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Liverpool Beat Wolves 2-1 To Regain 16 Point Lead In The Premier League

Liverpool Beat Wolves 2-1 To Regain 16 Point Lead In The Premier League

Liverpool have regained their 16 point lead at the top of the Premier League following an entertaining 2-1 victory over Wolves.

Image Credit: PA
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Liverpool opened the scoring through captain Jordan Henderson inside the first ten minutes at Molineux.

However, a Raul Jimenez header in the second half ensured it wouldn't be an easy evening for the away side.

Despite this, Roberto Firmino netted a winner in the 83rd minute to give Liverpool their 22nd win of the season.

'The Reds' got off to a great start after Henderson nodded home from a Trent Alexander-Arnold corner.

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The right-back registered his 10th assist of the season and in doing so, became the first defender to register 10 or more assists in multiple league campaigns.

One blemish on the first half was Sadio Mane leaving the pitch after a hamstring issue.

He was replaced by Japanese international Takumi Minamino who made his Premier League debut.

Mane's injury rocked Liverpool and Wolves sensed a route back into the game.

Just over five minutes into the second half, Adama Traore clipped a ball into the box for Raul Jimenez to nod the home side level.

It's the Mexican's 20th goal of the season and it is first goal Liverpool have conceded in the league since early December.

Wolves applied pressure throughout the second half and had numerous chances to go ahead.

Despite this, they were left to rue those missed chances when Roberto Firmino put the ball past Rui Patricio.

Wolves had a glorious chance to equalise in added time but Diogo Jota blazed over the cross bar to the relief of the away end.

The result ensures Liverpool continue their march to a first ever Premier League title.

Wolves, meanwhile, will be disappointed their hard work was for nothing.

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Topics: Liverpool, Football, Premier League, Wolves

Daniel Marland

Daniel is a freelancer journalist for SPORTbible and covers a variety of sports. He also has past experience of working at Manchester United and once locked eyes with Jose Mourinho. He lived to tell the tale.

 

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