Manchester / Southampton (dpa) - English football champions Manchester City have come up against Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 (2: 1) on two occasions in the second round of the Premier League, as the Citizens lost to Vidoebeweis in stoppage time ,
Runner-up Liverpool trembled to a 2-1 (1-0) at strong FC Southampton. Arsenal won with difficulty 2: 1 (1-0) against Burnley. The former German international Mesut Özil was not in the Gunners in the squad.
Raheem Sterling (20 minutes) and Sergio Agüero (35) shot Manchester City twice in the entertaining game against the Spurs. Erik Lamela (23) and substitute Lucas Moura (56 ') scored the equalizer. Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris saved the visitors with numerous saves before coming back before substitute Gabriel Jesus scored the supposed winner in added time. Because Aymeric Laporte should have touched the ball lightly with his hand before, the hit was not given after screening the video evidence.
Before kick-off, the city pros had a salute to their injured teammate, sent by the FC Bayern courted Leroy Sané. To warm up they wore Sané-Trikos with the number 19. The 23-year-old, who had torn in early August, the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, must be operated on and is expected to expire for several months. What this means for a possible change Sané to Munich, is currently completely unclear.
The goals for Liverpool were scored by Sadio Mané (45. + 1) and Roberto Firmino (71.). For the hosts met former Liverpool professional Danny Ings (83.) after a bad mistake by keeper Adrian, who represented the injured goalkeeper Alisson in the Reds. New signing Adrian Ings played the ball in front of the feet and made the final phase so unintentionally exciting. Thus, the keeper "finally arrived," joked Klopp on the new signing. "No problem as long as we win the games."
Without Ozil Arsenal, which revealed some weaknesses on the defensive, fought a narrow victory against Burnley. Alexandre Lacazette (13) and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (64) met for the hosts in London. Another goal by Reiss Nelson was not counted on video evidence because Nacho Monréal had previously been offside. Ashley Barnes (43.) marked the interim equalization for Burnley.
Özil was not fit enough to be in the squad after club information. The 2014 world champion sat in the stands. «Perfect start !!! Well done, "he tweeted afterwards. Sead Kolasinac came on about 20 minutes before the end of normal time. After an attempted attack on Özil and Kolasinac about three weeks ago Arsenal had left the duo in the first game of the season at Newcastle United (1-0) due to security concerns at home. During the week, both had trained with the team again.
Match report Southampton vs Liverpool
Klopp statements on Liverpool website
Match report Man City v Tottenham
Arsenal message on Twitter
Match report Arsenal against Burnley
Tweet from Mesut Özil