Liverpool overthrow Leicester, Tottenham and Chelsea to experience

At the end of the suspense, Liverpool changed the course of a game that seemed lost in the break at the break, returning Leicester after a penalty shootout that saw their young substitute goalkeeper Caoimhín Kelleher take out the heating blue (3-3, 5-4 TAB). Tottenham will also see the last four of the Carabao Cup, after dominating West Ham (2-1), thanks to a great Hugo Lloris. Without shining, Chelsea has for its part done the job on the lawn of Brentford.


Liverpool 3-3 (5-4 TAB) Leicester

Buts : Oxlade-Chamberlain (19e), Diogo Jota (68e) et Minamino (90)e+5) for the Reds // Vardy (10e & 13e) et Maddison (33e) for Foxes

The fault in particular to a completely experimental central defense (Joe Gomez feat. Billy Koumetio), Liverpool will have suffered martyrdom during a half at Anfield (3-3), before rebelling to rally the last four of the Carabao Cup to the outcome of the penalty shootout (5-4). From the outset overexposed on the other hand by the lethality of the Daka-Vardy duo, the Reds tasted in the face of the ultra-fast game of Foxes. Beneficiary of the site of the former Lille Boubakary Soumaré, Maddison puts Vardy in orbit: it is guaranteed without control and without the firm hand of Kelleher (0-1, 10e). Stunned, Liverpool, dives on a new cake to Vardy, this time the work of Daka (0-2, 13e).

Systematically misaligned and at fault in the recovery, the Scousers take back the hair of the beast via Oxlade-Chamberlain (1-2, 19e), but Maddison’s ballistic missile (1-3, 33e) however, it brings them back to reality, and to their total shipwreck from a defensive point of view. The addition could even have been extremely salty in the meantime, if Vardy had not found the amount (38e) or if Kelleher had not interposed himself in front of the spectacular Dewsbury-Hall (52e). But much more serene with the introduction of Konaté in the back of the truck, Liverpool reduced the mark by another replacement, Diogo Jota (2-3, 68e), then snatch the shots on goal through Minamino (3-3, 90e+5), after constant pressure. Moment chosen by the Irish doorman Caoimhín Kelleher to disgust two men with both first names: Luke Thomas and Ryan Bertrand. Stunning.

Tottenham 2-1 West Ham

Buts : Bergwijn (29e) and Lucas Moura (35e) for Spurs // Bowen (32e) for Hammers

Carried by Bergwijn in front, saved by Lloris behind, the Spurs Antonio Conte had a turbulent evening against the liveliness of Lanzini and the insistence of Souček, but will see the semi-finals of the English League Cup (2-1). A rhythmic duel, during which we will have surrendered blow for blow. Close to scoring from a direct corner, Manuel Lanzini (18e) answers Harry Kane (13e), but it is the sense of combination and the technical quality of Steven Bergwijn that unlock the scoreboard (1-0, 29e), as well as his goal counter in all competitions for the current season.

Yet in the oven and in the mill in front of Souček’s decanters (30e and 31e), Hugo Lloris must bow to Bowen’s flair (1-1, 32e), on the lookout for a missed shot by Vlašić, following a cagade by Eric Dier – and himself then feigned by Bowen. Alas for the Hammers, the systematic fear of the arabesques of Bergwijn plays tricks on them in stride, when the Dutch international strolls like at Piccadilly Circus before serving Lucas Moura (2-1, 35e). Enough to confine the visitors to a clear domination, but sterile after the intermission, despite this final bar (93e) and the mad climb of Alphonse Areola in Ave Maria.

Brentford 0-2 Chelsea

Buts: Jansson (80e CSC) et Jorginho (85e sp) for the Blues

With its neighbor in West London, Chelsea and its few Baby Blues (Simons, Soonsup-Bell, Vale) were manhandled, before pulling out the muscles (and working their bench) to get their sesame (2-0). While Kepa worked in front of Wissa (12e), Jensen (32e) et Rico Henry (41e), Ross Barkley has sounded the charge on multiple occasions (17e, 69e), but the release came ten minutes from the gong. On a cross from incoming and subject matter specialist Reece James, Pontus Jansson scored against his camp (0-1, 80e), before Jorginho offended Álvaro Fernández with a penalty (0-2, 85e). Three chances of victory for the capital, since Arsenal carded Sunderland (5-1) on Tuesday.

By Alexandre Lazar

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