Liverpool vs Wolves final score: Liverpool eventually wins but not enough

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Mohamed Salah came off the bench to lead Liverpool to a 3-1 win over Wolves in one of the most tense final moments of a Premier League season in the history of the illustrious league.

The Reds needed a win and a Man City loss to claim the Premier League title on the final day and Man City was trailing 2-0 deep in the second half of their game versus Aston Villa while Liverpool and Wolves were level at 1.

But Manchester City scored three times in four second-half minutes, two from Ilkay Gundogan and one from Rodri, to claim its fourth Premier League title in five years and deny their rivals a shot at a quadruple.

Liverpool finishes with 92 points but it’s not enough for a crown thanks to Man City’s 93. The two teams drew twice in the Premier League season, two matches which will be rued by Liverpool for some time.

Liverpool will end the season knowing it’s run one of the best PL season runs in history and been second-best to a dynasty.

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Liverpool vs Wolves final score, stats

Liverpool 3, Wolves 1

Scorers: Neto (3′), Mane (24′), Salah (84′), Robertson (89′)

Shot attempts: Liverpool 29, Wolves 7

Shots on goal: Liverpool 8, Wolves 5

Possession: Liverpool 63, Wolves 37


Three things we learned from Liverpool vs Wolves

1. Whoops! If you believed the very believable buzz before this one, all the pressure was on Man City and a Liverpool win over Wolves was simply going to happen regardless. Maybe Liverpool believed that, too, because a lackadaisical opening stage saw Wolves cut through the Reds defense like hot butter, a Raul Jimenez cross clobbered past Alisson Becker by Pedro Neto. It was his first goal of the PL season after missing the first half-dozen months of the campaign.

2. Thing is: Liverpool is Liverpool. The Reds snapped to life following the awful start and it takes just over 20 minutes for Klopp’s men to reclaim the lead as Sadio Mane times his run perfectly to get onto a Thiago Alcantara through ball. Conor Coady was slow to react and Mane had little trouble beating Jose Sa. 1-1.

3. When the story of this day is told… it will go down in history as one of the most remarkable stories to ever hit a Premier League season. Liverpool needed club legend Steven Gerrard and former hero Philippe Coutinho to deliver a surprising win over a historically great Manchester City team and looked en route to perhaps a multigoal win. Who knows what might’ve happened if City knew Liverpool was ahead of Wolves, which they never were. Two of the best teams in the history of this league each tried to give each other the title, both eventually snaring what was required to have hope for a title but the team in the driver’s seat scooping up the spoils.

Man of the Match: Sadio Mane — Aside from an embarrassing dive that might’ve cost them a chance at the title, the Senegalese was all over the pitch and tuned-in for a title… even if it didn’t come to Anfield.


Liverpool sleeps through opening kickoff

Mane puts the Reds level

Salah gives Reds the ‘W’ but it’s not enough for another trophy

Liverpool vs Wolves live: Score, updates, how to watch, live stream, TV, video

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Liverpool vs Wolves: The Reds will try to do their part to win the Premier League title and hope for help elsewhere when they host Wolves at Anfield on Championship Sunday (Watch live at 11 am ET, on USA Network and online via NBCSports.com).

[ RECAP & HIGHLIGHTS: Liverpool eventually win, but it’s not enough for title ]

A victory on the final day of the 2021-22 Premier League season will provide more positive momentum as Liverpool (89 points) prepare for the UEFA Champions League final next Saturday, but it will not, on its own, be enough to hand the Reds their third trophy of the season. Defending champions Manchester City (90 points) lead the Premier League title race by a single point, meaning they only need to beat 14th-place Aston Villa (45 points), managed by Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard, to retain their title and claim the Premier League trophy for the fourth time in five seasons (Liverpool, 2019-20). Jurgen Klopp has a few difficult choices to make, with Mohamed Salah, Virgil van Dijk and Fabinho battling minor injuries.

