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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 vs Crystal Palace

Liverpool are on a run of eight successive Premier League wins against Crystal Palace, scoring 24 goals and conceding just five.

Palace can equal their longest top-flight losing streak against a particular opponent, having suffered nine defeats in a row versus Spurs from 2015 to 2019.

The Eagles have lost on each of their last four league visits to Anfield, having previously earned three straight victories there.

Michael Jones18 September 2021 14:41
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Liverpool vs Crystal Palace - Team news

Here’s a reminder of the teams:

    LFC XI: Alisson, Milner, Konate, Van Dijk, Tsimikas, Fabinho, Henderson, Thiago, Mane, Salah, Jota
    CPFC XI: Guaita, Ward, Guehi, Andersen, Mitchell, Kouyate, McArthur, Gallagher, Ayew, Benteke, Zaha
Michael Jones18 September 2021 14:35
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Wolves 0 - 2 Brentford

That’s a good win for Brentford who bounced back well from their first defeat of the season last week. They jump above Leicester in the table after another clean sheet.

Reaction to come from Molineux but we’re going to look ahead to the 3pm kick off as Liverpool get ready to host Crystal Palace.

Michael Jones18 September 2021 14:32
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Full-time: Wolves 0 - 2 Brentford

90+6 mins: There’s the final whistle. Brentford did the job in the first half, Ivan Toney with a man of the match performance that saw him convert from the penalty spot before setting up Bryan Mbeumo for the second.

Shandon Baptiste had a couple of mental blocks in the second half which saw him pick up two quickfire yellow cards and leave his team in trouble. Brentford had to defend for 25 minutes with 10-men but they managed it to take all three points.

Michael Jones18 September 2021 14:27
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Wolves 0 - 2 Brentford

90+3 mins: Ruben Neves takes a wild strike from outside the box and smokes the effort well wide of goal. The home fans are beginning to leave. The game may just be up for Wolves.

Michael Jones18 September 2021 14:24
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Wolves 0 - 2 Brentford

90 mins: Off the bar! Mbeumo is played through the backline as Brentford attack on the counter. He drives into the box and shoots with his left-foot. The connection is good and the ball rattles into the crossbar! That would have settled it.

Six minutes of added time to play!

Michael Jones18 September 2021 14:20
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Wolves 0 - 2 Brentford

87 mins: Massive chance! Traore has whipping in crosses all game with no-one in position to receive them. This time Raul Jimenez pops up. David Raya thinks about coming for the ball but gets stuck in no-man’s land. Jimenez jumps highest, wins the header and then fires it wide of the back post!

Michael Jones18 September 2021 14:17
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Wolves 0 - 2 Brentford

84 mins: Danger. Podence wins a free kick right on the front edge of the Brentford penalty area. Trincao and Neves stand over the set piece but it’s going to be Trincao who takes it.

He gets his effort over the wall but there’s not enough time for the ball to dip under the crossbar and the shot goes high.

Michael Jones18 September 2021 14:14
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81 mins: Pontus Jansson is taken off after picking up a yellow card. Zanka Jørgensen comes on to replace him for the final minutes. Less than 10 to go for Brentford who are employing all the tricks of the trade to take time out of the game.

Michael Jones18 September 2021 14:12
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79 mins: Traore powers his way into the right side of the box before chipping a cross over to Podence and Trincao. Both men make runs towards the back post but the cross goes over their heads and the attack breaks down. It’s just not coming together for Wolves today.

Michael Jones18 September 2021 14:09

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