In round 36 of the Premier League 2022/23, the championship race ended when Man City beat Everton 3-0 and Arsenal were beaten by Brighton with the same score. Because, that means that The Citizens only need one more victory to successfully defend the English Premier League crown and have the third consecutive crown. Man City also became the only team to achieve this feat in the Premier League era.
Many Arsenal fans believe that Jakub Kiwior’s mistake was a turning point to help Brighton beat the home team. Because Julio Enciso’s goal has a great contribution from this Polish midfielder. Tasked with accompanying Enciso, but in a defensive situation in the 51st minute, Kiwior tripped and fell to his knees, allowing Enciso to comfortably head at close range.
Some people think that Kiwior might be in pain in that situation, but in fact the Polish midfielder stood up. Before that incident, Neville confirmed, Kiwior was not injured. “Am I being too harsh on Kiwior? But indeed, if I had made the same mistake while at MU, I would have been killed by Sir Fergie. Any defender who got that scandal in MU’s squad was also beheaded.
He wasn’t in that much pain. Just get up and make sure to stop the opponent better, not leave Enciso free to head like that. The proof is that Kiwior got up right away and ran after Mitoma. He’s not injured,” Neville analyzed Kiwior’s mistake harshly.
However, the former MU player also sympathized with the current situation and pressure of Arsenal players. “It was a bad time for Kiwior personally and for Arsenal as a whole. But Brighton deserved to win. I’m sorry to see Arsenal lose the game that way,” Neville concluded.