As for Wolves (51 points), an 8th-place finish appeared written in stone when April began, but six games without a victory (0W-2D-4L) and Bruno Lage’s side suddenly sits just two points above Leicester City and three better than Brighton & Hove Albion. The season began with Wolves proving themselves a stingy defensive side, but they haven’t kept a clean sheet in any of their last eight games down the stretch.

Bring a hoodie and an empty belly to Dobson Field today to watch the boys pull on their 2022 home jerseys for the first time in front of @TSRBuffalo and try to make it six points this weekend in a 3pm kickoff with @HotspursClub

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Here is everything you need to know ahead of Liverpool vs Wolves this Sunday with team news, odds, stream link and more.


How to watch Liverpool vs Wolves live, stream link and start time

Kickoff: 11 am ET, Sunday
TV: USA Network
Online: Stream via NBCSports.com


Liverpool vs Wolves live updates – by Nick Mendola

68′ Salah has butchered a chance to make it 2-1, aided by a sliding Willy Boly challenge, but the crowd is going wild anyway as news reaches Anfield that old pal Philippe Coutinho has made it 2-0 for Villa at the Etihad Stadium.

60′ That’s Mo Salah’s music. It’s still 1-1 and Klopp thinks the Egyptian King is fit to give him at least a half-hour in pursuit of a trophy.

HT at Anfield and the Etihad Stadium. Villa leads City. Liverpool level with Wolves. As it stands, Man City will only win the league because Liverpool only picks up a point. But Mo Salah is on the bench…

39′ ANFIELD KNOWS that City is trailing thanks to a Matty Cash goal and there’s no way Liverpool’s players didn’t know from the roar. Still, Alisson has to make a huge lefthanded save to keep the game 1-1. Fantastic save.

31′ – It’s slowed down a bit, surely to pick up if the stadium gets any sort of update from Man City

24′ – EQUALIZER! – Sadio Mane just stays onside to turn past Conor Coady and it’s a near-perfect finish past Sa. 1-1.

20′ – All that said, Wolves nearly have it 2-0 as Leander Dendoncker comes very very close to cutting the ball inside the near post from a tight, tight angle.

15′ – The hosts are buzzing now and boy does it look good when Liverpool is operating with this precision and energy. They are down 1-0 and on any other day you’d guess this one’s going to end with the Reds winning by three or four. But the pressure, being down early with one of the quadruple jewels threatening to comically saunter out the door, is a variable.

11′ – Liverpool have a good chance to answer but Jose Sa and his back line scramble together a goal line clearance, one that neither clatters off Sa and into the Wolves goal. This one’s gonna be a tasty one, isn’t it?

3′ – GOOOOOAAAALLLLLL – Someone forgot to tell Raul Jimenez and Pedro Neto that they were entering a conditional coronation, because Wolves have sliced through the Liverpool defense like the proverbial hot knife through butter. 1-0 to the visitors and Jurgen Klopp looks stunned!


Liverpool team news, injuries, lineup (INJURY REPORT)

OUT: Fabinho (thigh), Joe Gomez (ankle)

Wolves team news, injuries, lineup

OUT: Nelson Semedo (thigh), Max Kilman (undisclosed), Romain Saiss (knock)

Burnley vs Newcastle live: Score, updates, how to watch, stream, TV, news

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Will Burnley stay up for another season in the Premier League or will one-time relegation probability Newcastle United end the Clarets stay in the top flight at Turf Moor (Watch live at 11am ET Championship Sunday on the Golf Channel, as well as online via both NBCSports.com and Peacock Premium)?

Newcastle was winless through 14 matches but has now won 12 times this season to accumulate 46 points. The Magpies have 11 more points than 17th-place Burnley and 18th-place Leeds.

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Burnley has a healthy 20-goal lead on Leeds in terms of goal differential and merely needs to match or better Leeds’ result at Brentford on Sunday.

The Clarets have spent six-straight seasons in the Premier League but are guaranteed to finish with the fewest points in a single season of that run.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Burnley vs  Newcastle.

