April 19, 2021

Premier League

Premier League Passion

Report: Liverpool 4-0 Wolves

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Liverpool regained the Premier League title by defeating their hosts Wolverhampton 4-0 Sunday evening, in the eleventh round.

Liverpool goals, Mohamed Salah (24), Giorgino Wijnaldum (58), Joel Matip (67) and Nelson Simedo (78), scored by mistake in his team’s goal.

The red team raised its score to 24 points, which is the balance of leaders Tottenham, who is ahead on goal difference, while Wolverhampton remained in tenth place with 17 points.

As usual, Liverpool coach Juergen Klopp relied on the 4-3-3 play method, where Fabinho played alongside Joel Matip deep in the back line, with the support of backs Nico Williams and Andy Robertson, and the presence of Curtis Jones, Jordan Henderson and Vinaldom in the middle, while he played The usual trio of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino are on the front line, with Diogo Jota sitting on the bench.

On the other side of the field, Wolverhampton coach Nuno Esberto Santo resorted to the 4-3-3 method of playing as well, where the back line was from Nelson Simedo, Connor Cody, Willie Polly and Marsal, and Ron Neves played the focal point, and Joao Moutinho and Leander Dendonker moved behind Top trio Adama Traore, Daniel Bodensee and Pedro Neto, in the absence of Raul Jimenez, the Mexican with a fractured skull.

The referee whistled a free kick in favor of the visiting team in the fourth minute, which was carried out by Neves to hit the top net from outside, and Liverpool responded in the 11th minute, after a cross from Robertson and Mane’s header put the ball over the goal.

Traore passed the ball to Podence, who tried to drop it over goalkeeper Kelleher, but the latter took notice of the attempt and returned the ball with his fingertips to a corner in the 17th minute.

Liverpool waited until the 24th minute to open the scoring, when Henderson sent a long ball towards the penalty area, defender Cody tried to cut it with his chest, but it reached the Egyptian star, who controlled it before he shot it into the net.

Liverpool continued its attempts to add a second goal, so a new header from Mane passed over the goal in the 34th minute, and Wolverhampton goalkeeper Roy Patricio easily controlled a free kick, which Salah implemented in the 35th minute.

The ball reached Dendonker, who shot from afar, but his attempt diverged from Liverpool’s goal in the 37th minute, and two minutes later, Mane’s shot rebounded from the defender Boly’s header.

The referee awarded a penalty in favor of Wolverhampton, after impeding Cody inside the area, but after resorting to video technology, the referee returned to withdraw a decision moments before the end of the first half.

The second half saw an attacking advantage for the home team, and Henderson’s pass reached Mane, who fired at the goalkeeper’s place in the 47th minute.

Salah prepared a weighted ball to Mane, who shot next to the left post in the 51st minute, before Liverpool added the second goal in the 58th minute, via Wijnaldum, who advanced the ball on the left side, before launching an unanswered missile, and settled in the far upper corner of Wolverhampton’s goal.

Liverpool’s roaring attack continued, and the landowner added the third goal in the 67th minute, when Salah sent his left-footed fine cross, followed by Matip’s head to find the goal’s way.

Goalkeeper Kelleher easily dominated Dendoncker’s header, after a cross from Neto in the 70th minute, and Jota entered instead of unsuccessfully Firmino in the Liverpool squad.

The other substitute, Trent Alexander-Arnold, made the fourth goal for Liverpool in the 78th minute, when he directed a low cross from the right, passed in front of Salah for Mane to try to follow it, but it collided with Semedo, who accidentally deflected it to the net.

Substitute Ait Nouri almost scored an honorable goal for Wolverhampton in the 80th minute, but goalkeeper Kelleher sent the shot away with his foot.