Second, he sat two yards behind his colleagues, allowing Liverpool to beat the offside trap and they would have scored if not for a fine Ederson save.
Norwich, the league ’ s lowest scorers, were made to look like interchangeable, free-flowing attackers, with Teemu Pukki leading the line expertly while Wout Weghorst, Burnley ’ s purported January saviour, was anonymous.
He was turning like a superman – it is insane. ” Spurs ’ bid to qualify for the Champions League by claiming a top-four place is now in their own hands, and Son was happy with how his side dug in.
“ We showed a lot character, especially after the first half when some teams would lose in this situation. ” Peter Lansley The curious story of two strikers.
How Moyes would love to see 10-goal Antonio end all this frustration against Lyon.
Mbeumo blasted the opener for Brentford, following a terrific, selfless role in the now-famous Stamford Bridge raid.
Crystal Palace's leading scorer nodded home his 11th league goal of the season on the rebound, matching his best top-flight tally of last season, in Sunday ’ s 2-1 defeat at Leicester but only after Kasper Schmeichel had twice saved his spot-kicks.
In the end the 24-year-old Brazil midfielder was sold to Newcastle in January and on Friday the Gunners were given reason to regret their indecision.
Dermot Gallagher dissects the big talking points from a busy weekend of Premier League action at both ends of the table, including Manchester City's showpiece with title challengers Liverpool.
he gets the free-kick himself first- could this have been a second booking for him on another day?
dermot says : this is a very interesting decision.
That was a big moment in the game.
i think it will be a little bit tight at the beginning.
stephen warnock : "i felt the same.
He didn't wait.
When it's slowed down and you see where the contact is, it does look a little bit naughty.
VERDICT : No; there's two issues.
that's your role, as a defender.
On the penalty retake- by encroaching it gave Caglar Soyuncu the advantage to get to the ball first.
we 've got to try and get in there to clear it.
dermot says : they had to establish whether gabriel had headed the ball or the defender.
Then it was all about Cucurella's foot, Martinelli was actually obscuring him, so it took a long time to show the correct angle.
trying to find cucurella's foot.
it's going to be a massive challenge. '
Hopefully that's the last one this season.
If you were a Brighton fan, you 're happy to wait as long as the right decision comes."
Because the referee has given a free-kick, it's outside of the box so therefore the VAR has to go with the referee's original decision.
Had he of waited he could well have given a penalty but because he's blown, the foul is just outside the box.
Kevin De Bruyne claimed the hectic schedule means Manchester City have no time to think about the ramifications of any results in the title race.
Pep Guardiola's side take a one-goal lead to Atletico Madrid on Wednesday, while Liverpool boast a two-goal cushion over Benfica at Anfield, before the pair then face off again at Wembley in Saturday's FA Cup semi-final.
'even if you wanted to, you don't have the time.
'We leave for Madrid on Tuesday and it is the same [ turnaround ] for the cup game.
De Bruyne, who has scored in each of his last four matches, believes Diego Simeone's Atletico will look to stifle the second leg as they did at the Etihad Stadium last week- but suggested there may be more spaces for the Premier League champions to exploit later in the game.
'Atletico, where you play against such a defensive wall- it is not the best game to play or watch,' the 30-year-old added.
'It's obviously out of our hands, if they win all their games then it is their league but if they do drop points we need to be ready to pounce,' Robertson said.
All of this, of course, should be prefaced by saying that City are a great side.
City have not had the lower xG in the league since the penultimate game of last season when, with the league won and the Champions League final approaching, they lost 3-2 to Brighton.
Miss a string of chances and the self-fulfilling conviction grows that this could be one of those days : for Guardiola's experience of that see, among others, Barcelona v Internazionale in 2010, Chelsea v Barcelona and Barcelona v Chelsea in 2012, Bayern v Atlético in 2016.
To say that City need a striker, that they should convert more of their chances, is to miss the point that with an orthodox striker they may not create so many chances because they would not have such control.
Liverpool's two goals were the result of moments of individual excellence – the first a crossfield pass from Thiago and then, after the initial clearance and Robertson ’ s cross, an astonishingly deft cushioned pull-back from Alexander-Arnold; and the second from Mohamed Salah ’ s perfect through-ball.
To an extent, there ’ s not much an opponent can do against that – and yet those are the type of goals City tend to concede, the sort of incidents that keep costing Guardiola in the Champions League.
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