Haaland relishing title challenge
Manchester City wanted an Erling Haaland penalty 12 mins from time to look off Crystal Palace 1-0 on Saturday as Liverpool’s resurgence proved short-lived after a 1-0 defeat at Bournemouth.
Victory takes City to inside two issues of Premier League leaders Arsenal.
Pep Guardiola’s males ruled for just about all of the 94 mins at a sodden Selhurst Park, however had been headed for some other primary blow to their title defence till Ilkay Gundogan used to be chopped down within the field via Michael Olise.
Haaland saved his cool to roll house his thirty fourth objective of the season from the spot.
“I enjoy it, this is England, this is what I have watched my whole life,” stated Haaland on difficult for his first Premier League title.
“I enjoy every single second being in it. It’s good to be in the middle of it.”
Earlier, Liverpool had been introduced again to earth with a bang after causing Manchester United’s record-equalling defeat in a 7-0 win final weekend.
Philip Billing scored the one objective for Bournemouth to raise the Cherries out of the ground 3 as Mohamed Salah fired a 2nd part penalty broad.
“The game was pretty much the opposite of what we wanted to show and to do today. I think we played for pretty much 95 minutes the game Bournemouth wanted to play,” stated Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp.
“This game was a massive knock and how it is with knocks, you have to take them, you have to have a look how big the scars are and then you go from there.”
Fifth-placed Liverpool are actually six issues adrift of the Champions League puts after Harry Kane ensured a difficult week for Tottenham ended on a excessive via scoring two times in a 3-1 win over Nottingham Forest.
The England captain’s long run has been a supply of hypothesis after Spurs crashed out of each the FA Cup and Champions League within the area of per week.
Antonio Conte’s males had failed to attain of their earlier 3 video games, however Kane ended that drought via emerging very best to move in Pedro Porro’s go.
Kane then coolly slotted house his first penalty since lacking a a very powerful spot-kick in England’s World Cup quarter-final go out to France.
Richarlison made amends for grievance of Conte this week via teeing up Son Heung-min to fireside in Spurs’ 3rd.
Joe Worrall pulled a objective again for Forest, who then additionally had a stoppage-time penalty from Andre Ayew stored via Fraser Forster.
Gary Lineker made essentially the most of his absence from the BBC’s flagship soccer highlights programme Match of the Day to look at his loved Leicester lose 3-1 in opposition to Chelsea.
Lineker used to be compelled to “step back” from his presenting tasks after evaluating the United Kingdom executive’s rhetoric against refugees this week to Nazi-era Germany.
Leicester stay rooted within the relegation combat, only one level above the drop zone after a 5th consecutive defeat.
Ben Chilwell put Chelsea forward early on in opposition to his former membership prior to Patson Daka levelled.
But a sensational go from Enzo Fernandez and end from Kai Havertz put Chelsea again in entrance and Mateo Kovacic’s strike secured a 3rd consecutive win for the Blues, who proceed to raise the power on Graham Potter.
Everton moved out of the ground 3 and as much as fifteenth due to a 3rd 1-0 win in 4 house video games underneath Sean Dyche.
Dwight McNeil smashed in the one objective within the first minute to finish Brentford’s 12-game unbeaten run within the Premier League.
Leeds stay 2nd from backside however closed to inside some extent of protection after two times coming from at the back of to attract 2-2 at house to high-flying Brighton.
Alexis Mac Allister put the Seagulls in entrance prior to Patrick Bamford levelled prior to the smash.
Jack Harrison then scored at each results in the second one part to go away Brighton nonetheless 9 issues off the highest 4, albeit with 3 video games in hand.