Thee was some real drama on sunday as Liverpool barely managed to return to the top position on the Premier League after beating Tottenham at Anfield.
Chelsea experience a ‘major’ comeback at Cardiff City winning 2-1.But Despite the Victory, they are still at position six,hopes of finishing at top four dwinling
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Dramatic late win over Spurs puts Liverpool back on top
Liverpool kept their title hopes alive as a 90th-minute Toby Alderweireld own goal gave them a 2-1 home win over Spurs and took them back to the top of the Premier League.
The game looked to have been heading for a draw that would have handed a big advantage to Manchester City but, when Mohamed Salah’s header across was fumbled by Hugo Lloris, the ball rolled in off the unfortunate Alderweireld.
Roberto Firmino had given Liverpool a perfect start, heading home early on, but Lucas Moura levelled from close range after the break and Spurs missed a glorious opening to win it before the dramatic finale.
Spurs started brightly and Harry Kane fed Lucas Moura, who was crowded out as he attempted to engineer the space to shoot.
But Liverpool eased any nerves with the breakthrough after 16 minutes, striking in style when Andy Robertson curled in a wonderful cross that was headed home by Firmino.
They could have doubled that lead soon afterwards, Trent Alexander-Arnold lashing just off target and Sadio Mane curling wide after slick build-up.
The momentum was now firmly with Liverpool, who threatened again when Firmino played the ball through to Mohamed Salah, who was thwarted by a Davinson Sanchez challenge.
Danny Rose came forward for Spurs and crossed dangerously, and at the other end Sanchez made another good intervention as Firmino threatened to wriggle clear.
Dele Alli and Eriksen worked a neat one-two, the former firing over, before Mane was within a whisker of adding to the Liverpool lead with a curling effort that was fractionally wide.
Virgil van Dijk made a key interception as Erikson looked to pick out Alli, Liverpool going in at the break with a narrow advantage as they looked to return to the top of the table.
Eriksen shot over and Van Dijk sent a header too high in a lively start to the second half, with Spurs beginning to enjoy plenty of possession inside the Liverpool half.
James Milner crossed for Firmino who could not keep his header down, but Spurs were close to of levelling when Kane’s shot was parried by Allison and Robertson’s superb block denied Eriksen.
Salah raced onto a Firmino through ball but saw his strike blocked by Alderweireld, and soon afterwards the Egypt international tried his luck from the edge of the box only to send his fizzing effort too high.
Spurs replaced Sanchez with Son Heung-Min, and within seconds they had a 70th-minute leveller, Moura firing in after Kane, Kieran Tripper and Eriksen had combined to steer the ball across the Liverpool box.
As the hosts looked to regain the lead they needed to return to the top, Hugo Lloris tipped over a curling Alexander-Arnold effort and Jurgen Klopp brought Fabinho on for James Milner while Divock Origi replaced Jordan Henderson in a double change.
That saw Liverpool adopt a 4-2-4 formation for the closing stages, and they almost regained the lead but Lloris grabbed the ball after a frantic scramble from a corner.
Moura was booked for fouling Salah 30 yards out as the home side tried to counter, the free kick hit by Origi and deflected wide, and Spurs then replaced Moura with Ben Davies.
But Spurs should have won it when, in a two-on-one break, Moussa Sissoko ran into the area but fired wildly over with Son waiting in support to his left.
Rose got an attempted cross wrong in another break — but the final word went to Liverpool as Alderweireld’s own goal proved the crucial moment at the Kop end.
Chelsea Record a Controversial Win to Rob a Resilient Cardiff
Chelsea boosted their hopes of a top-four finish in the Premier League as they fought back from a goal down to record a controversial 2-1 victory over relegation-threatened Cardiff City on Sunday.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek headed in Willian’s cross in the first of seven additional minutes as the Blues – insipid for so much of the contest – produced an impressive turnaround at the Cardiff City Stadium.
Víctor Camarasa had reacted quickly to sweep home Harry Arter’s weak cross to open the scoring early in the second half, though the Welsh club were unable to cling on to their lead during a dramatic conclusion.
Cesar Azpilicueta’s 84th-minute header dragged Chelsea level, though replays showed the defender was in an offside position when turning the ball home.
Substitute Loftus-Cheek then nodded in a much-needed winner for Maurizio Sarri, who had listened to a section of the travelling fans chant for him to be sacked earlier in proceedings.
The result means Chelsea move level on 60 points with Arsenal in the table, a point behind fourth-placed Manchester United in the race to qualify for next season’s Champions League.
As for third-bottom Cardiff, they remain in deep trouble in the relegation zone, five points behind nearest rivals Burnley and Southampton. The manner of the defeat visibly annoyed manager Neil Warnock, who exchanged words with opposite number Sarri before heading out onto the pitch at full-time to stare down referee Craig Pawson and his assistants.
Gor Mahia Set Standards High Ahead of Coming Elections With Tough Academic Requirements
Gor Mahia has set high standards for officials seeking to contest for various seats in the coming elections.
The club has for the first time set up academic qualifications with all officials seeking for posts required to be holders of a diploma.
“All those who will be keen to contest for seats must be holders of a diploma in any field,” reported the Standard Newspaper.
The new rule is part of the many changes in the club’s draft constitution that will be discussed during a Special General Meeting (SGM) set for April 9.
Other changes in the constitution include the scrapping of several posts – senior vice-chairman, first vice chairman, and second vice-chairman – and this will be replaced by one post of vice chairman.
The other posts that will be done away with include that of the Assistant Secretary General and Deputy Secretary General, same as the assistant treasurer’s post and that of the organizing secretary.
The club will also set up a secretariat that will be headed by a CEO, who must hold a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, with both a Finance Officer, Security Liaison Officer and Media Liaison Officer, working under the (CEO).
Emery Considering Handing Surprise New Deal To Injured Arsenal Star
Unai Emery has revealed Arsenal will consider handing Danny Welbeck a new contract with the striker on course to return to training before the season’s end.
The 28-year-old broke his right ankle in November’s Europa League draw at home to Sporting Lisbon and – while he is unlikely to return this season – Emery insists he is “progressing very well”.
In his absence Arsenal have steadily improved as they have adjusted to their new manager’s methods, with fellow strikers Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang becoming particularly key amid a wider expectation Welbeck would leave this summer.
His contract then expires, five years after his arrival from Manchester United, and Emery said: “He’s progressing very well.
“He is working and starting to touch the ball and to work on the pitch. His progress with such a big injury is going very well.
“It’s difficult for him to play matches this season but he is progressing very well and maybe the doctor will tell us he can come train with us in the last weeks of this season.
“After, his individual thing is to speak with the club (about his future).”
Suggestions Welbeck could yet have a future at Arsenal also come with the 47-year-old Emery convinced of the value of his team featuring English players.
Jack Wilshere’s departure last summer for West Ham, Welbeck’s injury and Calum Chambers’ presence on loan at Fulham has contributed to the fact that they had no players in the past England squad.
The Spaniard – whose team on Monday host Newcastle – said: “Every (English) team needs English players.
“Danny has his injury now. He was going with the national team and we were happy for him and the national team.
“(Promising English players) are now in (Arsenal’s) under-18s, under-19s, under-20s and under-21s teams.
“We have a lot of players with the possibility to grow up with us and be part of our future, and also with the national team.”