🦁 Late Salah strike seals win for Liverpool; Goalless at Villa Park

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Alex Mott

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Another evening, cluster of Premier League games.

Aston Villa host Everton with the Toffees European ambitions on the line while later tonight Manchester United face Liverpool in the rearranged M62 derby.

Follow all the action here.


Manchester United 2-4 Liverpool

Manchester United 2
Liverpool 4
Full time

Scorers: Phillips (OG) 10′, Rashford 68′; Jota 34′, Firmino 45+3′, 47′, Salah 90′

Liverpool’s top four dreams took a big step towards reality on Thursday as they beat Man United 4-2 in a thriller at Old Trafford

Liverpool flew out of the blocks early on and seemed to have a good shout for a penalty after only three minutes but the referee waved away what seemed to be a blatant handball by Eric Bailly.

At the other end, Edinson Cavani had a golden opportunity to get the opening goal soon after but his effort was shanked wide after a poor pass by Alisson.

It didn’t take long for United to open their account though as Bruno Fernandes curled an effort at goal that was deflected in by Nat Phillips.

Phillips was involved at the other end as Eric Bailly made a wild tackle in the area, a tackle that initially got given as a penalty. After a VAR check however, referee Anthony Taylor reversed his initial decision.

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But that didn’t matter, as the Reds got their equaliser soon after thanks to Diogo Jota’s smart finish.

And on the stroke of half time, Liverpool completed the turnaround as Trent Alexander-Arnold’s free kick found Bobby Firmino, who volleyed in at the back post.

Into the second half and immediately the visitors put some daylight between them and United as Firmino pounced on a Henderson fumbled and doubled his tally for the night.

This belter of a game got even better with 25 minutes to go as Marcus Rashford was played in by Edinson Cavani and finished past Alisson to set up an intriguing final quarter.

With 90 minutes on the clock, Mohamed Salah raced through and grabbed a fourth to secure a vital win for the Reds.


Aston Villa 0-0 Everton

Aston Villa 0
Everton 0
Full time

Scorers: N/A

Everton missed a golden chance for European football next season as they could only draw 0-0 with Aston Villa.

It was Villa who got off to the brighter start here and really should have been a goal ahead inside 20 minutes, only for Tyrone Mings to power his close-range header wide of Jordan Pickford’s post.

Carlo Ancelotti’s looked to establish their grip on the game but a weak Gylfi Sigurdsson free kick was all they could muster in a low-key first half.

Into the second half and the Toffees stepped up the pressure and almost got their noses in front but Emi Martinez was there to block a Ben Godfrey effort.

Jack Grealish made his long-awaited return to action midway through the second half but despite some neat touches, couldn’t prevent the game from drifting to a dull goalless draw.