4 harsh decisions that made Liverpool lose the victory over Brighton

Liverpool suffered four consecutive harsh decisions that made them drop the victory over Brighton in injury time.

Liverpool only drew regret against Brighton in the 10th round of the Premier League. They have up to 3 times to put the ball in the opponent’s net but only recognized Diogo Jota’s goal in the 60th minute. Both Salah and Mane’s goals were denied for offside.

Salah offside the toe part at 34 minutes

It is worth mentioning that, the referee must rely on the help of VAR technology to determine the offside error. Salah just offside the toe part, and Mane reached his upper body down and down the Brighton defense.

The offside mane was quite clear in the 83rd minute

But not only was denied 2 goals, but Liverpool also suffered 2 penalties in the match against Brighton. 19 minutes, Neco Williams tried to chase the ball, but failed and stopped and pushed Aaron Connolly down.

Maupay missed the penalty against Liverpool

The foul situation is clear, so the referee does not need to use the help of VAR technology to blow the penalty. However, Neal Maupay shot the ball out of the way, causing Brighton to miss the chance to open the score.

Neco Williams knocked Aaron Connolly in the 19th minute

But until the 90 + 3 minute, Pascal Gross made no mistake to kick Liverpool’s net and set the score 1-1. In this situation, Andy Robertson is only a little slower than Welbeck, so he misses the ball and hits the toe of his opponent’s shoe in the penalty area.

Robertson shot into Welbeck’s toe in the 90th minute

The referee did not see this small collision situation clearly, but Welbeck complained and asked to be rechecked using VAR technology. As a result, Liverpool suffered an injustice penalty in injury time and a regretful victory.

The most unlucky player in Liverpool’s match against Brighton

Neal Maupay was the unlucky player in Liverpool’s match against Brighton. Besides, Mohamed Salah was later denied a goal due to VAR. Brighton striker Neal Maupay spent a memorable day against Liverpool with a missed penalty kick before starting due to an injury.

Maupay had to leave the field due to injury

Also, Maupay became the third Premier League player to miss the penalty spot completely this season after Kevin De Bruyne and Ivan Cavaleiro. However, Brighton also had an escape in the first half when Mohamed Salah was blown offside by VAR, leaving the goal unrecognized.

MU fans surprised others when choosing the best football squad

MU fans were surprised when they crossed out the names of the most expensive stars from the best team of “Red Devils” at the moment.

The Manchester Evening News polls so that MU fans can choose the best squad of the club at the moment. The surprise happened when both the most expensive players in MU history were struck by the names of midfielder Paul Pogba (£ 89 million) and midfielder Harry Maguire (£ 80 million).

Most MU fans no longer trust Harry Maguire

In defense, most MU fans chose Victor Lindelof (6.4 points) to pair with Axel Tuanzebe (6.0). Maguire is just a project with a score of 5.7. Rookie Alex Telles has not played much, so he is also underestimated compared to Luke Shaw who is in good shape. On the opposite flank, Aaron Wan-Bissaka is the undisputed choice despite his limited attacking ability.

In the wooden frame, David de Gea (7.0) is still appreciated by many fans than Dean Henderson (6.0) has not had many chances to play this season.

De Gea (left) is more appreciated by MU fans than Henderson (right)

In midfield, many MU fans who love to use a four-man midfield are Van de Beek (6.2), McTominay (6.3), Fred (7.2) and Fernandes (8.4). In particular, Fernandes is still the number one leader in the MU attack, and Van de Beek always makes good use of the rare opportunities to replace.

But the most surprising thing is that Pogba was only scored an average of 4.0. The French midfielder almost completely lost confidence in MU fans after a series of bad performances since the beginning of the season.

MU fans rate Pogba very low at the moment

On the attacker, rookie Edinson Cavani (5.8), even though he only played 93 minutes, was still more appreciated than Mason Greenwood (5.7) and Anthony Martial (5.6). Finally, Marcus Rashford (7.3) was selected in good form in the past, scoring 8 goals in 12 matches.

The best squad voted by MU fans

(4-4-2): De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Tuanzebe, Shaw; Van de Beek, McTominay, Fred, Fernandes; Rashford, Cavani.

How are the rankings of the football clubs after 8 rounds of Premier League?

Aston Villa and Sheffield United’s position on the rankings are surprises after eight rounds in the Premier League 2020/21.

