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Manchester United hold Liverpool to 0-0 draw as Arsenal top Premier League | Football News – Times of India

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NEW DELHI: Manchester United disrupted Liverpool‘s perfect record with a hard-fought 0-0 draw in a closely contested match at Anfield.
Despite Liverpool’s dominance, holding nearly 70 percent possession and attempting 34 shots compared to United’s six, the visitors stood resilient, denying the title chasers a victory.
United frustrate Liverpool
Liverpool now sit second in the table, one point behind Arsenal, who secured a 2-0 win against Brighton earlier in the day.
Jurgen Klopp’s side, boasting an impressive 11 wins from 11 home games this season, faced a determined Manchester United.

Crucial saves by keepers
United’s goalkeeper Andre Onana made crucial saves, including stopping a close-range header from Virgil van Dijk.
United’s Rasmus Hojlund had a chance to snatch the win, but his shot was blocked by Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker.
Moral victory for United
For beleaguered United manager Erik ten Hag, the draw represented a moral victory, especially considering the team’s recent struggles.
United, missing captain Bruno Fernandes due to suspension and with Marcus Rashford on the bench, halted their slide after a heavy home defeat against Bournemouth and a Champions League exit.
Liverpool’s Van Dijk expressed frustration, believing his team was superior in all aspects.
However, United’s coach Erik ten Hag praised his team’s near-perfect defensive performance and emphasized the need for consistency.
Arsenal on top

  • Meanwhile, in other Premier League action, Arsenal secured a 2-0 victory against Brighton with goals from Gabriel Jesus and Kai Havertz.
  • Aston Villa came from behind to beat Brentford 2-1, with Ollie Watkins scoring the winner against his former club.

Luton captain suffered cardiac arrest
The weekend’s matches were overshadowed by a concerning incident at Bournemouth, where Luton captain Tom Lockyer suffered a cardiac arrest, leading to the abandonment of Saturday’s game.
Luton confirmed Lockyer’s responsiveness before being taken to the hospital, where he remains in a stable condition, undergoing tests and scans.
(With inputs from AFP)



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