Alisson scores last-gasp winner to rescue Reds
Alisson was certainly one of Liverpool’s heroes final season when his 13 clear sheets helped the Reds win their first ever Premier League title. But it was on the different finish of the pitch that the goalkeeper supplied the most important second of Liverpool’s season to this point.
Deep into the 4 minutes of added on time, Alisson ventured ahead for a nook hoping to trigger mayhem in West Brom’s penalty field and extremely, his header flew into the highest nook to earn his facet a 2-1 win and transfer the Reds to inside three factors of FA Cup winners Leicester in third place.
Alisson joins Peter Schmeichel, Brad Friedel, Paul Robinson, Tim Howard and Asmir Begovic as the one goalkeepers to attain within the Premier League
The win, their third in a row, keeps the momentum with Jurgen Klopp’s facet who face Burnley on Wednesday night time, 24 hours after Chelsea and Leicester do battle in an important conflict to complete in the top four.
If Liverpool beat Burnley and the sport at Stamford Bridge ends in a draw or a Chelsea win, the Reds will likely be one level off third place going into Sunday’s ultimate spherical of fixtures. Liverpool finish their season with a house recreation towards Crystal Palace whereas Leicester host Tottenham and Chelsea journey to Aston Villa.
With all three groups at odds-on costs for high 4 previous to Chelsea v Leicester on Tuesday, the highest three market is a extra fascinating betting warmth. Liverpool could be backed at 4.57/2 to grab third spot whereas Chelsea and Leicester are 2.0421/20 and 2.588/5 respectively.
Can Spurs be trusted to remain sixth?
The league desk proper now makes nice studying for Tottenham supporters who will likely be wishing that they had changed Jose Mourinho with Ryan Mason a lot sooner than they did.
Mason changed Mourinho as supervisor on April 19, and within the brief time he has been the boss, Spurs have gained three of their 4 league matches with all three coming at residence. The newest victory was secured by a goal in every half by Harry Kane and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg who additionally supplied an help for Kane’s opener.
Spurs ended the weekend sixth within the desk and the win offers them the sting to safe the second spot in subsequent season’s Europa League. West Ham, who’re stage on 59 factors with Tottenham, could have a say on the matter, however Spurs’ goal distinction is 12 higher than the Hammers.
West Ham are 2.26/5 to capitalise on any slip ups by Spurs and end sixth whereas Mason’s males are 1.9210/11 to carry on to sixth spot.
Kane and Salah each rating in Golden Boot race
The race for the Golden Boot award appears set to go to the ultimate recreation of the season after Harry Kane and Mohamed Salah each scored to spice up their possibilities of profitable the league’s prestigious goalscoring accolade.
Harry Kane and Mohamed Salah are locked on 22 targets every, however Kane has hit the woodwork 9 occasions whereas Salah has hit the woodwork as soon as
Both gamers went in to their Sunday video games on 21 targets and Kane had the benefit of taking the lead when his Tottenham facet hosted Wolves in north London. Kane scored the opener to maneuver to 22 targets however noticed two different efforts rebound off the submit.
Immediately after Tottenham’s 2-0 win, Liverpool fell a goal behind at West Brom earlier than Salah’s first time shot cancelled out Hal Robson-Kanu’s fifteenth minute opener. Alisson’s final gasp heroics gained the three factors for the Reds.
Salah is favorite to win the Golden Boot award at 1.768/11 with a visit to Burnley and a house recreation towards Crystal Palace to return whereas Kane could be backed at 2.166/5 to take the award after his ultimate video games at residence to Aston Villa and away to Leicester.
Leeds in pole place for high half end
The newest weekend of Premier League soccer was a defining one within the race to safe a high 10 end. And with two matches left to play, it is benefit Leeds United.
Marcelo Bielsa’s facet have been one of many extra entertaining sides this marketing campaign with their 36 fixtures producing a complete of 110 targets because of their 4-0 win at Burnley on Saturday. Only Manchester United’s video games have produced extra with 112.
Leeds ended the weekend tenth, 4 factors away from Aston Villa who blew a golden alternative to maneuver to inside a degree of the Elland Road facet. Villa led 1-0 and 2-1 at Crystal Palace however Dean Smith’s facet left Selhurst Park on the improper finish of a 3-2 loss.
United shut their season at Southampton and at residence to relegated West Brom and could be backed at 1.041/25 to maintain maintain of tenth place whereas Villa, who end their season at Tottenham and at residence to Chelsea, could be backed at 28.027/1 to safe a top 10 finish.
Everton at risk of lacking out on Europe
When Everton beat Sheffield United 1-0 on Boxing Day, the three factors lifted the Toffees into fourth place. Supporters have been dreaming of that includes within the Champions League group stage for the primary time ever. Ironically, a 1-0 loss to the identical staff this weekend all however ended their hopes of taking part in European soccer subsequent season.
There is an argument to be made that if Carlo Ancelotti’s facet are unable to beat the basement facet at residence with a lot at stake, then they do not should symbolize the Premier League in Europe subsequent season. Daniel Jebbison, aged 17, struck the Blades winner at a wet Goodison Park.
Everton’s loss to Sheffield United was their ninth at residence this season equalling essentially the most of their Premier League historical past
Everton ended the weekend eighth, three factors behind Tottenham and West Ham instantly above them within the desk with simply two matches left to play. Winning each may not be sufficient for the Toffees to qualify for the Europa League and even the inaugural Europa Conference League.
Mathematically, it’s nonetheless attainable for Everton to climb above Spurs and West Ham into sixth place, however their odds of 2221/1 mirror the mountain they must climb.