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Liverpool fight back to equal Man City's win record

24 Feb 2020
Premier League - Liverpool v West Ham United

Sadio Mane scores a late winner as the league leaders come from behind to defeat a spirited West Ham at Anfield

Second-half goals by Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane helped leaders Liverpool claim a thrilling 3-2 comeback victory over West Ham United to match Manchester City's top-flight record of 18 consecutive wins.

Liverpool went in front after nine minutes, Georginio Wijnaldum heading in from Trent Alexander-Arnold's whipped cross.

Issa Diop equalised three minutes later, heading in from Robert Snodgrass' corner before substitute Pablo Fornals swept in from Declan Rice's centre on 54 minutes to put West Ham ahead.

Salah levelled 14 minutes later, with his low shot going through the hands and legs of Lukasz Fabianski, before Mane tapped in with nine minutes remaining to turn the match around.

A 21st successive home win ties the record in the top flight, set by Liverpool's 1972 side managed by Bill Shankly.

The Reds are 22 points clear of second-placed Man City, while West Ham remain 18th with 24 points, one adrift of safety.

See: Liverpool report | West Ham report

Next fixture

Liverpool: 29 Feb v Watford (A)
West Ham: 29 Feb v Southampton (H)

 

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