Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Liverpool stays in contention
by Paul Kennedy, February 2nd, 2009 7AM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

[ENGLAND] It looks like Liverpool, not Chelsea, will be Manchester United's principal challenger in its title defense. Liverpool beat an uninspired Chelsea team, 2-0, on a pair of late goals by Spaniard Fernando Torres and kept itself within striking distance of leader United. The Red Devils, 1-0 winners over Everton, lead Liverpool by two points and Chelsea by five and have a game in hand on both teams.

Chelsea could have little to complaint about following the loss at Anfield, though Blues manager Luiz Felipe Scolari insisted the red card to midfielder Frank Lampard for a tackle on Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso was unjust.

Torres, who had not scored a league goal for the Reds since October, was invisible until he broke the game open with goals in the 89th minute on a header off Fabio Aurelio's cross and in stoppage time after Israeli Yossi Benayoun stole the ball from Ashley Cole.

United's win on Cristiano Ronaldo's penalty kick was its seventh straight Premier League triumph.

Goalie Edwin van der Sar extended his shutout streak to 1,122 minutes, beating the previous English league record of 1,103 set by Reading's Steve Death in the 1978-79 season.

"It's a fantastic performance," United manager Alex Ferguson said. "I couldn't believe it when I read that the last [EPL] goal we conceded was against Arsenal in November."

Fourth-place Aston Villa and fifth-place Arsenal had to settle for 0-0 ties with Wigan and West Ham, respectively. Villa is now tied with Chelsea, while Arsenal trails Manchester United by 10 points.

 



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
No Giovani dos Santos in Mexico squad    
Just weeks after joining the LA Galaxy, Giovani dos Santos is out of the team under ...
USA and Mexico will split Rose Bowl tickets    
When the USA played Mexico in the 2011 Gold Cup final at the Rose Bowl, the ...
What They're Saying: FIFA statement    
"The growth of football and the increased participation levels in the U.S. have been tremendous and ...
RSL promotes Waibel, moves Zarkos into soccer operations    
With the exit of general manager Garth Lagerwey to Seattle at the end of the 2014 ...
Chicago Fire completes Maloney transfer    
Scottish midfielder Shaun Maloney is headed back to England, ending one of the shorter Designated Player ...
Canada calls up nine MLS players to face Belize     
Forward Cyle Larin heads a list of nine MLS players chosen by Canada head coach Benito ...
NASL Roundup: Rowdies hand the reins to Stuart Campbell    
After serving one game as Tampa Bay Rowdies interim coach in the wake of the firing ...
Spirit and FCKC headed to NWSL playoffs after 0-0 tie    
With two weekends left in the NWSL's third season, the suspense is over. Seattle Reign FC ...
What They're Saying: Klaus Allofs    
"We had to take it seriously. Finally we decided to start negotiations with City." -- VfL ...
Video Pick: A James-to-Isco golazo in Real Madrid practice    
Real Madrid's Colombian playmaker James Rodriguez shows how he delivers the ball and watch how flying ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives