84th minute, Newcastle coach Eddie Howe said his team could not. Conduct dangerous attacks even though Liverpool are not in the best position. He added: “We competed strongly, but we did not have the quality to get the score. It was difficult to continue to do so against Liverpool … We played very aggressively in the second half, but we did not give the pressure we needed in the match.
As Norwich City lost 2-0 to Aston Villa in the English Premier League, substitute Danny Ings scored one goal yesterday to help them score another goal. Ings took the place of Leon Bailey and his teammate Oli Watkins scored the first goal with almost the first touch after 41 minutes of play. Ings added a second goal in the last minute to send Norwich to the first division, ensuring Aston Villa’s victory. Norwich should have avoided defeat, waiting for Burnley not to beat Watford, but losing to Watford 2-1.
Norwich captain Grant Healy said, “I was disappointed with the result. This is fair because we have not had enough this season. “It’s hard to comment on anything right now,” he added. Emotions are high, we did what we could, but it was not enough.
In other games, Brighton & Hove Albion won 3-0 at Wolverhampton Wanderers, thus leading the hosts to their third consecutive defeat. Wilfried Zaha scored a late goal as Crystal Palace won 2-1 at its host Southampton. When the game seemed to be level, Zaha got James McArthur’s pass from the edge of the penalty area to score in the second minute of stoppage time.
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