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Chelsea beat Liverpool to move back into top four

Published on: 04 March 2021

Mason Mount's first-half goal helped Chelsea to victory over Liverpool in the Premier League at Anfield on Thursday night as the Blues moved back into the top four in the standings.

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Chelsea, who came into the match unbeaten in nine games since Thomas Tuchel took over, looked to have taken the lead when Timo Werner latched onto a ball over the top of the Liverpool defence and beat an onrushing Alisson. However, the goal was ruled out for a very narrow offside call after video review.

Mount fired the visitors into the lead before half-time with an exquisite strike from the top of the penalty area after N'Golo Kante picked him out with a long ball on a counter-attack.

Liverpool, who substituted a disgruntled Mohamed Salah in the second half, struggled to carve out clear chances as they slipped to a club-record fifth successive home league defeat, having gone unbeaten in their previous 68 games at Anfield.

Alisson made a fine, close-range save to keep Werner from doubling Chelsea's lead in the 76th minute as Liverpool looked to find a way back into the game.

Chelsea dug in and saw out the result despite the ramped-up pressure from the hosts to move back into the top four on 47 points, while Liverpool remain stuck in seventh place with 43 points from 27 matches.


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