Arsenal, led by coach Mikel Arteta, seeking to win its first league title in 20 years, occupies second place in the standings with 65 points with nine matches remaining to the end, while City occupies third place with 64 points. Liverpool took the lead with a 2-1 victory over Brighton & Hove Albion earlier Sunday.

Manchester City dominated possession and launched a flurry of attacks but the visitors frustrated Pep Guardiola's men, including league top scorer Erling Haaland, with a brilliant defensive display as Arsenal extended their unbeaten run in the league to nine games.

 Gabriel Jesus had Arsenal's best chances, as he fired two balls slightly wide of the goal in the first half, then narrowly failed to confront Bukayo Saka's cross.

City's best chance was an early corner kick taken by Kevin De Bruyne that bounced off Nathan Ake's shoulder, but fell into the reach of goalkeeper David Raya.

In the first match, Egyptian Mohamed Salah temporarily placed his Liverpool team at the top of the English Premier League by scoring the valuable goal of the victory over Brighton 2-1 on Sunday in the thirtieth stage.

Liverpool fell behind to an early and surprising goal by Danny Welbeck after less than two minutes, before Colombian Luis Dias equalized in the 27th minute, and Mohamed Salah gave his team the victory midway through the second half.

 Liverpool raised its score to 67 points, three points ahead of Arsenal, which will face Manchester City at the latter’s stadium later in a summit match.

Thus, Liverpool regained the tone of victories after losing to Manchester United 3-4 after extra time in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup, before activity stopped during the international window, which deprived it of the possibility of achieving a wonderful quadruple in the final season of its German coach, Jurgen Klopp.

The loss is Brighton's first in the last 4 visits to Anfield, specifically since losing to its rival 1-2 in November 2019.

Liverpool thus maintained its unbeaten record at home in the last 32 matches in various competitions.