Liverpool beat Southampton 4-0 to put pressure on Premier League leaders Chelsea, while Arsenal beat Newcastle 2-0 to get back on track as Eddie Howe suffered his first defeat as the Magpies coach. Diogo Jota scored two goals for Jurgen Klopp’s team and warmed Anfield’s loyal fans on a cold afternoon. Since losing to West Ham United, Liverpool’s third consecutive victory in all competitions brought them to second place. The Reds are one point behind Chelsea, who will host Manchester United on Sunday.

If they beat West Ham on Sunday, Manchester City, ranked third, will return to Liverpool.

When Sadio Mane played on Andrew Robertson, Liverpool took the in just two minutes, and the Scot’s cross was very important for Jota and could be close range Finish.

Jota scored again in the 32nd minute and Mohamed Salah’s pass completed his eighth club goal of the season.

Liverpool, who has scored at least two goals in 17 consecutive games in all competitions, refused to let up.

Thiago Alcantara ended a long scoring drought in the Champions League victory over Porto in midweek, and the Spanish midfielder returned to scoring when he missed Leonco in the 37th minute. On the list.

Virgil van Dijk scored Liverpool’s fourth goal in the 52nd minute. The Dutch defender scored his first goal in 14 months from a corner kick of Alexander Arnold. ball.

In their 4-0 victory over Liverpool last weekend, Arsenal witnessed a tragic end with 10 unbeaten matches in all competitions.

But the goals of Bucayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli at the Emirates Stadium in the second half gave them four victories in the past five league games.

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After a poor start to the season, Mikel Arteta’s team ranked fifth, with points equal to the fourth-ranked West Ham United as they chased for a spot in the Champions League next season.

“After losing to Liverpool, I am satisfied with the points. You have to win immediately,” Arteta said.

Gerrard leaves his mark

Due to the positive coronavirus test, Howe missed the 3-3 draw against Brentford last weekend and was personally responsible for the first time.

Although the Saudi-led consortium, which recently Newcastle, talked about emulating the success of Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain under the ownership of the Middle East, Howe’s only focus is to keep the Magpies from being downgraded.

If the former Bournemouth coach Howe is to avoid a slip into the Championship, he needs to drag out a drastically improved performance from the team he hasn’t won.

In the next week, Newcastle has struggled with 5 points in safety, and they will face key games against other struggling players Norwich and Burnley.

Howe said: “This game was decided in an incident with Callum Wilson and a penalty-a difficult penalty for us-and then they scored after the fact.”

“The motivation of football is very important. We need to win as soon as possible.”

Steven Gerrard won for the second time in a row since he took charge of Aston Villa, as the former Rangers coach won 2-1 at Crystal Palace.

After the hosts failed to clear Ashley Young’s corner kick, Matt Targett scored a league goal for the first time since 2019, which exposed Palace’s set-kick weakness, and Villa was 15 minutes later. Lead.

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Villa’s Douglas Luiz was sent off with a red card for a steal against Cheikhou Kouyate in the 72nd minute. The midfielder was initially sent off with a red card, but was overturned after a VAR check.

John McGinn exacerbated the frustration of the Palace in the 86th minute as he caught Villa’s killer from Anwar Ergazi’s pass.

Marc Guehi’s 95th minute goal was no consolation for Palace.

Promotion

Dean Smith, the person Gerrard at Villa, remained undefeated as the Norwich owner after the Canaries at the bottom of the second place in a 0-0 draw with Wolves at Carlo Road.

Brighton played against Leeds United on Saturday night.

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