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City stumble, Arsenal rebel to retake the lead and Chelsea collapse

City stumble Arsenal rebel to retake the lead and Chelsea

Nothing is predictable in the Premier League, where Arsenal reclaimed the lead Manchester City failed to defend in an afternoon of upheaval and shock, while Chelsea collapsed with a defeat to bottom Southampton, who were saved at Stamford Bridge in the opening of an unknown 39th minute -Siegs victorious was year-old Valencian coach Rubén Sellés. Arsenal now lead the table by two points over the champion they are trying to dethrone. He also has to make up for a postponed game against Everton. This Sunday, Manchester United will look to assert themselves in the title fight: if they beat Leicester, they will be five points off the top of the table.

“Character, resilience and quality,” Mikel Arteta summed up to explain what happened at Villa Park. Arsenal moved past Cain, falling behind up to twice and leveling both times before taking the points (2-4). Without Thomas, their bulwark in midfield, with Nketiah detached to provide a reference in attack, with the typical doubts of a side who had just scored one point from nine and lost their footing in the standings, Arsenal rebelled against her fortune. against the problems Aston Villa threw up, particularly in front of Ramsdale’s goal, punishing the Gunners up to two times before the break. Watkins countered as soon as the game started and Coutinho finished off an excellent collective action. In between, Bukayo had scored Saka, always present for his team and for whom Arteta requested protection from the referees against the shots of the rivals at the end of the game.

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“We changed some things and improved,” said Arteta after a comeback that came with a goal from Zinchenko midway through the second half and a final agony and ecstasy of two goals in extra time. “The coach gave us the right words at half-time and we all wanted to get back on the pitch as soon as possible,” explained the Ukrainian footballer. Arsenal footballers play with the passion of those who want to make their history. You are on a mission and are eagerly pursuing it. Hence the explosion of joy when, in the 94th minute, Jorginho’s shot hit the crossbar from the front, the rebound hit Dibu Martínez in the neck and the ball flew tamely behind the goal line. Shortly thereafter, Martinelli ended the game with all of Aston Villa on a shot from the last corner. “I didn’t know Jorginho could score from afar!” Arteta insisted at the end and before highlighting one of the team’s most recent additions, a signing that comes in handy given Thomas’ physical problems. “It’s had a huge impact on everyday life and it’s good that our fans see it that way. It was tremendous today. His best quality is that he makes his environment better,” summarized the Gipuzkoan coach, a motivator who leads the team with tactics, but also with anger and enthusiasm.

The game in Birmingham ended half an hour before Manchester City’s game in Nottingham began, a duel that appeared to be heading towards the course and could end up being crucial in the league’s dissolution. City scored when they played their worst and suffered when they earned the set, but they left two points in their portfolio (1-1) because Bernardo Silva’s goal before the break was a series of nonsense against Keylor’s Nava’s defended goal turned around which also grew in the face of the siege. Haaland despaired of aimlessness.

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City didn’t finish the game and five minutes into the nineties, New Zealand’s Wood opened it like a melon. A single shot on target was enough for Forest to blow up the Premier League in a borderline offside action that tested the VAR. England video arbitration will come under scrutiny after a mistake that cost Arsenal two points against Brentford and his job for Lee Mason, the referee in charge, a league classic until his brief retirement last summer. Now they’ve retired him completely.

The Prime Minister does not forgive. Not even those who spend and spend trying to tame the ball. There is Chelsea, who fail to do so, being beaten again, this time by bottom-placed Southampton. At the helm of the southern England team was Rubén Sellés, a globetrotter from Valencia who has spent time in various facets as a member of the technical staff in Greece, Russia, Azerbaijan, Norway and Denmark before landing in Southampton last summer. He had already taken command of a League Cup game this season after the dismissal of Ralph Hasenhüttl. Barely lasting eight days, Nathan Jones dressed in gold again. But this time first.

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A masterful direct free kick from Ward-Prowse gave him an unexpected victory in a match that ended in a scare as Azpilicueta received a kick in the face in a match incident and had to be removed on a stretcher and under the Prime Minister’s usual immobilisation protocols. The Navarran defender raised his hand to calm everyone as they evacuated him from the field. Less hurt but more upset will be his manager Graham Potter, who has won just nine in 23 games as Chelsea manager and put the side at a disadvantage in the Champions League game against Borussia Dortmund.

Saturday culminated at St James Park where Liverpool clinched their first consecutive win of the year. After 21 games in 2023, an agonizing month and a half, 12 defeats and four draws, Klopp’s side endured a favorable afternoon at Newcastle. They went on to win 2-0 after 20 minutes of competition after throwing out Pope, the local goalkeeper. Next Tuesday, Liverpool host Real Madrid at Anfield in the first leg of the Champions League round of 16.

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