Liverpool Close Gap on Man City To 1 Point as Everton Drop to Relegation Zone

Liverpool Close Gap on Man City To 1 Point as Everton Drop to Relegation Zone

  • Liverpool secured a big win against Everton to keep the pressure on Manchester City in the Premier League title race
  • Everton will end the weekend in the Premier League relegation zone as they drop to 18th on the log
  • Liverpool’s relentless pursuit of the quadruple remains a possibility thanks to goals from Robertson and Origi

Liverpool are still on course for a quadruple after beating stubborn Everton 2-0 on Sunday, April 24, at the Anfield stadium.

Two second-half goals from Andy Robertson and Divock Origi ensured Liverpool move up to 79 points just one behind league leaders Man City with five games left to go in the Premier League.

Liverpool close the gap on Man City as Everton drop to the relegation zone
Origi celebrates his goal as Liverpool close the gap on Man City while Everton drop to the relegation zone. Photo by Clive Brunskill
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Liverpool break the deadlock after nice link-up play in the second half

The Reds broke the deadlock in the 62nd minute after a nice link-up play between Salah and Origi, as the former crossed into the box for an unmarked Robertson to nod home.

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But there was a bit of controversy just before the goal as Everton had a penalty shout ignored by the referee.

Controversy as Everton could have been awarded a penalty

Super Eagles star Alex Iwobi had played teammates Gordon clean through on goal but the Englishman went down inside the box.

Replay showed he was shoved by Liverpool defender Matip, however, the referee waved play on to the disgust of Everton manager Frank Lampard on the touchline.

Origi secures all three points for Liverpool

At that moment, it was all Liverpool as the Reds doubled their leads when substitutes Diaz and Origi combined with the latter heading home from close range in the 85th minute.

Liverpool held on to claim a big win as Everton dropped to 18th on 29 points, two points behind Burnley but with a game in hand.

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Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Christian Pulisic's 90th-minute goal was the difference as Chelsea battled West Ham United to a 1-0 win at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, April 24.

The Blues were desperate to bounce back to winning ways having suffered a 4-2 humiliating defeat against Arsenal in another London derby earlier in the week.

The Sunday clash looked set for a frustrating draw for the hosts before Pulisic fired home the winner at the death.