Salah’s 100th PL goal not enough for Liverpool in 3-3 draw with Brentford
Sports Desk, Sep 25 (EFE).- Mohamed Salah became the fastest player in Liverpool history to reach the milestone of 100 Premier League goals with a marker in Saturday’s match against Brentford, but the Reds had to settle for a 3-3 draw with the promoted London side.
The result was good enough to lift the Reds into first place on 14 points, 1 ahead of defending champions Manchester City, Chelsea, Manchester United and Everton.
Brentford, back in the top-flight after 74 years spent toiling in the lower divisions, are ninth in the table with 9 points.
Liverpool started brightly and would dominate possession throughout, yet it was the hosts who opened the scoring in the 27th minute with a goal by Ethan Pinnock.
Diogo Jota equalized for the visitors four minutes later, heading in a cross from Jordan Henderson.
The post denied Curtis Jones in the 39th minute and Bees goalkeeper David Raya dealt with Jota’s effort on the rebound.
The Spaniard thwarted Jota again early in the second half before Salah put Liverpool ahead in the 54th minute. The flag was up, but VAR confirmed the striker was onside.
It was Salah’s 100th goal in 151 Premier League appearances.
The advantage lasted only until the 63rd minute, when Brentford’s Vitaly Janelt headed home after Pontus Jansson’s shot bounced off the cross-bar.
Liverpool’s Jones scored four minutes later to restore the edge.
Both Sadio Mane and Salah had golden chances to seal the victory, but Raya came up big again to stop the Senegal international, while the Egyptian’s attempt to chip over the keeper ended with the ball on the roof of the net.
Brentford’s Yoane Wissa made it 3-3 with eight minutes left in regulation and the Bees thought they had gone ahead when Ivan Toney found the back of the net in the 87 minute, but it was disallowed for offside. EFE