Liverpool vs Crystal Palace LIVE: Premier League result, final score and reaction today

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Liverpool vs Crystal Palace LIVE: Premier League result, final score and reaction today

Liverpool doubled their goal tally for the week as they broke down a resilient Crystal Palace at Anfield on Saturday, securing a 3-0 victory to follow their 3-2 thriller against AC Milan in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Patrick Vieira’s first few games as Palace coach have brought mixed results but promising performances, and there were certainly positives for the new Eagles coach at Anfield despite the scoreline against Jurgen Klopp’s men. Palace were stubborn throughout, with Liverpool’s late flourish reflecting harshly on the visitors.

It was Sadio Mane who finally beat an impressive Vicente Guaita in the Palace goal, tapping in at the back post after the goalkeeper had done well to palm away a Mohamed Salah header as half-time approached. Salah himself got on the goalsheet later in the afternoon, also appearing at the back post to stab home a finish, before substitute Naby Keita rounded out the result in the final moments with a superb volley in the aftermath of a Liverpool corner.

Relive the action from Anfield below as the Reds kept pace at the top of the table in what promises to be a thrilling title race.

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Liverpool vs Crystal Palace

  • LFC XI: Alisson, Milner, Konate, Van Dijk, Tsimikas, Fabinho, Henderson, Thiago, Mane, Salah, Jota

  • CPFC XI: Guaita, Ward, Guehi, Andersen, Mitchell, Kouyate, McArthur, Gallagher, Ayew, Benteke, Zaha

  • Mane opens scoring on cusp of half-time with 100th goal for Liverpool

  • Salah doubles Liverpool’s lead late on, striking at the back post

  • Liverpool subsitute Keita nets superb volley in final moments

Liverpool FC 3 - 0 Crystal Palace FC

Liverpool crack resilient Crystal Palace to solidify Premier League title credentials

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Liverpool navigated another onerous hurdle, crushing Crystal Palace to offer a further reminder that anyone who doesn’t consider them title contenders are fighting the obvious.

Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Naby Keita did the damage at a sun-drenched Anfield on Saturday afternoon.

Liverpool crack resilient Crystal Palace to solidify title credentials

Liverpool vs Crystal Palace player ratings: Mohamed Salah stars as Reds down stubborn Eagles

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Mo Salah shone for Liverpool as the cruised past Crystal Palace at Anfield but how did everyone else fare? Player ratings right here:

Liverpool vs Crystal Palace player ratings: Mo Salah stars as Reds down Eagles

The Premier League results

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Liverpool’s 3-0 victory over Crystal Palace was fairly predictable. Less so the game at the Etihad. Manchester City were held to a 0-0 draw by Southampton but that point is enough to take them up to second in the table.

Elsewhere Arsenal squeezed past Burnley 1-0 and Watford demolished Norwich 3-1 in a bottom of the table clash.

Full-time: Liverpool 3 - 0 Crystal Palace

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90-+3 mins: Crystal Palace made it tough in the first half but Liverpool stepped up a gear and come away with a comfortable win against the Eagles. They move to the top of the Premier League table. Sadio Mane, Mo Salah and Naby Keita were all on the scoresheet.

Liverpool 3 - 0 Crystal Palace

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90 mins: Three minutes of added time to play.

GOAL! Liverpool 3 - 0 Crystal Palace (Keita, 89’)⚽️

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89 mins: What a goal! Mo Salah swings a corner into the middle of the box that Guaita comes out to punch away. He gets the ball as far as the edge of the box where it drops to Naby Keita. He hits the ball on the volley and smokes it into the opposite corner of the goal leaving Guaita no time to even try and stop it. Liverpool are ending this one in style!

Liverpool 2 - 0 Crystal Palace

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87 mins: Jordan Henderson makes way to another standing ovation from the Liverpool fans as he’s replaced with Divock Origi for the final few minutes. Liverpool seem fairly comfortable. They’ll see this out from here.

Liverpool 2 - 0 Crystal Palace

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84 mins: Gallagher is brought down by Milner and the free kick is passed out to Zaha on the left. He flicks a cross into the box but Fabinho is there to head it clear.

GOAL! Norwich 1 - 3 Watford (Sarr, 80’)⚽️

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Watford are out of sight now! Ismaila Sarr gets on the end of a parried save to tap the ball into the back of the net for his second goal of the game at Carrow Road. It’s a big three points for the visitors even this early in the season.

Liverpool 2 - 0 Crystal Palace

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81 mins: Inside the last 10 minutes and Palace aren’t giving it up. Joel Ward raises his foot a little too high trying to win a bouncing ball off Tsimikas and he collides with the Liverpool defender earning himself a yellow card.

GOAL! Liverpool 2 - 0 Crystal Palace (Salah, 78’)⚽️

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78 mins: That does it! There was a nervous atmosphere descending on Anfield as Crystal Palace threatened Liverpool’s goal but the home team win a corner and Mo Salah secures the points. Tsimikas swings the corner into the middle where Van Dijk flicks it on. The ball drops to Salah in the six yard box and he volleys it home with ease!

