Following their first win after two successive defeats in the tournament, the ‘Citizens’ were temporarily at least one point ahead of Liverpool at the top of the table. However, Arsenal will finish first with an away win over Chelsea (kick-off 6.30pm). City got off to a winning start against Brighton, with Juan Alvarez (7th) and Erling Haaland (19th) scoring for Pep Guardiola’s side. Brighton’s goal by Ansu Fati (73rd) had no consequences.
Shortly before that, Liverpool won the Merseyside derby. The Reds beat Everton 2-0, and Mohamed Salah secured the three points against his local rival with two goals. Al-Masry first executed a manual penalty kick (75th minute) before adding a counterattack in stoppage time (97th minute). Everton played more outnumbered for an hour after Ashley Young was shown an early yellow and red card for repeated foul play (37).
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