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Virtue rewards patience in Liverpool late show

20 Aug 2017
Matty Virtue, Liverpool

Matty Virtue nets twice as Reds beat Sunderland in PL2 with three goals in final 12 minutes

Matty Virtue scored twice as Liverpool beat a resilient Sunderland side with three goals in the final 12 minutes of their Premier League 2 encounter on Sunday. 

Substitute Virtue tapped in from close range after Corey Whelan headed against the crossbar with 78 minutes gone at Prenton Park.

Rhian Brewster, also a substitute, made it 2-0 five minutes later when he latched onto Ovie Ejaria's lofted pass over the Sunderland defence, before Virtue benefitted from a Brewster assist with three minutes remaining. 

The 3-0 success gives Liverpool back-to-back wins at the start of the Premier League 2 Division 1 season, while Sunderland have three points from two fixtures. 

See: Liverpool report | Sunderland report

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