Leeds vs Liverpool: Salah Scores as Reds Secure Huge 3-0 Win to Climb to Third

Leeds vs Liverpool: Salah Scores as Reds Secure Huge 3-0 Win to Climb to Third

  • Leeds United vs Liverpool ended in a 0-3 defeat for the hosts as Jurgen Klopp's men walked home with all three points
  • Salah, Fabinho and Sadio Mane were all on target for Liverpool whose victory fired them to third on the log
  • The 2020 Premier League champions will now take on Crystal Palace in their next fixture

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Leeds United vs Liverpool saw the Reds bounce back to winning ways as they secured a comfortable 3-0 win at Elland Road on Sunday, September 12.

Sadio Mane of Liverpool celebrates with teammates after scoring his side's third goal during the Premier League match between Leeds United and Liverpool at Elland Road on September 12, 2021 in Leeds, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
Mohamed Salah, Fabinho and Sadio Mane were all on target for Liverpool whose victory fired them to third on the log. Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images.
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The Merseysiders were looking to get their season back on track after settling for a disappointing 1-1 draw against rivals Chelsea last weekend.

Leeds, on the other hand, were desperate to secure their first win of the new season having initially lost once and drawn twice.

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However, it was the visitors who reigned supreme, with Mohamed Salah scoring his 97th Premier League goal to help his side cart home all three points.

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The clash started on a pulsating note, with the home side squandering an early chance that should have put them ahead.

Salah went on break the deadlock in the 20th minute, tapping in from five yards after being set up by Alexander-Arnold.

Sadio Mane had two brilliant chances to double his side's lead but missed both last the first half finished 1-0.

Fabinho made it 2-0 for the visitors just four minutes after the restart, pouncing on the bouncing ball to poke into the net from another Alexander-Arnold delivery.

Stuart Dallas, who came on as a substitute had a chance to pull one back for Leeds in the 54th but his header was calmly collected by Alisson Becker.

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Soon after, the hosts were reduced to 10 men after Pascal Struijk was sent off for a rash challenge on Harvey Elliot who had to be stretchered off.

Liverpool took full advantage of Leeds' numerical deficiency, making it 3-0 via Mane at the death to storm to victory.

The win saw them climb to the third position on the charts with 10 points, on level with leaders Man United and second-placed Chelsea.

The Football Association (FA) had slapped Chelsea with a fine of £25,000 (about GHc200,000) for failing to control their players during their tense Premier League meeting with Liverpool.

The clash which ended in a 1-1 draw at Anfield saw Reece James sent off after a handball on the goal line.

The decision by referee Anthony Taylor to hand the Chelsea defender marching orders sparked a protest from the Blues' playing unit.

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