Timo Werner scored twice within the first-half of for Chelsea in opposition to Southampton.© AFP
Liverpool had been denied a cathartic victory in opposition to Premier League leaders Everton on Saturday when Jordan Henderson’s slack strike was controversially dominated out for offside as Chelsea shared the spoils with Southampton in a six-aim thriller. Jurgen Klopp’s champions had been alive to to atone for their 7-2 humbling in opposition to Aston Villa sooner than the realm destroy nonetheless had to select for a 2-2 scheme in an incident-packed game at Goodison Park.
Everton stayed unbeaten this season to stay three components determined at the high of the desk after a replacement of controversial calls went their manner.
Klopp was mystified as to why Henderson’s aim was dominated out by VAR.
“There had been a replacement of enormous moments within the sport,” he acknowledged. “The most efficient anguish I seen encourage is the Henderson aim and I did now not explore offside. The image I seen is now not any offside, nonetheless it completely was offside because anyone determined it.”
Everton supervisor Carlo Ancelotti was overjoyed alongside with his facet’s performance, even within the event that they had been denied a fifth straight Premier League decide.
“We competed with them,” he acknowledged. “We had been 1-0 down and equalised, 2-1 down and equalised. It was a appropriate test and I possess a appropriate feeling.
“To know we can compete with the champions of the last season it provides us extra self belief for the future.”
Sadio Mane missed the Villa Park mauling after trying out determined for coronavirus and the Senegalese confirmed he was badly missed, with a neat cease from Andy Robertson’s slash-encourage to open the scoring within the third minute.
The pivotal moment came when Virgil van Dijk was on the receiving end of a unhealthy slack lunge from Jordan Pickford inner the field minutes early within the sport.
On the other hand, no penalty was awarded after a VAR review because Van Dijk had been marginally offside and Pickford was fortunate to retain far from a crimson card.
The Dutchman’s towering presence was missed at the more than a few end as Michael Keane equalised within the 19th minute.
Mohamed Salah set aside aside Liverpool encourage in front with a spectacular strike with 18 minutes to head nonetheless Dominic Calvert-Lewin headed Everton stage again.
The house facet had been reduced to 10 males after Richarlison was confirmed a straight crimson card for a unhealthy care for on Thiago Alcantara and gave the impression to possess conceded within the death seconds.
On the other hand, the drama did no longer end there as VAR deemed Mane to be offside as he equipped the heinous for Henderson, despite television replays proving inconclusive.
– Chelsea drama –
Chelsea looked to be in total alter after cruising into a 2-0 lead in opposition to Southampton at Stamford Bridge, courtesy of two targets from summer signing Timo Werner.
But a aim from Danny Ings rapidly sooner than half of-time and a 2d-half of strike from Che Adams wiped out their lead.
Frank Lampard’s facet rallied instantly to glean the lead, Werner teeing up Kai Havertz for a dapper dinked cease to impress it 3-2.
But Southampton weren’t to be denied and Jannik Vestergaard bludgeoned house an added-time equaliser for Saints from a free-kick that Chelsea failed to determined.
Manchester City take on Arsenal later Saturday after an detached open to the season while Manchester United will be alive to to impress amends for their 6-1 hammering by Tottenham earlier this month.
Sergio Aguero returned for City for the first time since June nonetheless Aymeric Laporte was missing from the squad, alongside with the injured Kevin De Bruyne.
Arsenal had been in a situation to incorporate left-encourage Kieran Tierney after his duration of self-isolation due to Covid-19 protocols and new signing Thomas Partey was among the substitutes.
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