Last season, Liverpool owned the best defense in the Premer League when they only received 33 goals. After 8 rounds in the Premier League 2020/21, Liverpool received 16 goals. The defending champions are conceded just below Leeds United and West Brom (17 goals).

Coach Juergen Klopp constantly complains about Liverpool’s defensive ability. However, this is the season “The Kop” has bad luck because of a series of defensive pillars. Virgil van Dijk is more likely to end the season because of a ligament rupture. Fabinho was pulled back to the center-back but injured. Trent Alexander-Arnold was injured in the last match against Man City. Recently, Joe Gomez extended the list of Liverpool’s sick.

Manchester City had a slow start to the season this year. With Man City, they won 12 points after 7 games and ranked 10th. In Pep Guardiola’s career as a manager, he and the team never started so badly in the domestic league. Man City dropped the score in 4/7 matches, including a bad 2-5 home defeat against Leicester City.

Man United is worse than Man City

Man United is worse than Man City when only 10 points after 7 matches, ranked 14th. This is a strange season when all Premier League clubs are down to form. MU ranked 14th, but there was one game left. If he wins the remaining match, MU is only 3 points behind the top 4 and the situation of Solskjaer teachers and teachers is not irreversible.

The rankings of the football clubs after 8 rounds of Premier League

In the Premier League 2019/20, Aston Villa waited until the final round to successfully relegate. This season, Aston Villa surprisingly won 15 points to rank 6th and has one game left. On October 5, Aston Villa created a seismic with a 7-2 win over Liverpool. In the last match on 9/11, Aston Villa defeated Arsenal 3-0 at Emirates.

In the summer of 2020, Sheffield spent more than 60 million euros to recruit recruits. They brought in Rhian Brewster (26 million euros) and Aaron Ramsdale (20.5 million euros), but the achievement is disappointing.

Not Mohamed Salah, Harry Kane, or Sergio Aguero, who is leading the scoring list is Dominic Calvert-Lewin. The Everton striker had 8 goals in 8 games, equal to the performance of Son Heung-min. Calvert-Lewin’s excellent performance once put Everton at the top of the chart. However, Everton ran out of breath in recent matches and fell to 7th place.

Premier League top scorer has Harry Kane in the top 10

The top 10 Premier League top scorer in history has added Harry Kane after scoring only for Tottenham against West Brom.

Harry Kane just scored the winner for Tottenham in the 87th minute against West Ham, thereby catching Michael Owen on the list of greatest strikers in Premier League history. With this strike, Kane entered the Premier League’s top 10 most goalscorers of all time, reaching 150 goals.

Harry Kane scored the decisive goal for Tottenham

On Thursday, Kane scored his 200th goal for Tottenham in a Europa League win over Ludogorets. Just three days later, the England captain had another important milestone with a spectacular header against West Brom.

Kane is currently on par with Liverpool legend Michael Owen on the list – just 12 goals behind Jermain Defoe (162). Another icon of The Kop, Robbie Fowler, comes in at 7th place with 163 goals, meaning Kane can still make it through the 2020/21 season.

Harry Kane reached the 200th goal in his career

Harry Kane currently has 150 goals in the Premier League

Arsenal legend, Thierry Henry (175 goals) and Chelsea’s Frank Lampard (177) are the next targets that Kane will pursue. City’s Sergio Aguero is currently fourth with 180 Premier League goals and Andy Cole’s 187 goals.

Kane will then head to the club with 200 goals when MU legend Wayne Rooney holds 208 goals. However, there is still a long way to go for Kane to take the lead as Alan Shearer is far behind with 260 goals.

Kane overcame the legendary Arsenal and MU with the 200th goal

Harry Kane scored twice for Tottenham in the Europa League, thereby overcoming Arsenal and MU legends of bombing achievements.

Harry Kane scored his 200th goal for Tottenham in his 300th appearance as Spurs earned 3 more points at Ludogorets in the Europa League. England forward missed a good chance early and also hit the post before raising his number to 200 with a close-range strike from Lucas Moura’s pass.

Kane’s 200 goals in 300 games proved better than some of the greats like Thierry Henry, Alan Shearer, and Wayne Rooney, and just behind Sergio Aguero. Arsenal legend Henry needs 321 games to score 200 goals, while Shearer is 380 games and Rooney 405 matches for MU.

