Liverpool get past Burnley
Liverpool earned a hard-fought 1-0 win against Burnley at Turf Moor on Sunday to keep their title hopes alive.
Fabinho scored the winning goal in the latter stages of the first half as Liverpool cut Manchester City’s lead at the top to nine points with a game in hand.
Jurgen Klopp’s side were also able to recall Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane in the starting lineup for the first time since January following the Africa Cup of Nations.
The result sees Liverpool continue their unbeaten run in all competitions where they haven’t lost since Dec. 28 at Leicester City.
No Liverpool player has scored more goals across all competitions in 2022 than Fabinho:
◎ 8 games
◉ 5 goals
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— Squawka Football (@Squawka) February 13, 2022
Both sides started the game well and Alisson produced a fine save from Wout Weghorst’s effort while Nick Pope also denied Naby Keita.
Burnley also failed to make the most of several chances and were made to rue their misses as Fabinho was first to pounce from a flick-on from a free-kick in the 41st minute.
The second half was a much closer affair with Burnley once again failing to convert their opportunities.
Liverpool managed to control the game in the latter stages and went away with three vital points.
Burnley will see this as a missed opportunity and remain rooted to the bottom of the table, seven points from safety, but having played two fewer games than Newcastle United in 17th place.
Wolves beat Spurs
Tottenham’s bid for the top four stumbled on Sunday following a 2-0 home defeat to Wolves.
Raul Jimenez and Leander Dendoncker struck early on to hand Wolves the initiative and there was no way back for the home side.
Spurs went into the match off the back of a disappointing 3-2 defeat at home to Southampton in midweek and things went from bad to worse early on as they quickly fell behind.
? @Raul_Jimenez9 giving us the perfect start at @SpursOfficial!
— Wolves (@Wolves) February 13, 2022
First, Jimenez was on hand to chest down and volley in a rebound after Hugo Lloris could only parry Dendoncker’s shot on six minutes and a little over 10 minutes later, the midfielder made it two. The hosts made a mess of playing out from the back and Dendoncker punished them.
Antonio Conte reacted by making a substitution inside the opening half-hour, with deadline day signing Dejan Kulusevski replacing Ryan Sessegnon.
Jimenez had a chance to make it 3-0 early in the second half but Lloris denied him before Harry Winks thought he had pulled one back but his effort hit the bar.
Wolves leapfrogged Tottenham into seventh with the win.