Manchester City’s John Stones (second right) scores a goal against West Ham during their English Premier League match on Saturday. Associated Press
Manchester City’s march to the Premier League title stalled on Saturday as 10-man Leeds beat the runaway leaders 2-1, while Liverpool ended a six-game losing streak at Anfield as Trent Alexander-Arnold’s late strike sealed a 2-1 win over Aston Villa.
Raheem Sterling scored a hat-trick as Manchester City opened the defence of their Premier League title in style on Saturday before Tottenham recovered to beat Aston Villa, courtesy of two Harry Kane strikes.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said he expects this season’s Premier League title race to be more open than last season’s when his side pipped Liverpool to the line in a two-horse race after an epic tussle.
The 22-year-old paceman suffered a knee injury on the recent tour of Sri Lanka, a worrying setback with the Asia Cup — and a meeting with old rivals India — coming up at the end of the month.
British newspapers spoke of humiliation and extermination; Where the newspaper "Daily Star" titled: "Men against boys," and quoted the words of the former star of the team, Gary Neville: "This was extermination," after they conceded 4 goals in 35 minutes.
Motivated by his second place in last month’s first round of the 2022 series in Poland, the Emirati driver produced a stunning performance to win a three-stage qualifying session hampered by gusting winds.