Premier League Desk: Liverpool preserve tempo with Man City after Jota brace

Liverpool stored tempo with Manchester City and Arsenal edged nearer to a top-four spot with wins within the Premier League on Thursday night time.

Jurgen Klopp’s Anfield aspect now sit 9 factors off Pep Guardiola’s reigning English champions, following a 2-0 victory over Leicester City.

A primary half goal from Diogo Jota was then doubled by the participant a couple of minutes from time to verify all three factors, as Liverpool attempt to maintain up with Man City’s outstanding kind. Leicester, because of this, stayed put in twelfth place.

Arsenal have been additionally in a jubilant temper on the night time, following a hard-fought 1-0 win over Wolves. A gap goal from Gabriel recommended Mikel Arteta’s aspect have been in for a snug night time, however a second yellow card for Gabriel Martinelli within the 69th minute meant the North London aspect have been compelled to cling on to their slender lead till full time.

The end result now signifies that Arteta’s aspect sit only one level off West Ham in fourth, with two video games in hand.

Previous to Thursday’s video games, Manchester City continued their march to a different Premier League crown on Wednesday as they beat Brentford 2-0 on the Etihad.

Riyad Mahrez opened the scoring 5 minutes earlier than half time from the penalty spot earlier than Kevin de Bruyne doubled the benefit on 69 minutes.

On Tuesday, Manchester United dropped out of the Premier League prime 4 on once they have been held 1-1 by Burnley.

In a hard-fought conflict at Turf Moor, Ralf Rangnick’s aspect took an early lead by means of a formidable close-range end from Paul Pogba, after an early header from Raphael Varane was dominated out by VAR.

Man Utd’s lack of accuracy in entrance of goal would ultiamtely price them, when the hosts drew degree just some minutes into the second half because of some good motion from new signing Wout Weghorst and a tidy end from Jay Rodriguez.

The crew that have been in a position to make the most of Man Utd’s slip up have been West Ham, who picked up all three factors because of a convincing 1-0 win over Watford in London.

The only goal of the sport got here shortly after the hour mark, when Jarrod Brown danced by a number of Watford defenders and unleashed a outstanding shot from the sting of the field, which deflected into the again of the web.

David Moyes’ aspect now sit fourth within the desk, one level about Man Utd and Arsenal, however seven behind Chelsea in third.

Tottenham blew the possibility to affix Man Utd on 39 factors as they fell to an exciting 3-2 dwelling defeat to Southampton on Wednesday.

They twice led by means of a Jan Bednarek personal goal and Heung-Min Son strike however Southampton created a lot of possibilities all through and strikes from Armando Broja, Mohamed Elyounoussi and Che Adams earned them a deserved win.

On the backside finish, Norwich drew 1-1 with Crystal Palace, whereas Leeds had their very own dramatic thriller in a 3-3 draw with Aston Villa.

Newcastle got here from behind to beat Frank Lampard’s Everton aspect 3-1. An personal goal from Jamaal Lascelles put the guests in entrance after simply 36 minutes, nevertheless it did not final lengthy when Mason Holgate returned the favour and knocked the ball into his personal web to present Newcastle a goal.

Within the second half the hosts then pulled away with the lead because of a short-range end from Ryan Fraser and a outstanding long-range end from new signing Kieran Trippier.

Newcastle stay one level above the relegation zone, with Burnley, Watford and Norwich occupying the underside three.