Liverpool vs Newcastle
12:30pm Saturday 14th September
Sadio Mane scored twice as Liverpool came from behind to preserve their 100 per cent start to the season with a 3-1 victory over Newcastle at Anfield.
Newcastle chose a shock early lead throughout Jetro Willems’ powerful attack (7) however Liverpool, who enjoyed 80 per cent possession at the first half, turned things up before half-time together with Mane (28, 40) taking his tally for goals from the Premier league that season to four.
Liverpool continued to dominate after the break and the game was finally made secure by Mohamed Salah since Jurgen Klopp’s side extended their lead over Manchester City, who face Norwich live on Sky Sports at 5.30pm, in the very best to five factors.
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Anfield was left stunned after just seven minutes before hitting a potent shot to the corner, when Willems, picked by Christian Atsu around the left flank, cut in Trent Alexander-Arnold with an excellent part of skill.
Klopp needed a response from his side when Andy Robertson squared to Mane, who curled a finish from within the playground, and he got one.
It was all Liverpool. The hosts thought they should have had a penalty when while assaulting a corner Joel Matip looked to have been dragged down by Jamaal Lascelles, but referee Andre Marriner, and VAR, remained unmoved.
Liverpool finally took the lead five minutes before the break because of a touch of good luck.
The ball rebounded and onto Mane although the ball, in place of the Divock Origi, slid to Mane to hand the Senegal a.
Firmino was Liverpool’s creator as Salah doubled his side’s advantage. The striker’s beautiful movie pass introduced Salah in supporting the Newcastle defence and he finished to expand Liverpool’s winning streak to 14 matches.
Next up from the Premier League for Liverpool is a visit to Stamford Bridge to face Frank Lampard’s Chelsea on Sunday, September 22, live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League (kick-off at 4.30pm).
Before that, Klopp’s side’s Champions League defence will get underway on Tuesday from Serie A side Napoli at the San Paolo stadium (kick-off in 8pm).
Newcastle will also be live on Sky Sports next weekend when they face Brighton in St James’ Park on Saturday, September 21 (kick-off in 5.30pm).
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