Liverpool win by the minimum in Newcastle and Norwich descends

By winning by the minimum this Saturday in Newcastle (1-0) in the opening match of the 35th date of the Premier League, Liverpool was once again the leader of the table, opposite to Norwich (20th), who after their 2-0 defeat against Aston Villa (13th) is already mathematically the first team to go down.

With 82 points, the ‘Reds’ lead the ‘Citizens’ by two units in a neck-and-neck race that could not be resolved until the 38th and last date, on May 22.

In the midst of the two semifinal duels of the ‘Champions’ against Villarreal (2-0 in the first leg) and against some ‘Urracas’ with new energy since last January’s ‘mercato’, the mission was not entirely easy for Jurgen Klopp’s pupils.

Liverpool presented an eleven with several novelties; Joel Matip, Joe Gomez, James Milner, Naby Keïta and Diogo Jota all started after being on the bench against Villarreal.

The goal that decided the match came in the 19th minute, in a good offensive combination that culminated in the Guinean Keïta with his left foot after having dribbled past goalkeeper Martin Dubravka inside the area, slipping the ball between two defenders who were trying to narrow the goal.

The ‘Reds’ will now be able to calmly watch the City game, waiting for Leeds (17th), who are still fighting to avoid relegation, to snatch a point from Pep Guardiola’s men.

Also in the fight to avoid relegation until this day was Norwich, who after losing 2-0 on their visit to Aston Villa, is already mathematically relegated, 13 units from salvation with only four games left to play.

In another of the key games of the day in the fight for relegation, Burnley (16th) came from behind a lucky goal against his goal by central defender James Tarkowski (8) that gave Watford (19th) the lead until the last ten minutes of match.

Jack Cork (83) and Josh Brownhill (86) scored two very important goals for the ‘Clarets’, who with the 2-1 victory remain out of relegation for another day and greatly complicate their stay at Watford.

In the other two games of the day, Crystal Palace (12th) also came from behind to win 2-1 at Southampton (15th) and Brighton (9th) clearly won 3-0 at Wolverhampton (8th). .

— Results of the matches of the 35th day of the English football championship, and classification table:

– Saturday:

Newcastle – Liverpool 0 – 1

Watford – Burnley 1 – 2

Aston Villa – Norwich City 2 – 0

Southampton – Crystal Palace 1 – 2

Wolverhampton – Brighton 0 – 3

(16h30 GMT) Leeds – Manchester City

– Domingo:

(13h00 GMT) Tottenham – Leicester

Everton – Chelsea

(15:30 GMT) West Ham – Arsenal

– Monday:

(19h00 GMT) Manchester United – Brentford

Classification: Pts JGEP GF GC Dif

1. Liverpool 82 34 25 7 2 86 22 64

2. Manchester City 80 33 25 5 3 80 21 59

3. Chelsea 66 33 19 9 5 68 28 40

4. Arsenal 60 33 19 3 11 52 40 12

5. Tottenham 58 33 18 4 11 56 38 18

6. Manchester United 55 35 15 10 10 54 52 2

7. West Ham 52 34 15 7 12 52 44 8

8. Wolverhampton 49 34 15 4 15 33 32 1

9. Brighton 44 35 10 14 11 34 42 -8

10. Newcastle 43 35 11 10 14 40 56 -16

11. Leicester 42 32 11 9 12 47 51 -4

12. Crystal Palace 41 34 9 14 11 45 42 3

13. Aston Villa 40 33 12 4 17 44 46 -2

14. Brentford 40 34 11 7 16 41 49 -8

15. Southampton 40 35 9 13 13 41 58 -17

16. Burnley 34 34 7 13 14 31 46 -15

17. Leeds 34 33 8 10 15 38 68 -30

18. Everton 29 32 8 5 19 34 55 -21

19. Watford 22 34 6 4 24 32 69 -37

20. Norwich City 21 34 5 6 23 22 71 -49

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