Updates: 13.02.2021 20:36
LONDON – Leicester footballers beat Liverpool defending champion 3: 1 in the Premier League before Thursday’s European League match in Prague against Slavia. The championship team did not maintain the lead and lost in the league for the third time in a row since November 2014, when the team was led by the current coach “Lišek” Brendan Rodgers.
In the hit of the 24th round, the score did not change until more than an hour of play, by which time both teams had scored the crossbar. Only in the 67th minute did the best scorer of the league, Muhammad Salah, prevail and send Liverpool to the lead with the seventeenth goal of the season. But it didn’t take Leicester a quarter of an hour to level up and make a quick turnaround.
In the 79th minute, James Maddison received a sharp shot from a direct kick from Allison. Goalkeeper “Reds” made a huge mistake two minutes later, when he collided with his own stopper, debuting Ozan Kabak, in an attempt to kick the long ball, and Jamie Vardy scored into an empty goal.
Leicester, whose triumph was sealed at the end of Harvey Barnes, moved up to second place in the table ahead of Manchester United, which has a good match on Sunday. Liverpool is fourth in the incomplete standings and coach Jürgen Klopp has stated that he no longer believes in defending the title.
“I don’t think we can erase this loss,” the Liverpool coach said. “We have to start winning. It wasn’t bad in some passages today, but we have to avoid unnecessary mistakes and misunderstandings. I didn’t hear Alisson scream, but he played a good match until the run,” Klopp added.
Leicester played the general in a duel with Slavia in the group of Schmeichel – Pereira, Evans, Söyüncü, Amartey – Ndidi – Albrighton (74th Pérez, 90th Mendy), Tielemans (87th Choudhury), Maddison, Barnes – Vardy.
“It’s great to beat Liverpool. We lost, but we didn’t panic. We changed the lineup and that helped us,” BBC midfielder James Maddison told the BBC. “We want to be among the top teams in the league and we are on the right track. We are in the quarterfinals of the cup and the European League is waiting for us next week. It helped us to find out why the Champions League escaped us last season,” he added.
The leader of Manchester City at home smoothly beat Tottenham 3: 0 thanks to two goals by the best scorer of the team Ilkaye Gündogan. His hits followed Rodri’s penalty, which was also won by the author of 11 league goals in the Gündogan season. The “Citizens” extended their series of wins across competitions to 16 matches, the “Roosters” lost for the fifth time in the last six duels.
Burnley withdrew from the relegation position, after winning Matrix Vydra 3-0 without the match. A smooth victory was born during the first ten minutes, when the guests scored two goals. The weakened opponent, who missed eight other players besides the biggest star Wilfried Zaha, capitulated for the third time after the change of sides. The Czech striker Vydra did not appear in the nomination. Burnley jumped to 15th place thanks to the win, he has an 11 points lead over the descent zone.
English Football League – Round 24:
Leicester – Liverpool 3:1 (79. Maddison, 81. Vardy, 85. Barnes – 67. Salah), Crystal Palace – Burnley 0:3 (5. Gudmundsson, 10. Rodriguez, 47. Lowton), Manchester City – Tottenham 3:0 (50. a 66. Gündogan, 23. Rodri z pen.),
21:00 Brighton – Aston Villa.
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