Arsenal regained first place in the English Professional Football Premier League (EPL).
Arsenal defeated Brighton & Hove Albion 2-0 in the 2023-2024 EPL round 17 home game held at the Emirates Stadium in London, England on the 17th (Korean time).
Arsenal, who dominated Brighton in the first half but ended up scoring no points, broke the balance by taking advantage of a corner kick situation in the 8th minute of the second half.
A corner kick from the right corner hit the Brighton defense in front of the goal, and Gabriel Jesus, who was positioned in front of the opposite goal, headed it into the net.
Arsenal’s Kai Havertz hit a left-footed shot from the left penalty area in the 42nd minute of the second half, and the ball passed between the goalkeeper’s legs and hit the corner of the opposite goal.
Arsenal added 3 points after shooting 26 shots and 9 effective shots on this day.
Arsenal, who accumulated 39 points with 12 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses, regained first place in the EPL by one point over Liverpool (38 points), who drew with Manchester United (Man Utd).
It has been about a week since they lost 0-1 to Aston Villa in the 16th round and fell to second place.
Meanwhile, Liverpool drew 0-0 with Manchester United at home, losing first place to Liverpool and falling back to second place.
Liverpool completely overwhelmed Manchester United with a ball possession rate of close to 70%, and produced a whopping 34 shots, 8 of which were on target, but all were ineffective.
Manchester United’s goalkeeper Andre Onana recorded eight saves, his most in an EPL game, and led Manchester United to a clean sheet.
Onana made several impressive super saves, including blocking Benjamin White’s header in the 28th minute of the first half with an animal-like reaction, and throwing his body away to block Muhammad Salah’s shot in the 25th minute of the second half.
In the 22nd minute of the second half, Manchester United had Rasmus Høirun’s two consecutive shots from the right penalty area, both of which were blocked by the goalkeeper.
Just before the end of the game, Diogo Dalot was sent off for accumulating warnings, but it did not result in a goal being conceded.
Manchester United ranked 7th with 28 points (9 wins, 1 draw, 7 losses). 스포츠토토맨