Philip Ian Murray
We beat Liverpool 3-1. We beat Liverpool 3-1. We beat Liverpool 3-1 (and without Ivan Toney)
A well deserved 3-1 victory against the great Liverpool at Gtech Community Stadium was even more impressive as Toney was out injured. After an initial scare when Nunez went round Raya but fortunately Mee was there to clear, we made a bright start to the first half. A great ball by Wissa sent Mbuemo through on goal but his shot was well saved by their keeper. In the 19th minute from the resulting corner we take the lead through a Konate own goal. Then in the 26th minute from another corner Wissa scored but the goal was then disallowed as he had been in the goal and had come back into play before scoring and was offside. Then from another corner in the 39th minute Wissa was there to shoot home. Again, this goal was disallowed by VAR as his shot had just clipped a defender then slightly touched Mee who was in an offside position. From the offside free kick the ball was given straight back to the Bees and Mbeumo passed to Jensen who crossed for Wissa to head towards goal but their keeper somehow managed to keep the ball out. For what seemed an eternity, then the ref’s watch buzzed to indicate the ball had crossed the line and at the third time of asking Wissa had scored and we went in 2-0 up at half time.
Liverpool started the second half with much more intensity and it seems inevitable they would score. In the 48th minute Nunez broke through and put the ball in the net but fortunately VAR cancelled this one out as he was narrowly offside. It was only two minutes later that they made it 2-1 with a header. For the next 20-30 minutes it looked likely they would get at least another goal but our defence was resilient. We still tried to get forward on the break but were getting pinned back into our penalty area. Then in the 84th minute Norgaard slips Mbuemo in behind the Liverpool backline and he outmuscles Konate and slides the ball beyond Alisson to make it 3-1. We nearly got a fourth in time added on. A great win against one of the world’s best teams.