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Salah struggling as Liverpool’s front three no longer ‘well-drilled’: Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah’s struggles in front of goal are down to the club no longer having the “well-drilled” front three that terrorised defences in the past, manager Juergen Klopp said. Although Salah has scored 17 goals in all competitions at the halfway mark this season, he has scored only seven in the Premier League where he has averaged nearly 24 goals a season during his time with Liverpool. The Egyptian forward has won three Golden Boots for most goals in a season, but has been far from his best after the summer departure of his strike partner Sadio Mane and injuries to Roberto Firmino, Diogo Jota and Luis Diaz. “Of course Mo is suffering. It was a well-drilled machine the front three, everything was clear (in) what we were doing. Everybody suffers from that, that’s clea...
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Eddie Nketiah gives Arsenal 3-2 win over Manchester United

Eddie Nketiah kept Arsenal’s Premier League title challenge on track with two goals as the Gunners beat Manchester United 3-2 in a pulsating game at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday. Nketiah netted the winner in injury time with a back-heeled flick-on after a shot from Martin Odegaard to secure a crucial victory that keeps Arsenal five points ahead of Manchester City with a game in hand. United is the only team to have beaten Arsenal in the league this season and looked set to deal Mikel Arteta’s team another blow when Lisandro Martinez equalized in the 59th minute. Eddie Nketiah's last-minute winner sends Arsenal five points clear at the top 🔥#ARSMUN pic.twitter.com/70Cq0Edave — Premier League (@premierleague) January 22, 2023 But Arsenal was finally rewarded for a period of relentless ...
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EPL: Haaland fires another hat-trick to earn Man City comfortable win over Wolves | Football News – Times of India

MANCHESTER (England): Norwegian goalscoring phenomenon Erling Haaland fired his fourth Premier League hat-trick of a remarkable season to earn Manchester City a comfortable 3-0 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday.City dominated the first half and deservedly took the lead after Haaland headed home from a pinpoint cross from Kevin De Bruyne in the 40th minute.It was a matter of time until City got that crucial second goal, with Haaland converting from the spot following a foul on Ilkay Gundogan five minutes after the break. The Norwegian then quickly completed his treble to put the game to bed.Haaland broke former Manchester United striker Ruud van Nistelrooy's record of being the fastest player to four Premier League hat-tricks. Haaland's four came in 19 games, Van Nistelrooy'...
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Arsenal vs Manchester United Live Score: Mikel Arteta’s ARS will face high-flying MUN at home, Starting XI announced

Sunday Blockbuster: Premier League leaders Arsenal vs resurgent Manchester United Arsenal players on the left and Manchester United players on the right. (Reuters) League leaders Arsenal will hope to avoid any slip ups when Manchester United come to visit the Emirates on Sunday. United, the only team to defeat Arsenal this season, will be looking to put the midweek result against Crystal Place in the rearview mirror and begin afresh. The Red Devils, who were leading 1-0 till the 90+1 minutes had to settle for a point against the Eagles when Michael Olise’s inch perfect free kick cancelled out Bruno Fernandes’ 44th minute strike. Arsenal, meanwhile, thrashed local rivals Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 in their last Premier League game, continuing their march towards the title. A perfectly balanc...
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EPL: Liverpool and Chelsea cancel each other out in Anfield stalemate | Football News – Times of India

LIVERPOOL (England): Liverpool and Chelsea continued their disappointing seasons as the injury-hit mid-table teams played out an uninspiring 0-0 draw at Anfield in the Premier League on Saturday.Chelsea thought they had raced into a third-minute lead when Kai Havertz fired home from close range after a corner, only for VAR to rule the German offside.On Juergen Klopp's 1,000th game in management, Liverpool seemed shorn of confidence as they looked to avoid three straight league defeats, only creating half chances with new signing Cody Gakpo missing the best of them in the first half.The visitors introduced big-money January signing Mykhailo Mudryk in the second half but, while he looked lively, the Ukrainian was unable to lift the Blues, who earned a point that leaves them 10th, level on...
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Arsenal beats Tottenham 2-0 to stretch EPL lead to 8 points

