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MAN CITY STAR SAYS THEY CAN SUPPRESS LIVERPOOL PRESSURE

In the past decades, the major battle that was also regarded as the biggest in the English Premier League was the fixture between Manchester United and Liverpool. The two teams dominated English football back in the day and with the giant clubs also the most successful in the land, especially talking about trophies won, they are both crucial pieces of the history of the Premier League.


However, tables have turned in recent years and Manchester City have replaced United as Liverpool's fiercest rivals and major Premier League threat.

KOCH OUT OF LIVERPOOL GAME

Leeds United midfielder Robin Koch has been ruled out of the rescheduled Premier League game with hosts Liverpool on Wednesday night after he suffered an head injury in the last league game at home to Manchester United on Sunday. Koch was confirmed as an absentee for the Liverpool game by Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa during his pre-match presser on Tuesday ahead of the league clash billed to take place at Anfieldlater this week.

CHELSEA: LUKAKU BACK ON FORM

Chelsea have been boosted with the return to form of star striker RomeluLukakuwho has struggled with Covid-19 and injuries. He scored the opening goal of the Brighton and Hove Albion game on Wednesday night to make it two goals in as many league matches.

Lukaku scored for the first time in the league since his return from injury against Aston Villa in the penultimate fixture for Chelsea. He came off the bench during the half-time break in the place of young defender Trevor Chalobah with the scoreline at 1-1 after a Jorginho spot kick wiped out the opening goal of the game from Reece James (own goal) off the cross from Villa left-back Matt Targett.

BRIGHTON PRESERVE UNBEATEN RUN AGAINST HAMMERS

Brighton and Hove Albion have maintained their extraordinary record of avoiding defeat against West Ham United in the Premier League era after they secured a late draw in the latest meeting between the two clubs in the competition. Frenchman Neal Maupay scored a spectacular goal with a minute left on the clock in the colours of Brighton to record a 1-1 draw at the home of the Hammers.

West Ham United had taken the lead in the fifth minute through Czech midfielder Tomas Soucek via a corner kick taken by Spanish international Pablo Fornals. Both West Ham and Brighton had chances to find the back of the net but they could not take it before the superb strike from Maupay.

BAYERN SHOW CLASS AGAINST BARCELONA

Immediate past Champions League holders Bayern Munich showed why they are one of the favourites to win the competition with a dominant display away to Barcelona in a Group E clashas the group stage campaign began on Tuesday. The two teams met for the first time since Barcelona suffered a monumental collapse in their Champions League quarterfinal clash during the 2019/20 season. Bayern Munich would go on to win the Champions League title by beating French Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint Germain (PSG) 1-0 in the final courtesy the second half header from France national team winger Kingsley Coman.

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