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It was football, but not quite as we know it, as Wolves striker Diogo Jota was crowned the Premier League’s best FIFA player after claiming victory in the ePremier League invitational charity tournament.

After a five-day tournament, he claimed a golden goal victory over Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold.

Shown live on Sky Sports and online, both players had chances during the first half of an open final in an end-to-end final, with both Rui Patricio and Alisson making smart saves.

But somewhat against the run of play, favorite Diogo Jota found himself behind, with Gini Wijnaldum’s injury-time header giving Alexander-Arnold the lead.

Jota had scored 329 goals in his three games to reach the final but struggled to break down his opponent unti minutes remained, when he found an equaliser through Adama Traore.

Thousands watched live online and on Sky Sports Both players had chances for victory to win it before the end of normal time – only to both squander glaring opportunities.

“He’s absolutely whacked it over the bar, “laughed the

Liverpool star after his miss.

“It’s been a tight game to be honest,” he admitted.

That meant the Invitational was decided by golden goal and again chances followed for both men.

But ultimately Jota, nicknamed ‘The Wizard’ by fans, won victory, thanks to a goal from his real-life strike partner Raul Jimenez.

Trent was fuming with his loss

“I thought I done quite well to be fair, but he probably deserved to win that last game,” said Alexander-Arnold.

“I ‘ m happy to get to the final, but obviously not to win it.

“But he did well.”

Diogo Jota took the crown

England international Alexander-Arnold defeated Three Lions teammate Raheem Sterling in the semi-final.

The Liverpool star beat the Manchester City man via a golden goal after a 2-2 draw, having fought back from two goals down.

“Fair play to him,” said the Manchester City winger afterwards, frustrated by his defeat.

“I should have finished that game.”

One hell of a semi-final


Diogo Jota – good at FIFA (Image: PA)

Jota had made light work of another Englishman, Burnley’s Dwight McNeil, with a 4-1 win in his last four clash.

That was par for the course for the (Wolves forward en route to the final, having put eight past Wilfried Ndidi and Leicester , and then another five past Sheffield United’s Lys Mousset.

The prize fund for the Invitational is being donated to the #PlayersTogether initiative, created by Premier League players as a collective way of generating funds for the National Health Service and distributing them where they are needed most during the coronavirus crisis.

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