Harry Kane reached 200 goals in his career

The special thing is that Kane has now achieved a 2-digit record for both scoring and assisting in all competitions this season. He scored 12 goals and made 10 assists in just 13 games, including a decisive pass for Moura to make the score against Ludogorets.

Van Dijk may have to retire for up to 9 months

On the evening of October 30 (Hanoi time), Liverpool confirmed that Virgil van Dijk had successfully operated on a fractured knee ligament.

Liverpool declined to reveal Van Dijk’s return date. On Sky Sports, physiotherapist Andy Renshaw confirmed that the Dutch midfielder’s injury was a serious one. Van Dijk will retire from 7-9 months after surgery. If this information is correct, the 2020/21 season will end with Van Dijk.

Van Dijk was injured during his high form

Van Dijk suffered a serious injury in the Liverpool match with Everton 2-2 in the Premier League on October 17. In the area of ​​16.5 meters, Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford fiercely blocked Van Dijk. Van Dijk’s right knee was sandwiched between Pickford’s legs, resulting in serious injury.

Van Dijk suffered a serious injury in the Liverpool match with Everton 2-2 in the Premier League

Van Dijk was withdrawn from the field in the 11th minute. After the game, coach Juergen Klopp predicted that this was a very serious injury for Van Dijk. The results of the MRI scan showed that Van Dijk had a ligament ruptured and required surgery.

Van Dijk’s injury led to a series of crises for Liverpool’s defense. Before that, Joe Matip could not play. Coach Klopp patched the defense with Fabinho, but the Brazilian was injured. At this point, coach Klopp only has one true midfielder, Rhys Williams. Williams is only 19 years old and has no experience in the top game.

When Van Dijk was absent, Liverpool played steadfastly, continuously winning Ajax 1-0, Sheffield 2-1, and Midtjylland 2-0. On November 1, Liverpool faced West Ham in the Premier League.

Pickford hired a bodyguard after the mach with Van Dijk

The English goalkeeper has to hire a bodyguard to protect his family after receiving threats because the ball caused Virgil van Dijk to break ligaments during the match Merseyside derby.

In the Merseyside derby with Liverpool on October 17, Jordan Pickford had a dangerous ball that caused Virgil van Dijk to leave the field early. The Dutch defender was later diagnosed with a broken knee ligament and was at risk of leaving the season. Pickford faced many criticisms, especially after the English goalkeeper did not have to receive any penalties.

English national football is no longer in the fear of a shortage of talents (Part 2)

In the 2019/20 season and the early stages of the 2020/21 season, English football has also witnessed the progress of many local players. They are Michail Antonio boomed in West Ham, Tariq Lamptey and Ben White sublimated in Brighton…

Football league like English Premier League rarely lack talents thanks to the abundant rookies. The EURO final round is coming, and England is flourishing with talent such as helping coach Southgate with a Christmas present coming soon. He and his successors will no longer have a headache about the shortage of staff.

The pleasant headache of coach Southgate

Each team can only register 23 players for the EURO. As such, many talented people have to stay at home watching their teammates compete on television screens. Choosing and eliminating anyone is not an easy problem for Coach Southgate. Each decision he makes will bring joy and also break the player’s heart.

Mr. Southgate is facing a new problem. This time, it was a pleasant headache.

Many colleagues will be jealous of the 50-year-old military leader because he owns an array of talented players. According to journalist Mark Critchley of The Independent, England is enjoying a talent season, but there are still some shortcomings. They do not have uniformity at all levels.

As the left-back, only a few cards scored in the eyes of coach Southgate. It was Ben Chilwell, Bukayo Saka or Maitland-Niles. Ryan Bertrand, Aaron Cresswell, and Luke Shaw can be Selected instead, however, these are not very outstanding faces.

“Three Lions” also do not have the depth of personnel in the right striker position. Jadon Sancho and Mason Greenwood are the top candidates. In general, this is not England’s golden generation. Because every player in the starting lineup is not the best in the world.

Alexander-Arnold made great progress, but his journey to becoming the number one right-back in the world is still far away. Ben Chilwell, Declan Rice, Jordan Henderson, Raheem Sterling, Harry Kane, or Jadon Sancho are all talented, but they are not the top stars in the world and are different from the rest.

