Sadio Mané ensures Liverpool go 25 points clear at top with win at Norwich

15 February 2020 07:26
Liverpool move 25 points clear at the top of the Premier League, remain unbeaten and have a 25th win from 26 matches under their belt. But this contest against the division’s basement boys was another in which the champions-elect had to graft, bide their time and enjoy some luck before earning a deserved victory. Sadio Mané’s 78th-minute finish was precise and deadly, in the manner of so much of the Senegalese forward’s work this season. But he was summoned from the bench after returning from a hamstring injury because Liverpool needed him. Before his intervention Norwich had looked the equal of the Reds.With only one change made by either side – Naby Keïta coming in to Liverpool’s midfield in place of Fabinho – both managers went with a familiar approach and the first half was something of a stalemate. This was perhaps a surprise, given Norwich’s uninspiring home record – only three wins all season – but the hosts were uncharacteristically compact for the duration of the opening period and denied Liverpool any clear sights on goal. Related: Manchester City show disrespect to Uefa with misinformation and sweeping claims | David Conn Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian