Mikel Arteta urged Arsenal to dig deep after a shock 1-0 defeat at Everton dented the Premier League leaders’ title bid, whereas Liverpool’s troubled season hit a brand new low with a woeful 3-0 loss at Wolves.
Arteta’s aspect have been overwhelmed for simply the second time in 20 league video games this season as James Tarkowski headed Everton’s winner within the sixtieth minute.
The Gunners’ solely different league defeat got here at Manchester United in September. Arsenal nonetheless lead second positioned Manchester City by 5 factors, however the champions can shut the hole to 2 factors in the event that they win at Tottenham.
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Arsenal suffered a shock defeat. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)Source: Getty Images
“This shouldn’t be going to be a rose pathway,” stated Arteta of Arsenal’s highway to the title.
“This goes to be tough and we must dig in and play significantly better than we did immediately.”
Everton got here into the sport on a run of 4 league defeats at Goodison Park for the primary time since 1958.
That disastrous kind value Frank Lampard his job and Sean Dyche’s appointment received the specified bounce with a primary win in 11 video games.
“The minimal requirement is most effort and we noticed that immediately,” stated Dyche after his first recreation in cost.
‘CRINGEWORTHY’ LIVERPOOL CRASH TO NEW LOW
While third-bottom Everton boosted their bid to keep away from relegation, their Merseyside rivals Liverpool crashed to a fourth defeat of their final seven video games in all competitions, a depressing run that includes just one win.
Jurgen Klopp’s aspect are languishing in tenth place, 10 factors adrift of the highest 4 amid their worst season of Klopp’s seven-year reign.
It is the primary time since 2012 that Liverpool have misplaced three successive away league video games, whereas they’ve already conceded extra league targets this season than they did within the entirety of final time period.
Facing a struggling workforce who kicked off within the relegation zone, Liverpool instantly crumbled as Joel Matip deflected Hwang Hee-chan’s cross into his personal internet after 5 minutes.
Wolves debutant Craig Dawson doubled the lead after 12 minutes when the defender smashed in from 10 yards.
It was an enormous win for the Wolves. (Photo by DARREN STAPLES / AFP)Source: AFP
With Wolves followers taunting Klopp with chants of “you’re getting sacked within the morning”, Ruben Neves sealed the rout with a 71st minute end from Adama Traore’s cross.
“Obviously it was a horrible begin. Two targets which can’t occur like that. We have been 2-0 down due to our personal fault,” Klopp stated.
“We have been passive in that interval. I can’t clarify it. There is not any excuse for it. “I’m so dissatisfied and offended concerning the first quarter-hour. We higher change it. That’s true, 100%. I’ve no phrases for it actually, I’m sorry.”
Paul Merson stated that Liverpool look “one million miles off the place they have been final 12 months” whereas talking on Sky Sports.
“At the top it was cringeworthy,” he stated.
“I do know the sport’s over, it’s 3-0. But Wolves have been holding the ball for 50 or 60 passes. All the gang going, ‘Wahey!’ And not one Liverpool participant received close to them.
“Usually you’d assume somebody would allow them to know, don’t take the mickey out of us. I used to be shocked. Fifty to 60 passes? That can’t be occurring with Liverpool Football Club.”
Everything goes unsuitable at Liverpool. (Photo by DARREN STAPLES / AFP)Source: AFP
DRAMA IN TENSE MAN UTD WIN; AUSSIE SOUTTAR’S DRAMATIC DEBUT
Elsewhere, ten-man Manchester United cemented their grip on third place with a 2-1 win towards Crystal Palace.
Two days earlier than the anniversary of the 1958 Munich air crash that killed eight United gamers on the way in which dwelling from a match towards Red Star Belgrade, Old Trafford paid an emotional pre-match tribute to the victims of the tragedy.
In the seventh minute, United have been awarded a penalty after VAR confirmed Will Hughes dealt with Marcus Rashford’s cross, with Bruno Fernandes coolly changing from the spot.
Rashford struck within the 62nd minute with a composed end from Luke Shaw’s cross.
United have been diminished to 10 males within the seventieth minute when Brazil midfielder Casemiro grabbed Will Hughes by the throat.
Jeff Schlupp’s 76th minute strike arrange a tense end however United held on to win six successive dwelling league video games for the primary time since 2017.
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Brentford climbed to seventh place and pushed backside of the desk Southampton deeper into hassle with a 3-0 win on the Community Stadium, the targets coming from Ben Mee, Bryan Mbeumo and Mathias Jensen.
Kaoru Mitoma’s 87th minute header gave sixth positioned Brighton a 1-0 victory towards second backside Bournemouth.
Elsewhere, Leicester twice got here from behind to win 4-2 at Aston Villa as Australian Harry Souttar scored an personal purpose in his debut.
It was hardly the way in which Souttar would have hoped to open his profession at Leicester, having been handed a beginning spot by coach Brendan Rodgers.
The personal purpose got here with the scores locked at 1-1 as Villa striker Ollie Watkins crossed the ball into the field, just for it to deflect off Souttar and into the web.
Harry Souttar scored an personal purpose in his Premier League debut. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)Source: Getty Images
To his credit score, Souttar responded in promising vogue, refusing to let the early blip get one of the best of him as he defended properly within the second half and impressed with a powerful block on Watkins.
“He was unlucky with the personal purpose, however he recovered and saved going,” stated supervisor Rodgers, per AAP.
“Big Harry’s a presence, however he also can play soccer – anyone who noticed him on the World Cup, he was excellent there.
“So for him to return in, having solely simply joined the membership, and into an actual robust away recreation, up towards Watkins, who’s a extremely good participant, I believed he did rather well.”