Liverpool 3-1 Newcastle: Sadio Mane’s double preserves hosts’ 100 per cent start

Liverpool vs Newcastle
Premier League
12:30pm Saturday 14th September

(Att: 51430)

Sadio Mane scored twice as Liverpool came from behind to preserve their 100 percent start to the season with a victory over Newcastle at Anfield.
Newcastle took a shock early lead through Jetro Willems’ powerful attack (7) but Liverpool, that enjoyed 80 per cent ownership in the first half, turned things up before half-time with Mane (28, 40) carrying his tally for goals at the Premier league that season .
Liverpool continued to dominate after the break and the game was eventually made safe by Mohamed Salah because Jurgen Klopp’s side extended their lead over Manchester City, who confront Norwich live on Sky Sports at 5.30pm, at the top to five factors.
A third beat of the year sees Newcastle fall to 16th at the table.
Anfield was left stunned after only seven minutes before striking a potent right-footed shot to the corner when Willems, chosen by Christian Atsu about the left flank, cut in Trent Alexander-Arnold using an superb part of art.
Klopp had a response when Andy Robertson squared to Mane, who curled a finish into the upper right corner from within the penalty area and he acquired one.
It was Liverpool. Referee Andre Marriner, and VAR, remained unmoved, although the hosts thought that they should have had a penalty when Joel Matip appeared to have been hauled down from Jamaal Lascelles while attacking a corner.
Liverpool eventually took the lead five minutes before the break because of a touch of good fortune.
The ball rebounded off Martin Dubravka and on Mane although the ball, in place of the Divock Origi, slid to Mane to hand the Senegal a.
Firmino was again Liverpool’s creator as Salah doubled his side’s advantage. The striker’s lovely backheeled flick pass released Salah in behind the Newcastle defence and he ended in style to expand Liverpool’s winning streak.
Next up from the Premier League for Liverpool is really a trip to Stamford Bridge to confront Frank Lampard’s Chelsea on Sunday, September 22, live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League (kick-off in 4.30pm).
Before that, Klopp’s side’s Champions League defence will get underway on Tuesday from Serie A side Napoli at the San Paolo stadium (kick-off at 8pm).
Newcastle are also live on Sky Sports next weekend when they face Brighton in St James’ Park on Saturday, September 21 (kick-off in 5.30pm).
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