More than a decade ago, England participated in the World Cup with the golden generation including Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard, Ashley Cole, Wayne Rooney… At that time, they all expected the “Three Lions” to make things happen. After all, the sweetest thing didn’t happen. England’s golden generation has failed, so what can fans expect from the current age of players?

English national football is no longer in the fear of a shortage of talents (Part 1)

Concerns about coach Gareth Southgate’s shortage of strikers in England have been resolved.

In May 2019, when looking at the statistics chart of English players with main positions in Premier League clubs, the Southgate coach felt insecure. He warned England could face a players crisis.

The big change of English football over the years

The 50-year-old strategist has reason to worry. Statistics made by the British Football Association have become alarm bells for the national team and Southgate’s successors.

18 months later, the chart that once worried coach Southgate suddenly increased. The percentage of English players winning the main kick increased to 35.3% in the 2019/20 season and reached 36.6% in the early 2020/21 season.

The rise of England’s talents has been of great help to coach Southgate

Coach Southgate’s worries are resolved. England is experiencing a period of an abundance of talent and is no longer living in the fear of a short supply of players for the national team. The generation of English players who won the main kick in the 2020/21 season is also relatively young. Their average age is 25.

The rise of England’s talents has been of great help to coach Southgate. The 50-year-old military rulers have many options when summoning personnel for the national team. During the team gathering in October, coach Southgate called 30 faces. More than half of these players have less than 10 games in the “Three Lions” shirt.

Coach Southgate’s plan is very clear. He wants to allow every player, to find the strongest framework for the national team.

New talents of English football

Phil Foden and Mason Greenwood, talents of English football, were not summoned to the national team for mistakes in September. James Maddison and Ross Barkley have not been recruited due to injuries. However, England still has many cards to replace.

There are many young talents in English national football team this season

Even Aaron Wan-Bissaka, one of the top quality defenders in the Premier League, has not been allowed to recruit. Wan-Bissaka plans to choose to represent another national team. Because, he has to face many opponents for the right-back position such as Alexander-Arnold, Kieran Trippier, Kyle Walker.

According to The Independent, each position in the England starting lineup has three cards for coach Southgate to choose from. This is proof of English football talent.

Top 10 football teams with the most fans in the world 2020 (Part 2)

6. Liverpool – 72.5 million fans

Twitter: 13.5 million

Facebook: 36 million

Instagram: 23 million

After successful seasons under Jurgen Klopp’s reign, The Reds attracted a large number of fans on social media over the past two years. Especially the 6th Champions League championship in history. The Premier League title 2019-20 can help Liverpool welcome more fans.

5. Chelsea – 82.2 million fans

Twitter: 13.9 million

Facebook: 48.2 million

Instagram: 20.4 million

Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich is very aggressive in the transfer market when he brings in many talented players from the world. After the 2004-05 Premier League championship, the half-green London team has always been a candidate for the championship tournament from that season up to now.

Chelsea is the favorite football team of many fans around the world

4. Juventus – 83.8 million fans

Twitter: 7.7 million

Facebook: 40.2 million

Instagram: 36 million

Before Cristiano Ronaldo came to Juventus, the Turin team had a strong fan base around the world. And when CR7 moved from Real Madrid in the summer of 2018, the number of fans of this team increased dramatically.

3. Manchester United – 127.5 million fans

Twitter: 20.9 million

Facebook: 73.2 million

Instagram: 33.4 million

Wherever in the world, Man Utd is always the most loved football team in the world. For those who don’t know football well, when asked about the team, they often refer to Manchester United as the first team in the crowd’s mind.

Man Utd is always the most loved football team in the world

The loyalty of the fans was a bit challenging when Sir Alex retired in 2013. Since that time the Red Devils have not achieved much success. But after all, they are still the richest team in England and 3rd in the world.

2. Barcelona – 217 million fans

Twitter: 33.6 million Facebook: 109 million

Instagram: 83 million

Barcelona is one of football’s most famous and traditional rich football teams in the world for its quality, finance, and fan base. The number of over 200 million followers on social networking sites is a terrible number that even large companies and corporations have to respect.

1. Real Madrid – 225 million fans (The team with the most fans in the world)

Twitter: 7.6 million

Facebook: 39 million

Instagram: 17.1 million

Despite losing Ronaldo, the Madrid team still maintains their position

Despite losing Ronaldo, the Madrid team still maintains their position and still has a successful season thanks to the La Liga 2019-20 championship. The success of the Champions League is an important factor to help Real Madrid own the largest number of fans in the world.

