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Premier League: Liverpool grab 1-1 draw with Manchester City in top-of-the-table clash

This is a really tough place to come and it is a not a coincidence they have won I don’t know how many in a row at home, says Juergen Klopp

Reuters Manchester Published 26.11.23, 08:49 AM
Juergen Klopp.

Juergen Klopp. File picture

An 80th-minute goal from Trent Alexander-Arnold secured Liverpool a breathless 1-1 draw with leaders Manchester City on Saturday, keeping Juergen Klopp's team just a point adrift of the top spot in the tight Premier League title race.

"This is a really tough place to come and it is a not a coincidence they have won I don't know how many in a row at home. They are a super team," Klopp told BBC.


The draw ended a remarkable 23-game winning stretch at Etihad Stadium across all competitions for Pep Guardiola's City, who top the table on 29 points after 13 games, and spoiled a record-breaking day for Erling Haaland.

"We haven't had too many good results here in general. It's a point gained," Alexander-Arnold told Sky Sports. "It wasn't an amazing performance from us at all, but we take the point. We had chances to win the game."

The 23-year-old Haaland became the fastest player to score 50 Premier League goals when he slotted in a left-footed shot after a poor clearance from keeper Allison Becker. He took 48 games to reach the 50 mark, smashing Andy Cole's record of 65. Haaland's goal was his first against Liverpool in a City shirt.

Classy Newcastle

Newcastle United striker Alexander Isak netted on his return from injury, while two quick-fire second-half goals and a late Anthony Gordon strike gave the Magpies a 4-1 win over 10-man Chelsea at St James' Park.

Isak, who has missed several matches over the last month with a groin injury, opened the scoring in the 13th minute but Raheem Sterling levelled for the Blues 10 minutes later, drilling home a superb free-kick from just outside the box.

Newcastle captain Jamaal Lascelles put his side ahead again with a header on the hour mark, and a minute later Joelinton robbed fellow Brazilian Thiago Silva on the edge of the penalty area and slotted the ball home to make it 3-1.

Any chance Chelsea had of staging a comeback vanished when Reece James collected his second yellow card in the 73rd minute, and Gordon netted a fourth goal 10 minutes later.

Jacob Brown scored a first league goal for struggling Luton Town as they secured a precious 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace at Kenilworth Road, earning his side a maiden home win of the campaign.

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