Premier League: Mac Allister’s assist for Klopp and Lanzini’s goal almost condemned Leeds, 15 months after Marcelo Bielsa

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The numbers will tell, 15 months after the dismissal Marcello Bielsa -the DT he had returned to leeds to the Premier League after 20 years – the team from the north of England can return to the Second Division. And this is, in part, due to a goal by an Argentinian: Manuel Lanzini closed this Sunday’s 3-1 victory West Hamwhich closed an ideal week after qualifying for the final Conference League.

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Those now led by Sam Allardyce were on the verge of relegation to the Championship (English Second Division) and were awaiting a last-date miracle that would keep them in the top flight.

The ‘Whites’, who needed to win this Saturday and also next weekend in order not to depend on third parties, managed to take the lead against West Ham, thanks to a great goal by the Spaniard Rodrigo Morenowho hooked a volley off the side directly into the heart of the box.

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But Leeds, like practically all season, failed to maintain the lead and gradually gave way to the ‘Hammers’, who had little reserve despite playing in the Conference League on Thursday and qualifying for the final. After half an hour, a great combination between Paul Fornaliwho chipped the ball over the defense, and Jarrod Bowenwho crossed the second post, he found Declan Ricewho in his possible farewell to the London Stadium took a volley to make it 1-1.

The draw meant little to Leeds, let alone the defeat, which came with 20 minutes to go, when Danny Eng leaked a big ball at Bowenwho bounced the ball in front of Joel Robles and gave the ‘Hammers’ the lead, who certified the victory in injury time with the third goal by the Argentine Manuel Lanzinithat he would not continue in the club.

What does Leeds depend on? With two points down and a worse goal difference, they will have to win at Elland Road a Tottenham Hotspurthat it is at stake to enter the Conference League, and that the Everton loses at home against Bournemouth, who no longer play anything.

Everything seems predestined so much so that, three years after that feat at the hands of Bielsa, Leeds are back in the Championship, from which it took them almost 20 years to get out.

Mac Allister, in the eyes of Klopp and historic result

Photo: REUTERS/Toby Melville

Photo: REUTERS/Toby Melville

Among the rumors about his possible landing on the Liverpoolthe world champion Alexis MacAllister gave this Sunday an assist in the Historic victory for Brightonthat thanks to the 3-1 against southampton From Carlos Alcaraz (he was booked), secured his presence in a European tournament for the first time.

It will be the first time in 121 years for the ‘Seagulls’ in Europe, who not so long ago, in 2011, were playing in the third tier of English football. hand in hand Robert of Zerbi which continued and improved the work of its predecessor Graham PotterBrighton have already achieved the best campaign in their history and against Southampton they certified the ticket for the european championship.

With a double of Eva Fergusonwho scored six goals in this Premier League aged just 18 and one from Pascal Gross, Brighton finished sixth in the table and killed the Europa League chances of Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur, who will have to settle for last place that gives them access to the Conference League.

Southampton, already relegated to the Championship and looking for a new manager to replace Spaniard Rubén Sellés, came close to having one last joy and with the 2-0 against him they reached a draw, with goals from Mohamed Elyounoussi and Theo Walcott, but the latter was disallowed by the VAR for offside.

Brighton, who have 61 points in this Premier League, still have two games to go, Wednesday against Manchester City and next Sunday against Aston Villa, while Southampton, who will finish as red lanterns in the table, will close La Liga against Liverpool at the St. Mary’s stadium.

Source: Clarin

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