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EPL: Late penalty gives Chelsea dramatic win over Leeds; Liverpool, Arsenal win

…as Sterling penalty gives Man City win over 10-man Wolves

Jorginho’s stoppage-time penalty ensured Chelsea avoided conceding further ground in the Premier League title race with a dramatic 3 – 2 victory over Leeds United at Stamford Bridge.

And Mohamed Salah’s coolly taken penalty for Liverpool ensured Aston Villa boss Steven Gerrard’s much-heralded return to Anfield ended in defeat.

Tyrone Mings was penalised midway through the second half for a foul on Salah, who took the spot-kick himself for his 14th Premier League goal of the season.

Liverpool were earlier kept out by keeper Emiliano Martinez, while Salah missed a great chance to add a second.

The win keeps Jurgen Klopp’s side a point behind leaders Manchester City, who beat Wolves 1-0 earlier on Saturday.

At The Emirates, Arsenal boosted their Champions League qualification hopes as they cruised past Southampton at the Emirates Stadium despite captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang being dropped from the squad.

Stand-in skipper Alexandre Lacazette opened the scoring for the Gunners in the 21st minute, finishing off a superb 16-pass team move.

And Martin Odegaard doubled the lead six minutes later heading home from close range.

Arsenal dominated throughout and added a third after 62 minutes with defender Gabriel nodding in a Gabriel Martinelli corner.

The Gunners jump up to fifth in the Premier League table, one point off the top four, while Southampton stay 16th.

And in the first game of the day, Raheem Sterling converted a controversial penalty to reach 100 Premier League goals and give Manchester City victory in a one-sided contest with 10-man Wolves.

Sterling kept his cool to roll his 66th-minute spot-kick past Jose Sa after a lengthy VAR check ruled Joao Moutinho had illegally blocked Bernardo Silva’s cross, even though it seemed to hit the Wolves midfielder on his armpit, reports the BBC.

The decision compounded Wolves’ frustrations given they were annoyed at Raul Jimenez’s dismissal for two yellow-card offences within seconds of each other near the end of the opening period.

Not that the visitors could have any complaints on the balance of play. City had 24 shots compared to Wolves’ three. Jose Sa made three excellent saves to deny the hosts, Conor Coady headed an Ilkay Gundogan effort off the line, Max Kilman blocked a goalbound Phil Foden effort and Jack Grealish somehow failed to convert Sterling’s far-post cross with the goal at his mercy.

Kilman brought a save out of Ederson at the end but Wolves have failed to score in their past four games and managed just one goal in their past six.


Man City 1 – 0 Wolves

• Arsenal 3 – 0 Southampton

• Chelsea 3 – 2 Leeds

• Liverpool 1 – 0 Aston Villa

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