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Mac Allister's rocket sends Liverpool top of Premier League

By primenewsghana
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Liverpool required a second-half fightback to see off a spirited Sheffield United and restore their two-point lead at the top of the Premier League table thanks to a 3-1 win on Thursday evening.

With the scores level as the clock ticked on to 76 minutes, it was midfielder Alexis Mac Allister who lifted the roof off Anfield with a rocket of a shot from the edge of the box that pinged into the top corner.

And Cody Gakpo’s late header wrapped up the win that puts Liverpool two points clear of Arsenal at the top of the Premier League.

Jurgen Klopp’s side looked on their way to victory from the moment that Darwin Nunez charged down Ivo Grbic’s sloppy clearance to open the scoring in bizarre fashion.

But Sheffield United worked hard to stay in the game and grabbed an equaliser when Gustavo Hamer’s back-post header deflected in off Connor Bradley to make it 1-1 in the second half.

It looked for a brief period that Liverpool’s dominance on the night was not going to yield the result they so desperately wanted, but Mac Allister and Gakpo ensured that title race remains in Liverpool’s hands as things stand.