EPL: Liverpool Thrash Arsenal To Maintain Perfect Start

Liverpool players celebrate Jota's goal/Getty Images
EPL: Liverpool Thrash Arsenal To Maintain Perfect Start - Vantage News Nigeria
Liverpool players celebrate Jota’s goal/Getty Images

Champions Liverpool showed their determination to retain their Premier League crown by coming from behind to record an impressive victory against Arsenal at Anfield, with new signing Diogo Jota grabbing a home debut goal.

Arsenal, winners of their opening two Premier League games, went ahead after 25 minutes when Alexandre Lacazette took advantage of Andy Robertson’s error to bundle a close-range finish past Alisson but ended well beaten.

Liverpool gave an instant response as Sadio Mane pounced two minutes later after Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno could only push out Mohamed Salah’s shot.

And Liverpool went ahead before half-time when Robertson made up for his earlier error by getting on the end of Trent Alexander-Arnold’s cross to beat Leno.

Arsenal’s effort to pull level proved abortive with Lacazette shooting tamely at Alisson when he was clean through with the score 2-1.

The result was put beyond doubt for Liverpool by their new boy, Jota who was making his Anfield bow following his move from Wolves, as he shot low past Leno from the edge of the area.

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