Salah scores 100th Premier League goal in Liverpool win

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Mohamed Salah scores for Liverpool against Leeds
Only Alan Shearer, Harry Kane, Sergio Aguero and Thierry Henry took fewer games than Mohamed Salah to score 100 Premier League goals

Liverpool kept pace with the Premier League’s leading pack as Mohamed Salah’s 100th English top-flight goal helped them to victory at Leeds.

The game was somewhat marred, though, by a serious injury to young midfielder Harvey Elliott, who was stretchered off following an initially innocuous-looking sliding challenge from Pascal Struijk that ultimately saw the Leeds player sent off.

Liverpool were already firmly in control of the game by then, though.

Egyptian forward Salah was perfectly placed to tap in Trent Alexander-Arnold’s low cross and give the Reds a 20th-minute advantage, with Fabinho bundling home the second following a corner five minutes after the break.

Sadio Mane had missed a number of chances in the game, but made absolutely certain of the points with a low finish into the far bottom corner in injury time.

Leeds had their chances too, with Rodrigo firing the best of them straight at Alisson with the game still goalless.

But with a man fewer, Leeds could not muster the challenge required and have now failed to win any of their first four top-flight matches in a season for the first time since 1958-59.

They will also now have to deal with a shortage of numbers in central defence, with Struijk banned and Diego Llorente limping off in the first half to join Robin Koch on the treatment table.

Jurgen Klopp’s side move to 10 points, level at the top, but with a lower number of goals scored than Manchester United and level with Chelsea.

More to follow.

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Leeds United

Starting XI

  1. Squad number1Player nameMeslier

    Average rating

    5.24

  2. Squad number2Player nameAyling

    Average rating

    5.07

  3. Squad number14Player nameLlorente

    Average rating

    4.89

  4. Squad number6Player nameCooper

    Average rating

    4.58

  5. Squad number3Player nameFirpo

    Average rating

    4.82

  6. Squad number23Player namePhillips

    Average rating

    5.70

  7. Squad number10Player nameRaphinha

    Average rating

    5.38

  8. Squad number15Player nameDallas

    Average rating

    5.13

  9. Squad number19Player nameRodrigo

    Average rating

    4.70

  10. Squad number22Player nameHarrison

    Average rating

    4.95

  11. Squad number9Player nameBamford

    Average rating

    5.50

Substitutes

  1. Squad number11Player nameRoberts

    Average rating

    4.52

  2. Squad number20Player nameJames

    Average rating

    5.01

  3. Squad number21Player nameStruijk

    Average rating

    4.17

Liverpool

Starting XI

  1. Squad number1Player nameAlisson
    Average rating

    7.78

  2. Squad number66Player nameAlexander-Arnold
    Average rating

    7.89

  3. Squad number32Player nameMatip
    Average rating

    7.75

  4. Squad number4Player namevan Dijk
    Average rating

    7.97

  5. Squad number26Player nameRobertson
    Average rating

    7.66

  6. Squad number67Player nameElliott
    Average rating

    7.90

  7. Squad number3Player nameFabinho
    Average rating

    7.99

  8. Squad number6Player nameThiago Alcántara
    Average rating

    7.81

  9. Squad number11Player nameMohamed Salah
    Average rating

    8.37

  10. Squad number20Player nameDiogo Jota
    Average rating

    7.60

  11. Squad number10Player nameMané
    Average rating

    7.63

Substitutes

  1. Squad number8Player nameKeïta
    Average rating

    6.61

  2. Squad number14Player nameHenderson
    Average rating

    7.04

  3. Squad number15Player nameOxlade-Chamberlain
    Average rating

    6.25

Line-ups

Leeds

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 1Meslier
  • 2Ayling
  • 14LlorenteBooked at 30minsSubstituted forStruijkat 33′minutesBooked at 60mins
  • 6CooperBooked at 12mins
  • 3Firpo
  • 23Phillips
  • 10Raphinha
  • 15Dallas
  • 19RodrigoSubstituted forRobertsat 45′minutes
  • 22HarrisonSubstituted forJamesat 68′minutes
  • 9Bamford

Substitutes

  • 11Roberts
  • 13Klaesson
  • 20James
  • 21Struijk
  • 35Cresswell
  • 38Summerville
  • 43Klich
  • 45McCarron
  • 46Shackleton

Liverpool

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Alisson
  • 66Alexander-Arnold
  • 32Matip
  • 4van Dijk
  • 26Robertson
  • 67ElliottSubstituted forHendersonat 63′minutes
  • 3FabinhoBooked at 16mins
  • 6Thiago AlcántaraSubstituted forKeïtaat 90+3′minutes
  • 11Salah
  • 20JotaSubstituted forOxlade-Chamberlainat 82′minutes
  • 10Mané

Substitutes

  • 5Konaté
  • 7Milner
  • 8Keïta
  • 12Gomez
  • 14Henderson
  • 15Oxlade-Chamberlain
  • 17Jones
  • 21Tsimikas
  • 62Kelleher

Referee:
Craig Pawson

Attendance:
36,507

Match Stats

Live Text

  1. Match ends, Leeds United 0, Liverpool 3.

  2. Second Half ends, Leeds United 0, Liverpool 3.

  3. Fabinho (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Foul by Raphinha (Leeds United).

  5. Attempt missed. Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool) left footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the right.

  6. Attempt blocked. Fabinho (Liverpool) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Andrew Robertson with a cross.

  7. Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Raphinha.

  8. Substitution, Liverpool. Naby Keïta replaces Thiago.

  9. Goal! Leeds United 0, Liverpool 3. Sadio Mané (Liverpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Thiago.

  10. Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Junior Firpo.

  11. Attempt blocked. Joel Matip (Liverpool) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Trent Alexander-Arnold with a cross.

  12. Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Luke Ayling.

  13. Attempt blocked. Sadio Mané (Liverpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jordan Henderson.

  14. Offside, Liverpool. Jordan Henderson tries a through ball, but Sadio Mané is caught offside.

  15. Hand ball by Jordan Henderson (Liverpool).

  16. Offside, Liverpool. Sadio Mané tries a through ball, but Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is caught offside.

  17. Offside, Leeds United. Junior Firpo tries a through ball, but Raphinha is caught offside.

  18. Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Alisson.

  19. Attempt saved. Patrick Bamford (Leeds United) left footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  20. Foul by Fabinho (Liverpool).

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