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How to watch Burnley vs  Newcastle live, stream link and start time

Kick off: 11am ET Sunday
TV Channel: Golf Channel
Online: Stream via NBCSports.com


Burnley team news, injuries, lineup options

The Clarets are missing Johann Berg Gudmundsson, Erik Pieters, Ben Mee, Ashley Westwood, and Jay Rodriguez.

Newcastle team news, injuries, lineup options

Joe Willock, Jonjo Shelvey, and Javi Manquillo will not feature for the Magpies, while Ex-Burnley striker Chris Wood will not feature for the Magpies.

Arsenal vs Everton live: How to watch, live stream link, TV channel, team news

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Will Everton be on the beach after sealing Premier League safety? Arsenal’s fading top-four hopes are counting on it when the Gunners host the Toffees on Sunday (Watch live at 11am ET Sunday on CNBC as well as online via NBCSports.com and Peacock Premium

The Toffees’ moved four points clear of the bottom three when they surged back to beat Crystal Palace at midweek, essentially leaving their only season drama as whether Frank Lampard’s men will finish 15th or 16th.

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Arsenal, meanwhile, has an awful lot to play for but needs help from Norwich City against Spurs. The Gunners sit fifth, two points back of rivals Tottenham.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Arsenal vs  Everton.

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How to watch Arsenal vs  Everton live, stream link and start time

Kick off: 11am ET Sunday
TV Channel: CNBC
Online: Stream via NBCSports.com and Peacock Premium


Arsenal team news, injuries, lineup options

Kiernan Tierney and Thomas Partey remain out for the Gunners.

Everton team news, injuries, lineup options

The Toffees won’t have suspended Salomon Rondon as well as injured Andros Townsend, Nathan Patterson, Yerry MIna, and Fabian Delph.

What’s to play for in the Premier League on the final day?

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With 37 matchweeks of the 2021-22 Premier League season in the books, so much is still to play for, from the title race all the way down to the relegation battle.

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The title race is still on, the top-four race is still on, Europa League qualification is still up for grabs, as are two places in the top half (with six sides still in contention) and one spot in next season’s Premier League.

As we head into the final day of the 2021-22 Premier League season, culminating in 10 games played simultaneously on Championship Sunday (Watch live, on NBC’s family of networks and online via Peacock Premium), let’s dive into the details and betting odds for each and every race up and down the table…


Premier League title

What was originally thought to be a four-horse race quickly became a three-horse race, and by the frantic festive period was down to two: Manchester City and Liverpool.

The defending Premier League champions took the top spot for the first time all season back in matchweek 16 (Dec. 4), and they haven’t relinquished control since. At one point, their lead swelled to as many as 11 points (the Reds sat 3rd, behind Chelsea), and it looked like they might lift the trophy again before spring had even sprung. Then, they dropped a few points (nine, in two months’ time, from mid-January to late-March), and Liverpool began to play their games in hand.

They won. And they won. And they won, until they were separated by just a point. They played one another dead even in a riveting 2-2 draw at the Etihad Stadium to start April. Now, four days before Championship Sunday, the gap is one after Liverpool beat Southampton on Tuesday.

Regardless who comes out on top, we thank them both for an incredible season of brilliant football.

Premier League run-in: Title race

1st: Man City – 90 points (37 games) GD +72
2nd: Liverpool – 89 points (37 games) GD +66

Remaining games

Man City: Aston Villa (H)
Liverpool: Wolves (H)

Premier League title: betting odds

Man City -715
Liverpool +500

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Top four (UEFA Champions League)

Just as water always finds its level, Tottenham and Arsenal (or is it Arsenal and Tottenham?) always seem to find one another. A north London derby demolition job saw Spurs pull to within one point of the Gunners, before going two points above them with a hard-fought win over Burnley on the weekend.

