Premier League: Liverpool Cut City’s Lead’ United Hold Arsenal

Liverpool closed back to within two points of Premier League leaders Manchester City by coming from behind to beat Burnley 3-1 Wednesday night.

A much-changed Liverpool side laboured in the first-half and went behind early in the second after an error by £67-million goalkeeper Alisson Becker allowed Jack Cork to bundle home in the wet conditions.

However, James Milner levelled just after the hour mark and then turned provider for Firmino to turn the game around just three minutes after coming on as a substitute before Xherdan Shaqiri sealed the three points late on following an exquisite pass from substitute Mo Salah.

Arsenal stretched their unbeaten run to 20 games, but failed to take advantage of two gifts from the hosts as United’s winless run in the Premier League extended to four matches.

The Gunners took the lead after 26 minutes when David de Gea spilled Shkodran Mustafi’s header over the line.

But Jose Mourinho’s men were level four minutes later when Anthony Martial turned home Ander Herrera’s cross after Bernd Leno saved Marcos Rojo’s free-kick.

Arsenal retook the lead in bizarre fashion when firstly Rojo turned the ball off Alexandre Lacazette and into the United net in his attempts to make a last-ditch tackle.

But the Gunners were barely done celebrating when the ball was in the net at the other end as a misunderstanding between Sead Kolasinac and Leno allowed Jesse Lingard to nip in and equalise.

Wolves registered their first win in seven games despite going behind to Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s 18th minute opener for Chelsea.

Raul Jimenez and Diogo Jota struck in a four-minute spell either side of the hour mark to inflict Chelsea’s second defeat this season.

Spurs took advantage of Chelsea and Arsenal dropping points to move back up to third with a comfortable 3-1 win over Southampton, whose new manager Ralph Hasenhuttl watched on from the stands at Wembley.

Fulham edged to within a point of safety despite blowing the lead in a 1-1 draw with Leicester, while honours were also even in a 1-1 draw between Everton and Newcastle as Richarlison cancelled out Salomon Rondon’s opener.

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