Wolves forward Diogo Jota beats Liverpool full-back Trent Alexander-Arnold in ePremier League Invitational final
Raul Jimenez scored the winning goal for Wolves and Jota in the FIFA 20 match after Georginio Wijnaldum put Liverpool ahead late in the first half, only for Adama Traore to level the scores after the interval
Wolverhampton Wanderers forward Diogo Jota won the ePremier League Invitational title for his club on Saturday after beating Liverpool full-back Trent Alexander-Arnold with a golden goal in the final after the match ended 1-1 in regular time.
A number of top-flight players had signed up to represent their clubs in the virtual tournament to generate funds for Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Raul Jimenez scored the winning goal for Wolves and Jota in the FIFA 20 match after Georginio Wijnaldum put Liverpool ahead late in the first half, only for Adama Traore to level the scores after the interval.
Alexander-Arnold beat England teammate and Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling with a Roberto Firmino golden goal in the first semi-final earlier on Saturday, with Jota triumphant over Burnley’s Dwight McNeil in the second semi-final.
The winner’s prize fund will be donated to the PlayersTogether initiative, created by Premier League players to generate funds for the NHS.
In real life, Liverpool were top of the league, 25 points ahead of second-placed Manchester City, with Wolves sixth in the standings before English soccer was suspended indefinitely last month because of the novel coronavirus outbreak.
Arsenal showed no sign of weakness at a ground where they were beaten 2-0 last season to move back one point above Manchester City and Tottenham at the top of the table.
Diego Costa has been without a club since leaving Brazilian side Atletico Mineiro in January.
Haaland has now scored 13 goals in nine games for City since they met his bargain 60 million euro ($60m, £52m) buyout clause from the German giants.