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Wijnaldum strike maintains Liverpool's winning start

28 Sep 2019
Georginio Wijnaldum, Liverpool

Dutchman's goal enough to beat Sheff Utd at Bramall Lane and make it 16 victories in a row

Liverpool profited from a goalkeeping error to earn their 16th consecutive Premier League win, beating Sheffield United 1-0.

Georginio Wijnaldum’s 70th-minute shot from the edge of the area squirmed through Blades goalkeeper Dean Henderson’s arms and trickled over the line.

The hosts had defended superbly and Liverpool failed to have a shot on target in the first half, with Sadio Mane lifting a chance over the bar and later hitting a post.

United nearly led shortly before the goal, with Adrian tipping away Oliver Norwood's shot and Andrew Robertson blocking John Fleck's attempt.

Henderson partially redeemed his error with a save from Mohamed Salah.

Liverpool move on to 21 points, five ahead of Manchester City, with Sheff Utd dropping to 12th on eight.

See: Sheff Utd reportLiverpool report

Next fixtures

Sheff Utd: 5 Oct v Watford (A)
Liverpool: 5 Oct v Leicester (H)

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