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Late goals hurt Man City, boost Liverpool in Premier League

One stoppage-time goal slowed Manchester City's march to the Premier League title.

Another ignited Liverpool's push for the Champions League qualification positions.

A day of dramatic finishes in England's top flight began with City losing 2-1 to 10-man Leeds, whose winning goal — scored by Stuart Dallas for his second of the match — came from a breakaway in the first minute of added-on time at Etihad Stadium.

Liverpool's manager Jurgen Klopp greets Trent Alexander-Arnold at the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Aston Villa at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, England, Saturday, April 10, 2021. (Clive BrunskillPool via AP)

City's fourth league defeat of the season should only delay the inevitable as it closes in on regaining the title. Pep Guardiola's team leads by 14 points with six matches remaining, though second-place Manchester United has two games in hand.

At Anfield, Liverpool was heading for another disappointing result at home when Trent Alexander-Arnold curled a stunning effort into the corner also in the first minute of stoppage time to secure a 2-1 win against Aston Villa.

Liverpool, which had lost its last six league games at Anfield, moved into fifth place and stayed two points behind Chelsea, which jumped to fourth after a 4-1 win at Crystal Palace in Saturday's other game. U.S. international Christian Pulisic scored twice for Chelsea at Selhurst Park.

Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold scores his side's second goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Aston Villa at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, England, Saturday, April 10, 2021. (Martin RickettPool via AP)

West Ham started the day in fourth place but dropped to sixth ahead of its match against third-place Leicester on Sunday.

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