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Liverpool Hold Man City In Title Showdown As Newcastle Crush Chelsea

Trent Alexander-Arnold’s late equaliser rescued Liverpool in their 1-1 draw at title rivals Manchester City after Erling Haaland bagged his 50th Premier League goal, while Newcastle routed woeful Chelsea 4-1 on Saturday.

Lifestyle Nigeria reports that Alexander-Arnold struck 10 minutes from the end of a tense summit meeting at the Etihad Stadium after Haaland’s landmark strike looked like extending City’s record home-winning run.

Leaders City had won their previous 23 games on home turf in all competitions, but second-placed Liverpool’s escape act means third-placed Arsenal will go top if they win at Brentford in Saturday’s late game.

Haaland converted Nathan Ake’s pass with a fine finish from just inside the area in the 27th minute, reaching his half-century of goals in the competition in record time in his 48th appearance.

But Pep Guardiola’s men went flat after that and Alexander-Arnold made them pay, drilling his shot into the bottom corner from the edge of the area before celebrating by putting a finger to his lips the City fans.

“It’s a tough place to come. If we’d played really well today, we could have won, but we didn’t. We played ok, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp said.

“For the moment we’re in, we should take the point as a success. I have nothing to complain about.”

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