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Why Sadio Mane’s opener vs Palace was such a significant one in both Liverpool & the Premier League’s history

Why Sadio Mane’s opener vs Palace was such a significant one in both Liverpool & the Premier League’s history

 

Liverpool star Sadio Mane this afternoon etched his name into the history books of both the club and the Premier Leiague, during the Reds’ meeting with Crystal Palace.

Liverpool in front

Mane and co. are of course currently locked in action at Anfield.

Jurgen Klopp’s men welcomed the aforementioned Palace to Merseyside, aiming to move clear at the summit of the Premier League table, courtesy of a 4th win in five.

And, as things stand, this is precisely what the hosts are headed towards.

With 45 minutes played, Liverpool lead the Eagles by a goal to nil, courtesy of Sadio Mane’s finish just shy of the interval.

After Mohamed Salah directed Kostas Tsimikas’ corner from the left on target with a rare headed effort, Vicente Guaita was on hand to pull off a wonderful one-handed save.

Mane, however, made no mistake on the rebound, rattling home from an acute angle to send the Anfield faithful into rapturous celebrations.

Mane making history

And, as outlined above, Mane’s latest strike in Liverpool red proved significant in far more than simply handing the hosts the lead on Saturday.

This comes with the Senegalese attacker having etched his name into the storied history books of the Merseysiders, as the latest member of the centurion’s club:

Not only that, but Mane secured for himself a piece of Premier League history, too, as the first and only player to ever find the net in nine successive appearances against the same opponent:

 

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Aminat Aigbe

Aminat Aigbe is the first lady of afronaija and a very good blogger ( Original Mrs AfroNaija )

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