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Alexander-Arnold in final after Golden Goal win

25 Apr 2020
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Liverpool defender comes from 2-0 down to beat Manchester City's Raheem Sterling with decisive strike from Roberto Firmino

Trent Alexander-Arnold scored a Golden Goal to book his place in the final of ePremier League Invitational final after a thrilling 3-2 comeback win against Raheem Sterling

The Manchester City winger took a two-goal half-time lead through a brilliant strike from Sergio Aguero, who then converted the first penalty of the tournament to double the advantage.

Alexander-Arnold mounted a comeback for Liverpool after the break, pulling a goal back through Roberto Firmino before equalising with a well crafted goal by Jordan Henderson.

The two teams were level after 90 minutes so it went to Golden Goal and the Reds defender won it soon after the restart thanks to a second goal from Firmino.

"He tested me all the way," Alexander-Arnold admitted after the final whistle.

Sterling was left to regret hitting the woodwork twice, once at 2-0 and then at 2-1.

"Fair play to him," Sterling said of his England team-mate. "I should have finished the game off. But he's won and good luck in the final."

Alexander-Arnold will face Diogo Jota after the Wolverhampton Wanderers forward beat Burnley's Dwight McNeil 4-1 in the other semi-final.

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Day 5 matches 

SF1 Trent Alexander-Arnold (LIV) 3-2 Raheem Sterling (MCI)*
*Golden Goal

SF2 Diogo Jota (WOL) 4-1 Dwight McNeil (BUR) | Report and highlights

Final Trent Alexander-Arnold (LIV) 1-2 Diogo Jota (WOL)* | Report and highlights
*Golden Goal

See: epL Invitational Day 4 recap
See: ePL Invitational Day 3 recap
See: ePL Invitational Day 2 recap
See: ePL Invitational Day 1 recap

Prize fund to NHS

The prize fund for the ePL Invitational is being donated to the #PlayersTogether initiative, created by Premier League players as a collective way of generating funds for the National Health Service and distributing them where they are needed most.

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