Football

Liverpool make it five wins out of five

EPL
TOTTENHAM LIVERPOOL
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(Erik Lamela 90+3) (Georginio Wijnaldum 39, Roberto Firmino 54)

Liverpool continued their perfect start to the season to stay top of the English Premier League after a goal in each half gave them a 2-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley on Saturday (Sept 15).

Georginio Wijnaldum picked the perfect time to score his first away goal in the EPL when he headed Liverpool into a 39th-minute lead, before Roberto Firmino steered home a second early in the second half to ensure Liverpool made it five wins from five.

In the time since Liverpool’s 4-1 defeat at Tottenham in October last year, they have had the best defensive record in the EPL, having kept more clean sheets than any other team, but they were denied another in stoppage time by Erik Lamela.

Lamela’s goal from a tight angle was deemed a mere consolation, though, as Spurs slipped to consecutive league defeats for the first time since the final two games of the 2015-16 season, meaning they remain outside the top four. – REUTERS

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