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Chelsea drama

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Liver­pool's mid­fielder Jor­dan Hen­der­son (cen­tre) heads to­wards Ever­ton goal dur­ing the English Premier League match at Good­i­son Park in Liver­pool, north west Eng­land on Satur­day. The match ended in a 2-2 draw with Hen­der­son’s goal ruled out by VAR

The home side were re­duced to ten men af­ter Richarli­son was shown a straight red card for a dan­ger­ous tackle on Thi­ago Al­can­tara and looked to have con­ceded in the dy­ing sec­onds.

How­ever, the drama did not end there as VAR deemed Mane to be off­side as he pro­vided the cross for Hen­der­son, de­spite tele­vi­sion re­plays prov­ing in­con­clu­sive.

Chelsea looked to be in to­tal con­trol af­ter cruis­ing into a 2-0 lead against Southamp­ton at Stam­ford Bridge, courtesy of two goals from sum­mer sign­ing Timo Werner. But a goal from Danny Ings shortly be­fore half-time and a sec­ond-half strike from Che Adams wiped out their lead.

Frank Lam­pard's ral­lied im­me­di­ately to re­gain the lead,

Rangers beat Celtic to move clear at top

Glas­gow, UK - Rangers beat a de­pleted Celtic side 2-0 at Celtic Park on Satur­day to move four points ahead of their bit­ter ri­vals at the top of the Scot­tish Premier­ship.

Steven Ger­rard's men are des­per­ate to stop Celtic win­ning a record-break­ing tenth con­sec­u­tive ti­tle and two goals from Con­nor Gold­son proved enough for the blue half of Glas­gow.

In the first Old Firm derby with­out fans, Gold­son headed in James Tav­ernier's free-kick in the ninth minute and tapped in from close range in the sec­ond half as Rangers recorded back-to-back wins at Celtic Park for the first time since 1995.

It was Celtic's first de­feat in nine game in all com­pe­ti­tions, al­though they have a game in hand over Rangers. Celtic were shorn of four play­ers due to the coro­n­avirus.

Other re­sults: Dundee United 0 Aberdeen 0, Hamilton Aca­dem­i­cal 3 St John­stone 5, Livingston 1 Kilmarnock 3, Ross County 0 Hiber­nian 0.

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ENGLISH
PREMIER LEAGUE
Lon­don, UK -
Liver­pool were de­nied a cathar­tic vic­tory against English Premier League (EPL) lead­ers Ever­ton on Satur­day when Jor­dan Hen­der­son's late strike was con­tro­ver­sially ruled out for off­side as Chelsea shared the spoils with Southamp­ton in a six-goal thriller.
Jur­gen Klopp's champions were des­per­ate to atone for their 7-2 hum­bling against As­ton Villa be­fore the in­ter­na­tional break but had to set­tle for a 2-2 draw in an in­ci­dent-packed game at Good­i­son Park. Ever­ton stayed un­beaten this sea­son to re­main three points clear at the top of the ta­ble af­ter a num­ber of con­tro­ver­sial calls went their way.
Klopp was mys­ti­fied as to why Hen­der­son's goal was ruled out by VAR.
"There were a num­ber of big mo­ments in the game," he said. "The only sit­u­a­tion I saw back is the Hen­der­son goal and I didn't see off­side. The pic­ture I saw is no off­side, but it was off­side be­cause some­body de­cided it."
Ever­ton man­ager Carlo Ancelotti was de­lighted with his side's per­for­mance, even though they were de­nied a fifth straight EPL win. "We com­peted with them," he said. "We were 1-0 down and equalised, 2-1 down and equalised. It was a good test and I have a good feel­ing.
"To know we can com­pete with the champions of the last sea­son it gives us more con­fi­dence for the fu­ture."
Sa­dio Mane's smart fin­ish from Andy Robertson's cut-back opened the scor­ing in the third minute.
The piv­otal mo­ment came when Vir­gil van Dijk was on the re­ceiv­ing end of a dan­ger­ous late lunge from Jor­dan Pick­ford in­side the box min­utes early in the game.
How­ever, no penalty was awarded af­ter a VAR re­view
be­cause Van Dijk had been marginally off­side and Pick­ford was lucky to avoid a red card.
The Dutch­man's tow­er­ing pres­ence was missed at the other end as Michael Keane equalised in the 19th minute.
Mo­hamed Salah put Liver­pool back in front with a spec­tac­u­lar strike with 18 min­utes to go but Do­minic Calvert-Lewin headed Ever­ton level again.
Werner tee­ing up Kai Havertz for a neat dinked fin­ish to make it 3-2. But Southamp­ton were not to be de­nied and Jan­nik Vester­gaard blud­geoned home an added-time equaliser for Saints from a free-kick that Chelsea failed to clear.
SCOT­TISH
PREMIER­SHIP
(AFP) Liver­pool de­nied derby win by VAR as Chelsea held ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE Lon­don, UK - Liver­pool were de­nied a cathar­tic vic­tory against English Premier League (EPL) lead­ers Ever­ton on Satur­day when Jor­dan Hen­der­son's late strike was con­tro­ver­sially ruled out for off­side as Chelsea shared the spoils with Southamp­ton in a six-goal thriller. Jur­gen Klopp's champions were des­per­ate to atone for their 7-2 hum­bling against As­ton Villa be­fore the in­ter­na­tional break but had to set­tle for a 2-2 draw in an in­ci­dent-packed game at Good­i­son Park. Ever­ton stayed un­beaten this sea­son to re­main three points clear at the top of the ta­ble af­ter a num­ber of con­tro­ver­sial calls went their way. Klopp was mys­ti­fied as to why Hen­der­son's goal was ruled out by VAR. "There were a num­ber of big mo­ments in the game," he said. "The only sit­u­a­tion I saw back is the Hen­der­son goal and I didn't see off­side. The pic­ture I saw is no off­side, but it was off­side be­cause some­body de­cided it." Ever­ton man­ager Carlo Ancelotti was de­lighted with his side's per­for­mance, even though they were de­nied a fifth straight EPL win. "We com­peted with them," he said. "We were 1-0 down and equalised, 2-1 down and equalised. It was a good test and I have a good feel­ing. "To know we can com­pete with the champions of the last sea­son it gives us more con­fi­dence for the fu­ture." Sa­dio Mane's smart fin­ish from Andy Robertson's cut-back opened the scor­ing in the third minute. The piv­otal mo­ment came when Vir­gil van Dijk was on the re­ceiv­ing end of a dan­ger­ous late lunge from Jor­dan Pick­ford in­side the box min­utes early in the game. How­ever, no penalty was awarded af­ter a VAR re­view be­cause Van Dijk had been marginally off­side and Pick­ford was lucky to avoid a red card. The Dutch­man's tow­er­ing pres­ence was missed at the other end as Michael Keane equalised in the 19th minute. Mo­hamed Salah put Liver­pool back in front with a spec­tac­u­lar strike with 18 min­utes to go but Do­minic Calvert-Lewin headed Ever­ton level again. Werner tee­ing up Kai Havertz for a neat dinked fin­ish to make it 3-2. But Southamp­ton were not to be de­nied and Jan­nik Vester­gaard blud­geoned home an added-time equaliser for Saints from a free-kick that Chelsea failed to clear. SCOT­TISH PREMIER­SHIP

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