Liverpool beat Everton 4-1 in the Merseyside derby, while Chelsea beat Watford after play was suspended for a medical emergency

He may not have come close to winning the Ballon d’Or award, but Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah has reminded Merseyside rivals Everton how dangerous he is with a match-winning brace at Goodison Park.

On a night where two league games were delayed due to a medical emergency in the crowd, Liverpool kept up the pressure with a 4–1 victory over league-leaders Chelsea, and yet, Salah made the difference.

Egypt finished seventh in voting for the coveted Ballon d’Or award won by superstar Lionel Messi, but his form this season has been top-shelf.

Salah continued his stellar run against Everton – scoring his 18th and 19th goals of the season in all competitions – as Merseyside’s Red Half retained bragging rights in the derby.

Jurgen Klopp’s men came out and were switched on from the start. It took only nine minutes for captain Jordan Henderson to complete a beautiful move with a first shot from the edge of the field.

The Reds were massive, and Salah made it two at the 20-minute mark, scoring a run on the right before cutting inside and making a brilliant strike into the far corner of the Everton net just beyond Jordan Pickford.

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The Toffees managed to catch the line, and slowly came back into the game – when Richardson played a great through ball to Demari Gray seven minutes before the break, the winger controlled it and left Alisson behind. Kept your cool, there was a huge roar from Goodison’s stand.

However, the relief proved to be temporary. Liverpool took control of the game again in the second half, although they could not convert their chances until Everton and Seamus Coleman gifted them the opening in the 64th minute.

Coleman failed to control the ball and let Salah in – the Egyptian used his own pace before swinging the ball home in front of Pickford to re-establish the two-goal break.

This took the wind out of Everton’s sails, and Diogo Jota wrapped things up with a quarter in the later stages.

Diogo Jota scored his third Premier League goal of the week, with Liverpool scoring their fourth against Everton.,Getty Images: PA/Peter Byrne,

Liverpool have scored in every Premier League game this season and, after 14 games, they have scored 42 goals, nine and then the next best team, Chelsea: in those nine games, the Reds have scored at least three after their opposition. goals scored.

Salah has at least four games left before Christmas for Liverpool. If he scores another four goals before Christmas, he will equal the club record of 23 goals in all competitions set by Roger Hunt in the 1960s.

The whole time was boon from Everton fans, who would be concerned that their team has just 15 points from 14 matches.

Everton are only five points away from the relegation zone, and Rafael Benitez’s men have tough games ahead of Christmas against Arsenal, Crystal Palace, Chelsea and Leicester.

Chelsea beat Watford after play halted for medical emergency

A football fan on the side of the pitch flares up at security guards as they await the resumption of play in a Premier League match.
Play was halted at Vicarage Road for more than half an hour due to a medical emergency, before Chelsea and Watford returned to complete the game.,Getty Images: Offside / Charlotte Wilson,

Meanwhile, Chelsea remained on top of the English Premier League with a tight 2–1 win in a match that was halted for 32 minutes in the first half after a spectator suffered a cardiac arrest.

Substitute Hakim Ziyech grabbed the winner for the leaders in the 72nd minute, converting a cross from Mason Mount – the England midfielder who had put Chelsea up front in the 29th.

By then, the teams had been removed by the referees due to a medical emergency in the stands after about 13 minutes.

The incident happened on the side of the ground where Chelsea dropped Marcos Alonso and he appeared to alert the referee and medical staff at the touchline.

The spectator was immobilized and carried on a stretcher to applause from the crowd.

A Chelsea player leaps into the arms of his teammates after scoring a goal in the Premier League.
Hakim Ziyech’s second-half goal secured three points for Premier League leaders Chelsea against Watford.,Getty Images: Mark Atkins,

Emmanuel Dennis equalized for Watford in the 43rd minute after Ruben Loftus-Cheek – one of several fringe players started by Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel – was ejected in the center circle by Moussa Sissoko, who took his lead. Teammate installed. Score.

Chelsea were one point ahead of Manchester City and two points ahead of Liverpool that night when all three teams won.

There was also a delay in Southampton, where a similar emergency in the crowd delayed the second half of the Saints’ match against Leicester by 15 minutes.

The game ended 2–2, with the visitors coming twice from behind – thanks to goals from Johnny Evans and James Madison – to earn a share of the points.

Defending champions Manchester City also kept their momentum going with a 2–1 win at Aston Villa thanks to goals from Ruben Dias and Bernardo Silva – it was Villa’s first defeat under new manager Steven Gerrard.

In other games, West Ham drew 1–1 with Brighton and Wolves and Burnley were goalless.

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