Liverpool beat Southampton 4-0, Arsenal relaunches at Newcastle’s expense

After defeating Porto 2-0 in the Champions League, the ‘Reds’ won again this Saturday with a double by Portuguese Diogo Jota (2 and 32) and goals from Spanish Thiago Alcántara (37), who had already scored against the Portuguese, and the Dutch Virgil van Dijk (52).

With strikers on a roll and no goals conceded in defense, Liverpool can confidently face the derby against Everton next Wednesday, on a weekday.

The victory also places Jürgen Klopp’s men second in the provisional standings, one point behind leaders Chelsea, which hosts Manchester United (8th) on Sunday in the most attractive match of the day.

Manchester City, meanwhile, could regain that second place if on Sunday they beat West Ham (4th) at home.

After breaking their winning streak last week by conceding a defeat precisely against Liverpool (4-0), Arsenal (5th) won again, 2-0 at bottom Newcastle.

With their triumph, the ‘Gunners’ are sure to finish the day in the Top-5, now tied with West Ham.

Newcastle continue to sink down the table and for now it does not appear that Eddie Howe’s arrival on the bench has had an effect. It was his first game on the bench, after not being able to sit down last week due to a positive test for covid-19.

Very dominated – they received 12 shots in the first half – the Newcastle players are still looking for their first victory of the season and also to finish a game without conceding a goal.

Their five-point difference with Leeds, 17th and first out of relegation, could increase over the weekend.

They were able to close the first half without conceding a goal thanks to a great save by Martin Dubravka, for the first time a starter in this Premier, on a header from Emile Smith-Rowe, followed by an incredible error from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, to the post when had an empty goal (41).

The ‘Gunners’ opened the scoring with a goal from Bukayo Saka, to close a combination of 16 passes (56). The 2-0 was signed by Gabriel Martinelli with a beautiful volley (66).

In other games played, Aston Villa (15th) achieved the second victory (2-1 at Crystal Palace) since Steven Gerrard sat on the bench and allowed the Birmingham team to move away from relegation.

And Wolverhampton (6th) was only able to get one point in their visit to Norwich (19th) at the end of the match scoreless.

Saturday’s day will end with Leeds from Marcelo Bielsa to Brighton (9th).

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