Arsenal extended its Premier League lead to eight points with a 2-0 win at Tottenham in the north London derby on Sunday that was helped by an own-goal by goalkeeper Hugo Lloris. Lloris turned a cross from Bukayo Saka into his own net in the 14th minute to hand Arsenal the lead and Martin Odegaard doubled the advantage with a low shot from distance in the 36th as the visitors totally dominated the first half against a lackluster Spurs side. Only two good saves from Lloris and the woodwork prevented Arsenal from taking an even bigger lead, with Thomas Partey smashing a long-distance volley against the post in the 24th. Tottenham improved after the break but Aaron Ramsdale made a number of saves to keep the hosts at bay and strengthen the belief that this could be a special season for Ars...
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Isak earns Newcastle last-gasp win over Fulham after Mitrovic penalty reprieve | Football News – Times of India

NEWCASTLE (England): Club-record signing Alexander Isak came off the bench to earn Newcastle United a last-gasp 1-0 win over Fulham in the Premier League on Sunday, with the hosts grateful for an extraordinary penalty slip from visiting forward Aleksandar Mitrovic.Newcastle, without a goal in their previous two league matches, again struggled to break down their opponents in the first half at St James' Park, with Callum Wilson twice denied by Fulham goalkeeper Bernd Leno.Those missed chances looked like they would prove to be costly after Fulham won a penalty midway through the second half for a foul on Bobby Decordova-Reid, following a VAR review.However, as former Newcastle striker Mitrovic slipped as he struck the spot kick and hit the ball against his standing foot before finding th...
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Klopp slams ‘worst ever’ Liverpool performance after Brighton defeat

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp blasted his side’s effort in a humiliating 3-0 Premier League defeat to Brighton & Hove Albion that he called the worst ever in his reign. Winger Solly March scored twice and created a third for Brighton as they dominated the game from start to finish, with Liverpool barely able to string together a single decent attack. “Massively frustrated, congratulations to Brighton on a super game against a bad opponent. We were not good today, I can’t remember a good phase or period,” an irate Klopp said. “Doing better than today should be easy, because this is a really low point. I can’t remember a worse game,” he added. Despite losing 3-1 to Brentford in their last Premier League game on Jan 2, Klopp said that he had been confident coming in to Saturday’s gam...
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EPL: March double gives Brighton 3-0 win over lacklustre Liverpool | Football News – Times of India

BRIGHTON (England): Brighton & Hove Albion winger Solly March netted twice early in the second half and set up another goal in a 3-0 home win over a sluggish Liverpool on Saturday that lifts them above the Reds to seventh in the Premier League standings.The victory was Brighton's first over Liverpool in the top flight and they deserved to take all three points once March helped them convert their dominance in possession into goals.With halftime approaching March thought he had won a penalty as he rounded Alisson Becker and appeared to be brought down by the goalkeeper's hand, but a VAR review found that he had been in an offside position and the decision was overturned.Undeterred, March gave his side the lead in the 47th minute as teenaged striker Evan Ferguson pressured the Liverpo...
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Marcus Rashford stars as Manchester United come back to beat Manchester City 2-1 in dramatic EPL derby | Football News – Times of India

MANCHESTER (England): In-form Marcus Rashford scored a late winner as Manchester United came from behind to beat rivals Manchester City 2-1 on Saturday, a victory that moves them to within a point of the champions in the Premier League standings.The hosts had the best chances of a tense first half at Old Trafford, with in-form England forward Rashford seeing a tame effort blocked on the line by Manuel Akanji, while City struggled to get going.WHAT A COMEBACK! WHAT A WIN! 😍#MUFC || #MUNMCI— Manchester United (@ManUtd) 1673706290000City were much improved after the break, and the pressure told as Jack Grealish stepped off the bench to head his side into the lead in the 61st minute, on the end of a superb cross from the ever-reliable assist-maker Kevin De Bruyne.However, with United lookin...
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Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk set to be sidelined for over a month: Jurgen Klopp | Football News – Times of India

