A historic achievement for Salah despite the draw.. City take revenge on Chelsea and United fall

September 25, 2021 by archyde

Manchester City took revenge for its relative loss to Chelsea in the Champions League final, and beat it at home, 1-0, and Manchester United suffered its first loss this season by falling against its guest Aston Villa with the same result, and Liverpool missed the opportunity to move away 3 points in the lead by stumbling against its host Brentford, 3-3, Saturday in the sixth stage of the English Football League.

Despite the draw, the Egyptian Liverpool star, Mohamed Salah, deserved a historic achievement in this match.

Salah became the fastest player in the history of the “Reds” to score 100 goals in the English Premier League, and managed this achievement through 151 games.

Liverpool failed to take advantage of the stumble of its former partners, Manchester United and Chelsea, to the fullest and contented itself with one point by which it moved away from them and Manchester City, its guest, next Sunday, at the top of the seventh stage.

Liverpool disappointed before his trip to Porto to face its local team, on Tuesday, in the second round of the group stage of the European Champions League.

Liverpool almost opened the scoring early through Mohamed Salah, after he was alone with the Spanish goalkeeper, David Raya, and a ball between his legs, but the Norwegian defense pole, Christopher Ayer, pushed it out of the goal.

Cameroonian defense magnate Joel Matip followed the example of Brentford defender when he removed the ball of the Frenchman, Brian Mobmo, after the Brazilian goalkeeper, Alisson Becker, went out of the goal.

Brentford opened the scoring when Evan Toni crossed a cross by Nigerian, Frank Onyeka, with the heel Fabinho tried to clear, but it hit the Jamaican defender, Eitan Pinnock, and hugged the net.

Liverpool were not late to equalize and needed four minutes when captain Jordan Henderson passed a cross that the Portuguese international, Diogo Jota, headed to the right of the Spanish goalkeeper, David Raya.

Salah gave Liverpool the lead at the beginning of the second half when he took advantage of a wonderful pass behind the defense from Fabinho, which he followed with his left from close range to the right of goalkeeper Raya.

The German, Vitaly Yanlet, equalized with a header after a rebound from the crossbar of the Swede, Pontus Jansson.

Curtis Jones gave Liverpool the lead again with a powerful right-footed shot from outside the area.

Salah missed the opportunity to deal the final blow to the owners of the land and scored his second personal goal when he received a ball on a golden plate from the Senegalese, Sadio Mane, inside the area, which he played over the crossbar.

Liverpool paid the price dearly because the French substitute, Yuan Weissa, equalized after a derbaka in front of goal.

City avenge

Chelsea had shocked City, which dominated the local league last season, beating it with a goal in the final of the prestigious continental championship, depriving it of a title that has been chasing it since its acquisition of the UAE in 2008.

While Chelsea scored 13 points in the lead, like Liverpool and Manchester United, they fell for the first time this season, as United, who was shocked by their guest, Aston Villa, with the same result in a dramatic match in its last minutes.

Spaniard Pep Guardiola returned to his positive results against German coach Thomas Tuchel, after a series of 3 losses, the last of which was in the Champions League final, on May 29, to raise his team’s tally to 13 points.

City, the league champion in 2018, 2019 and 2021, is playing a series of sensitive matches in a short period, as it will defeat the star-studded French Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday in the group stage of the Champions League, after its sweeping victory over Leipzig 6-3, before it is a guest of the Liverpool next Sunday in the local league.

‘The players were great’

“Today the players were great. On this pitch and against this opponent, doing what we did makes me proud,” said Guardiola, who became City’s most winning coach with 221 victories.

“I still have a feeling that the players are ready to try to do another good season again. It gives us the feeling to say we can do it again, we are still here.”

On the other hand, Tuchel said, “City deserved to win. We were excellent before the goal, but only in the last 20 meters and not the other 80 metres,” adding, “Part of the performance is to make your opponent weak and City did it. pressure.) With every mistake we made, we lost more confidence.”

The first half did not see many chances at Stamford Bridge, with City’s relative control. Jesus’ most dangerous opportunity was to miss a good ball over the crossbar after a Foden pass.

In the second, the Brazilian, Gabriel Jesus, manipulated the defense and hit a ball that rebounded to the Senegalese goalkeeper, Edouard Mendy. Only this second goal has shaken Chelsea’s net in 6 matches, after the penalty kick of the Egyptian Liverpool player, Mohamed Salah, in the third place.

City did not lose in 44 games, in which Jesus scored (42 wins and two draws), raising his score to 52 goals with “Citizens” in the league. And Jesus, 24, raised his tally in the last seven league games to three goals and four assists.

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After a lightning attack by City on the left flank through the Portuguese, Joao Cancelo, Jesus was close to scoring the second, but his ground shot was pushed away by Silva’s valor.

Then the Belgian, Romelu Lukaku, shook the nets of City after the pass of the German, Kai Havertz, the French substitute, N’Golo Kante, but the goal was canceled due to offside.

And the “Blues” pressed closer, closer to the goal of the Brazilian goalkeeper, Ederson, who watched the ball of the Croatian midfielder, Mateo Kovacic, adjacent to his left leg. Spain’s central defense, Aymeric Laporte, responded with a dangerous ball from close range after a free kick to keep City ahead.

United’s first loss

The Norwegian coach, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, did not make any change to the winning squad against West Ham 2-1 while hosting Aston Villa.

The advantage was in an enthusiastic first half for the guests, and they missed a golden opportunity at the mouth of the goal for Matt Targett, in light of the lack of seriousness of the Portuguese star of United, Cristiano Ronaldo, returning to his old team.

The response came quickly, with a launch from Mason Greenwood, who missed it alone, while the goal was exposed in front of his Portuguese teammate, Bruno Fernandes.

After a defensive error from Harry Maguire, Villa got a new chance, but the Spanish goalkeeper, David de Gea, intervened to prevent Ole Watkins from opening the scoring.

In the second, Villa kept his chances while Maguire demanded a penalty, but Courtney Howes had a different opinion after a corner from Brazil’s Douglas Luis, who played it strong and did not return to De Gea’s right.

And in the first minute of stoppage time, United got a penalty after a handball on Hawes, which Fernandes missed, over the bar, to win Villa their first victory over United since December 2009.

Solskjaer claimed that Aston Villa players tried to distract Fernandes, but he showed his support for his player after he missed United’s second penalty kick in 23 attempts.

“The way they hovered around the penalty area, around Bruno, that I did not like,” he said, adding, “The wasted penalty did not go into Bruno’s head. He is mentally strong and will go forward again.”

The “Red Devils” will play a continental confrontation against their Spanish guest, Villarreal, next week, after their shocking loss at the opening of the Swiss Young Boys.

Everton joined Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea by beating its guest Norwich City with two clean goals, scored by Andros Townsend, from a penalty kick, and Frenchman Abdoulaye Dukourie.

Jamie Vardy saved his team, Leicester City, from the third loss in a row, when he scored a 2-2 draw against his guest, Burnley.

Vardy scored three goals in the match as he opened the scoring for the visitors when he scored an error in his team’s goal, and equalized for the first time after 25 minutes, before he caught it for the second time in the 85th minute after the visitors advanced through Ivory Coast, Maxwell Cornet, in the 40th minute.

West Ham deepened the wounds of their host Leeds when they beat them with two goals for the Spaniard, Junior Firpo, (67 fouls on his team), and Michael Antonio, against a goal by the Brazilian Rafinha.

It is the third loss for Leeds for three draws.

Watford tied Newcastle United with a goal by Senegalese Ismaila Sarr, against a goal by Sean Longstaff.

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Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my