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Liverpool beat Tottenham 2-1, continue 5-game undefeated start to season

IANS  |  London 

Continuing their five-game undefeated start to the 2018/2019 English (EPL) season, rode on goals from and striker to beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 here on Saturday.

It was a scoreless match here at for both and Tottenham striker Harry Kane, but the Reds found ways to score despite the Spur's dominant possession throughout, which they failed to capitalise on, reports

Senegal netted for just 44 seconds into the match, but it was ruled offside.

Wijnaldum scored in the 39th minute on a header from inside the box off a corner kick, clinching his first away goal since joining the Reds in July 2016.

After the break, Brazil striker Firmino nailed the second goal in the 54th minute, making the most of the ball that the Spurs' Dutch failed to catch.

substitute closed the gap in the third minute of stoppage time on a close-range left-footed shot off a cross from Christian Eriksen, but it was too late to rally back.

Liverpool is in the top spot with 15 points, while Tottenham is provisionally fifth with nine points, having collected three wins and two defeats.

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First Published: Sat, September 15 2018. 21:36 IST
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