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk will be sidelined for over a month due to a muscle injury, manager Jurgen Klopp said on Friday.Netherlands captain Van Dijk was taken off at halftime in a 3-1 defeat at Brentford on Monday as part of a triple-change by Klopp."Virgil was a surprise for us and a big blow. He didn't feel a lot," Klopp told reporters, speaking ahead of Liverpool's FA Cup third-round tie against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday."The diagnosis was pretty harsh. We're talking about weeks, more than a month, but I hope it goes quick. It's hard for him, but he has played an incredible amount of games in recent years."Liverpool are sixth in the Premier League standings with 28 points from 17 games. !(function(f, b, e, v, n, t, s) { window.TimesApps = window....
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Manchester City beat Chelsea to close gap at top of Premier League | Football News – Times of India

LONDON: Defending champions Manchester City beat injury-hit Chelsea 1-0 on Thursday to close the gap on Premier League leaders Arsenal to just five points.Pep Guardiola's men were well below par in the first half but were transformed after the break, with substitutes Jack Grealish and Riyad Mahrez combining for the only goal, scored by the Algerian in the 63rd minute.Graham Potter's Chelsea came into game languishing in 10th place in the table and were expected to face a searching examination from second-placed City but they had the better of the first half.Chelsea, however, were up against it from the opening minutes, with forward Raheem Sterling forced off after suffering an apparent hamstring injury, replaced by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.Potter was also without a string of senior pla...
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Chelsea drop more points in top-four pursuit after draw at Forest

Chelsea dropped more points in their quest to climb back up the Premier League standings as Serge Aurier earned Nottingham Forest a 1-1 draw with Graham Potter’s side on Sunday. Fresh from their first league win in six games last time out against Bournemouth, Chelsea started well in the Nottingham drizzle, with Raheem Sterlng firing them into the lead in the 16th minute. Forest improved after the break and were desperately unlucky not to equalise early in the second half as Morgan Gibbs-White’s drilled half volley hit the underside of the crossbar but bounced on the goal line and away. Goals from Raheem Sterling and Serge Aurier see the points shared 🤝#NFOCHE pic.twitter.com/8M5ErRezm5 — Premier League (@premierleague) January 1, 2023 The hosts kept coming and deservedly levelled thing...
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Tottenham slump to Villa defeat as top four hopes suffer blow

Tottenham Hotspur’s hopes of regaining their place in the Premier League’s top four were scuppered as they suffered a demoralising 2-0 home defeat against Aston Villa on Sunday. Antonio Conte’s lacklustre side were devoid of inspiration throughout the contest and were punished after the break by goals from Emiliano Buendia and Douglas Luiz. Tottenham’s France keeper Hugo Lloris, playing his first game since losing the World Cup final, was at fault for Buendia’s 50th-minute opener. And when Luiz added a second in the 73rd minute, home fans began streaming towards the exits. Chants against Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy rang out and it could have got worse as Villa sauntered to only a third win in their last 22 Premier League clashes with the Londoners. A superb way to start the year for...
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EPL: Tottenham slump to Villa defeat as top four hopes suffer blow | Football News – Times of India

LONDON: Tottenham Hotspur's hopes of regaining their place in the Premier League's top four were scuppered as they suffered a demoralising 2-0 home defeat against Aston Villa on Sunday.Antonio Conte's lacklustre side were devoid of inspiration throughout the contest and were punished after the break by goals from Emiliano Buendia and Douglas Luiz.Tottenham's France keeper Hugo Lloris, playing his first game since losing the World Cup final, was at fault for Buendia's 50th-minute opener. And when Luiz added a second in the 73rd minute, home fans began streaming towards the exits.Chants against Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy rang out and it could have got worse as Villa sauntered to only a third win in their last 22 Premier League clashes with the Londoners.Tottenham were booed off at the...
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Decisive Odegaard leads from front as Arsenal scale new heights | Football News – Times of India

