Two goals from the Serbian ram scare the Reds, who avoid defeat on their debut thanks to their cover men. Thud of the Villa with Bournemouth, Newcastle fold the Forest. Now Everton-Chelsea
Surprise at Craven Cottage. Liverpool, fresh from the Community Shield victory a week ago, must sweat to equalize their Premier League debut at the newly promoted Fulham. The Reds go under twice, hit by Aleksandar Mitrovic’s brace, 43 goals last year in the Championship but 5 on average in the Premier League in the previous 5 seasons. To save Klopp’s team from a sensational defeat is the euphoria of Darwin Nunez, the best of Liverpool, scoring 13 ‘after entering the field and author of the assist for Salah’s final equal in the 80’. The euphoria for last Saturday’s 3-1 over City seems to have already passed for Liverpool, who dance in defense and fail to materialize in attack. For Klopp there is also the damage: Thiago gives up after 51 ‘for a muscle problem in his left thigh, the extent of which will be evaluated in the coming days with a point thanks to goals from Darwin Nunez and Momo Salah. Mitrovic’s brace is not enough for the hosts.
Fulham moved on in the 31st minute, with Mitrovic collecting a cross from Tete’s right at the far post, crushing Alexander-Arnold and putting Alisson behind him. Liverpool reacts immediately with a nice diagonal by Luis Diaz rejected from the post, but goes to the rest under 1-0 and does not recover until Nunez enters, risking collapse when Kebano hits the post in the 57th minute. Nunez equalized with his magic in the 64th minute, but Fulham moved forward in the 72nd minute, with Mitrovic converting a penalty that he himself had obtained. Liverpool do not sink and find the equal to 80 ‘, with Salah who collects an assist from Nunez in the area. At 95 ‘Henderson’s sensational cross with a right from outside, but the result does not change.
The false start of Steven Gerrard’s ambitious Aston Villa, who falls 2-0 at Bournemouth, a team that just a few days ago had been described as “unable to compete” by his coach was incredible. After 2 ‘the Cherries hit the mark with Lerma, then survive the 15 shots of the Villa and double in the 80’ with Moore. Newcastle, on the other hand, got off to a good start and after the useless attack of the first half in the second, they found a way to break through Nottingham Forest. The 2-0 signings are from Schär and Wilson. Leeds beat Wolverhampton 2-1. The opening goal of Podence’s guest responds to 24 ‘Rodrigo. The hosts overtake in the 74th minute thanks to an own goal by Ait-Nouri. Everton-Chelsea is the match that closes the Premier League on Saturday.
August 6, 2022 (change August 6, 2022 | 18:02)
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