By 90Min
September 14, 2019

Liverpool have extended their lead at the top of the table thanks to 3-1 win over Newcastle United on Saturday, maintaining their record of winning every league match this season.

Confidence was high during the pre-match build-up and Newcastle United weren't being given too much of a chance, even after their win on the road to Tottenham Hotspur just a few weeks ago.

But Steve Bruce's side capitalised on Liverpool's slow start to the game by tacking a shock lead through loanee full-back Jetro Willems.

The goal came after just six minutes so it was hardly time for Liverpool to go into their panic stations, but a handful of chances that the hosts created didn't test Martin Dúbravka.

The hosts did have a penalty shout which was waved away, but that didn't deter Sadio Mané who scored his 17th goal of the calendar year to bring Liverpool back on level terms, scoring a near-identical goal to Willems' opener.

Mané didn't stop there and even managed to put Liverpool in front before the half time whistle.

But while Liverpool's equaliser really was from the top drawer, Mané put the hosts into the lead for the first time at Anfield after an awful mistake from Dúbravka which left the goal gaping for the Senegal international.

Not content with letting Mané grab all the headlines, Mohamed Salah saw his name go up in lights for the fourth time this season thanks to a delicate finish over Dúbravka in the second-half.

Salah has now been involved in 10 goals in his last seven league appearances at Anfield.

Liverpool were well worth their three points, even if they had to go behind to find their top gear, but the Reds have now maintained their unbeaten record and ensured they'll stay top of the Premier League table for at least another week.

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