Crystal Palace’s error-prone goalkeeper, Julian Speroni, ensured Liverpool defeat Crystal Palace 4-3 to go seven points clear at the top of the English Premier League log. With the victory, Liverpool now sits seven points clear of Manchester City, who are yet to play, in the race for the title.
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Mohamed Salah’s brace moved Liverpool seven points clear of Manchester City in the Premier League title race as Julian Speroni’s error saw Crystal Palace go down 4-3 at Anfield.
Palace took the lead thanks to Andros Townsend’s first-half goal, but double-salvo goals from Salah and Roberto Firmino turned the game around eight minutes into the second half.
James Tomkins equalized for Palace with a powerful header but Speroni’s awful error saw them go behind to the Kops. Speroni tipped James Milner’s cross towards his own goal for Salah to score his 50th goal in the Premier League.
Max Meyer’s stoppage-time consolation goal was not enough to stop Liverpool – who had Milner sent off for a second bookable offense late in the second half, from cruising to victory.
Liverpool’s win gave them a seven-point lead at the top, with Manchester City going to managerless Huddersfield Town on Sunday.
Liverpool XI: Milner, J. Henderson, Matip, Alisson, Roberto Firmino, Salah, Van Dijk, S. Mané, Fabinho, A.Robertson, N.Keita
Subs: Sturridge, S. Mignolet, Lallana, X. Shaqiri, Moreno, Origi, Rafael Camacho
Crystal Palace XI: Sakho, J. Speroni, Tomkins, McArthur, C. Kouyaté, Townsend, Van Aanholt, L. Milivojević, Ayew, W.Zaha, Aaron Wan-Bissaka
Subs: Dann, Benteke, M.Kelly, Wickham, Schlupp, Meyer, J. Tupper