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EPL: Salah bags brace in Liverpool win after Man City thump Newcastle

Egypt forward, Mohammed Salah was exceptional for Liverpool on Wednesday night as he bagged a brace in their 3-1 win over Brighton in the Premier League.

Within eight minutes, the recently crowned champions were already 2-0 up, courtesy of goals from Salah and captain Jordan Henderson.

Naby Keita set up Salah to open the scoring in the 6th minute before Henderson swiftly swept home a superb second from 20 yards two minutes after.

Brighton fought back and pulled a goal back when Leandro Trossard fired past Liverpool keeper Alisson before halftime before Salah bagged his 19th league goal of the season.

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Jurgen Klopp’s side are now with 92 points, closing in on Manchester City’s 100-point Premier League record.

Earlier in the day, Manchester City returned to winning ways as they hammered Newcastle United 5-0.

Gabriel Jesus, Riyad Mahrez, Fernández own goal, David Silva, and Raheem Sterling were the goalscorers for City, who were stunned 1-0 at Southampton in their previous game.

Other Premier League matches played earlier include Sheffield United’s 1-0 win against Wolverhampton Wanderers and Burnley’s 1-0 defeat at West Ham.

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