Monday, April 15

Salah scores brace to take Liverpool to third

Mohamed Salah ended his six-game Premier League scoreless run on Sunday as Liverpool defeated West Ham 3-1 at the London Stadium.

The first two were scored by Salah to put Liverpool in charge. On 84 minutes, Georginio Wijnaldum added a third before Craig Dawson snatched West Ham’s consolation goal two minutes later.

With both teams managing only one shot on goal each, the first half was far from encouraging. On 56 minutes, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp replaced James Milner with Curtis Jones. And the 20-year-old used his first touch of the ball to set up the opening goal for Salah.

Salah curled a left-footed shot around the players and into the top right corner. Just over 10 minutes later, after a West Ham corner, Liverpool broke through Trent Alexander-Arnold and Xherdan Shaqiri.

With Liverpool outnumbering the defence, before hitting it past Lukasz Fabianski, Salah deftly handled the ball. In the 84th minute, the entire team worked for Wijnaldum’s goal with replacement Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain teaming up with Roberto Firmino before the final finish. Following a corner on 86 minutes, Dawson pulled one goal back for West Ham.

The outcome means Liverpool jumps to third position over Leicester City, who lost 3-1 to Leeds United earlier in the day, while West Ham is in fifth.

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