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What Does Liverpool’s Defeat Mean For Manchester City?

Brighton almost spoiled Liverpool’s chances of retaining their title by beating the champions with 1-0 at Anfield on Wednesday. It was the second home defeat for the champions since 2012. Also, it was the third consecutive home game where Liverpool failed to score since 1984. Last month, Burnley ended their 68-game unbeaten home run in the Premiere League.

Liverpool gives excuses for the beating

Jurgen Klopp’s boys looked handicapped before Brighton because of the absence of the senior centre-backs and the goalkeeper. Klopp said that Liverpool could do well because they were fatigued both mentally and physically. The key players were absent and Jordan Henderson was again assigned into the central defense.

Tough road ahead for Liverpool

The crushing defeat has relegated Liverpool at fourth place. It is now seven points behind Manchester City that look set to win their third Premiere League title in four years. Klopp’s men have a huge mountain to climb as they will fight with Manchester City on Sunday. And this match is going to be crucial for Liverpool as the City still have a game in hand.

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Could Australia Play In The Final Of ICC World Test Championship?

An upbeat New Zealand prepares to play in ICC World Test Championship final at Lord’s in June 2021. And it was an easy success for the Kiwis as Australia postponed its three-test tour to South Africa.

Who are the other contestants?

After New Zealand, it is the turn of India and England to fight for the second spot. And the English team is on their way to India to play four-tests series starting 5 February in Chennai. It will be a crucial series for both the contestants but the decision will be taken on the basis of points. The team that wins maximum points from a total of 120 points will go to Lord’s.

Indian cricket team need continuing their winning spree

India is on an ultimate high after defeating Australia in a recent test-series. And now they need winning the upcoming four-tests with a minimum margin of 2-1 to qualify for the finals. But defeating the English team won’t be an easy job as England has also demonstrated good cricket be defeating Sri Lanka with 2-0. The only thing that goes in the favor … Read the rest

Southampton Received Fourth Consecutive Defeat Of The Season

Manchester United scored the biggest win of the season against Southampton who they beat with 9-0. With this win, Man United have come on equal footing with their arch rival Man City that have played to games less and that has an opportunity to take a lead after their Wednesday match.

A crushing defeat for Southampton

The score gap was big enough for the Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl to publicly accept that his boys were no match for those of Man United. He made a statement saying that those 90-minutes of the match were long enough to stand before Man United as they were unstoppable. But he put the blame for this humiliating defeat on the removal of his star player.

Removal of Alexandre Jankewitz

Southampton had many hopes from their 19-year-old player but he was sent back to pavilion with a red card in the first two minutes of the game. Alexandre Jankewitz was playing his debutant game when he was shown a red card within two minutes into the game. The charge levied against him was a rash challenge on Scott McToinay and … Read the rest

Brighton vs Tottenham: The Spurs Paid A Price For Harry Kane’s Absence

Brighton & Hove Albion defeated Tottenham Hotspur in a closely fought match where the host could score only one goal but they effectively prevented the away team from even equaling the single goal.

Tottenham Hotspur relegated to 6th place with 33 points

It was the 20th match of Spurs but they could make little difference to their points tally that was stuck at 33 only. It was the second defeat of the team in a week after they lost a game on Thursday to Liverpool by 3-1 score. Tottenham Hotspur were playing without their striker Harry Kane that got injured in an earlier match. Manager Jose Mourinho brought Gareth Bale as replacement but the Welshman was largely peripheral.

Playing out of the form, Jose Mourinho’s Spurs missed many opportunities of equaling the goal in the first half but they couldn’t. The manager also felt that his boys were probably too sad with the lead Brighton took over them. He felt lack energy in his team due to the goal. Spurs even changed their formation by bringing Carlos Vinicus on front to assist Bale but it didn’t prove fruitful.

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AC Milan Indulged In Verbal Spat With Inter Milan In Quaterfinal

AC Milan lost the quarterfinal match of the Italian Cup to the city rival Inter Milan with 2-1 goals. But there is a bigger loss to Rossoneri. Its star player Zlatan Ibrahimovic was ejected out of the match for a second booking. The match witnessed both the good and bad side of Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

What was the tragic incident?

At the end of first half, Ibrahimović clashed with Romelu Lukaku who also happens to be his former teammate in Manchester United. But the clash wasn’t one that occasionally happen between players of contesting teams. While nothing clear is known about the clash, but Milan representatives were seen claiming that there was nothing racial about that clash. It is to be noted that Lukaku is Black.

The match as unfolded

Ibrahimović scored a goal in the 31st minute of the first half. Soon after, the two players Ibrahimović and Lukaku indulged into a heated spat ending with referee intervening and booking both of them. But it didn’t end there as both the players again entered into a spat and this time with head-to-head clash. According to … Read the rest

How Burnley Denied Even A Single Goal To Liverpool?

Liverpool faced stunning defeat at the hands of Burnley when Ashley Barnes scored a goal at the 83rd minute into the game. It was a foul from Alisson that resulted into a penalty stroke that Barnes turned into a goal for Burnley and won the league match. But it was more a problem with Liverpool than advantage for Burnley.

Difficulties for Liverpool

After seeing his team struggle, Klopp was expected to add Xherdan Shaqiri and Origi in place of Salah and Firmino to bring speed in the game and allow the team to be more aggressive in their attack. And Klopp justified his decision by giving the excuse that since the club has a hectic schedule, it becomes necessary to keep changing the players. It is to be noted that Liverpool is playing every three day but it got nine days for the Sunday match with Manchester United that was a 0-0 draw.

Burnley’s master stroke

The Clarets are good at frustrating their opponents and this they demonstrated in the game. Throughout the game, they kept the Reds running for ball in a maze and … Read the rest