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Van Dijk double extends Liverpool's lead

30 Nov 2019
Liverpool v Brighton & Hove Albion

Dutchman's two headed goals enough to beat Brighton who gave leaders fright after Alisson red card

Two first-half headers from Virgil van Dijk helped 10-man Liverpool beat Brighton & Hove Albion 2-1 to go 11 points clear at the top of the table.  

Liverpool broke the deadlock after 18 minutes, Van Dijk heading in Trent Alexander-Arnold's free-kick.

The pair combined for the second midway through the first half, this time the defender heading in Alexander-Arnold's corner.

Brighton threatened more after the break and were given hope when Alisson saw red for handling outside the area.

From the subsequent free-kick, Lewis Dunk caught substitute goalkeeper Adrian cold to make it 2-1 with 11 minutes remaining.

But Liverpool held on to equal their longest unbeaten run of 31 top-flight matches.

Brighton drop to 15th with 15 points. 

See: Liverpool report | Brighton report

Next fixtures

Liverpool: 4 Dec v Everton (H)
Brighton: 5 Dec v Arsenal (A)

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