Football.ua together with the project partner Carlsberg sums up the match of the 30th round of the Premier League between Arsenal and Liverpool.
03 April 2021, 23:59
Liverpool went to the match against Arsenal in the status of a team that lost its mathematical chances to defend the title in the English Championship. The reason – the victory of Man City over Leicester (2: 0). Of course, the goals of the current champions have been adjusted for a long time, and the main task now is to get into the top 4. Today, the Merseysiders made a significant step towards the Champions League, confidently beating Arsenal.
The game was dictated by Jurgen Klopp’s team. There were moments, the goal was scored, the ball was in possession, the opponent was pressed – a classic for the champion Liverpool. But it was not possible to finish. There was a feeling that if Arsenal scores – the Merseysiders will not be able to turn the match in their favor.
The key in the match was the exit of Zhota in the 61st minute. In 180 seconds the Portuguese soaked the score. Trent made a firm pass into the penalty area, and Diogenes headed the ball into the net. 0: 1.
And then Astapa suffered … Merseysiders seemed to wake up after a lethargic sleep. Immediately after the second ball flew into the goal of Lena. Salah overcame Gabriel, who surpasses him in size, and scored his 18th goal of the season, reaching the top spot in the list of top scorers of the championship.
Mohamed could put an end to the match in a few minutes, but did not beat the goalkeeper of the London team. However, in the 82nd minute Zhota did what the Egyptian failed to do. The Portuguese scored the ball after a mistake by the “gunners” in defense and the excellent reaction of their partners.
Merseyside confidently beat Arsenal and score 49 points, which is two less than Chelsea, which ranks fourth. However, Tottenham and West Ham will still have to play their matches of the 30th round. If they win, the Merseysiders will return to seventh place.
Arsenal, in turn, remained in ninth place with 42 points.
Arsenal – Liverpool 0: 3
goals: Ridge 64, 82, Salah 68.
Arsenal: Lena – Chambers, Holding, Gabriel, Tierney (Soares 45 + 1) – Thomas, Sebalios (Elneni 58) – Pepe, Adegor, Abameyang (Martinelli 77) – Lacazette.
Liverpool: Alison – Alexander-Arnold, Phillips, Kabak (Williams 84), Robertson (Jota 61) – Alcantara, Fabinho, Milner – Salah, Firmino (Weinaldum 78), Manet.
warnings: Gabriel 90 + 1 – Iota 73.