Arsenal moved away at the top of the English Premier League, after sweeping its guest Everton 4 goals without a response, on Wednesday evening at the Etihad Stadium, in a postponed match from the seventh round.
Arsenal raised its score to 60 points at the top of the standings, widening the difference with defending champion Manchester City to 5 points, achieving its 19th victory after playing 25 matches each, with 13 rounds remaining.
The “Gunners” scored two goals in each half, translating his advantage, confirming his quest to win the English Premier League title for the first time after a long fast that lasted 19 years.
A FOURmidable team performance 🤩 pic.twitter.com/xLQ6yBvGtX
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) March 1, 2023
Bukayo Saka opened the scoring for Arsenal in the 40th minute, then Brazilian Gabriel Martinelli added the second goal in the last minute of the first half.
In the second half, the hosts continued their superiority and added two more goals, through Norwegian captain Martin Odegaard in the 71st minute, and Martinelli again in the 80th minute.
According to the “Opta” statistics network, thanks to Saka and Martinelli’s scoring today, Arsenal has become the only team in the English Premier League this season that has two players who have reached the 10-goal barrier.
Arsenal are waiting for relatively easy matches in the English Premier League during the current March, as they face Bournemouth, Fulham and Crystal Palace, before opening the month of April against Leeds United and then Liverpool.
Liverpool revives its European hopes
In turn, Liverpool revived its hopes of being among the first four places to qualify for the Champions League next season, after its precious 2-0 victory over its guest, Wolverhampton, in a postponed match from the seventh stage of the competition.
Liverpool’s balance, which restored the tone of victories it missed in the last match with a negative draw with Crystal Palace, rose to 39 points in sixth place, after playing 24 games, trailing by 6 points behind Tottenham Hotspur, fourth-placed, who played 25 matches.
On the other hand, Wolverhampton’s credit, which did not achieve any victory for the third consecutive match in the competition, stopped at 24 points in the fifteenth place.
Dutchman Virgil van Dyck opened the scoring for Liverpool in the 73rd minute, before Egyptian international star Mohamed Salah added the second goal in the 77th minute.
And Mohamed Salah raised his score to 20 goals this season in various competitions with Liverpool, to repeat this achievement for the sixth consecutive season with the red team.
Oh dear ones, they cheated you with tricks.. From your day, beautiful-natured king 🇪🇬👑
Mohamed Salah scores 20 goals or more in 6 consecutive seasons with the Reds 🔴🔝 pic.twitter.com/OlS9v0moUK
– Liverpool FC (@LFC_Arabic) March 1, 2023
This season, Salah scored 9 goals in the English Premier League, 8 goals in the Champions League, and one goal in the FA Cup, the Professional Clubs League Cup and the Charity Shield.
Mohamed Salah raised his tally of goals in the English Premier League with Liverpool to 127, and is two goals away from breaking Robbie Fowler’s record, the historic scorer for the “Reds” in the league.