Thursday , January 21 2021

City victory Manchester Derby, Liverpool goes second over Chelsea



London: Premier League champions Manchester City remained two points clear on Sunday's top with a 3-1 win over Derby over Manchester United.

Liverpool, after losing Fulham club 2-0 to Anfield, will be in the international break in second place after receiving a grace from Everton's neighbors, who gave Chelsea to a table without goals at Stamford Bridge.

Meanwhile, Arsenal had to come from behind to extend their unbeaten route to 16 games in all 1-1 draw matches at home to promote Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Man City moved to 32 points from 12 games, while Liverpool has 30 and Chelsea 28, with the three teams keeping their undefeated record of their season in the championship.

City was at the top from the start against a United team lacking the injured Paul Pogba.

David Silva scored the first goal after 12 minutes and Sergio Aguero added a second shortly after half.

Jose Mourinho's side threatened unbearably until Romelu Lukaku was replaced to win a penalty that Anthony Martial had made just before the hour.

But despite the vast majority of Piraeus, it took third goal from Ilkay Gundogan's substitute to ensure that United's dramatic return could not be repeated to win 3-2 on the same bet last season.

United stayed eight, 12 points behind the leaders, and manager Mourinho refused to talk about his team who still has any title chances.

"We are out of the top four, how can we talk about the title? Let's fight to close the gap to jump on the top of the four," said Mourinho.

Pep Guardiola, the city's manager, quickly pointed out that Liverpool and Chelsea had also launched the campaign vigorously and said it was too early to discuss where the title could come out.

"It's November, so we have not finished the first round, many can happen in football," he said.

There was a fight at Anfield after Liverpool took the lead against Fulham shortly before halftime.

The London side considered Serbian striker Alexandr Mitrovic not to have given offside when he was heading home and goalkeeper Alison took the next free kick when the ball moved.

Less than 15 seconds later than a light break of Liverpool, he was in the net on the other end, which was put there by Mo Salah.

Xherdan Shaqiri scored a good second goal, after which the heart seemed to come out of a Fulham team that remains below the table with just one win from the 12 games.

"In this country, you can not normally show a lack of respect to the referee, and this is a problem because it has shown a lack of respect for my team, myself and the Fulham supporters," said their work, Slavja Dzokanovic.

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri gave a record to the Premier League season, completing his first dozen without winning, but would expect more than a goalless draw from the game with Everton.

His team failed to score only for the second time in the championship this season against a well-organized Everton, who has stayed ninth on the table.

"Of course, I prefer the three points today from the record," he said.

In the other Sunday game, Arsenal fell back to Wolves with the first half by Portuguese International Ivan Cavaleiro and did not equate up to four minutes of the year through Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

The draw departed from Arsenal, fifth in 24 points, three points behind Tottenham Hotspur's fourth home team, who won the Crystal Palace on Saturday.

(Edited by Ian Chadband)


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