Liverpool vs Arsenal result: Salah scores as Gunners unbeaten streak ends
Arsenal’s eight-game unbeaten streak in the league and hopes of a top-four finish met with a fashionable vision of a Liverpool side, who took a 4-0 win over the Gunners at Anfield Road. And for long stretches there was only one team on the pitch.
Four different scorers found the back of the net for Liverpool, who climbed to second place, just four points behind leaders Chelsea, who also won their matchday 12 earlier in the day. With 35 goals scored, Liverpool lead the Premier League.
The home side started strong but Arsenal defended in an orderly fashion and when he failed goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale found a way to keep Liverpool out of the net. But the visitors were ultimately defeated by a set piece that Sadio Mane brought home just before half-time.
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The Reds dramatically increased pressure in the second half and Arsenal never found their way back to the game. Diogo Jota took advantage of a gift from Arsenal – Arsenal left-back Nuno Tavares passed the ball to him directly – and doubled Liverpool’s lead. Mohamed Salah and Takumi Minamino then scored similar goals to strengthen the lead: Liverpool won the ball each time, went straight into the field with a few assists, and Salah and Minamino both finished easily near the line. goal.
Arsenal are preparing for a home league game against Newcastle United next Saturday, while Liverpool will be back home for two more matches this week: against Porto in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday and then back in the Premier League against Southampton on Saturday.
Liverpool’s final score against Arsenal
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LIV – Sadio Mane (Trent Alexander-Arnold) – 39th min.
LIV – Diogo Jota – 52nd min.
LIV – Mohamed Salah (Sadio Mané) – 73rd min.
LIV – Takumi Minamino (Trent Alexander-Arnold) – 77th min.
(All Eastern hours)
Final: Liverpool 4, Arsenal 0
Arsenal are the youngest team in the league and they have shown their inexperience in this second half. Intimidated in the middle of the field, they first lost their heads and then their structure. Need to draw a line under that now and move on – it doesn’t erase recent progress.
– Sam Dean (@SamJDean) 20 November 2021
84th minute: SUBS – Elneny is for Arsenal’s Partey, while Liverpool make their debut for Morton in place of Thiago. The game is over.
77th minute: Another for Liverpool! And another crushing wave of attackers. Mane to Salah to Alexander-Arnold and his cross is hit by Minamino. Cruise control or are they looking for more?
76th minute: SUBS – Takumi Minamino and Jordan Henderson replace Jota and Oxlade-Chamberlain.
73rd minute: What a goal from Liverpool. In three assists, they went from midfielder to goal in Arsenal’s area. Jota touches Mane wide on the left and he sends the cross to Salah alone in front of the goal for an easy finish.
68th minute: Another amazing Ramsdale save on a Diogo Jota shot going in the opposite direction. It would be an imbalanced score if it weren’t for Ramsdale.
67th minute: SUB – Martin Odegaard replaces Alexandre Lacazette from Arsenal.
65th min: Luck for Arsenal! Aubameyang with a diagonal shot that almost beats Liverpool’s Alisson, but the Brazilian keeper puts his foot on the ball to deflect it.
64th minute: At this point, it feels like Arsenal is playing down a man (they aren’t). Liverpool are first to everything and Arsenal can’t disturb the hosts.
58th minute: Liverpool put the pressure on and Arsenal give up the ball too easily. The final play saw Diogo Jota and Aaron Ramsdale collide. There is a pause in the game to allow players to recover.
53rd minute: SUB – Arsenal’s response to the goal is to get Maitland-Niles for Lokonga to midfield.
52nd minute: Goal of Diogo Jota! Nuno Tavares with an inexplicable pass in his own box right in Jota. And the Liverpool forward played with two dribbling moves and an easy finish.
50th min: Liverpool with a buzzing movement into Arsenal’s box, but Ramsdale is quick to fall on the loose ball and defuse the danger.
46th minute: The second half is underway. No change.
Half-time: Liverpool 1, Arsenal 0
Half time: After a slow start to the match, the action finally accelerated and the spirits ignited between the two benches. Liverpool’s lead is arguably deserved after taking center stage from the opening whistle. Arsenal defended comfortably for big passages of play, but Aaron Ramsdale then had to make a handful of big saves to keep Liverpool off the board ahead of Sadio Mane’s set piece header. Arsenal will have to take more chances in the second half if they are to avoid their first defeat in nine matches.
43rd minute: Arsenal are testing Alisson. Lokonga with the long range shot and Alisson descends down to stop him.
39th minute: Liverpool goal! The free kick coiled by Trent Alexander-Arnold and Sadio Mane directs him down and bounces him. Ramsdale couldn’t stop that one.
37th minute: Ramsdale again! Trent Alexander-Arnold cut inside and unleashed a left-footed explosion which Ramsdale knocked over the bar. The 23-year-old is up to the occasion.
35th minute: Save by Ramsdale! Mo Salah thought he scored, but Ramsdale stops him and then an Arsenal defender clears the rebound before Salah can reach him.
33rd minute: Now the game is taking off. The two managers are warned after meeting. Mikel Arteta and Jurgen Klopp clashed after a Mane nudge on Tomiyasu.
Big push on the sideline.
Arteta furious because he thinks Mane grabbed Tomiyasu with an elbow.
Klopp annoyed by Arteta’s reaction.
Pair separated by backroom staff.
Both received a yellow card.
– Simon Collings (@sr_collings) 20 November 2021
31st minute: Impressive transition of Arsenal and Lacazette scores, but Aubameyang was offside in preparation.
30th min. : Aaron Ramsdale double stop on Thiago and Sadio Mane! It was a calm game as far as the odds were concerned, but it was a great look with some fantastic Ramsdale saves.
10th minute: Fabinho approaches it. Liverpool have had a positive start, but Arsenal are defending themselves comfortably for the most part.
1st minute: We are on our way. Liverpool immediately take center stage.
11:45 a.m.ET: It can’t be a popular take on Anfield Road, can it?
“Anfield was, until last season, a place nobody wants to go! “
– talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) 20 November 2021
Liverpool’s lineup against Arsenal
Predictable first line for Liverpool with Roberto Firmino absent. Konstantinos Tsimikas starts at left-back and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain starts in midfield.
Liverpool’s starting eleven (4-3-3, left to right): Alisson-GK – Tsimikas, Van Dijk, Matip, Alexander-Arnold – Fabinho, Thiago, Oxlade-Chamberlain – Mane, Jota, Salah
Liverpool Submarines (9): Kelleher, Konaté, Henderson, Minamino, Gordon, Phillips, Beck, Morton, Bradley
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Thomas Partey is part of the starting lineup to give Arsenal their standard appearance from the last few games with Alexandre Lacazette behind center forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Arsenal starting lineup (4-2-3-1, left to right): Ramsdale-GK – Tavares, Gabriel, White, Tomiyasu – Partey, Lokonga – Smith Rowe, Lacazette, Saka – Aubameyang
Arsenal submarines (9): Leno, Tierney, Holding, Cédric, Elneny, Maitland-Niles, Odegaard, Pepe, Martinelli
How to watch Liverpool vs Arsenal
- Dated: Sat 20 Nov
- Time: 12:30 p.m. ET
- TV channel: CNB
- Diffusion: fuboTV, Peacock
The game will be broadcast on the main channel of the NBC broadcast network. The network is broadcast on fuboTV, which offers new users a 7-day free trial.