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Saturday, September 26, 2020

Liverpool narrowly escape draw with 4:3 win against Leeds United

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Mohamed Salah completed his hat-trick with a late penalty as Premier League champions Liverpool just about saw off Leeds on their long-awaited return.

Marcelo Bielsa’s side, back in the top flight after 16 years, were impressive throughout and came from behind to level on three occasions.

But Salah – who scored two spot-kicks – had the last word to ensure Jurgen Klopp‘s team start with a win.

Jack Harrison, Patrick Bamford and Mateusz Klich all scored for Leeds.

It was a hugely encouraging, if ultimately pointless, return for the Yorkshire side who looked set to earn a point when Klich scored a fabulous goal at the Anfield Road end.

But record signing Rodrigo, a second-half replacement for Bamford, made a rash challenge on Fabinho to allow Salah the chance to thump home.

More to follow.

 

Live Reporting

Shamoon Hafez and Tom Rostance

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    1. INJURY TIME

      Liverpool 4-3 Leeds

      Surely Leeds cannot come back for a fourth time?

      Four minutes added on.

    2. SUBSTITUTION

      Liverpool 4-3 Leeds

      Liverpool change in the final minute.

      Joel Matip on to add more defensively resoluteness, in place of Trent Alexander-Arnold.

  1. GOAL – Liverpool 4-3 Leeds

    Mohamed Salah (Hat-trick

    No doubt about it, was there?

    Illan Meslier dives left, Mohamed Salah strokes in the penalty the other way and the Egyptian has an opening day hat-trick.

  2. PENALTY TO LIVERPOOL

    Liverpool 3-3 Leeds

    What is he doing??

    Rodrigo with a clumsy challenge on Fabinho and Liverpool get a penalty with two minutes to go.

  3. CLOSE!

    Liverpool 3-3 Leeds

    What a chance for the fourth.

    Liverpool cut Leeds open, Sadio Mane playing Roberto Firmino through on goal, eight yards out and the Brazilian has an easy finish but shins it against Luke Ayling.

  4. Post update

    Liverpool 3-3 Leeds

    It has been all hands to the pump for Leeds since their equaliser.

    Liverpool have worked the ball quicker but are finding a white shirt in the way each time they get into the box.

  5. Get Involved

    Tweet #bbcfootball or text 81111 (UK only)

    stwwii: I’m convinced there was something in the water at Watford last season. We’ve not had a defence since then.

    Kie Drake: The performance from Leeds is exactly what we expected, Liverpool have had chances but is anyone surprised by that. We are in the Premier League for the long haul.

    SMS Message: This Leeds team looks quality. This is coming from a united fan! YIKES. from Yassir Daud

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  6. Team news – Wilson, Hendrick and Lewis start for Newcastle

    West Ham v Newcastle (20:00 BST)

    West Ham XI

    Tomas Soucek starts for West Ham despite a brief period of self-isolation after coming into contact with someone who tested positive for Covid-19 while on international duty with the Czech Republic.

    However, record signing Sebastien Haller has to be content with a place on the bench alongside Manuel Lanzini and Felipe Anderson.

    West Ham XI: Fabianski, Fredericks, Diop, Ogbonna,Cresswell, Noble, Rice, Fornals, Bowen, Soucek, Antonio

    Subs: Randolph, Balbuena, Yarmolenko, Anderson, Lanzini, Haller, Ben Johnson

    Newcastle XI

    Newcastle boss Steve Bruce starts three of his four new outfield signings with Callum Wilson, Jamal Lewis and Jeff Hendrick all taking their place in his starting XI.

    Winger Ryan Fraser is on the bench along with Miguel Almiron, Joelinton and Matt Ritchie.

    Newcastle XI: Darlow, Manquillo, Lascelles, Fernandez, Lewis, Hayden, Shelvey, Hendrick, Saint-Maximin, Carroll, Wilson

    Subs: Gillespie, Joelinton, Ritchie, Krafth, Fraser, Almiron, S Longstaff

  7. Rate the players: Liverpool v Leeds United

    Liverpool

    Rate the players in this game here.

  8. Post update

    Liverpool 3-3 Leeds

    This could easily have gone in.

    Trent-Alexander Arnold swings in a cross, goalkeeper Illan Meslier looks to lose the flight of it, but luckily for the Frenchman is sails over the crossbar.

  9. SUBSTITUTION

    Liverpool 3-3 Leeds

    Last Leeds sub.

    Jamie Shackleton on for goalscorer Mateusz Klich.

  10. Post update

    Liverpool 3-3 Leeds

    10 to go and Liverpool are sending more men forward in the search for a fourth goal.

    They’ve led three times and not been able to hang on on each occasion.

  11. DISALLOWED GOAL

    Liverpool 3-3 Leeds

    Virgil van Dijk leathers in a finish at the far post.

    But we have another disallowed goal.

    Curtis Jones is adjudged to have impeded Robin Koch and VAR agrees with Michael Oliver’s decision.

  12. Post update

    Liverpool 3-3 Leeds

    Georginio Wijnaldum’s low cross is blocked by Robin’ Koch’s sliding block.

    13 minutes to go, which way will the winning goal go?

  13. CLOSE!

    Liverpool 3-3 Leeds

    Not far, not far at all.

    England international Kalvin Phillips steps up to take the free-kick and curls it over the wall but just wide of the post.

    Alisson was very worried, it had him scrambling.

  14. YELLOW CARD

    Liverpool 3-3 Leeds

    Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino, who has had no shots and created no chances so far in this game, gets the first yellow for barging into Jack Harrison.

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