Busim’s Robertson elbow controversy over Arsenal’s 2-0 lead chased by Manchester City and a 2-2 draw with Liverpool
Arsenal ended their winning streak with Liverpool holding them back.
Arsenal tied Liverpool 2-2 in the 30th round of the English Premier League (EPL) in the 2022-2023 season at Anfield, Liverpool, England, on the 10th (Korea time). Arsenal failed to keep their 2-0 lead and had to stop winning seven games in a row. Arsenal, being chased by Manchester City, failed to widen the gap. Arsenal currently ranks first with 73 points (23 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses), but the gap with second-place Manchester City (67 points) is only 6 points. As Manchester City played one less game, it maintained a thin ice lead.
Arsenal took the lead in the eighth minute with Gabriel Martinelli’s opening goal. Liverpool Virgil van Dijk tried to cut Martin Odegor’s pass, but Martinelli, who caught the deflected ball, kicked it with his right foot in the penalty area. In the 28th minute of the first half, Gabriel Jesus finished Martinelli’s cross with a header and led 2-0. Arsenal, which failed to beat Liverpool in the league away match since the match (2-0 win) in September 2012, are on the verge of winning Anfield for the first time in about 10 years and 7 months.
But he couldn’t get over the hump. It failed to stop Liverpool’s strong pursuit. Liverpool chased Mohamed Salah in the 42nd minute of the first half. Liverpool, which had been driving, turned the game back to square one in the 42nd minute of the second half when Roberto Firmino connected Trent Alexander-Arnold’s cross to the right side with a header equalizer. Liverpool fired as many as 19 shots in the penalty box alone. This is the highest record in Arsenal’s EPL games since the 2003-2004 season when Opta compiled data
“It was a very fierce game,” Arteta said in an interview with “Sky Sports” after the game, adding, “We allowed crude goals, and the atmosphere changed after that.” Arsenal started well in the first few minutes of the second half, but soon lost control.” “Liverpool was able to score three to four points, while we seemed to be able to score only two to three goals. In response, he added, “Today’s results are fair after all.” Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp said, “I easily lost points to my opponent, but I responded well. “It’s a great game,” he said adding, “If it’s a shame, it didn’t take advantage of the last chance to score.” “I’m happy and not happy with the result of the game,” he added. It’s great enough to catch up with the game 2-2, which was trailing 0-2. “But it’s a shame that I couldn’t take advantage of my last chance to score,” he shook his head
Meanwhile, after the match, assistant referee became the main character. Shortly after Liverpool defender Robert Robertson, who was leaving the ground right after the end of the first half, was caught trying to talk about something by grabbing assistant Constantine Hachidakis’ arm, assistant referee was seen hitting Robertson on the chin with his right elbow. Elbow pricing is ungentlemanly but very common foul in intense football games. However, the referee’s elbow price for a player is a rare “incident.” When angry Robertson and Liverpool players protested to referee Paul Tierney, the referee took out a yellow card for Robertson 토토사이트
Gary Neville, who broadcasted Sky Sports on the day, also predicted, “It’s the first time in my life that a referee has raised an elbow toward a player,” adding, “I’ll be in big trouble after the game.” But another legendary commentator, Roy Keane, accused Robertson of being a “big baby.” “I’ve never seen a scene like this before in my life. But didn’t Robertson grab Line’s pride first? I’m not sure, but Roberts is always complaining. Rather, it would be better to worry more about your defense,” he said straightforwardly. “I’ve seen Robertson many times, but he’s a ‘big baby’. At that time, it would be better to focus more on the game and more on the defense. And first, I grabbed the pride of the line,” he repeatedly insisted.
“We are aware of the incident between assistant referee Hatchidakis and Robertson,” the England Professional Appeals Organization (PGMOL) said. “We will investigate the matter fully.”