Premier League Football News – Liverpool Cut Manchester City’s Lead

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Premier League Football News – Liverpool Cut Manchester City’s Lead
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Among other Premier League football news, Liverpool cut Manchester City’s lead at the top of the table to nine points. The Reds, after all, secured a 3-1 win away at Crystal Palace on Sunday.

City could only draw 1-1 at Southampton on Saturday and Jurgen Klopp’s men took advantage in their game last night. They won the first of the two games they have in hand over the defending champions.

Virgil van Dijk headed the visitors in front after eight minutes. And then Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain doubled the lead just after the half-hour mark. Odsonne Edouard made it 2-1 just after the break but it was Fabinho’s late penalty that made the game safe.

Premier League Football News – Liverpool Cut Manchester City’s Lead

Starting the match in high spirits, Liverpool had the game’s first chance when Jordan Henderson called Vicente Guaita into action. Shortly after, Van Dijk headed in a powerful effort from a corner that gave Guaita no chance.

Liverpool thus dominated the early exchanges.

Fabinho was the next to come close to scoring, firing over the bar from inside the area. Liverpool then made their dominance count with the second. Oxlade-Chamberlain enjoyed far too much space in the area and smashed a left-footed effort home.

Jean-Philippe Mateta came close for Palace just before the break. But Alisson did well to divert the ball for a corner and Liverpool cleared.

Conor Gallagher then nodded wide from close range and Alisson brilliantly saed Edouard’s backheel soon after.

All in all, Palace started the second period brightly. And they got the goal their pressure deserved on 55 minutes when Edouard tapped in. This was after Mateta broke through and squared it, but despite facing such late pressure, Liverpool held onto their lead.

The game was then made safe when Fabinho converted from the spot. A lengthy VAR check ruled that Guaita threw Diogo Jota down in the area, which is what led to this final goal.

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