- Aston Villa vs Liverpool ended in a narrow 2-1 win for Jurgen Klopp's men
- The Reds put in a tough fight to avoid what could have been their first Premier League defeat
- Andre Roberton's equaliser and Sadio Mane's late strike cancelled Mahmoud Hassan's earlier goal
Aston Villa vs Liverpool ended in a narrow 2-1 victory for Jurgen Klopp's men as Reds put in a tough fight against what could have been their first Premier League defeat on Saturday, November 2, 2019.
Liverpool came to Villa Park Stadium with a strong spirit from their Carabao Cup victory over resilient Arsenal at Anfield.
But it was Mahmoud Hassan who changed the score-sheet for Aston Villa with a 21 minute super strike that put the host through the first half.
Hassan fired into Liverpool net after receiving a super pass from John McGinn.
Liverpool proceeded into the second half only for them to struggle for goals against the resilient host side.
With Reds looking destined for defeat, Andre Roberton came into rescue with a powerful eaqualiser at the 87 minutes to hand Liverpool a sigh of relief.
The Scottish international fired into the net from Sadio Mane's wonderful assist.
However, it was Sadio Mane the saviour of the day as the Senegalese star tapped in a late goal at the extra time after receiving a corner pass from Trent Arnold Alexander.
Liverpool got the vital three points to maintain their lead on the Premier League table ahead of Man City.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Bournemouth vs Man United ended 1-0 in favour of the Cherries in a Premier League fixture played at the Vitality Stadium.
Josh King got the only goal of the match just before half time after improvising on an Adam Smith's assist.
The Red Devils missed similar successive half-chances from Andreas Pereira and Fred in the opening exchanges of the match.
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