Thursday, 16 Jul, 1.34 pm The Indian Print

Liverpool, Manchester City lose 2-1 defeat to Arsenal

London. Liverpool have already ensured the English Premier League (EPL) Trophy to their name but their 2-2 loss to Manchester City here on WednesdayThe dream of achieving the highest score in a season broke. Liverpool had confirmed the title in their name for the first time in 30 years but were eyeing Manchester City reaching or surpassing the 100 mark mark but could no longer do so. Sadio Mane gave Liverpool the lead in the 20th minute but Arsenal's Alexandra Lacazette scored an equalizer in the 32nd minute. 12 minutes later Reece Nelson scored the second goal which proved decisive. Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp said, "We are all human. I cannot remove any negative thing out of such positive things. We became champions much earlier in the season. Our players performed unmatched this season and no one can snatch this achievement from them. ''

Liverpool managed to score only one point in their last two games. He was also held 1-1 by Burnley. The loss to Arsenal is only his third defeat this season. He now has 93 points and even after winning the remaining two matches, he can reach only 99 points. Meanwhile Manchester City beat Bournemouth 2-1 with goals from David Silva (sixth) and Gabriel Jesus (39th minute). David Brooks scored from the defeated team in the 88th minute. Manchester City, who have regained the right to play in the European Championship, have 75 points following the verdict of the game arbitration. There is a gap of 18 points between him and Liverpool. In other matches, Tottenham maintained their hopes of qualifying for the Europa League by defeating Newcastle 3-1 thanks to two goals from Harry Kane (60th and 90th minutes).

The win puts Tottenham on 55 points and has moved up to seventh place. Kane has reached goal number 200 in his club career. Tottenham's first goal was scored by Son Hyeung Min. Another match played between Wolverhampton and Burnley was a 1-1 draw. Wolverhampton were heading to victory with a 76th minute goal from Rall Jimenez but Chris Wood's second-half goal in the sixth minute of Injury Time did not make it three. Wolverhampton now have 56 points and are in sixth place, three points behind fourth and fifth placed Leicester City and Manchester United.

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