Leicester beat Liverpool 1 – 0 at the King Power Stadium with a Lookman goal 59 minutes into the game. With this defeat he moved further away from Manchester City, which is the only leader of the Premier League.
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It was a scene that is not used to observe in the Liverpool. Especially for the protagonist who interpreted the maneuver that loaded with suspense the show that was played in the King Power Stadium. Is that Mohamed salah he had the goal on his feet to open the scoring against him Leicester after the penalty sanctioned by the referee Michael Oliver for a Nigerian offense Wilfred Ndidi inside the area against the Egyptian.
Pharaoh was in charge of executing the maximum penalty. From the twelve steps, the figure of Anfield tried to shoot Kasper Schmeichel, who stood out with a formidable save to avoid the fall of his bow. But the most striking thing happened later, since in the rebound that the Danish goalkeeper delivered, Salah could not head comfortably and crashed his second attempt against the crossbar.
The wasted opportunity kept it level in the thrilling match that opened week 20 of the Premier League. However, in addition, coach Brendan Rodgers sent Ademola Lookman to the court to replace Hamza Choudhury and the British forward broke Liverpool’s resistance with a violent shot that went through the near post of the Brazilian Alisson.
Undoubtedly, Leicester’s triumph was also celebrated in Manchester, as Pep Guardiola’s City managed to maintain their distance at the top of the tournament against their main pursuer. The Citizens lead the competition with 6 points of advantage over Liverpool and tomorrow they will have the possibility of extending the advantage to 9 points if they defeat Brentford.
Earlier, West Ham, which had the presence of Argentine midfielder Manuel Lanzini as a starter, beat Watford 4 to 1 as a visitor. Goals from Czech Tomas Soucek, Algerian Said Benrahma, Englishman Mark Noble and Croatian Nikola Vlasic gave victory to the team led by David Moyes, while Nigerian Emmanuel Dennis scored for the homeowner.
It should be noted that the former River started from the beginning in the team led by the Scottish coach and completed almost the entire commitment because he left the field at 44 minutes of the complement. West Ham reached 31 points and closed the year in the positions that grant places towards the Champions League next season.