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Liverpool deservedly beat Sheffield 3-1

Liverpool deservedly beat Sheffield 3-1

DrLiverpool FC is the old and new football leader of the English Premier League. Jurgen Klopp's side celebrated a difficult but deserved 3-1 (1-0) victory over bottom club Sheffield United on Thursday evening. Thanks to the success achieved by the team at home, the Reds succeeded in removing Arsenal from the top of the table after 24 hours.

Darwin Nunez (17th minute), Alexis McAllister (76th minute) and substitute Cody Jacobo (90th minute) caused loud celebrations at Anfield with their goals. An own goal by Connor Bradley (58th) temporarily dampened the mood in the stands and gave hope to relegation favorites Sheffield, who had been playing well.

The visitors of Sheffield had already put an exclamation point in the first minute of the match and only took a narrow lead. Liverpool goalkeeper Caoimhín Kelleher managed to block a shot from an unmarked James McAtee with his foot. After that, Klopp's team increasingly controlled the match, but missed several chances and also hit the crossbar. Liverpool had to tremble for a long time until Jacobo finally fired his side with a header.

Palmer's double saves Chelsea in stoppage time

Late in the evening, Chelsea beat Manchester United 4:3 (2:2) in an amazing match. Conor Gallagher (4th) and Cole Palmer (19th) gave the Blues an early lead, but Alejandro Garnacho (34th, 67th) and Bruno Fernandes (39th) initially turned the game in the Red Devils' favor with their goals. But the last word went to Palmer (90.+10, 90.+11), who shook Stamford Bridge with a penalty kick and a deflected shot from the edge of the penalty area.


Cole Palmer celebrates his second goal
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Photo: Reuters

The three-way battle in the Premier League is still very exciting. On Wednesday, runner-up Arsenal did its duty with a 2-0 victory over Luton Town, and defending champion Manchester City increased the pressure on its rivals with a 4-1 victory over Aston Villa. Liverpool tops the standings with 70 points with eight matches to go. The Gunners are in second place with 68 points. Manchester City ranks third with 67 points.

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