Bournemouth surprises with its victory at Manchester United's field
MADRID, 9 Dic. (EUROPA PRESS) –
Liverpool won this Saturday 1-2 during their visit to Crystal Palace, with an 'in extremis' comeback included, and became the leader of the Premier League thanks to Arsenal's 1-0 defeat against Aston Villa, during the of matchday 16 where Bournemouth surprised with their comfortable victory (0-3) at Manchester United.
The Saturday round was opened by the Liverpool match at Selhurst Park, where the referee corrected a penalty awarded to the locals at half an hour, due to a previous foul on Wataru Endo when the ball was kicked out. However, another maximum penalty was ordered in the 56th minute and Jean-Philippe Mateta scored 1-0.
Mohamed Salah equalized in the 76th minute, with a shot inside the area that tripped over a rival defender, and Harvey Elliott completed the comeback in stoppage time, with a left-footed shot from the edge of the area that hit hard. In the last play, Alisson Becker made a save to seal the victory for the 'reds', who now have 37 points at the top of the league.
To place themselves up there, Jürgen Klopp's pupils benefited hours later from Arsenal's defeat at Villa Park. With their first shot on goal, taken by John McGinn after a turn on himself at the penalty spot, Aston Villa took the lead in the 7th minute.
The Gunners scored in the 90th minute, with a joint shot between Kai Havertz and Eddie Nketiah after colliding with goalkeeper 'Dibu' Martínez in a cross from Martin Odegaard from the right. But the action was canceled due to a slight touch by the German with his hand while controlling. This poor harvest left Arsenal with 36 points and placed Unai Emery's team in third place, now with 35 points.
In that high area of the classification, Manchester United lost ground (27 pts.), as a result of the 0-3 loss at home against Bournemouth (19 pts.). Dominic Solanke scored the first after five minutes, Philip Billing made it 0-2 midway through the second half and Marcos Senesi scored the visitors' third goal at Old Trafford when the 73rd minute ran.
In addition, Sheffield United beat Brentford by the minimum; Brighton & Hove Albion, without the injured Ansu Fati, drew at home (1-1) against Burnley; and Wolverhampton Wanderers, thanks to a goal from former Colchonero Matheus Cunha taking advantage of a pass from Pablo Sarabia, also signed a draw (1-1) against Nottingham Forest in their stadium.
–RESULTS AND PROGRAM OF DAY 16 IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE.
Crystal Palace – Liverpool 1-2.
Brighton – Burnley 1-1.
Manchester United – Bournemouth 0-3.
Sheffield United – Brentford 1-0.
Wolverhampton – Nottingham Forest 1-1.
Aston Villa – Arsenal 1-0.
Everton – Chelsea.
Fulham – West Ham.
Luton – Manchester City.
Tottenham – Newcastle.