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Liverpool beats Brighton 2-1 and retains first place in the Premier League

Liverpool. With goals from Luis Díaz and Mohamed Salah, Liverpool turned the score around and beat Brighton 2-1 on Sunday, leaving the Merseyside club as provisional leader of the Premier League.

Salah scored the winning goal in the 65th minute at Anfield to keep Liverpool firmly in the title race after Danny Welbeck shook the team. Reds with his early goal.

The Colombian Díaz leveled shortly before the break with his 15th goal in the English league this season and Salah secured the three points by scoring his 22nd goal in all competitions.

With Manchester City and Arsenal facing each other in the second hour, Liverpool needed to take advantage of the fact that at least one of their rivals will drop points on the day.

But Welbeck’s goal, a shot into the top corner inside the edge of the area, complicated the mission.

In a first half of abundant chances on both goals, Liverpool found the next goal when Díaz pushed a ball home from close range.

The winning goal was created with a pass from Argentine midfielder Alexis Mac Allister to Salah inside the area. The Egyptian striker tamed the ball and scored with the inside of the boot.

Liverpool opened a gap of three points over Arsenal and four points against City.

Without goals, Manchester City and Arsenal split points at the Etihad Stadium

Arsenal resisted pressure from Manchester City (0-0) this Sunday at the home of the current triple champion of the Premier League, a result that benefits Liverpool, the new leader with two points ahead of the Gunners.

The Londoners were dominated in the game by Pep Guardiola’s men, although they managed to keep the goal defended by the Spanish David Raya to zero, and they leave the Etihad Stadium with one more point than last season, in which they lost 4- 1.

Thus, the team led by Mikel Arteta remains in the race to win a league title that they have been chasing since 2004, and that Manchester City has won in the last three seasons.

With 29 games played each, Liverpool is in the lead with 67 points, ahead of Arsenal (second, 65 points) and City (third, 64 points).

Los Citizens They will host Aston Villa (fourth, 59 points) on Wednesday, while Arsenal will host relegation-placed Luton. Liverpool will play at Anfield on Thursday against bottom team Sheffield United.

This Sunday, the expected clash at the Etihad Stadium did not meet all the expectations generated: despite overwhelming possession (more than 70 percent), Guardiola’s team only had one shot between the three sticks, and Arsenal twice. .

Leandro Trossard, who came into play to replace Gabriel Jesus, was about to silence the Etihad, but German goalkeeper Stefan Ortega was vigilant and solid (86).

In the local attack, the current top scorer of the English championship, the Norwegian Erling Haaland, was discreet, well marked by the French defender William Saliba, designated “man of the match.”

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– 2024-04-08 00:56:05

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