Arsenal FC made the title race in the English Premier League exciting with a win against Liverpool FC and coach Jürgen Klopp. The club of German international Kai Havertz defeated the leaders 3-1 (1-1) on Sunday and reduced the gap to the Reds to two points. Champions Manchester City can overtake both teams in the table with two games less.
Arsenal were clearly superior to Klopp's team until shortly before the break. Despite good chances, the Gunners couldn't get more than a 1-0 lead through England striker Bukayo Saka (14th minute). The equalizer came as a complete surprise: Luis Diaz played the hand of Arsenal defender Gabriel in the penalty area. From there the ball rolled into the net to make it 1-1 (45th+3).
After the break the match was more open. Then a major misunderstanding between Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson and defense chief Virgil van Dijk helped the hosts: Gabriel Martinelli was able to slot into the empty goal to take the lead again (67th). In the final phase, after a foul on Havertz, Liverpool not only had to accept the yellow-red card for former Bundesliga professional Ibrahima Konaté (88th), but also the decision. Leandro Trossard (90th + 2) caused Klopp's team's second defeat of the season with his goal to make it 3-1.
Record champions Manchester United are hoping for European Cup qualification after their clear 3-0 (1-0) win over rivals West Ham United. After goals from Alejandro Garnacho (49th/84th) and Rasmus Höjlund (23rd), the Red Devils moved past West Ham into sixth place. Former Champions League winners Chelsea FC are far from that. The Blues suffered a 2:4 (1:2) defeat against Wolverhampton Wanderers. Former Hertha and Leipzig professional Matheus Cunha scored three times for the guests. With 31 points, Chelsea are only eleventh in the table.