Luton vs Man City LIVE: Premier League goal updates as Bernardo and Grealish score for visitors
Luton a dangerous opponent – Guardiola
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Kenilworth Road is the venue for this afternoon’s Premier League outing between Luton Town and Manchester City. After four league games without a win Pep Guardiola’s side are in need of reigniting their season and a trip to Luton could be the perfect place for it.
The champions were held to three successive draws before being defeated by an impressive Aston Villa during the week and the now trail current leaders Liverpool by seven points. A slip up today could be disastrous to their hopes of regaining the title.
However, Rob Edwards’ team have been performing strongly at home recently. Their last match saw them force Arsenal into a stoppage-time winner from Declan Rice to get over the line. Though they didn’t earn the points that performance deserved, Edwards will be hoping for a similar display against City today.
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Julian Alvarez intercepts the ball high up the pitch and pokes it to Phil Foden who drives City forward. Foden gives it back to Alvarez who squares the ball over to the other side of the penalty area where Jakc Grealish arrives and fires it home.
Rodri wins it back inside Luton’s half and drives up to the box. He loses possession on the edge of the penalty area but it comes across to Bernardo Silva who curls a wonderful strike into the far bottom corner!
54 mins: Rodri and Kovacic attempt to move the ball up the pitch and slip it up to Grealish on the edge of the box. He goes to ground under pressure from Mengi but the referee lets play go on and Luton try to break with limited success.
Alessia Russo leads statement WSL thrashing as Arsenal tear Chelsea apart
Over in the Women’s Super League, these are the days Alessia Russo joined Arsenal for. In front of a new Women’s Super League record crowd of 59,042, the England striker’s double handed champions Chelsea their first defeat of the season and sparked the title race into life. It was a statement win for Arsenal and a momentous afternoon for Russo, following her transfer from Manchester United this summer. Perhaps now the power shift that move represented is starting to unfold, as Arsenal tore through Chelsea to race away with a crucial victory in a breathless, high-speed clash.
The Blues may still be three points ahead in the table but Arsenal, level in second with Manchester City, are coming for them. Russo’s sublime finish before half-time was the moment the Gunners began to ease clear and after a slow start to the season, Jonas Eidevall’s side have now won seven in a row. As Russo added to Amanda Ilestedt’s first-half header and Beth Mead’s composed finish, Arsenal flexed their strength and handed the champions their first league defeat since March. Russo’s late penalty to make it 4-1 also represented Chelsea’s heaviest WSL defeat since 2018.