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Luck comes to Liverpool’s aid against Leicester

Sports Desk, Dec 30 (EFE).- Leicester City jumped out to an early lead Friday against Liverpool at Anfield, but a pair of own goals by the same unfortunate Foxes defender were enough to give the Reds a 2-1 victory.

With a fourth straight Premier League win, Liverpool improved to 28 points, 2 behind fourth-place Tottenham Hotspur, while 13th-place Leicester continue to hover just 4 points above the drop zone Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall put the visitors up 1-0 in the 4th minute with a tremendous individual play, leaving Jordan Henderson in his wake before beating Alisson.

Mohamed Salah fired wide on a chance to equalize in the 23rd minute before finding the back of the net a few minutes later only to see the goal disallowed for offside.

Things began to go awry for Leicester in minute 38, as defender Wout Faes’ botched effort to clear a cross from Trent Alexander-Arnold sent the ball over goalkeeper Danny Ward to level the match at 1-1.

In the final minute of first-half regulation, a shot by Darwin Nuñez hit the post and then took a deflection off Faes into the net to make it 2-1 for the home side.

Henderson and Salah squandered chances to extend the lead early in the second half and the Egyptian was twice denied by Ward inside the last 20 minutes. EFE apa/dr

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