Liverpool Champions League path clearer after Man United win and Newcastle draw

Liverpool are now level on games played with Manchester United and Newcastle United in the race for the top four in the Premier League.

Manchester United defeated Wolves 2-0 at Old Trafford, making Liverpool’s fight for a top-four finish in the Premier League more evident.

At Old Trafford, Alejandro Garnacho, who had been on the bench, scored his team’s second goal in extra time to seal the victory. Anthony Martial had opened the scoring in the first half.

With the same number of games remaining, the outcome puts the Red Devils four points ahead of Liverpool in fifth place. It implies that the team led by Jurgen Klopp will have a difficult time advancing to the UEFA Champions League the following year.

In the second period, Erik ten Hag’s team had chances through Bruno Fernandes and Casemiro, but it was Garnacho, who had just recently returned from a protracted injury layoff, who scored the game-winning second goal.

Following their victory over Wolves, United tied third-place Newcastle United on 66 points with the same number of games played as Liverpool, 35. At Elland Road earlier in the day, the Magpies and Leeds United drew 2-2.

Liverpool’s remaining Premier League fixtures: Leicester City (A), Aston Villa (H), Southampton (A).

Manchester United’s remaining Premier League fixtures: Bournemouth (A), Chelsea (H), Fulham (H).

Newcastle United’s remaining Premier League fixtures: Brighton (H), Leicester City (H), Chelsea (A).

Igbo Kennedy

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