Paul Wilson’s Match Report from Anfield arrived, so I’ll leave you with that. Thanks for your company and musical suggestions – goodnight!
“He’s saying it for Jota’s lens, the only player who appealed for handball was Guendouzi who was standing behind him and to the side, “says Graeme Thorn. None of the four Arsenal defenders between him and the goal, with a much better view, He took the trouble to complain. Plus the referee was in a great position (closer than most Arsenal defenders) to see if he brushed his arm. “
Watch the replay: it’s clear. It affects his thigh, his arm and then his right foot. I hate VAR.
I saw a replay of Jota’s goal and it was clear handball. He hit his thigh and then his arm before throwing him. I doubt it changed the outcome but, really, what’s the point?
Full time: Liverpool 3-1 Arsenal
Peep peep! Liverpool beat Everton to second place after a hard-fought but deserved victory against a determined Arsenal. Liverpool have been brilliant at times and Arsenal have done really well to stay in the game. Alisson had to make a fine save from Alexandre Lacazette before substitute Diogo Jota set the game with a goal on his Premier League debut with Liverpool. They are a fantastic team and they will win the championship by one mile again.
90 + 1 min Takumi Minamino replaces Roberto Firmino. There will be three minutes of added time.
GOAL GIVEN! Alexander-Arnold’s cross was carried away by Luiz on the edge of the box, where Jota controlled it with his thigh – and a little with his arm, I thought – before pulling a volley into the corner. But the VAR decided it was fine and the goal is valid. I would need to see another replay to be sure, but I thought it grazed his bicep. I doubt it changed the result.
I think this will not be allowed for handball.
OBJECTIVE! Liverpool 3-1 Arsenal (Jota 88)
Diogo Jota scores within 10 minutes of arrival for his Liverpool league debut!
86 min Salah and Wijnaldum team up to give Jota another clear chance, just for him to be brilliantly confronted by … Salah. He tried to get the ball out of Jota in the stretch and controlled it badly. That was definitely Jota’s chance.
84 min “Writing from an abandoned fire escape in Brooklyn,” writes Christian Svanes Kolding. “Yes, I can confirm that the lightly flavored broth known as Newcastle Brown Ale still has prestige here in the United States. I see kids drinking it and for Gen X like me, there was a time when it was considered exotic. A more adventurous choice than Heineken. Today Heineken has been replaced by Peroni. Humanity. ”
83 min: Jota misses a great chance to score a goal on debut! Salah overcame him with a stunning angled pass that took five Arsenal players out of the game. Jota swept the ball over the protruding Leno but into the side net.
82 min Jota runs towards Holding, moves onto the field on his right foot and fires a shot well away from the edge of the area.
81 min “It’s encouraging to see Arsenal players go out of their way to get in front of the ball,” says Jennifer Williams. “Previous teams would have let the Reds cross the box. Happy to see some oomph. “
They have improved so much under Arteta; I don’t think this is a false dawn.
80 min Mane was not thrilled to be removed. Jurgen Klopp had a quick chat with him and everything seems fine.
79 min Double change at Liverpool. Diogo Jota arrives for his Premier League debut for Liverpool in place of Sadio Mane and James Milner replaces Naby Keita.
78 min Arsenal won a rare corner, but it was an unfavorable corner from Pepe and Robertson rejected at the near post.
76 min Ceballos plays a through ball to Nketiah, who is just hit by Alisson on the edge of the box. I think he would have been offside. Liverpool falls on the other side and Firmino’s shot ends just to the side of Tierney.
74 min Final Arsenal substitution. Lacazette, who scored one and should have scored another, is replaced by Eddie Nketiah.
73 min “It’s all but the hipsters who drink Dog (Broon Ale) in the Northeast,” says Mike Ollier. “It’s been a long time since it was a good beer, now brewed elsewhere and the recipe has changed a couple of times. Not only is it NOT brewed in Newcastle, it’s not even brewed in the UK. A far superior Brown Ale is the Double Maxim of Sunderland and the Sammy Smiths Brewery Brown “.
72 min Ceballos booked for knocking Mane to the ground.
72 min Many of Arsenal’s recent teams would be down 4-1 or 5-1 tonight. They did very well to stay in the game because Liverpool were relentless.
71 min “Darren Fletcher was very good in the match on day 2 last night, showing how Bielsaball starts with his overload of defenders (opposition forwards plus one),” says Gary Naylor. “I would suggest leaving three players on the pitch against Liverpool as often as possible, blocking a full back and then judicious use of the benign block (also known as a tactical foul) on the other side – players usually get two or three before the yellow card.
“Not perfect of course, but if the average position of the full backs were ten meters behind, that would certainly reduce their threat significantly in 95 minutes. Whether an understaffed midfield is worth it is questionable, but these full-backs win so many games any response must be radical. “
I like the idea, but I’m not sure you would field a full-back – wouldn’t they just leave Fabinho? He will be interested, especially after yesterday, to see what Brendan Rodgers will do when Leicester face Liverpool.
70 min Marvelous perseverance from Mane, who makes his way between Bellerin and Ceballos before lashing out a shot from an angled position that is conveniently saved by Leno.
68 min Bellerin is booked for fouling Mane. And Willian is replaced by Nicolas Pepe.
68 min Aubameyang tries to get Fabinho to run, who blocks his run and is lucky not to be penalized.
66 min Arsenal are still in this game, almost. The next goal is a big goal. Thank you.
64 min Mane, on the turn, shovels a loose ball just wide after Firmino’s pass deflects on his trajectory. It was a tough opportunity because he had to do a 180 degree turn just to get a shot close to the goal.
63 min: Alisson’s big save! Lacazette goes into goal again after a cunning pass from Ceballos. This time he looked to the side and he was, but Alisson came out quickly and stood up to block his shot. Lacazette should have done better.
62 min Van Dijk steps forward and has a 25-yard pop. He is well hit and Leno shovels him away as he falls to his left.
61 min Salah’s somewhat selfish shot from angled position is blocked by Tierney.
61 min “Thinking of hipster beers and so on, in the days of college students at UCL, Newcastle Brown Ale was the budget beer of choice,” says Sarah Rothwell. “Nowadays, here in Denver, you see it being sold as a cool hipster drink. Amazing what a few decades and a change of accent for a drink can do.
Is absurd. I had no idea it had become a hipster beer. What’s next: Hofmeister New England IPA?
60 min An Arsenal replacement. Dani Ceballos replaces Granit Xhaka, who worked like a beast without a ball. And it wasn’t booked.