Robertson, Origi keep Liverpool’s PL hopes in 2-0 win over Everton

Sports Desk, Apr 24 (EFE).- Andy Robertson and Divock Origi on Sunday led Liverpool to a 2-0 win over Everton that kept the Reds in the race for the Premier League title.

A scoreless deadlock reigned throughout the first half, but Robertson gave Liverpool the lead shortly after the one-hour mark on a header off a cross from Mohamed Salah.

With five minutes to spare, Origi doubled Liverpool’s lead on a close-range header off a bicycle from Luis Diaz that bounced off the ground.

After the victory, Liverpool remain second in the Premier League table, one point behind leader Manchester City with five games to go.

Everton, meanwhile, dropped to 18th with 29 points, two away from safety with a match in hand.

Elsewhere in Premier League Sunday action, Chelsea tightened their grip on third place with a last-minute 1-0 win against a visiting West Ham.

Christian Pulisic put an end to Chelsea’s win drought at home in the dying minutes of the game, slotting in a cutback from Marcos Alsono.

The goal came shortly after the Blues appeared to throw the three points away when Jorginho missed from the spot following Craig Dawson’s red-card challenge on Romelu Lukaku in the area, which a VAR check deemed to be goal-denying.

Burnley boosted their survival hopes with a 1-0 win over the Wolves in what was the second victory since the sacking of long-serving manager Sean Dyche.

Matej Vydra put the hosts ahead just past the hour mark, to keep Burnley one spot above the drop-off zone.

In the south of England, Brighton and Hove Albion were held to a 2-2 draw against Southampton following an early goal from Danny Welbeck and an own goal by Mohammed Salisu which were soon matched by a brace from James Ward-Prowse.

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