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Thanks to a comeback, Aston Villa saved themselves from defeat in a goal shootout with Liverpool (video)

ByИван Дунаев

May 14, 2024

Unai Emery's team continues to struggle with the " Tottenham” for a place in the Champions League.

Aston Villaat home drew with Liverpool in the final match 37th round of the English Premier League (EPL). The match at the Villa Park stadium in Birmingham ended with the score 3:3.

Already in the second minute of the match, the Merseysiders took the lead thanks to a curious own goal by the hosts' goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez. However, in the 12th minute, Youri Tielemans' goal allowed the Birmingham team to restore parity in the game.

In the 23rd minute, Jurgen Klopp's men regained the lead – Cody Gakpo scored. And at the beginning of the second half, Jarell Kwansa increased the guests' handicap.

However, at the end of the match, Unai Emery's team made a comeback and avoided defeat. A double was scored by John Duran, who came on as a substitute in the 79th minute, and in the 85th and 88th minutes he sent the ball into the Merseysiders' net.

Match review “Aston Villa” – Liverpool

Liverpool (79 points) secured third place in the Premier League ahead of schedule and qualified into the Champions League for next season.

Aston Villa (68 points) is in fourth position and continues to fight with Tottenham for a ticket to the most prestigious European Cup. With one round to go, Birmingham are five points ahead of London, but Spurs have a game in hand.

In the final round on May 19, Liverpool will host Wolverhampton, and Aston Villa will play away against Crystal Palace.

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