Late Firmino goal ensures victory for Liverpool in top of the table clash

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The match finished 2-1 with goals from Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Heung-Min Son.

Anfield was the setting as Liverpool took on Tottenham Hotspur with both teams battling for top position. A number of Liverpool fans were present as they witnessed their side dominate possession on their way to 3 points. Liverpool are now 3 points clear at the top of the table having been level with Spurs prior to the match.

FIRST HALF

As expected, Liverpool largely controlled possession against a highly defensive Spurs’ set up, particularly in the first half. Their domination eventually paid off in the 26th minute as a Mohamed Salah effort put Liverpool in front. He struck from just inside the box before a deflection looped over Hugo Lloris and into the net.

Liverpool continued to control possession thereafter but as we’ve seen on numerous occasions this season, Tottenham’s patience paid dividend as they scored from a counter attack. Giovanni Lo Celso should be given much credit for the goal, it was his run and pass that allowed Heung-Min Son to finish past Alisson. Tonight’s goal takes Son’s Premier League tally to 11 for the season already. Watch him is as much fun as when you visit this UK casino. 

The first half finished 1-1 with Liverpool dominating proceedings, but failing to create many chances of real quality.

SECOND HALF

After a period limited in action, Steven Bergwijn had a fabulous chance after being played through onto goal. He was in acres of space as he closed down on goal, but his shot rattled off the post before being played out for a corner.

The corner resulted in an equally good opportunity, this time for Harry Kane. He was in acres of space in the box as he connected with the header but the ball bounced off the ground before going harmlessly over the bar.

Both series had a series of half chances after and it looked like the game was heading for a draw as neither converted. That was until the 89th minute as Roberto Firmino scored a crucial goal. He headed the ball in from a corner which Lloris had no chance of reaching.

The match finished 2-1 to Liverpool after Firmino’s late goal. Tottenham may feel slightly hard done by, having fashioned a number of good opportunities during the course of the match.

 

 

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