Wolves 1-2 Liverpool: Reds' title march continues with 14th consecutive win
Wolves 1-2 Liverpool: Reds'  title march continues with 14th consecutive win

Wolves 1-2 Liverpool: Reds' title march continues with 14th consecutive win

English Premier League runaway leaders Liverpool continued with their march to the title following another 2-1 win away to Wolves on Thursday night. 

Captain Jordan Henderson and Roberto Firmino scored for the visitors on either side of a Raul Jimenez goal to give them their 14th straight victory at the Molineux. 

The two sides started brightly but it was the visitors who made their intentions known early on with quick attempts. 

Neto delivered a nicely thought set-piece on the fifth minute, but his ball was cleared after some scrambling inside the box

Liverpool then took the lead on the other end three minutes later, following Alexandre-Arnold's sumptuous corner ball that was tucked in by the skipper. 

The hosts then hit back almost immediately, but Matt Doherty's header following a nicely lofted ball into the box went slightly wide and Liverpool survived.

The match became a shooting contest as Salah created some space on the 20th minute to release a goal-bound shot from just inside the box, but it was expertly blocked by a defender. 

Liverpool were then forced into a change on the 33rd minute, an injured Sadio Mane was replaced by Takumi Minamino, who made his Premier League debut. 

Jurgen Klopp's men went all out once again deep into first-half added time, a perfect chance falling to Mohamed Salah, whose shot was once again blocked. 

Liverpool came back for the second half with guns blazing, and two minutes after the restart Rui Patricio made a world-class save to deny Salah's close-range shot that was goal-bound. 

The hosts, however, pulled level on the 51st minute against the run of play, with the ever-lively Adama Traore showcasing his brilliant technique before producing a beautifully lofted cross into the box that was nodded in by Raul Jimenez. 

They almost took the lead on the 65th minute, this time Traore trying his luck from a distance but his shot went slightly wide. 

Three minutes later Jimenez blew a clear opportunity after finding himself one-on-one with Alisson inside the six-yard box but the Brazilian read him well and produced a wonderful save as the striker went for a chip into the right side of the target.

Both sides kept pushing and Firmino almost scored on the 82nd minute after getting some space inside the box but his shot was easily collected. 

It didn't take long however for the Brazilian to register his name on the scoresheet, as he gave his side the winning goal with five minutes to go after a near-perfect lay off by Henderson.

There were no more goals in the remaining minutes, even though Diogo Jota missed a sitter in the 93rd minute, as Liverpool opened a 16-point gap at the top of the Premier League table.

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