West Ham United vs Liverpool: Salah fires Reds to 2-0 win over Hammers

West Ham United vs Liverpool: Salah fires Reds to 2-0 win over Hammers

- West Ham United vs Liverpool Premier League clash ended in favour of the visitors

- The Reds extended their lead on the log to 19 points after 24 matches

- A goal each from Mo Salah and Oxlade-Chamberlain helped the Reds secure maximum points after the game

Liverpool stretch their leadership on the Premier League table to 19 points following their 2-0 victory against West Ham United at the London Stadium on Wednesday, January 19.

A goal each from Mohamed Salah and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in either half of the meeting handed the Reds maximum victory after the game.

The victory, however, pushes Jurgen Klopp men closer to clinching their first English top-flight title in well over three decades.

Salah fired the Reds ahead in the 35th minute through a well-taken penalty that went past Lukasz Fabianski towards the end of the first half.

Brazilian forward Roberto Firmino won the spot-kick for the visitors after being hacked down by Jeremy Ngakia and Issa Diop in the danger zone.

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Meanwhile, referee Jonathan Moss was not sure and needed the help of the Video Assistant Referee to review the decision before finally pointing to the spot.

West Ham made some nice advances after conceding their first goal but none of their efforts could find the back of the net before the referee signaled the end of the half.

Having observed the half time break, both sides resumed hostilities but it was the visitors who made the first mark.

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Barely seven-minute after resumption, Oxlade-Chamberlain doubled the Reds lead in the 52nd minute of the game.

The England international registered his names in the scores sheet after netting a goal from a counter-attacking move which was started after defending a corner kick moments before.

Salah got the build-up started and then pick the winger who was already making a run towards the opponent's danger zone.

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Oxlade-Chamberlain dribbled past a couple of West Ham's opponent before firing the ball into the net, while they ran off with maximum points.

Liverpool are now 70 points from 24 games - 19 points better than defending champions Manchester City and their next meeting will be against Southampton at Anfield.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Manchester United were sent out of this season's Carabao Cup despite beating city rivals Manchester City 1-0 in the semifinal second leg at the Etihad.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his wards knew that they would have a great mountain to climb against Manchester City in the second leg after losing 3-1 at Old Trafford in the first tie.

But they tried their best by stopping Manchester City from scoring in front of their fans even though they ended the encounter with ten men.

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