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Liverpool title bid Everton Man United survive Blades scare

Liverpool's Premier League title bid takes a hit in a 2-0 loss to Everton, while Man United's comeback secures victory.

Liverpool's Argentinian midfielder Alexis Mac Allister (10) reacted after the match against Everton with a mix of disappointment and frustration. The Premier League title bid for Liverpool took a hit with a 2-0 loss to Merseyside rivals Everton, while Manchester United managed to secure a 4-2 victory against Sheffield United. The defeat at Goodison Park marked the first time Liverpool had lost there in 14 years, dealing a blow to their hopes of catching league leaders Arsenal.

The match saw Jarrad Branthwaite scoring for Everton in the 27th minute, taking advantage of a defensive error from Liverpool to find the back of the net. Despite Liverpool's efforts, including chances for Mohamed Salah, Everton's Dominic Calvert-Lewin sealed the victory with a header in the 58th minute. This loss leaves Liverpool three points behind Arsenal, with only four games remaining in the season.

Reports suggest that Liverpool has initiated talks with Feyenoord's Arne Slot as a potential replacement for manager Jurgen Klopp, whose tenure at the club seems to be coming to an underwhelming end. Klopp, who led Liverpool to a League Cup victory earlier in the season, had hoped for a stronger finish to his final season with the club. However, recent exits from the FA Cup and Europa League, coupled with the setback against Everton, have dampened the mood around the team.

Meanwhile, Manchester United faced a tough challenge against Sheffield United but managed to secure a crucial 4-2 win. Despite trailing twice in the match, United rallied back with goals from Bruno Fernandes, including a penalty and a long-range strike. The victory provided some relief for manager Erik ten Hag, who has faced criticism in recent weeks for the team's inconsistent performances.

In another match, referee Stuart Attwell found himself at the center of controversy once again after disallowing a Wolves goal in Bournemouth's 1-0 win. Attwell's decision to overturn the goal based on an off-the-ball incident raised questions about his officiating. The match also saw a red card for Bournemouth's Milos Kerkez, adding to the drama on the pitch.

Elsewhere, Crystal Palace secured a 2-0 win over Newcastle, with Jean-Philippe Mateta scoring in his fifth consecutive home match. The victory ended Newcastle's four-match unbeaten run and dealt a blow to their hopes of qualifying for European competition next season.

Overall, the midweek fixtures in the Premier League provided plenty of drama and excitement, with unexpected results and standout performances from players across the league. As the season nears its conclusion, the race for the title and European spots remains tight, promising more thrilling matches in the coming weeks.

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