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EPL: Leicester Faes' Own Goals Complete Comeback For Liverpool

EPL: Leicester Faes' Own Goals Complete Comeback For Liverpo

Mohamed Salah

Wout Faes scored two calamitous own goals for Liverpool to complete a comeback after Kieran Dewsbury-Hall gave Leicester City an early lead in their Premier League clash at Anfield on Friday.

The Belgian centre-back miscued a clearance in the 38th minute to hand Liverpool the equaliser, after Leicester took a surprise fourth-minute lead through Dewsbury-Hall, and then put the ball into his net again on the stroke of halftime.

Liverpool, who stay sixth but move within a point of fifth-placed Manchester United, albeit having played a game more, will consider themselves lucky after a stuttering performance with both clubs guilty of missing good chances.

Leicester remain 13th, four points above the relegation zone, after they lost the 10th league game of the season.


Leicester grabbed the lead as the home defence was caught out by a long clearance from goalkeeper Danny Ward, followed by two quick touches that put Dewsbury-Hall away on goal.

He ran almost half the length of the pitch, outpacing the Liverpool defence, to score.

Leicester looked good value for their advantage until Faes’ miscued clearance of a ball into the box from Trent Alexander Arnold looped up over Ward into the back of the Leicester net from a tight angle.

Faes was under no pressure as he attempted to hack the ball clear, giving away a cheap, although unfortunate, equaliser.

He was also unlucky with Liverpool's second seven minutes later, chasing back as Darwin Nunez’s chipped effort hit the Leicester post and rebounded back into play, hitting the onrushing Faes on the knee and going into the net.

Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah had three second half chances to increase the home side's lead while Nunez came close with an effort that whistled over the bar with 12 minutes left.

Leicester, who lost 3-0 at home to Newcastle United on Boxing Day in their first league game back after the World Cup break, also created some decent chances, notably for Harvey Barnes who tormented Liverpool down the left-hand side.

He hit the woodwork in the last 10 minutes but Leicester were offside in the build-up.

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