All of the pressure is now was squarely on Arsenal, who would have finished (no worse than) 4th if they had won their final two games. Not to over-simplify things, but it really was that simple. They lost to Newcastle on Monday, though, thus Tottenham will clinch Champions League qualification with a win or draw against last-place Norwich on Championship Sunday.

Elsewhere, Chelsea clinched a top-four place as a result of Arsenal’s defeat and all but guaranteed themselves 3rd place with a draw against Leicester on Thursday.

Premier League run-in: Top four

3rd: Chelsea – 71 points (37 games) GD +42 [Qualified]
4th: Tottenham Hotspur – 68 points (37 games) GD +24
5th: Arsenal –  66 points (37 games) GD +9

Remaining games

Chelsea: Leicester (H – RECAP & HIGHLIGHTS), Watford (H)
Tottenham: Norwich (A)
Arsenal: Newcastle (A – RECAP & HIGHLIGHTS), Everton (H)

Premier League top four: betting odds

Tottenham -2500
Arsenal +1400


Top six (Europa League)

Having already missed out on the top four, one of Manchester United or West Ham will finish 6th and qualify for the Europa League, with the other falling one tier further down to the Europa Conference League. Whichever side of north London fails to snatch 4th will also head to the Europa League.

Premier League run-in: Top six

6th: Manchester United – 58 points (37 games) GD +1
7th: West Ham United – 56 points (37 games) GD +11

Remaining games

Manchester United: Crystal Palace (A)
West Ham: Brighton (A)

Premier League top six: betting odds

Man United -556
West Ham +350


Top half

Sure, finishing in the “top half” might not sound like an important achievement to Man City, Liverpool or Chelsea fans, but imagine you’ve supported Brentford your entire life, went to see them play in the fourth division as recently as 13 years ago, and now, the Bees are potentially one win away from finishing in the top 10 of the top league in England the world in their first season in said league.

Oh, and the difference in Premier League prize money for finishing 9th (highest Brentford can achieve) and 14th (the lowest)? $14 million. It matters.

Premier League run-in: Top half

9th: Leicester City – 49 points (37 games) GD 0
10th: Brighton & Hove Albion – 48 points (37 games) GD -4
11th: Brentford – 46 points (37 games) GD -7
12th: Newcastle United 46 (37 games) GD -19
13th: Crystal Palace – 45 points (37 games) GD +3
14th: Aston Villa – 45 points (37 games) GD -1

Remaining games

Leicester: Chelsea (A – RECAP & HIGHLIGHTS), Southampton (H)
Brighton: West Ham (H)
Brentford: Leeds (H)
Crystal Palace: Everton (A – RECAP & HIGHLIGHTS), Manchester United (H)
Aston Villa: Burnley (H – RECAP & HIGHLIGHTS), Manchester City (A)
Newcastle: Arsenal (H – RECAP & HIGHLIGHTS), Burnley (A)


Relegation

Norwich and Watford have already seen their places in the EFL Championship confirmed for next season (to be replaced by Fulham and Bournemouth, so far), but there’s still one more place in the bottom three to be decided.

Leeds only just got back to the Premier League last season when they looked long for the division, and Burnley have perhaps flirted with danger one too many times. Everton have saved themselves on Thursday, leaving it to the Clarets and the Whites to scrap for the final place in next season’s Premier League on Sunday.

Premier League run-in: Relegation

16th: Everton – 39 points (37 games) GD -19 [Safe]
17th: Burnley – 35 points (37 games) GD -18

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18th: Leeds United – 35 points (37 games) GD -38
19th: Watford – 26 points (37 games) GD -42 [Relegated]
20th: Norwich City – 22 points (37 games) GD -56 [Relegated]

Remaining games

Everton: Crystal Palace (H – RECAP & HIGHLIGHTS), Arsenal (A)
Leeds: Brentford (A)
Burnley: Aston Villa (A – RECAP & HIGHLIGHTS), Newcastle (H)

Premier League relegation: betting odds

Leeds -275
Burnley +190

Premier League 20th place: betting odds

Norwich -2500
Watford +1200