Pushed for nearly an hour, Liverpool finally gave a lesson in realism to Arsenal (0-2) this Wednesday, in a late game of the 27and Eredivisie day. And if the archers are still on waivers for fourth place in the Premier League, the red meanwhile, get the right operation by holding onto a Manchester City point. The battle for the title in the Premier League is definitely underway.
Arsenal 0-2 Liverpool
Goals: Jota (54 .)and) and Firmino (62and) for the Reds
The poster made England salivate for days. This Wednesday at the Emirates Stadium, two of the three Premier League teams in form from the past five days (100% wins, like Chelsea) faced each other with different goals: for Arsenal, finally win a game against a team of the top 5 of this season and confirm the good progress; for Liverpool to get within a point of Manchester City in the title race. At the end of a very intense match in which the archers will have looked red For an hour in the eye, the latter finally calmly knocked out their opponents (0-2), reminding them of the gap yet to be filled in hopes of inviting themselves onto the champions court in the future.
the wrath of Baby Gunners
From the opening moments of the match, Jürgen Klopp’s men put pressure on Aaron Ramsdale’s goals, who had to work to fend off a header from Virgil van Dijk (2and† A heat stroke before being suffocated by the pressure and the intensity of the archers† Worn by a beefy Thomas Partey and an absolutely unplayable Gabriel Martinelli for Trent Alexander-Arnold, the Londoners dominate, but fish in the final gesture, as a strong low cross from the Brazilian is disastrously eliminated by Andrew Robertson (15and† The red finally managed to get their heads out of the water shortly before the break, and Sadio Mané, on a long ball from Alexander-Arnold, sent a shiver through the Emirates Stadium (45and), conquered by a first act of high level and far from the mush that the canons had taken in the first stage.
Liverpool on a mission
Without Mohamed Salah at kick-off, on the bench after his small warning last weekend in Brighton, the red are more discreet than usual (nine shots, same total as Arsenal), but still just as dangerous at every opportunity. Mane even thinks about opening the score after returning from the dressing room, but the Senegalese is caught offside (46and) and leaves an opening for Arsenal pushing very hard for ten minutes, but neither Martinelli, author of a festival by his side before seeing his center clear again (49and), nor Martin Ødegaard, frustrated by Alisson Becker after a backpass from Thiago Alcántara for his goalkeeper intercepted by Alexandre Lacazette (51and), do not take advantage of this strong moment. A fatal miss since the red will strike first. Diogo Jota, served by Thiago, takes advantage of an unusual mistake by Ramsdale, who fails to cover his first post, and hands off his team before leaving his place to Roberto Firmino (0-1, 54and†† Seven minutes later, the Brazilian uses his goal-scoring instinct to cut off a Robertson cross near the post and kill the game (0-2.62and†† Two pawns in a few minutes that cut off the legs of archers for whom he will have had no success until the end, especially on a nice attack by Martinelli (88and), and above all the experience of curbing this Liverpool, on a mission to steal the Premier League trophy from Manchester City’s nose and beard.
Arsenal (4-2-3-1): Ramsdale – Cédric, White, Gabriel, Tierney – Partey, Xhaka – Saka (Grandpa, 74and), Ødegaard (Smith Rowe, 67and), Martinelli-Lacazette (Nketiah, 80and† Trainer: Mikel Arteta.
Liverpool (4-2-3-1): Alisson – Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson – Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago (Jones, 90and) – Mane, Jota (Firmino, 55and), Diaz (Salah, 55and† Trainer: Jurgen Klopp.
By Fabien Gelinat