Leicester City stuns Liverpool: Brendan Rodgers’s men outfox Reds 3-1 to go second on the table

Leicester City stuns Liverpool: Brendan Rodgers’s men outfox Reds 3-1 to go second on the table- The last seven minutes in the match between Leicester City and Liverpool were defining moments. Brendan Rodgers’ men scripted a stunning comeback in those seven minutes to condemn Liverpool to third straight defeat in the Premier League with a 3-1 scoreline at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.

The first half belonged to the Reds and Liverpool looked determined to come back from two consecutive defeats when Mohamed Salah put them into the lead in the 67th minute with a fine finish. Roberto Firmino set him up inside the penalty box with some brilliant individual skill.

Leicester struggled with Jamie Vardy missing two glorious chances in the first half. But they bounced back in the second half to sink the Reds in a chaotic seven-minute period. After Leicester City were denied a 78th-minute penalty following a video assistant referee review, the Foxes made it count in the second.

James Maddison’s freekick beat Alisson Becker in goal but it was initially ruled out as offside against Daniel Amartey. However, VAR saved the Foxes this time as the decision was reverted to allow the goal.

The next few minutes became a horror show for Liverpool keeper Alisson. After making two mistakes in the last match against Manchester City, another error cost Liverpool a goal on Saturday. The Brazilian, in a hurry to clear Youri Tielemans’ long ball, crash into club’s teammate Ozan Kabak. Vardy had a clear opportunity and he slotted it into the empty net in the 81st minute.

Four minutes later, Foxes put the final nail in Liverpool’s coffin when Harvey Barnes converted a Wilfred Ndidi pass. With the result, Leicester are now second on the table with 46 points from 24 games while Liverpool slipped to fourth place with 40 points from as many games.

EPL Points Table Updated:

Pos Club P W D L GD Pts
1  Man City 22 15 5 2 29 50
2  Leicester 24 14 4 6 16 46
3  Man Utd 23 13 6 4 19 45
4  Liverpool 24 11 7 6 13 40
5  Chelsea 23 11 6 6 14 39
6  West Ham 23 11 6 6 6 39
7  Everton 21 11 4 6 6 37
8  Tottenham 22 10 6 6 14 36
9  Aston Villa 21 11 2 8 12 35
10  Leeds 22 10 2 10 0 32
11  Arsenal 23 9 4 10 4 31
12  Southampton 22 8 5 9 -8 29
13  Crystal Palace 23 8 5 10 -12 29
14  Wolverhampton 23 7 6 10 -8 27
15  Brighton 23 5 10 8 -5 25
16  Newcastle 23 7 4 12 -13 25
17  Burnley 22 6 5 11 -15 23
18  Fulham 22 2 9 11 -14 15
19  West Bromwich 23 2 6 15 -36 12
20  Sheffield 23 3 2 18 -22 11

**Updated after Leicester City vs Liverpool match

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