Liverpool’s quest for a top-four finish in the Premier League became clearer as Manchester United beat Wolves 2-0 at Old Trafford.
Anthony Martial’s first-half goal opened the scoring at Old Trafford with Alejandro Garnacho coming off the bench to secure victory in extra time by scoring his side’s second goal.
The result puts the Red Devils four points ahead of fifth-placed Liverpool, who have now played the same number of games. It means Jürgen Klopp’s side will face a tough task to qualify for the UEFA Champions League next season.
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Bruno Fernandes and Casemiro both came close for Erik ten Hag’s team during the second period, but it was Garnacho, who recently returned from a long injury layoff, who scored their all-important second goal.
United have now played as many games as Liverpool, 35, and drew level on 66 points with third-placed Newcastle United after their win over Wolves. Earlier in the day, the Magpies drew 2-2 against Leeds United at Elland Road.
Liverpool’s remaining Premier League fixtures: Leicester City (A), Aston Villa (H), Southampton (A).
Manchester United’s remaining Premier League fixtures: Bournemouth (A), Chelsea (H), Fulham (H).
Remaining Newcastle United Premier League fixtures: Brighton (H), Leicester City (H), Chelsea (A).
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