West Brom came on top of their first point with Sam Allardyce. He came away against Liverpool itself, after a late draw for Simi Ajay.
Despite a cross away against Manchester City, West Bromwich Albion introduced him to Slavin Bilic earlier in December. Caliph Sam Allardyce got off to a difficult start in his residency when the team clearly lost at home to Aston Villa before Christmas.
But today he is likely to leave his side Anfield in a good mood. West Brom, second-placed, managed to win and draw away with defending champions Liverpool.
Twelve minutes later, Senegalese Sadio Mane received the ball with his chest and shot the home team 1-0. After that, many expected the home team to be able to win a comfortable victory, but Liverpool did not manage to score more goals despite possession of the large ball.
The home crowd breathed a sigh of relief when Semi Ajayi was unable to hit the target after showing his skills to the left in the 82nd minute.
The very idea of a West Brom defensive match was something Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp had not appreciated.
I don’t think anyone can expect to play a team like West Brom did in the first half, like 6-4-0 or whatever. I think we did well.
– In the second half we did not continue the same way, they were hit with counterattacks and many angles. “It was our fault,” Klopp said on the Sky Sports broadcast, so we got one point instead of three.
IBF goalkeeper Sam Johnston still only needs to save the match. The home crowd was unimpressed by Roberto Firmino’s impressive move in the 89th minute.
– It was an incredible rescue. The fact that he only needs to be saved when we meet as a bottom team with the league leaders indicates that we have done our job, Sam Allardyce commented to the BBC.
Liverpool top the Premier League with 32 points and are three points behind second-placed Everton.
Sam Johnstone showed a bit of effort by turning from the right, but the visitors’ goalkeeper managed to keep the ball wide.
Sam Johnston turns away from Roberto Firmino’s head.
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Result, Premier League:
Leeds – Burnley 1–0 (1–0)
5 ‘Patrick Bamford 1-0
West Ham-Brighton 2-2 (0-1)
44 ‘Neil Mobay 0-1
60 ‘Ben Johnson 1–1
70 ‘Lewis Dunk 1–2
82 ‘Thomas Soucek 2-2
Liverpool-West Bromwich 1-1 (1-0)
12 ‘Mane Sadio 1-0
82 ‘Simi Ajayi 1–1
Wolverhampton-Tottenham 1–1 (0-1)
1 ‘Tangwe Ndombele 0-1
86 ‘Roman Sayes 1–1
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