Fans face missing last ten minutes of Liverpool vs Arsenal if they watch in pubs after new 10pm lockdown curfew

FOOTBALL fans watching Liverpool's home clash against Arsenal on Monday in the pub will miss the last ten minutes of the crunch clash.

That's because Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to announce new Covid-19 restrictions that will see boozers close at 10pm.


The Premier League clash is set to kick-off at 8.15pm. That means the first half will finish comfortably past 9pm.

With a 15-minute half-time, the second half and then VAR delays and injury time, it's likely the clock will have ticked to 10.10pm before the whistle is blown.

And that fixture isn't likely to be the only one beer-loving footie fans will miss the end of when they are shunted out the pub.

The times for October's games haven't been set yet.

And the sport isn't called The Beautiful Game for no reason – with late drama being a key component of that.

Over the years titles have been won as the clock ticks into the last few minutes, or even seconds.

Back in 1989 Arsenal needed to beat nearest rivals Liverpool 2-0 away from home to win the top flight.

Alan Smith's 52nd minute strike looked to be in vain – that was until Michael Thomas fired past Bruce Grobbelaar in the 91st minute to seal the silverware.



The legendary Sir Alex Ferguson became well-known for tapping his watch to the officials and asking for 'Fergie Time'.

And that phrase started in 1993 when United were trailing 1-0 to Sheffield Wednesday with just five minutes to go.

But Steve Bruce headed the equaliser in the 86th minute and then notched another in the sixth minute of injury-time to set United on their way to winning the first ever Premier League.

Many consider Liverpool's stunning 4-3 win against Newcastle in 1996 as one of the Premier League's greatest games.

Stan Collymore's 92nd-minute winner settled a stunning back-and-forth game at Anfield.



Arsenal went the 2003/04 season undefeated, coining the now-famous phrase 'invincibles'.

But if Ruud Van Nistelrooy hadn't have missed an injury-time penalty in the 'Battle of Old Trafford' that wouldn't have happened.

And no one will forget how Manchester City won their first Premier League title in 2012.

It appeared the dream was over as Roberto Mancini's side were 2-1 down as the game ticked into injury-time.

But Edin Dzeko levelled things up in the 92nd minute and then Sergio Aguero smashed home a 95th-minute winner to snatch the title from the jaws of bitter rivals United.

Fans enjoying a few drinks in the boozer for Liverpool versus Arsenal will be hoping they don't miss any such drama of these momentous clashes.

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