Liverpool and Chelsea did little for his or her possibilities of climbing into the Premier League’s high 4 with an uninspiring 0-0 draw as a 2-0 defeat at West Ham pushed Everton nearer to relegation on Sunday (AEDT).
In a repeat of final season’s League and FA Cup finals, which Liverpool gained on penalties after goalless attracts, neither facet may break the impasse at Anfield to stay rooted in mid-table.
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Either side are 9 factors off the highest 4 and will slip additional behind ought to Newcastle win at Crystal Palace later.
Chelsea did have the ball within the web early on, however Kai Havertz’s strike was dominated out for offside after a VAR overview.
The guests launched new 100 million euro ($108 million) signing Mykhailo Mudryk off the bench within the second half and the Ukrainian got here as shut as anybody to a winner when he fired into the side-netting.
Jurgen Klopp admitted he may not have made it to 1,000 video games in his managerial profession if there had been too many comparable matches within the earlier 999.
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However he was happy with a primary Premier League clear sheet since October.
“I’m okay with 0-0 as a result of you must settle for these steps,” mentioned Klopp.
Issues look even bleaker throughout Merseyside as Everton’s 69-year keep within the high flight seems to be ever extra precarious.
Jarrod Bowen struck twice within the first half as West Ham gained 2-0 on the London Stadium to maneuver out of the underside three due to their first win in eight league video games.
Leicester eased the strain on Brendan Rodgers with their first level because the World Cup break however had been denied a significant win by a late Brighton equaliser in a 2-2 draw on the King Energy.
Kaoru Mitoma’s luxurious strike gave the in-form guests the lead, however Marc Albrighton rapidly levelled and Harvey Barnes put Leicester in entrance simply after the hour mark.
Teenage striker Evan Ferguson got here off the bench to go in off the publish within the 88th minute and snatch some extent that strikes Brighton into the highest six.
Bournemouth dropped into the underside three regardless of ending a run of six consecutive defeats with a 1-1 draw in opposition to Nottingham Forest.
Jaidon Anthony put the hosts in entrance, however Sam Surridge got here again to hang-out his former membership seven minutes from time.
Southampton stay rooted to the foot of the desk after a 1-0 defeat to Aston Villa that was disrupted by a drone flying above the stadium.
Play was briefly halted and gamers taken off the pitch at St. Mary’s for their very own security in direction of the tip of the primary half.
As soon as the motion obtained again underway, Villa maintained their upward momentum beneath Unai Emery as Ollie Watkins headed in Douglas Luiz’s free-kick 13 minutes from time.
Newcastle’s unimaginable unbeaten run within the Premier League continued though they had been left to rue numerous missed alternatives as Eddie Howe’s facet had been held 0-0 by Crystal Palace.
Liverpool 0-0 Chelsea
Leicester Metropolis 2-2 Brighton
Southampton 0-1 Aston Villa
West Ham United 2-0 Everton
Bournemouth 1-1 Nottingham Forest
Crystal Palace 0-0 Newcastle United