Saturday, 23 September 2017

Coutinho scores superb free-kick as Liverpool beat Leicester, See other Premiership Results..

Philippe Coutinho scored a brilliant first goal of the season and Jamie Vardy had a penalty saved as Liverpool survived a Leicester fightback to end their run of four games without a win.

The Foxes won 2-0 in their Carabao Cup third-round meeting on Tuesday, but the Reds exacted revenge on their return to Premier League action.

Coutinho set up Mohamed Salah for the opener and then struck a majestic free-kick to give his side a two-goal lead at King Power Stadium.

But Shinji Okazaki poked home from close range just before the break to give Leicester hope, before a frantic five-minute spell in the second half saw the balance of the game fluctuate dramatically.

Jordan Henderson netted from a Liverpool counter attack to make it 3-1 and seemingly secure the points but the hosts responded a minute later when Vardy headed into an empty net after Simon Mignolet pushed Demarai Gray's shot into his path.

Vardy then earned a penalty when he was brought down by Mignolet, but the Belgian kept out the England striker's spot-kick, which followed his usual tactic of going straight down the middle.

Liverpool had few further scares to survive as they held on for a timely victory after a modest run of form, the win moving Jurgen Klopp's side up to fifth in the table.

Leicester remain just above the relegation zone with merely a win and a draw from their opening seven matches.

See other EPL Results:

West Ham United 2 - 3 Tottenham Hotspur
Burnley 0 - 0 Huddersfield Town
Everton 2 - 1 AFC Bournemouth
Manchester City 5 - 0 Crystal Palace
Southampton 0 - 1 Manchester United
Stoke City 0 - 4 Chelsea
Swansea City 1 - 2 Watford

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