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Liverpool hardens Arsenal and reduces the gap with City to a point

Liverpool hardens Arsenal and reduces the gap with City to a point

Liverpool continued its uprising in the English Premier League, and tightened the screws on Manchester City in the inflamed struggle between them for the title of the prestigious competition this season, after snatching a precious 2-0 victory from the stadium of its host Arsenal, on Wednesday evening, in a match postponed from the seventh stage. Twenty for the championship.

Liverpool, who achieved their ninth consecutive victory in the competition, rose to 69 points in second place in the competition standings, reducing the difference to only one point behind Manchester City (the leaders), who fell into a goalless draw with their host Crystal Palace in their last match in the championship. .

On the other hand, Arsenal’s balance, which halted Liverpool’s awakening after winning its past five matches in the championship, froze at 51 points, but remained in fourth place qualifying for the Champions League next season, knowing that this is the eighth loss that the London team has received in the tournament this year. Season and the first for nearly two and a half months ago.

Portuguese Diogo Jota opened the scoring for Liverpool in the 54th minute, before Brazilian substitute Roberto Firmino added the second goal for the visitors in the 62nd minute. Liverpool, seeking to regain the title that missed out on last season in favor of Manchester City, knew nothing but the taste of victory in the Premier League since its draw 2/2 with its host Chelsea at (Stamford Bridge) on the second of last January.

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