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Premier League: Leicester City score thrice in 7 minutes to beat Liverpool, go 2nd on points table

With the win Leicester City went second ahead of Manchester United while Jurgen Klopp’s side are fourth on the table, 10 points behind leaders Manchester City.

Champions Liverpool faced an embarrassing loss to Leicester City on Saturday after looking like winning the game for most parts.

After a goal-less first half, Mohamed Salah broke the deadlock in the 67th minute and put the champions ahead and it looked like they would go on to earn the much-needed win, but the defence imploded in the last 12 minutes with Leicester scoring 3 goals in 7 minutes.

With the win Leicester City went second ahead of Manchester United, although the latter have a game in hand. Jurgen Klopp’s side are fourth on the table, 10 points behind leaders Manchester City.

For Leicester, it was James Maddison who got them level in the 78th minute when his free-kick was allowed to stand following a VAR review for an offside call on Daniel Amartey.

That was followed by an Alisson error three minutes later that allowed Jamie Vardy to tap home from close range, before Harvey Barnes compounded Liverpool’s misery with another goal.

The Liverpool defence had looked shaky in the first half as well, with Vardy often managing to find space behind Henderson. There were two clear chances that the striker was not able to convert.

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