Liverpool 5-5 Arsenal
Liverpool are now embroiled in a fixture pile-up. They have been forced to play their Carabao Cup and Club World Cup match 24 hours from each other despite the competitions taking place in two separate continents!
However, on this night, a possible fixture congestion was the least of their worries as they scripted a magnificent come from behind victory. By the 54th minute of the match, Arsenal led 4-2. There was no way even Liverpool could fight their way back into the match.
However, that is exactly what they did when Origi scored in the 94th minute to level the scores 5-5. Liverpool rose from the dead to crawl their way into yet another match! The 10-goal thriller ended in a penalty shootout that went in Liverpool’s favour 5-4.
Kepa makes a world class save to thwart Ben Foster’s shot on target!
Off all the players in the Premier League, Ben Foster is not the player you’d have in mind while thinking of players forcing a keeper into a world class save. However, that is exactly what Foster did for Watford vs Chelsea in the Premier League.
Watford were awarded a free kick 40 yards from the goal in the dying minutes of the match. Watford needed to make it count if they were to equalise. With nothing to lose, Ben Foster joined the rest of the team inside the box.
Deulofeu delivered the free-kick towards the penalty spot, Abdoulaye Doucuoure flicked it on and Foster met it with a diving header. The ball made its way to the bottom corner and almost made it behind the net until Kepa plunged to his left to push the ball behind. The whistle was blown immediately after and the two keepers embraced after the match.
Chelsea 4-4 Ajax
Chelsea vs Ajax had everything you want to watch in a football match as a neutral fan. The match had own goals, creative brilliance, blinders, penalties and even red cards! There was everything on the table for every kind of fan.
The first half ended with Ajax 3 goals to 1 despite only registering one shot on target. Off Chelsea’s two own goals, one of them came from a brilliant Hakim Ziyech free kick that found Kepa’s face and found the back of the net.
After half-time, Ajax added yet another goal in the 55th minute to make it 4. However, after that it was the Chelsea show. Goals from Azpilicueta, Reece James and Jorginho helped them make it 4 all. They were also helped by both of Ajax’s centre backs being sent off within seconds of each other leaving Ajax with 9 players on the field.
Chelsea seemed to have won the match when Azpilicueta scored the 5th for them. However, VAR ruled out the goal. The match ended 4-4. A fair result considering the carnage that had just taken place. One side showed remarkable will power to comeback from 4-1 while the other displayed absolute resolve holding their own with 2 players less.
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