Match report: Liverpool 3-2 West Ham

By on February 24, 2020 - 23 views

Liverpool came from behind in the final 25 minutes to beat West Ham United 3-2 in an entertaining game at Anfield on Monday night.

The Reds appeared to be on their way to victory when Georginio Wijnaldum produced an excellent header from an excellent first time cross from Trent Alexander-Arnold in the ninth minute.

However, the visitors had other ideas when Issa Diop levelled three minutes later with a fine header from a corner himself.

David Moyes’ side needed a point to move outside of the relegation zone and fans may be forgiven for thinking they’d get at least that amount when Pablo Fornals scuffed the Hammers ahead 10 minutes after the break. The two goals conceded by centre-back Joe Gomez were as many as he’d conceded in all 12 previous Premier League appearances this season.

That goal appeared to awake the runaway Premier League leaders who pressured Łukasz Fabiański’s goal thereafter, equalising midway through the second half when Mohamed Salah’s mishit effort from 12 yards tamely rolled through the legs of the West Ham goalkeeper.

Victory never looked in doubt afterwards and it came 10 minutes from time when Sadio Mané tapped home Alexander-Arnold’s cross. It was the right-back’s 12th assist of the Premier League campaign.

Liverpool are now a staggering 22 points ahead of second place Manchester City, with 11 games to play.

West Ham manager David Moyes has now failed to win in all 15 Premier League visits to Anfield, as manager of Everton, Manchester United, Sunderland and West Ham.

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