Liverpool suffer first defeat of the season

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Liverpool suffer first defeat of the season
Liverpool suffer first defeat of the season. image: twitter

Liverpool suffer first defeat of the season

West Ham moved up into third place in the Premier League table this afternoon, Sunday, November 7, at the London Stadium. An incredible display saw the Hammers hand Liverpool their first defeat of the season. Jurgen Klopp‘s men came into this match just one win short of a new club record of 26 unbeaten league matches.

Mixed fortunes now see David Moyes‘ resurgent team climbing above Liverpool, denting their aspirations of winning the title again. On this kind of form, West Ham can actually be serious contenders for the top spot, showing true grit and resilience against a powerful Liverpool side.

As own goal from Alisson after only four minutes gave the London club’s fans plenty to cheer about. The Brazilian somehow managed to turn Pablo Fornals’ corner into his own net. It took until the 41st minute for Trent Alexander-Arnold to level the scores when he received the ball from Mohamed Salah and curled it into the goal beyond Lukasz Fabianski.

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It could well have been a 10-a-side match if the referee had wanted it, with two incidents looking like they deserved red cards. Jordan Henderson went down after a heavy challenge from Aaron Cresswell, while Ogbonna took a loose elbow to his face from Diego Jota, leading to a substitution.

Sadio Mane came close to putting the Reds in front after the break, but Fabianzki parried his close-range volley. Craig Dawson was unlucky with a header as well. It was Fornais who broke the deadlock on 67 minutes, with Alisson unable to do anything with his low shot.

Just seven minutes later, Kurt Zouma put the Hammers 3-1 up, heading home to put his team in a strong position. When Divock Origi lowered the deficit after 83 minutes, it led to a tense last few minutes, but West Ham held on to take the victory, 3-2.


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Chris was born in a small village in Wales, where he ran his own successful construction company for many years, before deciding in 1990, to swap the grey skies and rain for the sunshine and lifestyle of the Costa del Sol. Late last year he made the move to Southern Portugal, and is now residing on the Algarve. Having sung and played in a rock band back in Wales, he still likes to go out and entertain in his spare time, singing in restaurants and golf clubs. Interests are of course music, especially from the 60s and 70s, movies, nice restaurants, and he has a passion for graphic design and online marketing.

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