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SportSalah penalty leads Liverpool past Brighton

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

Trio of Premier League Stars Named on Shortlist for African Player of the Year Award

Trio of Premier League Stars Named on Shortlist for African Player of the Year Award Three Premier League forwards have been named on the shortlist for the African Player of the Year award by the Confederation of African Football (CAF). Liverpool and Egypt talisman Mohamed Salah is in line to retain the award that he won last year. Salah scored 44 goals in 2018, the most of any African player, and he helped Liverpool to reach the Champions League final. Salah's ​Liverpool teammate ​Sadio Mane, who scored in the Champions League final and represented Senegal at the World Cup in 2018, also appears on the shortlist. It is the third consecutive season in which he has been nominated, though he is yet to win.

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

Full time: Liverpool 4-0 Brighton . Peep peep! Liverpool will go to Kiev in good heart after one of their easiest Salah almost makes it 4-0, scooting past Bong before slipping over when through on goal. Liverpool lead by two, have missed a number of good chances and had three excellent penalty

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.

Liverpool's Solanke completes Bournemouth switch

Liverpool's Solanke completes Bournemouth switch Bournemouth on Friday completed the signing of Liverpool striker Dominic Solanke for a reported fee of £19 million ($24 million). Solanke's arrival, likely to be the first of two moves from Anfield to the Vitality Stadium, with defender Nathaniel Clyne set to join on loan until the end of the season, will pave the way for Jermain Defoe to join Rangers on an 18-month loan. Solanke began his career at Chelsea, playing a season on loan at Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem before joining Liverpool in 2017.

Minute-by-minute report: Liverpool laboured but Mo Salah ’s 29th goal in 29 Anfield appearances was enough to see off a determined Liverpool 1-0 Brighton & Hove Albion: Premier League – as it happened. 79 min: One corner leads to another, and there’s an almighty melee in the Liverpool box.

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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Salah fires Liverpool seven points clear, Arsenal rock Chelsea.
Liverpool moved seven points clear at the top of the Premier League as Mohamed Salah's double inspired a dramatic 4-3 victory over Crystal Palace, while Arsenal ignited their top-four bid by beating Chelsea on Saturday.With second-placed Manchester City travelling to bottom-of-the-table Huddersfield on Sunday, Liverpool seized the chance to tighten their grip on the title race.Jurgen Klopp's side were pushed hard by Palace but Salah's predatory instincts and a woeful mistake from Eagles goalkeeper Julian Speroni ensured Liverpool improved their unbeaten home league run to 32 games."He's world class, simply world class," Klopp said of Salah.Liverpool's haul of 60 points from 23 matches tops the Reds' previous best tally of 59, set at the same stage of the 1893-94 and 1987-88 campaigns."We had to stay positive, being one down is not a massive blow. We just needed to win the second half," Klopp said."We have 60 points now. It's crazy."Palace, the last team to beat Liverpool in a Premier League game at Anfield, in April 2017, took a shock 34th-minute lead.Wilfried Zaha picked out Andros Townsend, who drilled a crisp finish past Alisson Becker.Salah equalised 60 seconds after the interval, the Egypt forward slotting in his 18th goal of the season after Virgil van Dijk's shot deflected into his path.Liverpool went ahead in the 53rd minute when Brazilian striker Roberto Firmino, surrounded by defenders, still managed to unload a shot that deflected in off Palace's Cheikhou Kouyate.

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