SportSalah penalty leads Liverpool past Brighton

19:41  12 january  2019
19:41  12 january  2019 Source:   nbcsports.com

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Mohamed Salah scored his second goal of the season as Liverpool continued their winning start to the season with a 1-0 win over Brighton . There was never much doubt about the result once the home side had taken a first-half lead , but Brighton were by no means overwhelmed and will kick

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Salah penalty leads Liverpool past Brighton© Gareth Fuller/PA via AP
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Mohamed Salah won and converted an early second half penalty as Liverpool scrapped its way to a 1-0 defeat of Brighton and Hove Albion at the Amex Stadium on Saturday.

Liverpool goes seven clear of Man City ahead of the latter’s Monday match with Wolves.

The match marked the first time Brighton was shutout in a home match since March.

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After a mostly chance-free first half, Salah won a penalty after being harassed by Pascal Gross in the box. Gross was all over Salah’s shoulder, and the Egyptian comically made sure it was spotted with an airkick and back-flop to the deck. If he hadn’t fallen, it may not have been called, and it was certainly a penalty, but my was it funny.

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Mohamed Salah got Liverpool back to winning ways from the penalty spot in a hard-fought victory over Brighton on Saturday. The Egyptian fired the subsequent penalty home - the only goal of the game - to restore the Reds' seven point lead at the top of the table, ahead of Manchester City's match

Gross had a chance to level it blocked in the box, as Brighton was undeterred by its concession.

The Seagulls stuck around despite Liverpool’s chance creation, the Reds’ attack typified by Georginio Wijnaldum just missing on a drive through traffic in the 80th minute.

Salah casually missed a tremendous chance to make it 2-0 in the 88th.

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The win brings reigning Premier League champions City back into second place, four points back of Liverpool. Roberto Firmino scored the Reds’ lone goal. [ MORE: Watch full PL match replays ] The tackles and fouls came hard and fast, with Man City’s Fernandinho plowing into Sadio Mane and Jordan Henderson putting a foot into ex-Liverpool man Raheem Sterling. Liverpool thought it had gone ahead after an incredible team play found Mohamed Salah putting Mane on goal, but the Senegalese player’s shot hit the post and City’s harried clearance was saved from own goal status by John Stones at the line.

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