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Sport Jota seals Liverpool comeback win against Sheffield Utd

01:30  25 october  2020
01:30  25 october  2020 Source:   reuters.com

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Diogo Jota 's second-half header secured a 2-1 win for Liverpool over struggling Sheffield United at Anfield on Saturday but the Premier League champions were made to dig deep for the points. Sheffield United , still looking for their first win of the season, went ahead in the 13th minute when Sander…

Sheffield United , still looking for their first win of the season, went ahead in the 13th minute when Sander Berge netted from the penalty spot and Sheffield United more than matched Liverpool in spells throughout the game and substitute Oliver Burke wasted a good opportunity in stoppage time.

LIVERPOOL, England (Reuters) - Diogo Jota's second-half header secured a 2-1 win for Liverpool over struggling Sheffield United at Anfield on Saturday but the Premier League champions were made to dig deep for the points.

Mohamed Salah, Georginio Wijnaldum are posing for a picture: Premier League - Liverpool v Sheffield United © Reuters/STU FORSTER Premier League - Liverpool v Sheffield United Alisson Becker with a football ball: Premier League - Liverpool v Sheffield United © Reuters/MICHAEL STEELE Premier League - Liverpool v Sheffield United

Liverpool were seeking a first win in three league games and in a frantic start to the encounter they fell behind in the 13th minute when Sander Berge netted from the penalty spot.

Sheffield United, looking for their first win of the season, could have doubled their lead but Roberto Firmino levelled in the 41st minute with a tap-in.

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Sheffield United , looking for their first win of the season, could have doubled their lead but Roberto Firmino levelled in the 41st minute with a tap-in. Sheffield United more than matched Liverpool in spells throughout the game but remain second from bottom with one point from their opening six games.

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Jota then rose to thump home a header in the 64th minute, shortly after Mohamed Salah had a goal ruled out by VAR.

Unconvincing it was but Liverpool extended their unbeaten run at Anfield to 62 games in the Premier League and moved joint top with Everton on 13 points, although their Merseyside rivals play against Southampton on Sunday.

Sheffield United more than matched Liverpool in spells throughout the game but remain second from bottom with one point from their opening six games.

"I am only interested in the mentality in our changing room and I see hunger, resilience, character to dig in and win if you are not playing at your best," Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson said. "We showed we can dig in and see results out."

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United keeper Aaron Ramsdale was in the thick of the early action, almost gifting Liverpool a goal after getting caught in no man's land but Sadio Mane's shot was hacked clear by John Egan. Ramsdale then had to back-pedal to tip over an audacious free kick from near the halfway line by Trent Alexander-Arnold.

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Liverpool scraped past Sheffield United with Diogo Jota 's 64th-minute winner as it had its first win in three matches to leap to the top of the table. Diogo Jota celebrates his goal with Sadio Mane who provided the assist as the goal sealed Liverpool 's win and march to the top of the table.

Sheffield United , still looking for their first win of the season, went ahead in the 13th minute when Sander Berge netted from the penalty spot and could have increased their lead. But Roberto Firmino levelled in the 41st minute with a tap-in and Jota rose to thump home a header in the 64th minute

It was the visitors who took the lead, however, when Fabinho made contact with Oli McBurnie right on the edge of the penalty area and the referee Mike Dean awarded a free kick.

Yet VAR checked the decision and ruled that the tackle had taken place inside the area, although it looked inconclusive.

Berge calmly sent Alisson the wrong way.

Sheffield United left back Ben Osborn went close to a second when he met a cross with a powerful volley but Alisson saved it.

Liverpool were struggling to assume control but got level shortly before the break when Mane's close-range header drew a reaction save from Ramsdale but the ball fell kindly for Firmino to sidefoot into an empty net.

David McGoldrick, Georginio Wijnaldum are posing for a picture: Premier League - Liverpool v Sheffield United © Reuters/STU FORSTER Premier League - Liverpool v Sheffield United

Things did not get any easier for a labouring Liverpool after the break and the visitors had a decent chance when Berge headed a ball down for George Baldock who fired wide.

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LIVERPOOL (AFP) - Liverpool survived a scare to beat Sheffield United 2-1 as Diogo Jota 's winner capped a spirited fightback that lifted the Premier League champions into second place on Saturday (Oct 24). Jurgen Klopp's side trailed to Sander Berge's controversial first half penalty at Anfield.

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Salah thought he had put Liverpool ahead just past the hour with a brilliant dinked finish after a deft control but VAR ruled the Egyptian marginally offside.

But any sense of injustice was quickly wiped away as Jota timed his leap to perfection to head past Ramsdale.

Still Sheffield United threatened and substitute David McGoldrick rifled a half-volley just over with his first touch.

At the other end Salah was denied by the woodwork after another exquisite piece of skill and Liverpool were relieved when the final whistle arrived.

(Reporting by Martyn Herman; Editing by Toby Davis)

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