Cyprus Mail
Football Premier League Sport

Mane double eases Liverpool to 2-0 win over 10-man Chelsea

Premier League Chelsea V Liverpool
Liverpool's Sadio Mane scores their first goal

Two goals from Sadio Mane just after halftime eased champions Liverpool to a 2-0 win over 10-man Chelsea in the Premier League season’s first heavyweight clash at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

A dull game never threatened to live up to the eight-goal thriller when the side’s met in July, and it proved all-too-easy for Liverpool to lay down the season’s first big marker although Chelsea were architects of their own downfall.

Chelsea managed only one goal attempt in the first half but were solid enough until Danish defender Andreas Christensen was sent off shortly before the interval for hauling down Mane.

Mane headed Liverpool in front five minutes after the interval and four minutes later took advantage of a dreadful error by Chelsea keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga as the hosts crumbled.

Liverpool gave new midfield signing Thiago Alcantara a debut off the bench but the Spaniard’s first impact was to offer Chelsea a lifeline by fouling Timo Werner to concede a penalty with a little under 20 minutes remaining.

But Jorginho’s effort was saved by the otherwise redundant Alisson Becker to spare Liverpool any late tension.

Liverpool have won both their opening games while Chelsea have three points.



Related posts

Barca overcome Juve as Morata has three goals disallowed

Reuters News Service

Rashford comes off bench to net hat-trick as United crush Leipzig

Reuters News Service

Kean at the double as PSG beat Basaksehir in Istanbul

Reuters News Service

Chelsea ease to Champions League win at Krasnodar

Reuters News Service

Anorthosis continue good start, relief for Apoel in cup

Staff Reporter

Ronaldo left out of Juve squad to face Barcelona

Reuters News Service