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Man City and Liverpool Secure Victories in Late Drama

Manchester City and Liverpool had error-filled performances in the Premier League, but late winners saved them from defeat.

In a thrilling display of Premier League action on Sunday, both Manchester City and Liverpool showcased performances filled with errors from their star players. However, late winners ultimately saved the day for both teams.

Manchester City emerged victorious with a 2-1 win over Sheffield United, making them the only team to have won all three of their opening matches. The match was not without its fair share of mistakes, as Erling Haaland missed a penalty and wasted several other opportunities, despite being the league's top scorer last season. However, he managed to redeem himself by scoring in the 63rd minute to give City the lead. Unfortunately, Kyle Walker followed suit with a sloppy backheel in his own area, resulting in Sheffield United equalizing. It was Rodri, the hero of City's Champions League final victory in June, who came to the rescue once again with an 88th-minute winner.

Meanwhile, Liverpool faced a similar tale of defensive errors in their match against Newcastle. Trent Alexander-Arnold, who had already been booked in the sixth minute, made a series of mistakes, culminating in letting Mohamed Salah's pass slip under his boot. This allowed Anthony Gordon to score for Newcastle in the 25th minute. To make matters worse, Virgil van Dijk received a straight red card for a rash tackle, seemingly ending any hope of Liverpool avoiding defeat. However, substitute Darwin Nunez capitalized on more defensive uncertainty to equalize in the 81st minute. In a dramatic turn of events, Nunez then scored a second goal in stoppage time to secure a surprising victory for Liverpool.

It is worth noting that Newcastle, despite their tough start against Aston Villa, Manchester City, and Liverpool, has only managed to win one of their first three games. Aston Villa, on the other hand, suffered a 5-1 defeat to Newcastle in the opening round but has since bounced back with two wins, including a 3-1 victory over Burnley on Sunday, with right back Matty Cash scoring two goals.

Overall, the matches between Manchester City and Sheffield United, as well as Liverpool and Newcastle, were filled with thrilling moments, defensive errors, and late winners. Both teams managed to secure crucial victories, despite the mistakes made by their star players. The Premier League continues to provide excitement and surprises as the season unfolds.

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