Three things learned from Liverpool vs Man City


Manchester City and Liverpool will have plenty to unpack following a sensational 2-2 draw at Anfield on Sunday.

Man City dominated a scoreless first half but needed two second-half equalizers to take a point from the Reds, who probably should’ve been down a man for a called foul that could’ve easily been a second yellow card for James Milner.

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Mohamed Salah had a goal and an assist, the latter a fantastic pass to set up Sadio Mane but the former an ethereal bit of work in the box of a very good Man City defense.

Phil Foden and Kevin De Bruyne scored outstanding goals for City in a match that delivered all the goods.

Liverpool’s 15 points are one back of leaders Chelsea and one more than third-place City. Surely this isn’t the last we’ve seen of hype between the Premier League’s best (relatively) new rivals.


Liverpool vs Man City final score, stats

Final score: Liverpool 2, Man City 2

Scorers: Mane (59′), Foden (69′), Salah (76′), De Bruyne (81′)

Shots: Man City, 12-6

Shots on target: Liverpool, 4-3

Possession: Man City, 52%

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Three things we learned from Liverpool vs Man City

1. Salah at his very, very best: We’ve mentioned that Liverpool’s Egyptian wizard has been overlooked a bit in recent seasons, near the top of the Golden Boot chase last season despite what most pundits would tell you was a down season. Well, if his assist on Mane’s goal delivers plaudits to the scorer, his second surely heaps it on Salah; Goal of the season stuff from one of the game’s truly elite creators and finishers.

Furthermore, consider how much joy Joao Cancelo and Man City had on its left in the first half. What Salah forced Cancelo to do in the second, skinning him often in the process, changed the game.

2. Rodri saves the day: There was perhaps no more important play than Rodri’s incredible lunge to block Fabinho’s 87th-minute bid to put Liverpool into the win column. The fact is that Rodri was the best player in Man City’s loss to PSG and was again so critical today. When Kevin De Bruyne’s at his best, Rodri is overlooked behind him. When Ruben Dias shines, Rodri is overlooked in front of him. Give the man his due.

3. What does it mean? That’s the big question here. For Man City to be the dominant team for the first half but leave 0-0 shows that Liverpool can defend but that when both are at their best, the margins are so fine (and probably just favor City given the Anfield crowd). We’ve been underlining the import of intra-top four battles and for City to get a point at Anfield and arguably deserve three after an eight-day span of Chelsea, PSG, and Liverpool is really, truly impressive.

Man of the Match: Mohamed Salah

Goal, assist, and the reason Liverpool went from dominated to in the discussion for all three points.

Anxiety, midweek business on full display early

The first 20 minutes saw players who clearly understood the task at hand but didn’t quite have sharpness after midweek Champions League action.

Man City’s typical surgical passing was off target and even Kevin De Bruyne put a ball out of bounds.

Jordan Henderson mishit a cross and soon had a poor giveaway that led to Bernardo Silva’s electric dribble through the Liverpool defense, which set up Phil Foden. The Englishman took a touch too much and Alisson Becker, himself atoning for an earlier mistake, closed down Foden.

City dominates the left

Joao Cancelo, Phil Foden, and Jack Grealish would’ve been licking their lips at the prospect of attacking the Liverpool right side even after it became clear steady James Milner would start in place of adventuring Trent Alexander-Arnold.

The trio ravaged the right side but Milner mostly held firm as Kevin De Bruyne and friends switched the play to the left early and often.

Milner got away with a foul on the edge of the box after De Bruyne released Foden, as the playmaker fought through the challenge before hitting the deck.

The hairdryer works (if there was one)

Liverpool was much, much brighter after halftime, presumably getting so many earfuls from Jurgen Klopp that they required more ear drums.

Diogo Jota forced a good save out of Ederson but Man City would counterattack with the hosts a bit more open for business.

That’s when Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane made Anfield erupt with the Egyptian’s electric set-up putting Mane 1v1 with Ederson. He didn’t miss.

Milner stays on, Salah makes it two

James Milner was sitting on a yellow card when Bernardo Silva zoomed past Jordan Henderson and cut past Milner, who dragged a leg to take down the Portuguese.

Pep Guardiola was apoplectic that a yellow card didn’t accompany the foul and Liverpool had it 2-1 moments later.

