Published: Mon, October 08, 2018
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Robertson: Title race not just a two horse race

Robertson: Title race not just a two horse race

"Obviously I'm not happy", the 21-year-old said.

Gabriel Jesus has voiced his unhappiness at being overlooked for Manchester City's late penalty against Liverpool but accepted Pep Guardiola should have the final say.

Liverpool got the better of Man City over two legs last season in the Champions League and beat the Citizens at Anfield in the league.

But Mahrez looked nervous as he thumped the penalty high over the bar knowing one goal would have clinched the three points.

"So there is a long way to go and there will be a lot of teams competing but we hope we are one of them".

"They will always be contenders, we've been beaten 3-0 by them today, I'm not going to change my mind", Hughes said. They got run ragged on Wednesday night and City had an extra 24 hours to recover.

Those worries are surely premature, with the intense nature of that run of games being sure to take a toll in the legs of a hard-running outfit at some point, and that aforementioned trip to Yorkshire starts off a more favourable run of fixtures the far side of the upcoming worldwide break. Dejan Lovern has been handed his first Premier League start of the season, Trent Alexander Arnold is on the bench.


It was particularly tough to take for Jesus, who was keen to take the penalty only to be ushered away by Mahrez, who has missed five of his past eight penalties.

West Ham's Michail Antonio was the last opposition player to find the net there on 24 February, a spell of nearly nine-and-a-half matches.

The right-back also had two of his side's four shots, which is a rather damning indictment of the midfield and forward line's goal threat. "You have to call the manager of any country and say, "Can you leave players out?' and he says, 'I am under pressure as well", said Klopp.

Arsenal, meanwhile, won their ninth consecutive game in all competitions on Sunday, thrashing Fulham 5-1 at Craven Cottage.

"You never know with a penalty". Maybe we learn for the future.

"We're confident at the minute".

"We had our chances as well; it's not as if it was their game for the taking".

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