England: Fernandes still put United ahead, but Jota paved the way for Liverpool’s victory

Liverpool beat Manchester United today with a turnaround (4-2) started by the Portuguese Diogo Jota, in a late match of the 34th round of the English football league, in which the compatriot Bruno Fernandes opened the scoring.

However, the meeting at Old Trafford was, once again, marked by the protests of hundreds of supporters of the ‘red devils’ in the vicinity of the stadium, a demonstration, this time, more restrained, and which had led precisely to the postponement of this challenge two years ago. weeks.

Despite the Portuguese goals for each side, the great figure of the match was the Brazilian Roberto Firmino (45 + 3 and 47 minutes), author of the second and third goals, finishing the first part and starting the second, already after Diogo Jota (34) have started the turnaround, in a beautiful heel finish.

Already with the direct entry into the Champions League ‘stamped’, the finalists of this edition of the Europa League had in Bruno Fernandes the author of the goal that opened the ‘active’, in the 10th minute, after seeing his shot deflecting in Nathaniel Philips and betray Alisson.

In the second half, Jota could have scored twice and ended his doubts, but with his left foot he hit Dean Henderson’s goal post, which he saw shortly after Rashford (68) was assisted by Edinson Cavani and shortened distances, not enough to the fatal attempt of ‘Mo’ Salah (90).

In the current Premier League edition, only Newcastle (29) and the relegated West Bromwich (34) have conceded more goals at home than the ‘red devils’ (27), who haven’t lost to Liverpool in their stronghold since March 2014 .

With this victory, Liverpool continue to aim for a place in the ‘Champions’, by isolating themselves in fifth place, with 60 points, against 64 of fourth placed Chelsea and 66 of third Leicester, both with another game.

United, with 70, added the second consecutive defeat, but remains ‘alone’ in the Premier League runner-up already won by rival Manchester City (80).

Earlier, at Villa Park, in Birmigham, Aston Villa and Everton were left with the ‘null’ in the late game of the 19th round, in which the Portuguese André Gomes left the substitute bench of the ‘toffees’, in the 67th minute , to surrender Icelandic Sigurdsson, while fellow countryman João Virgínia was not used by Carlo Ancelotti.

On the side of the ‘villans’, international Jack Grealish, recovered from injury, was again an option for Dean Smith 13 games later, but was unable to help the team to ascend to 10th place, maintaining 11th, with 49. Everton , eighth, with 56, continues to fight for a place that gives access to European competitions in 2012/22.

Program of the day:

Friday, April 30, 2021

Southampton – Leicester, 1 – 1

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Crystal Palace – Man City, 0 – 2
Everton – Aston Villa, 1 – 2

Sunday, May 2, 2021

Newcastle – Arsenal, 0 – 2
Tottenham – Sheffield Utd, 4 – 0

Monday, May 3, 2021

Burnley – West Ham, 1 – 2

Thursday 13 May 2021

Man Utd – Liverpool, 2 – 4

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