Monday, June 17, 2024

Arsenal beat Liverpool to revive tittle hopes

Arsenal pumped three goals against league leaders Liverpool in a dramatic clash reviving tittle hopes for the Gunners.

The host took the lead when Gabriel Martinelli’s effort came off Allison before Saka clinically finished it off. The build up to the goal exposed Liverpool’s defensive woes especially on the attack.

Diaz who was pushing for an equalizer had his effort pay off when his final touch come off Gabriel Maghales who turned the ball at the back of his own net sending both sides level at the break.

In the second half, Kiwor came in for Zinchenko and the Police left back did not disappoint as he defended well much to the delight of Arsenal fans.

Martinelli who was always pilling pressure upfront was rewarded in the 67th minute when a defensive blunder involving Van Dijk and Allison left behind the ball which was quickly converted for the second of the evening.

Konate who was already on a yellow card picked his second and first red card of the clash after bringing down Kai Havertz who had initiated a counter attack. His absence weakened Liverpool’s attack.

In extra time, Trossard who came in for Martinelli cleverly rounded Elliot before speeding off in the far left side. Once at the box, he calmly sent the ball past the goalkeeper’s legs for the third of the evening.

The win takes Arsenal second in the table, two points behind Liverpool and three above Manchester City who have two games on hand.

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