Liverpool’s late strike denies City as Arsenal shoot to the top

A thrilling day in the Premier League saw Liverpool secure a late draw against Manchester City, while Arsenal claimed the top spot with a dramatic victory over Brentford on Saturday.

LONDON A thrilling day in the Premier League saw Liverpool secure a late draw against Manchester City, while Arsenal claimed the top spot with a dramatic victory over Brentford on Saturday.

Trent Alexander-Arnold’s 80th-minute equalizer proved crucial as Liverpool held Manchester City to a 1-1 draw at the Etihad Stadium.

Erling Haaland had earlier put City ahead in the 27th minute, reaching his 50th Premier League goal in a record-setting 48 appearances.

Alexander-Arnold’s late strike ended City’s 23-game winning streak at home.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp acknowledged the challenging nature of the match: “It’s a tough place to come.

If we’d played really well today, we could have won, but we didn’t. We played OK. For the moment we’re in, we should take the point as a success. I have nothing to complain about.”

Pep Guardiola praised his team’s performance despite the draw: “That was an excellent performance. I’m really proud that after eight years we are still playing that way. We were really good in all departments and needed to be against an incredible team.”

Arsenal player Kai Havertz celebrates after scoring late to secure a 1-0 win over Brentford in a Premier League match played on 25th November 2023
FILE: Arsenal player Kai Havertz celebrates after scoring late to secure a 1-0 win over Brentford in a Premier League match played on 25th November 2023.
Havertz saves Arsenal blushes

In another key fixture, Arsenal claimed the top spot with a late 1-0 win over Brentford, thanks to Kai Havertz’s 89th-minute header.

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta expressed his satisfaction with Havertz’s performance, saying, “The goal was at the perfect time, and it was perfect execution, as big players do.”

Elsewhere, injury-hit Newcastle stunned Chelsea with a 4-1 victory at St James’ Park.

Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino criticized his team’s performance, stating, “We were so soft in every single challenge. We didn’t show that we were playing for something important. That’s what makes me angry and disappointed.”

In other results, Luton secured their first home league win this season with a 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace, while West Ham staged a late comeback to defeat Burnley 2-1.

Brighton ended their winless streak with a 3-2 victory over Nottingham Forest, and Bournemouth won 3-1 against Sheffield United, with Marcus Tavernier scoring twice.

The Premier League action delivered excitement and unexpected outcomes, setting the stage for an intriguing season ahead.

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