Faes scores 2 own goals as Liverpool beats Leicester 2-1
In a match at Anfield, Liverpool defeated Leicester City 2-1 in the Premier League after coming from behind.
Leicester opened the scoring in the first four minutes through Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, but Wout Faes scored two own goals before halftime to give Liverpool the lead.
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Faes became the fourth player to score two own goals in a Premier League game, following Michael Proctor, Jonathan Walters, and Jamie Carragher. Leicester had several opportunities to score in the first half, but only one of their three goals counted.
Liverpool struggled to deal with Leicester’s pressing and long balls, and their midfield was weakened by the absence of Fabinho. Dewsbury-Hall’s goal came after a pass from Patson Daka, but Daka was injured a few minutes later.
Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah had a goal disallowed for offside, but Faes scored an own goal in the 38th minute to level the score. Four minutes later, Faes scored another own goal after a pass from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, allowing Liverpool to take the lead.
In the second half, both teams had chances to score but were unable to convert. Liverpool held on for the win, moving them two points closer to the top four, while Leicester remained 13th after two consecutive defeats.
Liverpool will next play Brentford on Monday, while Leicester will host Fulham on Tuesday.