Liverpool vs West Ham: Late drama as Diogo Jota seals epic win for reigning champions

Liverpool vs West Ham: Late drama as Diogo Jota seals epic win for reigning champions

- Liverpool vs West Ham saw the Reds come from behind to claim a dramatic win

- West Ham took a deserved lead in the 10th minute as they exposed the Reds' defensive fragilities once again

- But Salah scored just before half time from the penalty spot after being brought down by Arthur Masuaku

- Substitute Diogo Jota scored late on to give Liverpool all three points to go top of the table

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Liverpool summer signing Diogo Jota scored for the third straight game as the Reds came from behind to beat West Ham United 2-1 at Anfield on Saturday, October 31.

Diogo Jota scored dramatic late winner as Liverpool beat WestHam 2-1
Jota scored a dramatic late winner against West Ham on Saturday, October 31.
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In what was a fascinating game, West Ham took a deserved lead rough Spanish midfielder Pablo Fornals' as early as the 10th minute.

Fornals cheekily scored a smart finish which clipped the post on its way in after a poorly cleared header by defender Joe Gomez.

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The Reds were thoroughly dominant in the half but their biggest weakness was in defence with the absence of established centre backs.

There was nothing wrong with the attack, however, as Jurgen Klopp’s men got the chance to draw level when Mohammed Salah as brought down in the box by Arthur Masuaku with the Egyptian getting the equaliser.

Liverpool continued their dominance throughout the game against a brave West Ham side which was missing the services of Mikail Antonio on the day.

The introduction of Xherdan Shaqiri and £41m signing Diogo Jota in the 70th minute proved to be the difference as the Reds instantly upped their tempo.

After having a goal ruled out for offside, Liverpool pushed for a winner and it came in the 85th minute in sublime fashion.

A superb run of play saw Shaqiri feed a devastating pass to Jota who fired in a goal for his third straight game.

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Meanwhile, earlier reported that Manchester City defeated Sheffield United on Saturday afternoon, October 31, thanks to a lone strike by Kyle Walker who fired home from outside the area in the 28th minute.

A muted celebration from the Sheffield United academy graduate and City failed to get another goal, but will thank Walker for his first half striker which handed them all three points.

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