Crystal Palace 1-2 Liverpool - Highlights and Goals (Video)

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23rd November 2019
Crystal Palace vs Liverpool Highlights

Crystal Palace vs Liverpool highlights - Liverpool beat Palace 2-1 following goals from Sadio Mane and .

Crystal Palace 1-2 Liverpool

‣ 0-1: Sadio Mane (49′)
‣ 1-1: Wilfried Zaha (82′)
‣ 1-2: Roberto Firmino (85′)

was on the bench for the Reds, still feeling the effects of an ankle injury, as came into the side.

Crystal Palace looked to stake their claim early in the game as they got at the Liverpool defence with real attacking intent.

The Reds looked to get the ball up to Sadio Mane when under pressure, with the Senegalese playing Salah's role on the right side of attack.

Crystal Palace vs Liverpool Highlights

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Jurgen Klopp's side had a huge let-off when Cheikhou Kouyate's darted ball found Jordan Ayew, who poked wide from close range.

Palace continuously evaded Liverpool's press, with the Reds looking outnumbered in midfield at times.

It was a fairly uninspiring first half from the Reds, who attempted to impose their game on Palace but looked slightly rusty after duty.

Roy Hodgson's side scored three minutes before the interval as James Tomkins got on the end of Ayew's near-post flick to head . However, VAR intervened to cut the celebrations short.

Liverpool vs Crystal Palace Highlights

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Video replays showed was pushed to the ground by Ayew. It was a huge call for VAR to make and one that the Reds were undoubtedly thankful for.

The Reds had a fantastic chance early in the second half as played Mane, but he couldn't finish as he placed his effort wide.

Just minutes later, 's cross evaded Roberto Firmino and fell to Mane, whose deflected shot hit both posts and went into the back of the net to give Liverpool the crucial opener.

Crystal Palace vs Liverpool Highlights

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Liverpool could have doubled their lead from 's corner, which evaded Dejan Lovren by inches at the far post.

Firmino then had a great opportunity, stabbing an effort towards the far post after running through, however, Vicente Guaita was up to the task in the Palace goal.

With less than ten minutes to go, the Reds were dealt a crucial blow after a well-worked Palace attack saw Andros Townsend find Wilfried Zaha, who let the ball roll across him and slotted it past Alisson to make it 1-1.

However, Liverpool wrestled back their lead just minutes later with a scrappy goal from a corner as the ball fell to Firmino, who powered home from close range to give the Reds a hard-earned three points.

Firmino Goal vs Crystal Palace

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It wasn't a trademark Liverpool performance, but it was another occasion where the Reds' doggedness proved to be enough to get all three points.

The Reds move up to 37 points after thirteen games, maintaining an eight-point lead over second-placed Leicester, with and facing each other in the later kick-off.

Liverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Van Dijk, Robertson, , Henderson, Wijnaldum, Mane, Firmino, Oxlade-Chamberlain.


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