Liverpool continued to rush from victory to victory in the Premier League, with Tottenham Hotspur and coach Jose Mourinho 1-0 away on the 22nd day of play. Arsenal have suffered a setback with their new manager Mikel Arteta.
The Gunners did not go beyond the 1-1 draw at Crystal Palace in the afternoon and remain 10th.
The Reds won thanks to a goal from striker Roberto Firmino. Liverpool’s lead in a match is already 16 points, the first league since 1990 is barely to be removed from the traditional club. The club increased the points count at the top of the table to 61 points. In the long history of the Premier League, no team has achieved this in 21 games.
“The record is special, but that’s not what we feel at the moment. It’s only when you have the trophy that it’s done. Until then, we have to keep fighting,” Klopp said of the Bbc“Our competitors are strong. Pep Guardiola will not give up.”
Liverpool chaser Leicester lose to Southampton
In the fifth mandatory match under the guidance of 37-year-old Arteta, which included Rio world champion Mesut Zil and goalkeeper Bernd Leno in the starting line-up, Arsenal were without a win for the third time.
Chelsea and Manchester United have been in tune with the battle for Champions League places. United beat Norwich City 4-0 (1-0), but Chelsea remain fourth with five points ahead of the Red Devils with a 3-0 (2-0) win over Burnley at Stamford Bridge.
Leicester City surprisingly stumbled at home against Ralph Hasenhàttls FC Southampton. The former RB Leipzig coach, 11th, won 2-1 (1-1) thanks to a late goal from Danny Ings (82nd). Manchester City can move ahead of the Foxes with a win at Aston Villa on Sunday.
Aubameyang sees red after horror foul against Meyer
Former Bundesliga top scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (12th), who had denied persistent transfer rumours, put Arsenal in the lead with their 14th goal of the season. Jordan Ayew (54′), whose David Luiz shot falsified for Leno, equalized for the hosts.
Aubameyang (68′) saw the red card midway through the second half for a gross foul on ex-Schalker Max Meyer after the video evidence. The four-time national player was unable to continue playing. “I know Auba, there is no reason for such a tackle. I hope Meyer wasn’t hurt. We apologize for that,” Arteta said of the Gabonese’s dangerous entry. The 18-year-old Brazilian Martinelli was substituted in the 70th minute.
Aubameyang said on Instagram after the match: “I hope Max Meyer will be fit again soon. I really didn’t want to attack him so hard.
Premier League: Round 22 results
Tottenham Hotspur 0-1 Liverpool
Objective: 0:1 Firmino (37′)
Sheffield United 1-0 West Ham United (0-0)
Objective: 1-0 McBurnie (53′)
Crystal Palace 1-1 Arsenal
Objectives: 0:1 Aubameyang (12th), 1:1 Ayew (54′)
Red card: Aubameyang (Arsenal/67′)
Leicester City 1-1 Southampton
Objectives: 0:1 Praet (14th), 1:1 Armstrong (19th), 1:2 Ings (81st)
Chelsea 3-0 Burnley (2-0)
Objectives: 1-0 Jorginho (27th/FE), 2-0 Abraham (38th), 3-0 Hudson-Odoi (49th)
Manchester United 4-0 Norwich City (1-0)
Objectives: 1-0 Rashford (27th), 2-0 Rashford (52nd), 3-0 Martial (54th/FE), 4-0 Greenwood (76th)
Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-1 Newcastle United
Objectives: 0:1 Almiron (7th), 1:1 Dendoncker (1:1)
Everton 1-0 Brighton v Hove Albion
Objective: 1-0 Richarlison (38′)
The Premier League table
|2.||City of Leicester||22||47:21||26||45|
|14.||Brighton and Hove Albion||22||25:30||-5||24|
|16.||West Ham United||21||25:33||-8||22|