Salah scores again for Liverpool in 3-2 Premier League win at Leicester City

Salah scores again for Liverpool in 3-2 Premier League win at Leicester City
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Published September 23rd, 2017 - 21:53 GMT via SyndiGate.info

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Mohamed Salah
Mohamed Salah

Egypt star Mohamed Salah continued his superb goal-scoring form for Liverpool, heading the Reds in front in their 3-2 English Premier League victory over Leicester City at King Power Stadium on Saturday.

After hitting the equalizer in the 1-1 draw against Burnley last week, Salah notched his fourth Premier League goal for Liverpool with an excellent header at the far post from Jordan Henderson's cross near the edge of the area.

The 24-year-old winger was also on target for Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League, scoring against Sevilla in a 2-2 draw at Anfield Stadium.    

Keeper Simon Mignolet was another hero as he saved a late penalty to secure the victory.

The Belgian keeper fouled Vardy with a mistimed fly-kick when desperately trying to clear his lines but, having been booked, got up to parry the England striker's spot-kick as Liverpool clung on in a game where they twice enjoyed two-goal leads.

Mignolet has now saved five of the past eight penalties he's faced.

"I count points, not penalty saves," the goalkeeper said afterwards.

The visitors dominated the first half and opened the scoring through Mo Salah's far-post header from Philippe Coutinho's cross a minute after the Egyptian missed a sitter. The goal was Salah's sixth of the season.

Coutinho looked back to his best and increased the lead with a curled 25-metre free-kick inside Casper Schmeichel's post on 23 minutes but Liverpool conceded just before the break when Shinji Okazaki converted a knockdown despite strong appeals for a foul on the keeper.

Goals flow at both ends whenever Liverpool play and no sooner had Jordan Henderson restored their two-goal advantage than Vardy headed Leicester's second before spurning the chance of an equaliser.

Even then, Leicester could have had another penalty when Can handled.

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