Mohamed Salah celebrates his goal in Liverpool’s victory over West Ham in the Premier League. In Liverpool, September 24, 2023 Paul ELLIS
Updates after Newcastle’s 8-0 win in Sheffield in the last game and adds statements from Pochettino
Liverpool rose to second place in the Premier League with a 3-1 victory at Anfield over West Ham, this Sunday on matchday 6 of the Premier League, in which Chelsea suffered its third defeat of the season by falling 1-0 at home with Aston Villa.
With its victory, Liverpool (16 points) is the only one that manages to stay within two points of the leader Manchester City (18 points), which on Saturday beat Nottingham Forest 2-0 despite playing half of the game outnumbered and maintains a total of six victories.
Arsenal (5th) and Tottenham (4th) had started the day tied on points with Liverpool, as part of that first group chasing City, but they tied 2-2 on Sunday in the ‘North London Derby’ and are now four points of the head, with 14 points.
They are ahead of Brighton (3rd, 15 points), who beat Bournemouth 3-0 (17th) in a match in which the Japanese Kaoru Mitoma scored a double.
Liverpool’s 3-1 victory over the ‘Hammers’ took place in the second half.
In the first, Mohamed Salah had put Liverpool ahead in the 16th from a penalty and Jarrod Bowen had equalized in the 42nd for the visitors.
Jurgen Klopp’s team took the lead again in the 60th minute, in a perfect South American connection: Uruguayan Darwin Núñez scored after an assist from Argentine Alexis Mac Allister. The sentence came in ’85, through the Portuguese Diogo Jota.
“We worked very hard and everyone can see how we have been improving since the start of the season,” said Mac Allister.
Son Heung-min (left) and Cristian Romero (right) during Tottenham’s draw at Arsenal in the Premier League. In London, September 24, 2023 HENRY NICHOLLS
At the Emirates Stadium in the capital, Arsenal and Tottenham provided a vibrant North London derby (2-2) and full of alternatives, with an electric atmosphere in the stands.
The Argentine Cristian Romero was the negative protagonist of the afternoon for Tottenham, since Arsenal’s two goals came due to his own demerits, first for a goal against in the 26th minute and then for a penalty he committed and which Bukayo Saka then converted. (54).
Those Arsenal goals were offset by a double from South Korean Son Heung-min (42, 55), in both cases with assists from James Maddison.
“This is a derby, they are always tough games. I think we played a fantastic game, we gave everything and the fans can feel proud,” Son Heung-min told Sky Sports.
Arsenal had more chances to have defeated a Tottenham team that has not won in the league at the Emirates Stadium since November 2011.
“The attitude of the players was phenomenal, but we needed to control the ball better against a good team,” said Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta.
The rout of the day took place in Sheffield, where Newcastle achieved an impressive 8-0, with eight different scorers.
After their disappointing start to the season, Newcastle continue to climb the table and are eighth with 9 points, 9 behind the lead.
Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino during the home defeat to Aston Villa in the Premier League. In London, September 24, 2023 Ian Kington
Ollie Watkins scored Aston Villa’s only goal in the 73rd minute (6th), in a match in which Chelsea ended up with ten men due to the expulsion of Frenchman Malo Gusto in the 58th minute.
This third setback in six Premier League games keeps Chelsea in 14th place and increases the pressure on coach Mauricio Pochettino, who had been appointed with the mission of returning the club to the fight for the top after a very difficult 2022-2023 season. disappointing, that the ‘Blues’ finished in twelfth place.
“We have to be aware of what is happening, but at the same time we must remain calm,” said the Argentine coach.
Pochettino is also aware that Chelsea are not known for patience with coaches. Last season, German Thomas Tuchel was sacked after just a few weeks of the season and then Graham Potter was also ushered out the door in April.
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