Premier League: Liverpool Close Gap On Manchester City To Leave Everton In Relegation Danger

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Liverpool closed the gap on Premier League leaders Manchester City to one point as the quadruple chasers pushed Everton deeper into deportation trouble with a 2-0 palm, while Chelsea beat West Ham 1-0 to ease their top four anxiety on Sunday. Jurgen Klopp’s side had to work hard to break Everton’s stubborn resistence in a fractious Merseyside derby at Anfield. They could not muster a shot on target until Scotland protector Andrew Robertson scored with a alternate- half title.
Divock Origi’s late strike assured Liverpool kept the pressure on titleholders City, who had crushed Watford 5-1 on Saturday to move four points clear at the top.
With five games left for both Liverpool and City, the title race looks fated to go down to the line.
Liverpool, trying to come the first English club to win all four major glories in one season, now turn their attention to Wednesday’s Titleholders Leaguesemi-final first leg against Villarreal.
Everton have lost eight consecutive down games for the first time since 1948 and are in grave peril of deportation to the Championship.
Frank Lampard’s men were ditched into the deportation zone by Burnley’s 1-0 palm against Wolves before in the day.
They sit two points behind Burnley with a game in hand as they try to avoid playing in the alternate league for the first time since 1954.
Liverpool and Everton demurred off separated by 47 points, the largest ever gap between the two sides when facing one another in the league.
Teased with chants of” going down”from Liverpool suckers on the Kop, Everton sat deep in a shot to frustrate the Reds.
Lampard’s conservative gameplan nearly paid off when Abdoulaye Doucoure dashed onto Richarlison’s pass for a shot that sizzled wide of the far post.
The turning point came when Klopp transferred on Belgian striker Origi in the alternate half.
In the 62nd nanosecond, Origi combined with Mohamed Salah, who crossed to the far post for Robertson to head his alternate thing this season.
Origi, a regular arranger against Everton, seized the alternate thing with a close- range title in the 85th nanosecond as Liverpool made it 12 triumphs from their last 13 league matches.
-Pulisic to the deliverance
At Stamford Bridge, Chelsea looked set for further angst on home turf when Jorginho’s penalty was saved by Lukasz Fabianski.
But Christian Pulisic came off the bench to inspire third- placed Chelsea, lifting them seven points clear of fifth- placed Tottenham in the fight to qualify for coming season’s Titleholders League via a top four finish.
A 4-2 defeat against Arsenal on Wednesday had condemned Chelsea to three consecutive losses at the Bridge for the first time since 1993, sparking fears they could fall out of the top four.
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Dawson was originally reserved before being transferred off after a VAR check, but West Ham avoided farther discipline as Jorginho’s weak spot- kick was fluently saved by Fabianski.
Pulisic spared Jorginho’s blushes in the 90th nanosecond as the United States forward met Marcos Alonso’s cross with a clinical low finish from 10 yards.
“It feels like a giant step. We’ve some games in hand. It was necessary and I am glad. The atmosphere is like this in the dressing room,”Chelsea master Thomas Tuchel said.
“We also merited a bit of luck after the last results and how they were created then in our colosseum.”
Burnley boosted their shot for a remarkable escape act as they moved into 17th place thanks to Matej Vydra’s 62nd- nanosecond strike from a Wout Weghorst cross at Turf Moor.
Since Sean Dyche’s surprise sacking after 10 times in charge, Burnley’s caretaker master Mike Jackson has taken seven points from three games to revive their expedients of beating the drop.

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