Football News

Sadio Mane stops Liverpool’s Losing Streak

Two Sadio Mane goals in two minutes stopped Liverpool’s five match winless run and gave Jurgen Klopp’s men their first Premier League win since New Year’s Eve.

Liverpool greatly missed Mane while he was away at the Africa Cup of Nations, and he is now just returning to club form after arriving back on Merseyside a few weeks ago. Mane started on the right side of Liverpool’s front three and was in dangerous from the kick-off as interchanged with his fellow attackers.

It took Mane just 16 minutes to find the back of the Tottenham net. Georginio Wijnaldum’s sensational midfield through ball put Mane in on goal and the Senegalese star expertly put it past Hugo Lloris.

Two minutes later Mane was at it again. This time Mane stole the ball off of a lackadaisical Eric Dier. The forward then played a square ball to Adam Lallana, whose shot was saved. Roberto Firmino’s follow up was blocked and it fell right to Mane, who lashed it into the back of Spurs’ net.

From there, Tottenham had no answers as Liverpool’s defence kept its seventh clean sheet of the season. Spurs’ attack managed just two shots on target as Liverpool played well to halt their losing streak.

Sunderland 0-4 Southampton

Premier League side Sunderland were thrashed by Southampton in an important relegation battle. Just as Sunderland looked to be improving, the team suffered another setback, this time at the hands of the Saints.

January signing Manolo Gabbiadini scored twice in the opening half to put Southampton on the way to victory. A Jason Denayer own goal put things out of reach in the second half while Southampton’s Shane Long added a fourth in stoppage-time.

Swansea 2-0 Leicester

Leicester City are dangerously close to becoming the first ever Premier League side to be relegated the season after winning the title. The Foxes were thoroughly outplayed by Swansea in Sunday’s late fixture.

Swansea were up 2-0 by the halftime break with goals from Alfie Mawson and Martin Olsson. Leicester managed a pathetic one shot on target during the 90 minutes.

The loss puts Leicester just one point above the relegation zone. The team haven’t scored a Premier League goal since New Year’s Eve. Making Leicester’s fight for survival even more difficult is the club’s battle on three fronts. The Foxes are still in the FA Cup and Champions League to go along with their Premier League fixtures.

Saturday Feb 11, 2017

Arsenal 2-0 Hull

West Ham 2-2 West Brom Albion

Manchester United 2-0 Watford

Middlesbrough 0-0 Everton

Stoke 1-0 Crystal Palace

Sunderland 0-4 Southampton

Liverpool 2-0 Tottenham

Sunday Feb 12, 2017

Burnley 1-1 Chelsea

Swansea 2-0 Leicester

Add Comment

Click here to post a comment