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Mane scores as Liverpool secure three points against Burnley


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Mohamed Salah produced a great performance, while Sadio Mane scored as Liverpool beat Burnley 2-0 in game week 2 of the Premier League.

Against all odds, Burnley were the more dangerous side at the beginning of the game and got their first chance in the 17th minute. Dwight McNeil found Chris Wood inside the penalty area but his header was saved by Alisson.

Liverpool quickly responded a minute later through a counterattack, when Tsimikas received the ball on the left flank and crossed it to Diogo Jota in the near post who headed it past Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope.

McNeil was once again the main source of danger for the visitors and took a powerful shot but Alisson was there to clear it into a corner kick.

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Two minutes later, Salah took a powerful shot from the edge of the penalty area but Pope was able to parry the Egyptian’s effort.

Then in the 26th minute, Harvey Elliott played a through ball to Salah, who put the ball into the back of the net but the goal was ruled-out for offside.


In the 31st minute, Trent Alexandre Arnold played a chip pass to Sadio Mane but the latter’s effort went over the crossbar.

It didn’t take long for Burnley to threaten the Reds’ goal at the start of the second-half. Ashley Barnes smashed the ball from close range in the 46th minute but his goal was disallowed for offside.

In the 60th minute, Salah chested Tsimikas’ cross down inside the penalty area and brilliantly got past the Burnley defender. However, his shot was cleared off the line.

Then in the 69th minute, Sadio Mane doubled the scoring for the hosts following a brilliant build-up which started with Virgil Van Dijk who found Harvey Elliot on the right wing. The 18-year-old then passed it to Trent, who played a quick pass to the Senegal international and the latter smashed it into the back of the net.

Photo: Liverpool

Liverpool’s last chance came in the 84th minute through Trent Alexandre Arnold, whose long range effort was easily caught by Pope.

With this win, Liverpool now have six points from a possible six after they beat Norwich in the opening game week last weekend. Their next game will be next Saturday against Chelsea at Anfield.

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