In the midst of a fierce slugfest, the winner and loser was not determined. And, Tottenham’s faint hope is still alive. Aston Villa’s tie with Liverpool, which looked to be difficult, ultimately pushed back their confirmation of fourth place until the final match.

Aston Villa drew 3-3 against Liverpool in the 37th round of the 2023-2024 English Premier League (EPL) at Villa Park in Birmingham, England on the 14th.

Aston Villa, ranked fourth, had 68 points and Liverpool, ranked third, had 79 points. Although there is no change in the ranking, there is still a possibility that Tottenham (63 points), ranked fifth with Son Heung-min, will be ranked fourth, as Aston Villa only added one point against Liverpool.

Tottenham aims at ranking fourth to advance to the UEFA Champions League, but it is impossible to regain the fourth place on its own. Aston Villa and Tottenham have one and two remaining matches, respectively. With the two teams still five points shorter, Tottenham needs to win both matches and watch the final result between Aston Villa and Crystal Palace. Tottenham faces Manchester City (85 points) in a match of 34 rounds on Saturday.

At the start of the game, Liverpool scored the first goal and succeeded in gaining the upper hand. Just after the first minute, Liverpool’s Harvey Elliott’s cross deflected off Aston Villa’s defender Pau Torres, and it was recorded as an own goal as goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez failed to properly block it.

Aston Villa counterattacked in the 12th minute of the first half. Ollie Watkins penetrated the left side and passed the ball near the penalty arc from the goal line, and Yuri Tillemans, who rushed in, kicked the ball low with his right foot to hit the net.

Liverpool then ran away with two consecutive goals. Cody Hakpo finished the ball that Joseph Gomez gave to the door with his right foot in the 23rd minute of the first half, and Jarrell Kwanza’s header hit the post and shook the net in the 3rd minute of the second half to take a 3-1 lead.

However, Aston Villa, who said they could never lose at home, dramatically brought the game back to square one thanks to Horn Duran’s strong performance at the end of the game. Liverpool lost the ball in the 40th minute of the second half due to a pass miss, and Aston Villa immediately advanced into the attack, and Duran succeeded in a powerful left-footed shot to start the chase. Three minutes later, Moussa Diaby’s shot deflected off Duran’s left foot and was sucked into the net, tying the game 3-3.

BY: 스포츠토토핫

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