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Liverpool close on City, Arsenal held by Man Utd in four-goal thriller

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Manchester United\'s defender Eric Bailly clears the ball before Arsenal\'s Alexandre Lacazette can attempt to score during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford stadium in Manchester, England on Wed

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AFP, London :
Liverpool closed back to within two points of Premier League leaders Manchester City by coming from behind to beat Burnley 3-1 as Manchester United and Arsenal shared the spoils in a thrilling 2-2 draw at Old Trafford.
Wolves also overturned an early deficit to inflict just Chelsea's second defeat of the season in a 2-1 win at Molineux, allowing Tottenham to move back up to third with a comfortable 3-1 win over Southampton.
Given the relentless pace being set by City at the top of the table, Liverpool couldn't afford any slip ups at Turf Moor despite Jurgen Klopp making seven changes with Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino left on the bench and Sadio Mane missing through injury.
Their firepower was badly missed as Liverpool laboured in the first-half and went behind early in the second.
A huge error by o67 million ($75 million) goalkeeper Alisson Becker was at fault for Burnley's shock opener when Jack Cork bundled home after the Brazilian fumbled in the wet conditions.
However, the visitors quickly rallied to stretch their unbeaten start to the league season to 15 games.
James Milner levelled just after the hour mark and then turned provider for Firmino to turn the game around just three minutes after coming on as a substitute before Xherdan Shaqiri sealed the three points late on.
Arsenal stretched their unbeaten run to 20 games, but failed to take advantage of two gifts from the hosts as United's winless run in the Premier League extended to four matches.
Amid an underperforming side this season, goalkeeper David de Gea has remained in almost impeccable form, but the Spaniard spilled Shkodran Mustafi's header over the line to hand Arsenal the lead 26 minutes in.
Four minutes later the hosts levelled when Anthony Martial turned home Ander Herrera's cross after Bernd Leno saved Marcos Rojo's cross.
Both second-half goals came in a crazy minute as firstly Rojo turned the ball off Alexandre Lacazette and into the United net in his attempts to make a last-ditch tackle.
Arsenal were barely done celebrating when the ball was in the net at the other end as a misunderstanding between Sead Kolasinac and Leno allowed Jesse Lingard to nip in and equalise.

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