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Liverpool win, Manchester City fail to score and draw


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Liverpool beat Crystal Palace in the Premier League. At Anfield, it was 3-0 for the league-leader, who started the home game with Virgil van Dijk in the ranks. National champions Manchester City spilled points for the second time this season. It remained 0-0 at home against Southampton.

Liverpool had a hard time with the guests before half-time, who showed up dangerously for Alisson on more than one occasion. For example, the Brazilian keeper managed to keep a bet from Wilfried Zaha out of the goal in the third minute.

Shortly after Diogo Jota had killed a huge chance in the rebound, Sadio Mané scored in a second chance just before half-time. Only in the final phase did Liverpool secure the three points via Mohamed Salah and Naby Keita, who both scored with a nice volley.

VAR costs City victory

City, which had started the competition with a 1-0 defeat at Tottenham Hotspur, were unable to score against Southampton. Not even when left out Kevin De Bruyne, Riyad Mahrez and Phil Foden made their appearance in the final quarter of the game.

In the final minute, Pep Guardiola’s team, who had let Nathan Ake start the match, though it would remain damage-free. Goalscorer Raheem Sterling, however, turned out to have been narrowly offside, according to the VAR. City saw the loss of points behind Liverpool to three points.

First, defeat Everton

Everton failed to settle next to the big brother at the top of the Premier League later in the day. The Liverpudlians faced their first loss of the competition at Aston Villa: 3-0..

All goals came in the last quarter of the game. Defender Matthew Cash opened the scoring in the 66th minute, then Lucas Digne worked the ball into his own goal and Leon Bailey made the third for the home side, with Anwar El Ghazi not coming off the reserve bench.

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