VIDEO Coutinho’s exhibition goal should have cost Manchester City a point, Klopp almost caught it in the derby! – Š

Jürgen Klopp Source: SITA/AP/Jon Super London, September 4 (TASR) – Norwegian gunner Erling Haaland equaled a thirty-year Premier League record, but Manchester City’s players only drew 1:1 in the 6th round of the English league at Aston Villa. The Citizens could have left Villa Park without a point, but the referees, after a big mistake, disallowed Coutinho’s exhibition goal in the 79th minute. After a goalless half, the visitors struck shortly after the change of sides. Kevin De Bruyne’s cross from the right flew to the back post, where the “predator” Haaland was ready. The 22-year-old Norwegian, who joined City in the summer for £58million from Dortmund, scored his 10th goal in his first six Premier League games. He thus equaled the record of Micky Quinn, who achieved it in 1992 in the Coventry jersey. The guests did not convert other chances to increase the lead, so the penalty came. After a quick action, Jamaican Leon Bailey equalized in the 74th minute with a consolation shot from inside the penalty area. Five minutes later, Steven Gerrard’s side could have taken the lead, but substitute Coutinho’s goal was ruled out for offside. Replays confirmed the Brazilian striker was not in an offside position, but the linesman signaled for offside and the referee stopped play shortly before Coutinho fired. VAR could no longer correct a bad verdict. The referees admitted the mistake Gerrard spoke to the referees after the match, who admitted the mistake. “I had fun with them calmly, I didn’t deal with it with a hot head and I left enough time for them to see it. The referee stopped the game too soon, in such tight situations he should have waited. It’s a shame, we could have scored the second goal, but on the other hand, I appreciate that the referees admitted the mistake,” said the coach of Aston Villa according to The defending champions had 73% possession but conceded only one shot on goal. For the first time this season, the Citizens scored only one goal, scoring 19 times in the opening five rounds. “We played well, but we lacked more precision in the final phase. The home team fought and finally got one action. We have a point, we go on,” City coach Pep Guardiola said after the match. Citizens did not take the chance to get to the top of the table, Aston Villa is in 17th place with four points. Gerrard is under pressure after a bad start to the season. “I take it, it’s part of my job. No one believed in us before this game, but the boys fought for each other and we put in a fantastic performance. I believe that we will start after this result,” added Gerrard to AFP. Liverpool in the derby with a point gain The third draw of the season was recorded by the players of Liverpool, when a goalless draw was born in the Merseyside derby at Everton. The visitors had more of the game at Goodison Park, but Everton’s excellent goalkeeper Jordan Pickford did not let any of his eight shots go behind him. Everton could have taken the lead in the second half but Conor Coady’s goal was disallowed for offside. Despite the correct VAR verdict, the decision of the arbitrators caused passion and from the point of view, a beer bottle flew into the technical area and landed right next to the coach of “The Reds” Jürgen Klopp. A few minutes later, an Everton fan even stormed the pitch in an attempt to confront referee Anthony Taylor with his views before being tackled by security. “What can we do? We didn’t score a goal, but it was a great, emotional derby full of beautiful events. We hit the post three times and Pickford made several great saves. I’ve experienced a lot of derbies, but it’s always difficult to play here,” said Klopp. After six rounds, Everton is without a win, Liverpool lost a series of two full point hits. “We have our heads up. We played well and our performances are improving. I am an optimist,” concluded Everton coach Frank Lampard. Photo gallery for the article Number of photos: 5 Author: © Video list: BT Sport, Youtube Source: TASR