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Liverpool 4 Burnley 2
By Burnley FC
March 10 2019

Goals at either end of the game from Ashley Westwood and substitute Johann Berg Gudmundsson were not enough to gain the Clarets any reward at Anfield as Liverpool re-ignited their title challenge. 

 Two goals apiece from Roberto Firmino and Mane Sane hauled Liverpool back to within a point of defending champions and leaders Manchester City as they try to bring the championship back to Merseyside for the first time in 39 years.

 But victory was not achieved without a few concerns as Sean Dyche’s men asked some serious questions of the wobbling Reds before a hat-trick of errors ultimately proved too great a burden to overcome as Burnley slipped to a third successive defeat to stay just two points above the relegation places.

 The Clarets, without a win at Anfield since 1974, made the perfect start in their quest to end that wait and restore some breathing space at the bottom end of the table.

 Westwood ended his own personal drought when he curled the ball directly from a corner under the bar and inside the far post – Liverpool keeper Allison earning a booking for dissent after claiming he had been held down on the line.

 That goal just six minutes in raised the anxiety levels around Anfield as Burnley threatened to make it another difficult afternoon for the Reds, whose title surge had been de-railed by four draws in their previous six league games.

 But, crucially, the lead lasted less than a quarter of an hour and two goals in 10 minutes restored belief to the Liverpool ranks as they led at half-time.

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