Timo Werner seals essential salvage for Chelsea, Newcastle equalise dreary against Liverpool
Timo Werner ended his aim drought in smartly timed style to execute Chelsea a most considerable 1-0 victory over West Ham United within the wrestle for a high-four produce within the Premier League on Saturday.
The German had long gone 14 video games without scoring for membership and country however produced a clinical produce rapidly earlier than halftime as Chelsea took the aspects at the London Stadium.
Victory enabled Thomas Tuchel's fourth-positioned facet to originate up a three-level hole over West Ham for which two successive defeats dangle dented its hopes of qualifying for the Champions League.
West Ham's Lukasz Fabianski was once the busier of the 2 goalkeepers and West Ham struggled to originate up its customer as Chelsea saved a 16th neat sheet in 21 suits below Tuchel.
The host confirmed a range of endeavour however its cause was once no longer helped when Fabian Balbuena was once harshly despatched off dreary on.
Behind Willock strike earns Newcastle 1-1 plan against wasteful Liverpool
Newcastle United replace Joe Willock equalised within the dying seconds of stoppage time to execute his facet a precious level in a 1-1 plan away at Liverpool on Saturday that dented the home facet’s Champions League qualification hopes.
Liverpool had opened the scoring at Anfield within three minutes when Newcastle defender Ciaran Clark did no longer particular a injurious, allowing forward Mohamed Salah to manipulate the ball and fire a left-footed half-volley into the roof of the secure.
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West Ham: 82nd-min winner
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But despite dominating the ball possession and making 22 makes an attempt on aim, Liverpool did no longer prolong their earnings.
Newcastle forward Callum Wilson had a strike ruled out for offside within the 90th minute however Steve Bruce’s facet continued to pile on the stress.
They were rewarded within the 95th minute when Willock discovered the secure for the third league match in a row with simply in regards to the closing kick of the match.
“We pushed no longer easy within the 2d half. Except for the sloppy aim we gave away, I believed the boys did undoubtedly smartly,” Willock, who's on mortgage from Arsenal, instructed BT Sport.
“Optimistically, it is a ways more the efficiency now we need to withhold up. I don’t undoubtedly feel care for we were displaying what we can earlier. What we are displaying now might per chance be vivid, and if we continue care for that we'll be safe for particular.”
The end consequence left Liverpool in sixth command, one level within the help of each and each high-four rivals West Ham United and Chelsea who meet at the London Stadium later within the day.
Liverpool midfielder Thiago Alcantara mentioned the crew need to show screen hunger to deserve a command in subsequent season’s Champions League.
“We dangle now no phrases to point out the disappointment now we dangle,” he mentioned. “We had quite loads of chances to salvage within the principal half.
“It doesn’t replace that we have to salvage and have to be within the Champions League however for that now we need to have to be there.”
Newcastle preserve 15th within the table however they're undoubtedly nine aspects particular of the relegation zone.