Salah helps Liverpool equal top-flight record

first_imgLiverpool Liverpool equal top-flight record with Salah-inspired win at Palace Chris Burton Last updated 1 year ago 22:01 3/31/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Jurgen Klopp Liverpool Getty Images Liverpool Premier League Crystal Palace v Liverpool Crystal Palace The Reds battled their way to a 2-1 victory over the Eagles at Selhurst Park on Saturday and no side have ever won more top-tier fixtures on the road Mohamed Salah equalled one Premier League record at Crystal Palace, and his match-winning goal helped Liverpool to hit another top-flight high.The Reds needed inspiration from somewhere as they headed to Selhurst Park on Saturday.Salah was to eventually provide the spark in a 2-1 triumph , with the Egyptian forward netting his 29th Premier League goal of the campaign. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player He has now found the target in 21 top-tier fixtures this season, allowing him to match the previous record achieved by Robin van Persie and Cristiano Ronaldo .A timely effort, which arrived six minutes from time, allowed Liverpool to complete a fight-back started by Sadio Mane.Having fallen behind to a first-half penalty at Palace, the Reds responded in style after the break.Victory has cemented their standing inside the top four and edged them a step closer to Champions League qualification.It has also drawn them level with Arsenal as the most successful away side in the history of the English top flight.679 – Liverpool have now won 679 top-flight away games – no side has ever won more (level with Arsenal). Pillar. #CRYLIV — OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) March 31, 2018 With the Gunners at home to Stoke on Sunday, Liverpool are guaranteed to maintain that standing for at least another week.They will then get the opportunity to edge clear on their own when they make the short trip to Goodison Park for a Merseyside derby date with Everton on April 7. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Isco: I’m not speaking to Ronaldo again!

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo Isco: I’m not speaking to Ronaldo again after hat-trick against Spain! Chris Burton Last updated 1 year ago 23:32 6/19/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Cristiano Ronaldo Isco Portugal Spain World Cup 2018 Getty Cristiano Ronaldo Isco Iran v Spain Spain Iran Portugal Real Madrid World Cup The Portugal superstar bagged the match ball in a thrilling World Cup encounter, with his efforts frustrating a number of Real Madrid colleagues Isco has claimed that he is “not going to speak to Cristiano Ronaldo again” after seeing his Real Madrid team-mate net a hat-trick for Portugal against Spain at World Cup 2018.An Iberian derby on Russia soil was expected to produce fireworks, and it did not disappoint as a topsy-turvy encounter swung one way and then the other – with a familiar figure having the final word.Ronaldo proved to be a thorn in the side of a number of club colleagues as he recorded the 51st treble of his remarkable career, with a stunning late free-kick bagging him the match ball. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move Spain were fully aware of the threat posed by a five-time Ballon d’Or winner but they were still unable to contain him, much to the disappointment of Isco.A man who has won a number of major honours alongside Ronaldo at the Santiago Bernabeu joked to Cadena SER when asked about the exploits of his close friend who is now a fierce rival: “Don’t talk to me about Cristiano!“I’m not going to speak to him again after what he did the other day.“He doesn’t have a high strike rate [from free-kicks], but when he has his day… his first two goals gave him confidence and got him looking for his hat trick.”Having been held in their opening encounter, much-fancied Spain have plenty to do in order to reach the knockout stage.Their next Group B fixture will see them face Iran on Wednesday, with Isco adamant that belief inside the camp remains high despite the untimely sacking of coach Julen Lopetegui on the eve of the finals.He added: “It’s true that it was a complicated situation for us to be in, but the hope and belief the squad has is way beyond any setback.“I think we showed great maturity to deal with what happened and we realise that the most important thing of all is that we are here at the tournament.“It’s a nice challenge for us to confront and we have to give everything we’ve got to put any issues behind us; we have to pull together and take this forward, like we did against Portugal.”Isco SpainIsco did not find the target in a 3-3 draw with Portugal, but he did strike the crossbar with one fierce drive and caught the eye with his neat footwork and tidy build up play.Pressed on whether he could be a contender to claim the Golden Ball in Russia, the 26-year-old playmaker said: “We’re still at the start and it’s not something I have in mind. The team comes first.“If the team does well and we go far then it’s easier to be considered for those kinds of individual awards.”last_img read more