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Liverpool vs Crystal Palace LIVE: Premier League result, final score and reaction today

The Reds carried over momentum from their thrilling Champions League win against AC Milan midweek

Michael Jones
Saturday 18 September 2021 17:10
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Match Preview: Liverpool vs Crystal Palace on 18/9/2021

Liverpool doubled their goal tally for the week as they broke down a resilient Crystal Palace at Anfield on Saturday, securing a 3-0 victory to follow their 3-2 thriller against AC Milan in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Patrick Vieira’s first few games as Palace coach have brought mixed results but promising performances, and there were certainly positives for the new Eagles coach at Anfield despite the scoreline against Jurgen Klopp’s men. Palace were stubborn throughout, with Liverpool’s late flourish reflecting harshly on the visitors.

It was Sadio Mane who finally beat an impressive Vicente Guaita in the Palace goal, tapping in at the back post after the goalkeeper had done well to palm away a Mohamed Salah header as half-time approached. Salah himself got on the goalsheet later in the afternoon, also appearing at the back post to stab home a finish, before substitute Naby Keita rounded out the result in the final moments with a superb volley in the aftermath of a Liverpool corner.

Relive the action from Anfield below as the Reds kept pace at the top of the table in what promises to be a thrilling title race.

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Liverpool 1 - 0 Crystal Palace

50 mins: Jordan Henderson follows up Salah’s attempt with one of his own. He’s full of confidence after scoring against AC Milan during the week but this shot from outside the box doesn’t trouble the goalkeeper.

Michael Jones18 September 2021 16:06
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Liverpool 1 - 0 Crystal Palace

48 mins: The home team start the second half on the front foot and work the ball across the box to Mo Salah. He shifts it to the left and hits one from range forcing Guaita into an easy save low down.

Michael Jones18 September 2021 16:05
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Liverpool 1 - 0 Crystal Palace

Second half: Liverpool kick off the second half. They’re attacking the Kop in this half. If the game flows like it did in the first half the Reds will finish with more than one goal.

Michael Jones18 September 2021 16:04
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Liverpool 1 - 0 Crystal Palace

100 up for Sadio Mane.

Michael Jones18 September 2021 16:01
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Ivan Toney inspires 10-man Brentford to victory at Wolves

Earlier today Ivan Toney inspired Brentford to their first away win in the top flight for 74 years with a 2-0 victory at Wolves

The 25-year-old had a goal, an assist and two disallowed in the first half alone as a clinical Brentford side got their first top-flight win since beating Leeds 2-1 in 1947, with Bryan Mbeumo also on target.

Ivan Toney inspires 10-man Brentford to victory at Wolves

Wolves 0-2 Brentford: Toney opened the scoring before setting up Bryan Mbeumo for a second

Michael Jones18 September 2021 15:58
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Sadio Mane gives Liverpool the lead against Crystal Palace

Sadio Mané has scored his 100th goal for Liverpool in all competitions, 10 of which have come against Crystal Palace, his most against a single opponent for the Reds.

He’s also scored in each of his last nine games against the Eagles.

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Elsewhere in the Premier League

Here are the latest scores from the 3pm kick offs:

Burnley 0 - 1 Arsenal

Liverpool 1 - 0 Crystal Palace

Man City 0 - 0 Southampton

Norwich 1 - 1 Watford

Michael Jones18 September 2021 15:49
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Half-time: Liverpool 1 - 0 Crystal Palace

45+1 mins: They had to wait a while but Liverpool head into the break with a one goal lead. Sadio Mane brought up his 100th goal for Liverpool after Mo Salah’s header was parried his way from a corner.

It’s a deserved lead for the Reds who’ve pegged Palace in their own side of the pitch for most of the half.

Michael Jones18 September 2021 15:48
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GOAL! Liverpool 1 - 0 Crystal Palace (Mane, 43’)⚽️

43 mins: Liverpool take the lead! Another good move from Tsimikas and Mane wins Liverpool a corner. Tsimikas swings it in and finds Salah making a run towards the near post. He heads it sweetly at goal but is denied by a great save from Guaita. He dives low to his left but parries the ball to Mane. The striker takes over and slots it over the goalkeeper from three yards out! That’s 100 goals for Liverpool now for Mane.

Michael Jones18 September 2021 15:44
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Liverpool 0 - 0 Crystal Palace

39 mins: Huge chance! Liverpool should score! Mo Salah and Sadio Mane combine to work the ball into the box before Salah plays it out to Henderson on the right. He crosses the ball and finds Thiago who leaps at the ball and meets it with a diving header. Guaita makes a reaction save to palm the ball away but it falls to Jota inside the six-yard box and he hoofs it over the bar! How’s he missed from there?

Michael Jones18 September 2021 15:40

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