London, April 11: Manchester City and Liverpool drew 2-2 in the Premier League game of the week as City maintained their one-point lead over their title rivals this season.
An exciting game in which Pep Guardiola’s City opened the scoring thanks to a deflected shot by Kevin de Bruyne in the fifth minute, although Liverpool needed only eight minutes to repeat with Diogo Jota’s shot after good work by Trent Alexander Arnold and Andy Robertson on Sunday night.
Gabriel Jesus then appeared at the far post nine minutes before half-time to put City back in front in a thrilling first half, Xinhua reports. The excitement continued after the break with Sadio Mane equalizing almost straight from kick-off and, despite chances at both ends and Raheem Sterling seeing a goal disallowed for offside, it finished 2-2 to leave the title race open. .
Chelsea bounced back from painful home defeats to Brentford and Real Madrid with a 6-0 win against Southampton on Saturday afternoon.
Thomas Tuchel’s men, looking like a team with something to prove, won 3-0 in the 21st minute with goals from Marcos Alonso, Mason Mount and Timo Werner. Kai Havertz added a fourth just after the half hour mark and Werner and Mount doubled their tally in the 49th and 54th minutes before Chelsea calmed down to save their legs for next Tuesday’s Champions League quarter-final in Madrid. .
Tottenham bolstered their claim for a top-four finish thanks to Heung Min Son’s hat-trick and some excellent first-half saves from Hugo Lloris that saw them beat Aston Villa 4-0.
Dejan Kulusevski also scored for Spurs, for whom Harry Kane was excellent despite not scoring.
Arsenal remain fifth but lose ground after an upset 2-1 loss at home to Brighton, who took a two-goal lead thanks to Leandro Trossard in the 28th minute and Enock Mwepu, before Martin Odegaard’s late consolation to Arsenal.
Anthony Gordon’s deflected first-half goal gave Everton three vital points in their relegation battle against a hapless Manchester United, who are in real danger of not playing in Europe next season.
Everton’s victory took on added significance 24 hours later when bottom-of-the-table Norwich beat Burnley 2-0 at Carrow Road, with goals from Pierre Lees-Melou in the ninth minute and Teemu Puuki in the minute. 86, denying Burnley the chance of falling within a point. from Everton.
Leeds United appear safe from relegation after Raphinha, Rodrigo and Jack Harrison gave Jesse Marsch’s men a 3-0 away win to condemn Watford to an eighth successive local league loss and send the Leeds nine points from the last three.
Brentford punished West Ham’s tired legs after Thursday’s European match against Olympique Lyonnais by winning the London derby 2-0.
Bryan Mbuemo and Ivan Toney scored second-half goals for Brentford, who dominated and are now safe from relegation after four wins from their last five games.
Newcastle United can also breathe a lot easier after Chris Wood’s second-half penalty gave them a 1-0 win at home to Wolverhampton.
Ultimately, first-half goals from Ademola Lookman and Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall helped Leicester City to a 2-1 home win over Crystal Palace in a mid-table clash.