That’s because Salah is lightning and carved up the Man City back line to beat Ederson from a tight angle. Wow.

De Bruyne’s just desserts

Liverpool will complain about ex-Reds star Raheem Sterling prone on the turf, but there’s no doubt that De Bruyne’s finish was great, Alisson had every chance to get there and might’ve if not for a deflection off of Fabinho, and City deserved a second.

Tigres stun Chivas with wild comeback in five-goal thriller to win Liga MX Clausura


Tigres fought back from 2-0 down to beat Chivas 3-2 after extra time in a crazy second leg of Liga MX’s Clausura final, as Tigres were crowned Clausura champs.


Tied at 0-0 from the first leg of the final in San Nicolas on Thursday, Chivas roared into an early 2-0 lead at Akron Stadium as Roberto Alvarado and Victor Guzman both scored inside the opening 20 minutes.

But then Tigres roared back in the second half with Andre-Pierre Gignac scoring a penalty kick with 25 minutes to go, then six minutes later Sebastian Cordova made it 2-2 to force extra time.

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When the game looked destined for penalty kicks Guido Pizarro then scored a deflected winner in the 110th minute for Tigres, as two late red cards saw Cordova sent off for Tigres and Gilberto Sepulveda sent off for Chivas.

At the final whistle it was Tigres’ players who celebrated one of the most incredible comebacks in Liga MX final history, as they secured an eight Liga MX trophy and their first since winning the Clausura in 2019.

How to watch Chivas vs Tigres live, stream link and start time

Kick off: Sunday, May 28 – 9:25pm ET 
TV Channel: Telemundo, Universo
Online: Stream via Peacock

Second leg Chivas vs Tigres video highlights – 2-3

First leg Tigres vs Chivas video highlights – 0-0

Premier League final table: Final standings for 2022-23 season


If it’s the 2022-23 Premier League table you’re after, you’ve come to the right place.

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After the break for the 2022 World Cup, the Premier League returned with a bang and the start to 2023 delivered plenty of fun and it continued into the business end of the season.

Manchester City chased down Arsenal to win yet another Premier League title. Manchester United’s new-look side reclaimed a place in the top four, and so did Newcastle. Brighton and Aston Villa surprised by qualifying for Europe, while Liverpool dips into an unusual competition for its recent standards.

Teams were relegated. Managers were sacked. And here’s how the table looked when all was said and done.

Premier League final table – End of season

Premier League standings

NBC Sports’ standings and scoreboard

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Leicester relegated despite final day win over West Ham


Leicester City has been relegated to the Championship despite getting the win it needed to have hope of survival: a 2-1 defeat of West Ham United at the King Power Stadium on Championship Sunday.

Leicester entered the day two points back of Everton for 17th place on the Premier League table and got goals from Harvey Barnes and Wout Faes to secure three points, but Everton outlasted Bournemouth 1-0 to match the Foxes and keep them below the dreaded line.


Leicester finishes its season with 34 points in 18th place on the Premier League table.

West Ham, on the other hand, will be forgiven for focusing on the Europa Conference League Final but fought hard for an equalizer even though it only found a Pablo Fornals marker after Leicester had gone ahead two. The Irons finish 14th with 40 points.

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Too little, too late for Foxes

“Too little, too late” may go down as the story of the Foxes season.

Leicester did not get its recruitment plans correct — somewhat forced by Financial Fair Play — and then put too much faith in Brendan Rodgers to make things work.

Dean Smith got some performances out of this men, few better than Sunday, but this ultimately feels like a fait accompli: Sometimes, the whole is less than the sum of its parts. Despite big seasons from Harvey Barnes and James Maddison, this was that.

There’s also the question of playing for a draw against Newcastle on Monday, but let’s not heap criticism on Dean Smith for taking a calculated risk. He deserves better.

Leicester vs West Ham player ratings: Stars of the Show

Leicester vs West Ham player ratings

Harvey Barnes goal video: Leicester lifeline!

Wout Faes goal video: Foxes double the lead

Pablo Fornals goal video: Irons pull one back

How to watch Leicester vs West Ham live, stream link and start time

Kick off: 11:30am ET Sunday
TV Channel: SYFY
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Key storylines & star players

Leicester would love to see Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall and Wilfred Ndidi pass fitness checks, but Dean Smith will have rested and ready Harvey Barnes and James Maddison in a bid to score more goals than the Irons.