Any doubts whether a young Martin Odegaard could shoulder the responsibility of the captain's armband for Arsenal have been erased in half a season after he guided them to the top of the Premier League with a seven-point lead.Odegaard, who turned 24 last month, has been Arsenal's most influential player this season, oozing confidence in midfield and fuelling the club's first real title challenge in years.He leads the club's scoring charts with seven league goals and has five assists to boot, eclipsing his overall tally from the last campaign in just 15 games.He was front and centre again on Saturday as Arsenal extended their lead over reigning champions Manchester City with a 4-2 win at Brighton & Hove Albion to end 2022 on a high and underline their title credentials.The Norwegian ...
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EPL: Man City fall behind in title race after Everton draw | Football News – Times of India

MANCHESTER: Manchester City slipped off the pace in their bid to catch up with Premier League leaders Arsenal as they were held to a 1-1 draw by strugglers Everton in their final match of the year.Erling Haaland made a positive start for Pep Guardiola's men when he latched on to Riyad Mahrez's pass to tap home his 21st league goal of the season.After a number of stoppages early in the second half, with one taking over six minutes as the assistant referee's communications headset was repaired, Demarai Gray levelled for the visitors.The Everton winger surged up the left-hand flank in a rare counter-attack before cutting inside and unleashing a curling effort from the edge of the box which left City goalkeeper Ederson beaten.The result left second-placed City four points behind Arsenal hav...
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EPL: Rashford steps off the bench to earn Man United win at Wolves | Football News – Times of India

WOLVERHAMPTON: In-form Marcus Rashford stepped off the bench to earn Manchester United a 1-0 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday, a win that moved Erik ten Hag's side into the Premier League top four.Ten Hag left the club's top goalscorer on the bench from the start due to an "internal disciplinary issue", and saw his team struggle to break down Wolves in the opening period, youngster Alejandro Garnacho wasting the visitors' best chance.As it happened: Wolves vs Man UnitedRashford came on for the second half to give United more cutting edge in attack, showing great strength and composure to hold off his marker and fire the winner 14 minutes from time.The England forward had another ruled out for handball late on, but it mattered little as United saw out their third league w...
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What to watch: All eyes on Haaland as Manchester City face struggling Everton

The looming shadow of football icon Pele’s passing will hover as the Premier League, La Liga and Ligue One prepare for another week of hectic action. One of the matches to keep an eye out for this week has to be Manchester City taking on Everton on New Year’s Eve. It’s a fairly predictable tie but it’s worth keeping tabs on due to the presence of one man – Erling Braut Haaland. 𝗣𝗜𝗧𝗖𝗔𝗠 🎥 All the best moments from our convincing victory over Leeds from our unique angle 🤩 — Manchester City (@ManCity) December 30, 2022 The Premier League, often considered to be one of the most difficult leagues to succeed in, has been a cakewalk for Haaland. Every time he laces up his boots and lines up for Manchester City, he breaks records. In the midweek against Leeds, he became the fastest player to sc...
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Erik ten Hag says United need to strengthen squad with quality signings | Football News – Times of India

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag said the Premier League club need reinforcements up top to remain competitive on all fronts, but added that any signing in January would only be completed if the terms match their "sporting and financial criteria".United are light on attacking firepower and will be looking to plug the gap left by Cristiano Ronaldo following his departure from the club in the wake of an explosive interview with TalkTV.British media reported that United were chasing Dutch forward Cody Gakpo, before Liverpool sealed the deal and signed him for a reported initial fee of 37 million pounds ($44.69 million) on Wednesday.When asked if he would be okay with United failing to sign a forward during the January window, Ten Hag told reporters, "we have the players who are matching...