If there’s to be any hope of a real title race the remainder of this Premier League season, Manchester Metropolis merely can’t drop factors prefer it did on Saturday.
Metropolis scored a late purpose and conceded an excellent later equalizer in a white-knuckle 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace at residence, falling even additional behind Liverpool.
Elsewhere, Mexican worldwide Raúl Jiménez scored each the equalizer and the winner as Wolverhampton Wanderers beat Southampton 3-2, and Bournemouth drew Norwich Metropolis in a match with a memorable crimson card.
Crystal Palace stuns Manchester Metropolis
A nervy affair on the Etihad spun into one thing else over the ultimate 10 minutes.
Cenk Tosun’s purpose towards the tip of the primary half was standing up earlier than Sergio Aguero adopted his history-making hat trick final weekend with two objectives in 5 minutes.
He skied for his second and snapped a header far-post to fireplace Metropolis in entrance:
Metropolis couldn’t see it out, nonetheless, as Fernandinho’s personal purpose within the ninetieth minute despatched Palace and its touring contingent into celebration:
Due to the consequence, Metropolis is now 13 factors behind Liverpool within the desk. Even worse, the Reds have two video games in hand.
Metropolis isn’t having a foul season, however the membership’s fallen properly wanting the requirements it set the earlier two years, and stumbles towards inferior competitors have performed a key function. Tottenham, Manchester United, Wolves and now Palace have all left the Etihad with factors.
Liverpool is avoiding these unhealthy outcomes. And operating away within the title race within the course of.
Raúl Jiménez brace propels Wolves
Southampton carried the momentum of final week’s demons expungement into Saturday’s recreation vs. Wolves and went forward 2-0 earlier than the guests got here to life.
Raúl Jiménez tied the sport within the sixty fifth minute by changing a penalty VAR confirmed after checking Jonny’s foul within the field. Barely 10 minutes later, Jiménez punched residence Adama Traoré’s go for the winner:
Jiménez has now scored 10 objectives within the Premier League this season, and 19 total.
Bournemouth defender crimson carded for making save
Steve Cook dinner went full Luis Suarez in an effort to maintain Norwich Metropolis off the scoreboard, however his efforts had been for naught as Norwich gained 1-0 due to Teemu Pukki’s ensuing penalty.
Watch this wild sequence for your self:
These are commendable reflexes from Cook dinner, although the knowledge is decidedly doubtful, particularly with teammate Adam Smith seemingly in place to clear the shot anyway.
Maybe it speaks to the strain of this fixture. Norwich and Bournemouth are the underside two groups within the desk, and a loss would have plunged Norwich 9 factors clear within the cellar.
Bournemouth is making an attempt to keep away from falling into such a predicament. Selections like Cook dinner’s gained’t assist a lot.
Different Premier League scores
Arsenal 1-1 Sheffield United
West Ham 1-1 Everton
Brighton & Hove Albion 1-1 Aston Villa
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