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“The best team lost”

Spurs manager Jose Mourinho told Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp that “The best team lost” at Anfield in the Premier League on Wednesday night, and statistics say he could be right.

Spurs visited the reigning champions in a game that would determine who would rank first in the Premier League table, but it was Liverpool who finished at the top of the division after Roberto Firmino headed home with a goal from victory in the 89th minute.

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Mourinho to Klopp

Mourinho was seen disappointed in the 2-1 loss after the final whistle. Besides telling Klopp directly that his Spurs team was the best team, he later insisted to reporters that he wouldn’t even be happy with a draw.

I don’t think even a draw would have left us with the best taste because we had them there to win

– Jose Mourinho to reporters post-match

Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold has already responded to the claim on his Instagram account, captioning an image of the Reds celebrating Firmino’s late goal with the message “Best team won.”

And a quick look at the starting statistics suggests that Liverpool were the best team at Anfield. They had 17 shots to the Spurs eight, enjoyed 76% possession versus 24% of the visitors, completed a higher percentage of their passes, dribbled more, won more headers, and took more corners.

However, more detailed statistics paint a slightly different story. While Spurs only had eight Liverpool goal attempts, four of them were categorized as “great chances” compared to none of the Reds.

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Nonetheless, they certainly give genuine content to Mourinho’s statement that his team should have won, proving that Liverpool had a bit of luck taking all three points on Wednesday night.

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A pic from Liverpool vs Tottenham Hotspurs

However, there is only one stat that really matters: the score, which ultimately favored Liverpool.

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#MunCry

Wondering what that means?? This hashtag is used when a match is played between Manchester United and Crystal Palace FC. It is also true that a new shape ManU lost 3-1 to Crystal Palace. So MU(a)N (United fans) might be CRYing (sic) 😐

Scoreline

Wilfried Zaha scored a double when Crystal Palace defeated Manchester United 3-1 on Saturday in the 2020-21 Premier League season here at Old Trafford Stadium. Along with Zaha, Andros Townsend scored a goal for Crystal Palace while Donny van de Beek scored Manchester United’s only goal.

In the match, Manchester United had 76 percent ball possession compared to 24 for Crystal Palace, but the latter managed to win the match by creating more attacking opportunities. I can firmly say that all 3 goals were conceded only because of one man, CB – Victor Lindelöf.

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ManU’s Victor Lindelof

1-0 : Lindelöf’s mistake

The first goal of the #MunCry match was recorded by Andros Townsend in the seventh minute of the match. Tyrick Mitchell played an excellent ball down the left of Crystal Palace’s Jeffrey Schlupp, who in return managed to get a low cross to the goalpost, and in the end, Townsend seized the opportunity to register the first goal. No more goals were scored in the first half and as a result, Crystal Palace came in with a 1-0 lead.

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CRY’s Andros Townsend scores their first goal via www.skysports.com

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2-0 : Penalty drama

Crystal Palace was awarded a penalty in the 69th minute of the game when Lindelof’s arm found itself in an unnatural position. Ayew made a bad penalty and David de Gea knew how to save the ball. However, the sanction had to be repeated since De Gea was sanctioned for invasion. Zaha came close to taking the penalty this time around and was not wrong, giving Crystal Palace a 2-0 lead in the 74th minute.

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ManU’s Goalkeeper De Gea in action

3-1 : Debutant scores!

United had a glimmer of hope in the 80th minute when Donny van de Beek scored a goal for the team, making it 2-1. The final goal for Crystal Palace came in the 85th minute when Zaha managed to fight United’s Lindelof to register the ball off the goal post. In the end, Palace went away with a 3-1 victory over the hosts’ Manchester United. #MunCry.

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Manchester United’s new signing Van de Beek scores their only goal against Crystal Palace.

What next for both the teams?

United will face Brighton on Saturday 26 September in the 2020-21 Premier League season, while Crystal Palace will face Everton on the same day. Let me take you over interms of the scoreline, which pretty much sums up the match.

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