Mane Inspires Dramatic Comeback Victory For Liverpool Against Villa As King Helps Bournemouth Sail Pass Manchester United



Sadio Mane and Andy Robertson struck late on as Premier League leaders Liverpool came from behind to claim a stunning 2-1 win over Aston Villa.

Jurgen Klopp’s side looked set to be heading for just their second top-flight defeat of 2019 at Villa Park, Trezeguet’s 21st-minute effort having put the hosts ahead in a clash containing further VAR controversy.

Liverpool forward Sadio Mane celebrates his last gasp winner with teammate Oxlade-Chamberlain

Trezeguet’s goal stood following a check for offside, but a review did not overturn the decision to disallow what appeared to be a valid equaliser from Roberto Firmino.

However, Liverpool’s second-half dominance eventually finally paid off in a dramatic finish. Robertson headed in from point-blank range before Mane flicked home the winner in the fourth minute of added time, keeping the Reds six points clear of Manchester City at the summit.

Wesley, Bjorn Engels and Mane passed up great chances to make an early breakthrough, but Trezeguet made no mistake when he tucked home John McGinn’s free-kick.

VAR eventually confirmed the goal, though the use of technology failed to benefit Firmino at the other end.

Tom Heaton made a fine stop to keep out Mane’s back-post header after the break, while Adam Lallana and Mohamed Salah squandered opportunities as the pressure increased.

Virgil van Dijk made a superb block to close off Wesley’s path to goal at the other end, and that intervention proved decisive.

Having been left unmarked at the back post, Robertson thumped a header beyond Heaton after connecting with Mane’s cross.

There was still enough time left in the game for Mane to complete the turnaround, the forward stooping low to connect with Trent Alexander-Arnold’s corner and flick a header into the far corner of the net.

Bournemouth vs Manchester United 

In a similar development, Joshua King stunted Manchester United’s form resurgence with the lone goal in a 1-0 win for Bournemouth at a wet and windy Vitality Stadium.


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men looked to have turned the corner following a morale-boosting run of three consecutive victories in all competitions but their failings on the road returned on Saturday. 

Anthony Martial’s presence in the starting XI failed to add potency and King ensured his former club’s long wait for a clean sheet in a Premier League away game stretched to 11 matches.

The striker was afforded time to skilfully turn and shoot in the 45th minute, his clinical finish lifting the Cherries three points clear of a United side destined to end the weekend in mid-table.

United made a bright start under grey skies as Daniel James set up shooting opportunities for Andreas Pereira and Fred.
After a challenging first 15 minutes, Bournemouth appealed unsuccessfully for a penalty when Ryan Fraser went down under minimal contact from Ashley Young.
VAR approved the decision and decided against intervening following Jefferson Lerma’s nudge on Martial in the opposite box.

United could hardly protest the opener as King chested down Adam Smith’s cross, spun away from Aaron Wan-Bissaka and volleyed through David de Gea’s legs.

The rain relented after half-time, helping Aaron Ramsdale to parry Pereira’s long-range drive, and De Gea likewise had to be alert to block King’s finish when a ball in behind broke kindly.

Solskjaer sent on two teenagers in search of an equaliser and one, Mason Greenwood, went close, but the forward’s volley from Fred’s cross came back off the near post.

Source: Goal.com
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