West Ham could be seeing the penultimate appearance of Declan Rice in an Irons shirt, as the big-money midfielder is being linked to several big clubs in the Premier League.

Leicester team news, injuries, lineup options

OUT: James Justin (calf), Jannik Vestergaard (calf), Wilfred Ndidi (thigh), Caglar Soyuncu (thigh), Ryan Bertrand (other)

West Ham team news, injuries, lineup options

OUT: Gianluca Scamacca (knee)

Leeds relegated from Premier League as Harry Kane hits 30-goal mark


Leeds (31 points – 19th place) have been relegated from the Premier League after they were beaten 4-1 by Tottenham at Elland Road on the final day of the 2022-23 season.

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Harry Kane scored twice more to complete his second 30-goal season, as Tottenham (60 points – 8th place) missed out on the Premier League’s final European place with Aston Villa beating 6th-place Brighton to qualify for the Europa Conference League. Now, a painfully pivotal summer of hirings and signings awaits for Spurs.

It was a nightmare start for Leeds, who needed not only a victory of their own but also points to be dropped by both Everton and Leicester above them. Tottenham’s first foray into Leeds’ penalty area ended with Kane hammering the ball past Joel Robles.


New half, same story for Leeds, who conceded once again barely a minute into the second half. Kane turned provider this time, as he lofted a blind ball into the channel for the overlapping Pedro Porro, who barely had a sight of goal with Robles smothering the near post. But, Porro placed a pinpoint strike just inside the far post from a tight angle.

Leeds gave themselves a faint hope when he slotted home after Georginio Rutter picked him out between two defenders in the 67th minute, but Kane answered just two minutes later with his second of the day and the 280th — and potentially final — goal of his Tottenham career.

Leeds United relegation reaction

Club statement:

“Everyone connected with Leeds United is deeply disappointed by the club’s relegation back to the Sky Bet Championship, after three seasons in the Premier League.

“Relegation is painful, and we apologize to our fanbase that the performances this season have not seen the club consolidate our status as we had all hoped.

“However, Leeds United remains in a strong position to build a team that can challenge for promotion from the Championship next season.

“We know things have not been good enough, we know we have to improve, but please be assured that behind the scenes we have worked hard to ensure that the past will not be repeated. Our focus is now on how we get straight back to the Premier League.

“Thank you for your unwavering support for the players and the badge, our objective is to continue to build the club into the one you deserve.”

Stars of the show

Leeds vs Tottenham

Leeds vs Tottenham, final score: 1-4

2nd minute – Harry Kane hammers home Tottenham’s opening goal

47th minute – Pedro Porro places a pinpoint strike inside the far post for 2-0

67th minute – Jack Harrison gives Leeds a late lifeline

69th minute – Harry Kane answers immediately with his 30th goal of the season

90th minute +4 – Lucas Moura adds to Leeds misery with Spurs’ 4th goal

How to watch Leeds vs Tottenham live, stream link and start time

Kick off: 11:30 am ET, Sunday
TV channel: CNBC
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Key storylines & star players

Leeds have had plenty of time opportunities to drag themselves out of the bottom-three and away from the relegation scrap as a whole, but they are now winless in their last eight games (0W-2D-6L) and have won just three of their last 24. Their biggest problem? The Premier League’s worst defensive record in 2022-23 — 74 goals conceded in 37 games. In each of the last four seasons, the side to concede the most goals has been relegated.

With another summer of uncertainty (from the manager to most of the first-team squad) on the cards for Spurs, Sunday could be the final time Harry Kane pulls on the white shirt of Tottenham, following reports this week that he will ask — or perhaps has already asked — to leave the club if a fair offer is made. Kane’s 278 goals make him the club’s all-time record goal scorer, and his departure could signal a full-blown tear-down and rebuild for the incoming manager still to be hired.

Leeds team news, injuries, lineup options

OUT: Tyler Adams (hamstring – out for season), Luis Sinisterra (ankle – out for season), Patrick Bamford (thigh)

Tottenham team news, injuries, lineup options

OUT: Cristian Romero (undisclosed), Rodrigo Bentancur (torn ACL – out for season), Hugo Lloris (hip), Eric Dier (hernia), Ryan Sessegnon (thigh), Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (undisclosed)

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