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Liverpool top EPL with late win over Crystal Palace



Liverpool FC stormed back from a goal down to defeat Crystal Palace 2-1 at Selhurst Park, reclaiming top spot in the Premier League.

Harvey Elliott’s stoppage-time winner and Mohamed Salah’s landmark 200th goal for the club secured the crucial victory.

Despite dominating possession throughout the first half, Liverpool struggled to create significant scoring opportunities.

Palace, on the other hand, looked dangerous on the counter-attack, with Alisson Becker making a miraculous save to deny Jefferson Lerma.

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An initial penalty awarded to Palace after a foul on Wataru Endo was overturned following a VAR review.

The second half saw Palace take the lead through Jean-Philippe Mateta from the penalty spot after Jarell Quansah’s clumsy tackle.

However, their advantage was short-lived as Ayew’s second yellow card reduced them to ten men on 75 minutes.

Capitalizing on the numerical advantage, Liverpool equalized just one minute later through a deflected Salah strike, marking his 200th goal for the club and 150th in the Premier League.

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Substitute Elliott then stole the show with a stunning winner from 25 yards out in injury time, sending the Liverpool fans into raptures.

This victory sees Liverpool leapfrog Arsenal into first place, albeit by a single point.

Arsenal have the chance to reclaim the top spot later today when they face Aston Villa.

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Crystal Palace, meanwhile, remain in 14th position, seven points clear of the relegation zone.

Liverpool will now turn their attention to their final UEFA Europa League group stage match against Union Saint-Gilloise before hosting Manchester United in a crucial Premier League clash next Sunday.

Palace, on the other hand, travel to champions Manchester City on Saturday.