Man City's frustration; $57m star saves Arsenal

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Manchester City's fans cannot accidental they weren't warned.

Pep Guardiola incurred the wrath of immoderate City fans erstwhile helium urged "more people" to be the location lucifer against Southampton successful the English Premier League connected Saturday than had travel for the Champions League triumph implicit Leipzig successful midweek.

The abbreviated turnaround betwixt games and Southampton's high-energy attack intelligibly acrophobic Guardiola and helium was proved right, with City toiling to a 0-0 gully astatine Etihad Stadium to driblet points for the 2nd clip successful 5 games of its rubric defense. City mislaid to Tottenham successful the opening round.

"Today we didn't person the freshness successful our mind," Guardiola said. "I wouldn't accidental successful our legs, successful our mind."

There was a near-capacity assemblage for the crippled — compared to an attendance of 38,062 wrong the 55,000-seater Etihad against Leipzig — and the City fans gave noisy encouragement to their squad portion seemingly showing nary ill-feeling toward Guardiola aft his comments.

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"Always erstwhile the crippled is not good, I consciousness atrocious for them," Guardiola said of City's fans. "They travel to spot a show, to spot a game, and erstwhile it doesn't hap I consciousness a spot blameworthy due to the fact that we didn't play good."

Liverpool faced the aforesaid turnaround arsenic City, hosting Crystal Palace astatine Anfield little than 72 hours aft Jurgen Klopp's broadside bushed AC Milan determination successful the Champions League connected Wednesday. There were nary specified problems for the Reds successful a 3-0 triumph secured by goals from Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Naby Keita.

Pep Guardiola, manager of Manchester City talks with Joao Cancelo. (Manchester City FC via Getty Ima)

It was Mane's 100th extremity for Liverpool successful each competitions, successful his 224th appearance.

After losing its opening 3 games, Arsenal made it back-to-back wins by beating Burnley 1-0 acknowledgment to Martin Odegaard's curling escaped kick. There were besides wins for Aston Villa, Norwich and Brentford.

VAR CALLS

City mightiness adjacent beryllium relieved to travel distant with a constituent from the Southampton game.

The astir important infinitesimal of the lucifer came successful the 60th infinitesimal erstwhile Southampton was awarded a punishment aft Kyle Walker was adjudged to person fouled Adam Armstrong. The referee besides showed the reddish paper to Walker but was invited to reappraisal the incidental again connected the pitchside show pursuing a VAR intervention. Much to the alleviation of City, helium took the presumption that Armstrong had really taken retired Walker archetypal and decided to cancel the punishment and overturn the sending off.

If that was a adjacent call, determination was possibly an adjacent tighter 1 successful stoppage time. City guardant Raheem Sterling smashed location a rebound from adjacent the goal-line aft Phil Foden's header was saved but it was ruled retired for offside. A tense fewer moments followed arsenic VAR checked the determination but Sterling was adjudged to person been narrowly up of Foden erstwhile the header was attempted.

Guardiola rotated astir fractional his squad from the Leipzig crippled and City did not person a changeable connected people until the 90th minute, lacking the spark successful onslaught that had brought the squad 16 goals successful its 3 location games truthful acold this season

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MANE'S MILESTONE

Mane would similar to play Crystal Palace each week.

He has scored successful each of his past 9 games against Palace, with the squad from southbound London conceding 10 of his period of goals for Liverpool.

The Senegal guardant got to the milestone astatine Anfield by converting from adjacent scope successful the 43rd infinitesimal aft Salah's header from a country was parried retired by Palace goalkeeper Vicente Guaita.

Salah's close-range volley successful the 78th was bettered by 1 from the borderline of the country by Keita disconnected his weaker near ft successful the 89th.

"I told the boys that is 1 of the astir hard-fought 3-0s I ever saw," Klopp said.

PRESSURE OFF

The unit is disconnected Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta for the infinitesimal and mightiness beryllium connected his Burnley counterpart, Sean Dyche.

Odegaard's - who Arsenal signed from Real Madrid for £30m ($A57m) - escaped footwear secured a triumph that followed Arsenal's 1-0 triumph implicit Norwich past weekend. Before that, the Gunners had opened the play with 3 consecutive losses.

Arsenal was indebted to a arguable VAR involution that Burnley felt robbed the squad of a second-half penalty. The referee initially pointed to the spot erstwhile Burnley substitute Matej Vydra went down nether Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale's situation but changed his caput aft watching the replay.

Burnley has 1 constituent from 5 games and is winless astatine location successful its past 13 games.

Rafa Benitez slumped to his archetypal nonaccomplishment arsenic Everton manager arsenic Leon Bailey inspired Villa to a 3-0 triumph successful the most-played top-flight fixture successful English soccer.

On arsenic a 61st-minute substitute astatine 0-0, Bailey swung successful a country that was headed into the nett by Everton defender Lucas Digne for 2-0 earlier lashing location the 3rd extremity successful the 75th. Matty Cash opened the scoring successful the 66th.

Norwich is inactive waiting for its archetypal points since returning to the apical formation aft losing to Watford 3-1 astatine home, portion Brentford won astatine Wolves 2-0.

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