Above are the Top 10 football teams with the most fans in the world 2020.

Top 10 football teams with the most fans in the world 2020 (Part 1)

In each different time, world football events always have many changes. This also partly affects the number of football fans in clubs around the world. Many factors affect the number of fans, such as the player’s favorite transfer or the number of wins that the team won in the last season.

Here, we will synthesize the Top 10 most fan football teams in the world 2020 on social networking sites by the end of July 2020 according to statistics from Ace Football.

10. Man City – 63.7 million fans

Man City fans have risen sharply over the past decade following the successes in the Premier League. They are considered one of the most formidable teams in European football today, even in the 2018-19 season, they even won the domestic treble. If you play better in the Champions League, the number of Man City fans will increase.

9. Paris Saint-Germain – 67.25 million fans

Twitter: 349.6 thousand (Only in the English version)

Facebook: 39.7 million

Instagram: 27 million

Paris Saint-Germain is one of the most-watched football teams on social media

Football fans are more interested in PSG because Neymar arrived at this team with a world record transfer value of 222 million euros in 2017. Also, the appearance of Kylian Mbappe helped PSG become a football team.

This is also one of the most-watched football teams on social media. In the past year alone, their number of followers on Instagram increased from 17.8 million to 27 million fans.

8. Arsenal – 70.2 million fans

Twitter: 15.5 million

Facebook: 37.7 million

Instagram: 16.7 million

Although they did not win tickets to the Champions League in the last few seasons, the London team is still present in the top 10 teams with the most fans in the world. Under Mikel Arteta’s reign, “The Gunners” always played well against the opponents in the Big 6 group last season. Thereby a hope that the team will soon return to the years at the peak of European football.

7. Bayern Munich – 70.9 million fans

Twitter: 1.1 million (Only in the English version)

Facebook: 37.7 million

Instagram: 16.7 million

Bavarian team is considered one of the most successful football teams in German

The Bavarian team is considered one of the most successful football teams in German football history. After the end of the 2019-20 season, “Gray Lobster” has the second time to win the historic treble. This achievement helps Bayern to have many fans supporting the home team with an average of 75,354 fans coming to the field to watch the Allianz Arena home matches.

Mane surpassed Ronaldo in the number of Premier League goals

Sadio Mane plays a hero to help Liverpool win Chelsea in the second round of the Premier League. The Senegal striker was the one who directly caused the opponent to play without people in the second half.

He broke the offside trap and accelerated to face Kepa forcing Christensen to use both hands to stop and receive a red card. After that, Mane scored both goals to help Liverpool win the second consecutive.

This stellar performance made Mane the third Liverpool player to double against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League. Before that, only Steve McManaman (December 1995) and Philippe Coutinho (October 2015) did the same thing.

Mane surpassed Ronaldo to score more goals in the Premier League

Sadio Mane overcame Cristiano Ronaldo in Premier League goals by scoring a double for Liverpool against Chelsea.

Mane forced Christensen to foul from behind and received a red card

The double against Chelsea also helped Mane increase his Premier League scoring record to 86, surpassing Cristiano Ronaldo’s achievement at MU in the past. The two made 196 appearances, but Mane scored 2 more goals than the Portuguese senior.

Mane’s current record is on par with two other former Premier League players, Fernando Torres and Eden Hazard. Besides, Mane also leveled Torres’ Liverpool record when they both had 65 goals, ranking sixth in the club’s best strikers list in the Premier League.

Christensen received a red card for a foul

But the Senegal striker still has plenty of opportunities to increase his performance at the age of 28 and can play more years in the Premier League.

When Mane was just a goalkeeper in front of Kepa who went out of the box, the Senegal striker was embraced by Christensen from behind and fell into the field. Of course, Christensen had no chance to get the ball back in this situation. He reluctantly chose to make a foul.

Although referring to the VAR technology, it is not surprising that the Tierney referee draws a red card (instead of the previous yellow card) for the Danish defender for a foul in the situation where the opponent has a chance to score clear.

Liverpool enjoyed the free-kick in a very dangerous position but Trent Alexander-Arnold, who scored in both Premier League matches against Chelsea last season, could not make it difficult for Kepa.