Only four players in Premier League history have scored two own goals, and Faes is one of them. He had the option to help Liverpool dig out from a deficit to win 2-1 against Leicester on Friday, regardless of the two groups committing errors on protection.
A memorable night for Leicester defender Wout Faes helped Liverpool close the gap on the four best Premier League teams at the end of the year.
Only four players in Premier League history have scored two own goals, and Faes is one of them. Despite both teams making mistakes on defence, he was able to assist Liverpool in coming from behind to win 2-1 against Leicester on Friday.
Liverpool has won four straight after a rough start to the season. It is only two points behind Tottenham, who are fourth going into the year 2023.
After suffering their fifth defeat in a row, West Ham once more find themselves in a crisis. In violation of the rules, David Moyes’ team conceded two goals, resulting in a 2-0 home defeat to Brentford. The London club may finish last after the week’s remaining games.
Both games and the rest of the games this weekend will begin with a tribute to Pele, who died on Thursday at the age of 82.
Kiernan Dewsbury-Corridor was allowed to run straight down the center of the field unopposed after a long goal kick at Anfield. He chipped the ball past Alison Becker, giving the hosts the lead in the fourth minute. The problem was Liverpool’s poor defence.
However, on a night when Liverpool’s advances were always wrong, Faes provided them with some truly crucial assistance.
The Belgian center back had a disastrous seven minutes before the break. He first ignored a shout from Danny Ward, his goalkeeper, to leave a low cross from Alexander-Arnold, then lunged in to attempt a clearance only to mishit the ball, causing it to loop over Ward and into the far post. These two actions took place in the first half. This occurred before the halftime break.
After that, Darwin Nunez was played through on goal by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, and he dinked a shot that went over Ward and bounced back off the far post. The Faes attempted to clear it by retracing their steps when he hit the ball into the net. When he touched the ball after that, Liverpool fans would tell him to “shoot.”
“He’s a strong character, and he will get over that evening,” said Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers.
Despite the team’s poor performance under Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool has won four league games in a row for the first time since April.
“It’s all about getting three points and trying to get into a position in the league where we feel like we need to be and haven’t been this season,” said Liverpool defender Trent Alexander Arnold.
“You realize that you need these to win when you think back. It really matters not whether you win violently or skillfully.
West Ham would gladly take part in a huge victory immediately after defeating Brentford for important portions of the game despite losing everything.
The team was booed off the field after scoring in the first half by Josh Dasilva and Ivan Toney to spare Moyes yet another devastating defeat.
“I thought we played well today,” Moyes stated.
We lost two toss-ins because the objectives were completely against the rules. We had numerous chances, but we were unable to take advantage of them.
Even though Brentford moved up to ninth place, the victory had a price: After landing awkwardly, Toney had to be carried off on a stretcher in the last minute.
Brentford said of Toney, who scored his thirteenth goal of the game, “He had some aggravation, ideally nothing serious.”
“We earnestly trust it’s not significant; It is a knee issue.”