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Salah features as Liverpool maintain winning start against Leicester

Salah features as Liverpool maintain winning start with away victory at Leicester

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featured as sealed a hard-fought 2-1 away victory against to secure their position at the top of the English Premier League.

Three minutes into the game, Salah had a huge opportunity to give his side an early lead. The Egyptian linked very well with Roberto Firmino, who tried a right-footed effort but it was saved by Kasper Schmeichel before Salah’s rebound missed the target.

Six minutes later, Sadio Mane broke the deadlock continuing his strong start of the season and scoring his fourth league goal so far. The Senegalese received Andy Robertson’s pass inside the penalty area before smashing the ball into the net.

In the 22nd minute, Leicester City had their best chance of the first-half as Rachid Ghezzal played a smart through ball to Demarai Gray whose shot was saved by Alisson.

The hosts have intensified their pressure for the rest of the half searching for an equalizer, but they failed to convert their domination into goals.

In the dying moments of the first half, Salah controlled the ball near the penalty box before trying a curling effort that was turned into a corner by Schmeichel, and from the second successive corner, Firmino headed James Milner’s corner into the net to double the visitor’s lead.

Claude Puel’s men were the better and more dominant side over the second half, Maddison tried to test Alisson from distance with a curling effort, but it easily found the Brazilian keeper’s hands.

In the 63rd minute, Leicester deservedly managed to pull one back after a howler from Alisson who tried to dribble past Iheanacho, but the Nigerian managed to intercept the ball before crossing for Ghezaal who tapped in the empty net.

In the 70th minute, Mohamed Salah’s game was over as he was replaced by Swiss International Xherdan Shaqiri.

Leicester pushed more for the remaining minutes to find an equalizer but it wasn’t enough as Liverpool won their fourth successive game of the season to stay at top of the table

The Reds’ next game will be against Tottenham on Saturday, September 15 at Wembley, while Leicester will face Bournemouth on the same day.

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