Chelsea with ten players returns with a valuable point from “Anfield”

Chelsea’s defense, which played with ten players throughout the second half, withstood the successive attacks of its host Liverpool, to come out with a precious 1-1 draw in a summit meeting in the third stage of the English Football Championship, which witnessed Arsenal’s fall for the third time in a row since the beginning of this season with a heavy loss 0-5 against Manchester City, the defending champion.

Liverpool and Chelsea entered the upcoming meeting at “Anfield Road” by achieving two wins and scoring five goals without conceding any goal.

The match started with great speed from both sides and great pressure on the ball carrier, and Chelsea succeeded in firing the first shot when German playmaker Kai Havertz took advantage of a corner kick raised by James Reese and hit his headers deceptively and netted the Brazilian goalkeeper Alison (22).

But the turning point came in the wasted time of the first half and the impact of a frenzy inside the goal, the referee resorted to the video assistant referee technique to calculate a hand touch on Reiss on the goal line before raising the red card in his face amid the protest of the London team players and his technical staff

Mohamed Salah managed to equalize by successfully translating the penalty kick in the fifth minute of stoppage time in the first half.

Tochel had to make two substitutions at the beginning of the second half, with veteran Brazilian defender Thiago Silva replacing Haveritz’s goal scorer, and Croatian midfielder Mateo Kovacevic instead of injured Frenchman Ngolo Kante, and the Blues managed to withstand without any change in the result.

Liverpool and City raised their score to 7 points and remained in the lead with Everton and West Ham.

Everton continued his strong start under the supervision of his new Spanish coach, Rafael Benitez, by winning away from Brighton with two clean goals, signed by Demarai Gray (41) and Dominic Calvert-Lewin (58 from the penalty spot).

The Newcastle and Southampton match, which ended in a 2-2 draw, witnessed great excitement, especially in overtime. After Newcastle advanced with a goal by striker Callum Wilson (55) and the guests equalized the result through the Norwegian Mhenj Al-Younoussi (74), Newcastle thought that he scored the winning goal when he advanced in the first minute of stoppage time through striker Allen Saint-Maxime, but Southampton equalized with a kick. A penalty kicked by James Ward-Prowse in the sixth minute in overtime.

Leicester City, with Norwich City, who recently returned to the ranks of the elite clubs, suffered their third loss, beating them 2-1. While Aston Villa drew 1-1 with Brentford, and West Ham drew with Crystal Palace 2-2.


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