Manchester City suffered a defeat to Southampton three days after the gala show against Liverpool (4-0 win): 1-0. Liverpool recovered on Sunday by beating Aston Villa 2-0 at Anfield.
Southampton's victory over City was due to a great goal from Che Adams after fifteen minutes. After Stuart Armstrong had been chasing well, the attacker got the ball slightly outside the center circle and shot brilliantly over Ederson in one go.
The City goalkeeper was on the edge of his sixteen-meter area and could only watch the bow ball land in his goal. It was only the first Premier League hit for 23-year-old Adams.
Manchester City, which still has to do without injured striker Sergio Agüero, had plenty of chances for the equalizer, but Southampton goalkeeper Alex McCarthy proved to be a major obstacle. Also a substitution by Kevin De Bruyne did not yield a hit.
Liverpool celebrate Sadion Mané's 1-0. (Photo: Getty Images)
Liverpool keep records
Liverpool opened the score against Aston Villa only twenty minutes before time via a ticker from Sadio Mané. In the final phase, substitute Curtis Jones decided the game with a close shot. Virgil van Dijk played the entire game at Liverpool, where Georginio Wijnaldum came on after an hour. Anwar El Ghazi joined Aston Villa up to fifteen minutes before the end.
With the win, Liverpool, which secured the first league title since 1990 a week and a half ago, is now at 89 points. The record number of points is 100 with Manchester City in the 2017/2018 season.
Liverpool won against Villa for the 29th time this season and are three more victories from Manchester City's record, which won 32 victories in the 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 seasons.
Also, the 'Reds' need one more win to match the record number of home wins in a season. Three clubs previously closed their season with eighteen home games won: Chelsea (2005/2006), Manchester United (2010/2011) and Manchester City (2011/2012 and 2018/2019).
John Egan celebrates his equalizer for Sheffield United. (Photo: Pro Shots)
Pieters forfeits important victory with Burnley
Earlier in the day, Erik Pieters gave Burnley three points against competitor Sheffield United: 1-1. James Tarkowski opened the score for the home team just before half-time, where Pieters played the entire game. Ten minutes before the end, John Egan signed for the equalizer. Richairo Zivkovic stayed on the bench with Sheffield.
Due to the draw, number eight Sheffield United maintains a two-point lead over number nine Burnley.
At St. James' Park, Newcastle United had to settle for a 2-2 draw against West Ham United. Miguel Almirón and Jonjo Shelvey scored on behalf of the 'Magpies' and Michail Antonio and Tomás Soucek were accurate on behalf of the visitors.
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