Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

MEDIAWATCH

France's Plan to Tackle Racism

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Marine Le Pen and Thomas Piketty in Time magazine's power list; EU takes on Google; Gunter Grass dies (part 2)

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Deadly Crossing: Migrants desperate to reach Europe; Abadi in Washington (part 1)

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Xenophobic attacks in South Africa: anti-violence marches and anti immigration protest

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

French PM outlines action plan against racism, anti-Semitism

Read more

REPORTERS

Turkey’s hidden Armenians search for stolen identity

Read more

REVISITED

Families of slain Marikana miners still demanding justice

Read more

#TECH 24

Europe vs. Google: EU accuses search giant of market dominance abuse

Read more

#THE 51%

Women in America: Land of the free, home to the less-paid

Read more

Sports

Liverpool slump further after home defeat to Arsenal

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2009-12-14

After ending their miserable Champions League campaign on a home defeat to Fiorentina, Liverpool lost another chance of reviving their season on Sunday as they slumped to a 2-1 defeat against the Gunners at Anfield.

AFP - Arsenal moved back into third in the English Premier League table and dented Liverpool's already faltering hopes of a top four finish by coming from behind to win 2-1 at Anfield here Sunday.

Victory left the Gunners three points behind second-placed champions Manchester United and six adrift of leaders Chelsea but with a game in hand over the top two.

Dutch striker Dirk Kuyt put Liverpool, already out of this season's Champions League, in front four minutes before half-time after Arsenal keeper Manuel Almunia flapped at a free-kick.

But five minutes after the break the visitors were level when, after a series of deflections, Liverpool defender Glen Johnson put through his own net.

And just before the hour mark Russia international Andrey Arshavin completed Arsenal's fightback with a superbly taken, powerful, shot from just inside the box that gave Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina no chance.

Arsenal, who started the weekend in third place, kicked off in fourth after Aston Villa's 1-0 win away to champions Manchester United on Saturday.

This defeat meant Liverpool had won just three of their last 15 matches in all competitions and left them in seventh place, five points adrift of fourth-placed Villa and a top four finish that would secure Champions League football next season.

Date created : 2009-12-13

  • PREMIER LEAGUE

    Chelsea extend lead, Manchester United suffer shock loss

    Read more

COMMENT(S)