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Quickfire double puts Liverpool back on top

14 Apr 2019

Reds lead the table again as goals from Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah give them a 2-0 victory over Chelsea

Two goals in three minutes, including an incredible strike from Mohamed Salah, helped Liverpool return to the top of the Premier League with a 2-0 win against top-four chasing Chelsea.

The title-race pressure was on for Jurgen Klopp's team after Manchester City defeated Crystal Palace earlier on Sunday and after both teams squandered chances in the first half, Liverpool seized the initiative with a quickfire brace.

Jordan Henderson's 51st-minute cross floated across the six-yard box and Sadio Mane headed in his 18th goal of the season.

Just 142 seconds later, Salah cut in from the right and sent a 25-yard unstoppable strike into the top-left corner to join Sergio Aguero as the Premier League's top scorers on 19 goals.

How they stand

Pos Team Pl GD Pts
1 MCI 38 +72 98
2 LIV 38 +67 97
3 CHE 38 +24 72
4 TOT 38 +28 71
5 ARS 38 +22 70
6 MUN 38 +11 66

Chelsea responded well as Eden Hazard hit the post before forcing Alisson into a smart save but the Blues could not prevent a fifth successive victory for the Reds.

Liverpool now have a two-point gap on second-placed Manchester City, having played an extra match, whilst Chelsea stay fourth on 66 points.

See: Liverpool report | Chelsea report

Next fixtures

Liverpool: 21 April v Cardiff (A)
Chelsea: 22 April v Burnley (H)

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