There was no winner in the top match of the english premier league between FC liverpool with coach jurgen klopp and football champions manchester city with coach pep guardiola. Both teams separated at anfield with 0:0.
Riyad mahrez missed a penalty in the closing stages for man city, which remained top of the table on goal difference. FC arsenal, without mesut ozil, scored a 5-1 (1-1) win at local london rivals FC fulham, their ninth win in a row.
In liverpool, both teams, which had scored eleven goals in the previous premier league season, recorded only two shots on goal each. Klopp had to replace james milner with ex-leipzig player naby keita after just under half an hour due to injury. Guardiola had to do without the stricken ilkay gundogan and also continue to kevin de bryune.
Substitute leroy sane scored a penalty for man city five minutes before the end of regular time when he was fouled by virgil van dijk in the penalty area. But mahrez (86. Minute) shot the ball over the goal of keeper alisson. At the top of the league, city were ahead of third-placed liverpool, who were behind second-placed chelsea, on goal difference.
Alexandre lacazette (29) scored for arsenal, who were without former international ozil due to back problems./49. Minute), aaron ramsey (67.) and pierre-emerick aubameyang (79./90.+1). "We have our arsenal back," sang the visiting fans at craven cottage stadium. Coach unai emery said: "we are happy. But we stay calm, because we know that every game is hard."
The interim equalizer for promoted fulham was scored by ex-dortmund player andre schurrle (44).), which overcame former leverkusen keeper bernd leno in the gunners’ goal.
Unbeaten cup winners chelsea FC won 3-0 (1-0) at southampton FC without a hitch thanks to the outstanding performance of belgian eden hazard. Hazard (30.) scored his seventh goal of the season, also ross barkley (57.) and alvaro morata (93.) – after an assist from hazard – scored for the blues. "I only play good football, because we (as a team) play good football," hazard was modest.
At record champion manchester united, coach jose mourinho, who has been criticized for weeks, sees himself as a scapegoat. "If it rains tomorrow in london, it’s my fault," he groaned. "If there are problems with the brexit negotiations, it’s my fault."After the 3:2 (0:2) against newcastle united he could at least breathe a sigh of relief. The fans celebrated him with mourinho chants. According to british media, he has the trust of the club leadership. However, the tabloid "mirror" continues to see zinedine zidane as a possible successor.