Liverpool trail City by one point after heated Merseyside derby

West Ham defender Craig Dawson, one of their best players in a much-changed side, was shown a red card after a check by the VAR following a clumsy foul on substitute Romelu Lukaku, which resulted in the penalty.


Thomas Tuchel’s side ended a run of two straight defeats at home – against Brentford and Arsenal – but it is their forward line rather than defence that will concern the German manager ahead of their final few matches.

“He (Tuchel) just said to make a difference; to combine and make opportunities. It feels good to be more secure in the top four,” Pulisic, who replaced Timo Werner in the 76th minute, told Sky Sports.

“We needed a win at home and it feels great in front of our fans. We need to finish the season strong … some good league games and then a final (FA Cup against Liverpool). I needed to come in and make a difference and show I want to be playing.”

Seventh-placed West Ham made six changes to their starting line-up with an eye on Thursday’s Europa League semi-final first leg against Eintracht Frankfurt, a competition that offers them their best chance of reaching next season’s Champions League.


They looked on course to secure a point after N’Golo Kante’s deflected effort and Trevoh Chalobah’s rocket from distance drew saves from Fabianski, before Werner fired wide from a tight angle in the second half of a game that had few clear chances.

Victory meant Chelsea went five points clear of fourth-placed Arsenal, with a match in hand against Mikel Arteta’s side. They can consolidate their position with a win over struggling Manchester United on Thursday.

“It feels like a giant step. We have some games in hand. It was necessary and I’m glad,” Tuchel said of his team’s victory.

“The atmosphere is like this in the dressing room. We also deserved a bit of luck after the last results and how they were created here in our stadium.

“A big game now coming in Manchester. A good feeling with a late win. It lifts everybody’s mood.”


News, results and expert analysis from the weekend of sport sent every Monday. Sign up for our Sport newsletter.

Source by [author_name]


Crypto Crashed. Wall Street Won.

How Wall Street’s biggest banks sidestepped the crypto meltdownAs...

Tour de France 2022: stage four – live!

Key events:Show key events only64km to go: An email...

Lego Star Wars Luke Skywalker’s Landspeeder review

Essential info:Price: $199.99 / £174.99Model number: 75341Number of pieces:...

Nick Kyrgios charged with common assault

Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios is due to face court next month, charged with common assault, believed to be related to a former girlfriend.Police...

Deputy Victorian Nationals leader Steph Ryan to quit politics

Deputy Victorian Nationals leader Steph Ryan will announce her retirement from state politics on Wednesday.Ryan, 36, was elected to the Victorian Parliament eight years...

Call for inquest into Aboriginal man’s death hours after being discharged from hospital

WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are advised this story contains images of a person who is deceased.The family of a man who...