Liverpool 1 - 0 Crystal Palace

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76 mins: Tsimikas goes in the book for a late, reckless tackle on Gallagher. The Crystal Palace free kick is swung into the Liverpool box but Van Dijk is there to deal with the cross.

Liverpool 1 - 0 Crystal Palace

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73 mins: That’s nice play from Liverpool but equally good defending. Milner splits the midfield with a lovely forward pass to Jota who flicks the ball over the top to match Salah’s run in behind. He attempts to carry the ball into the box but is met by Mitchell who shoves Salah off the ball, takes possession and clears his lines.

Liverpool 1 - 0 Crystal Palace

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70 mins: Close! Vicente Guaita is called into action twice to deny Liverpool a second goal. He saves Naby Keita’s shot and is then up to save the follow-up from Mo Salah.

20 minutes to play at Anfield.

Liverpool 1 - 0 Crystal Palace

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67 mins: Liverpool are trying to work the angles from wide to get the ball into the box. Salah and Milner both chip balls into the middle but Palace stand firm to deal with them.

Norwich 1 - 2 Watford (Sarr, 63’)⚽️

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The game at Carrow Road is heating up! This could have big implications at the bottom of the table. Ismaila Sarr finds a touch of space in the box and latches onto a cutback to fire Watford back in front!

Liverpool 1 - 0 Crystal Palace

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62 mins: Chance for Crystal Palace! Jota brings Gallagher down right on the edge of the box. McArthur and Ayew stand over the set piece. McArthur leaves it for Ayew who whacks his effort straight into the wall.

Naby Keita has come on for Thiago Alcantara.

Liverpool 1 - 0 Crystal Palace

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59 mins: Gallagher gets on the wrong side of Henderson as the Liverpool midfielder shoots from range. Gallagher clips Henderson’s ankle as he takes the shot and Liverpool are awarded a free kick.

Milner rolls the set piece to Fabinho who blasts it into the wall. The ball comes loose and falls for Salah but his shot from just inside the box is blocked.

Liverpool 1 - 0 Crystal Palace

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56 mins: Palace are giving it a decent go now. They work the ball down the left side and swing in a cross but there’s no-one there to receive the pass. Liverpool counter down their own left wing before Jota slides the ball inside to Thiago. He shoots from range and has the effort blocked bu Andersen.

Liverpool 1 - 0 Crystal Palace

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53 mins: Kouyate leaves a bit on Henderson which annoys the Liverpool captain. He responds by linking up with Salah to work the right side for the Reds. Salah knocks the ball into the box where Henderson collects it but has his square pass into the middle cleared by Marc Guehi.

Liverpool 1 - 0 Crystal Palace

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50 mins: Jordan Henderson follows up Salah’s attempt with one of his own. He’s full of confidence after scoring against AC Milan during the week but this shot from outside the box doesn’t trouble the goalkeeper.

Liverpool 1 - 0 Crystal Palace

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48 mins: The home team start the second half on the front foot and work the ball across the box to Mo Salah. He shifts it to the left and hits one from range forcing Guaita into an easy save low down.

Liverpool 1 - 0 Crystal Palace

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Second half: Liverpool kick off the second half. They’re attacking the Kop in this half. If the game flows like it did in the first half the Reds will finish with more than one goal.

Liverpool 1 - 0 Crystal Palace

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100 up for Sadio Mane.

Ivan Toney inspires 10-man Brentford to victory at Wolves

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Earlier today Ivan Toney inspired Brentford to their first away win in the top flight for 74 years with a 2-0 victory at Wolves

The 25-year-old had a goal, an assist and two disallowed in the first half alone as a clinical Brentford side got their first top-flight win since beating Leeds 2-1 in 1947, with Bryan Mbeumo also on target.

Ivan Toney inspires 10-man Brentford to victory at Wolves

Sadio Mane gives Liverpool the lead against Crystal Palace

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Sadio Mané has scored his 100th goal for Liverpool in all competitions, 10 of which have come against Crystal Palace, his most against a single opponent for the Reds.

He’s also scored in each of his last nine games against the Eagles.

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Elsewhere in the Premier League

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Here are the latest scores from the 3pm kick offs:

Burnley 0 - 1 Arsenal

Liverpool 1 - 0 Crystal Palace

Man City 0 - 0 Southampton

Norwich 1 - 1 Watford

Half-time: Liverpool 1 - 0 Crystal Palace

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45+1 mins: They had to wait a while but Liverpool head into the break with a one goal lead. Sadio Mane brought up his 100th goal for Liverpool after Mo Salah’s header was parried his way from a corner.

It’s a deserved lead for the Reds who’ve pegged Palace in their own side of the pitch for most of the half.

GOAL! Liverpool 1 - 0 Crystal Palace (Mane, 43’)⚽️

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43 mins: Liverpool take the lead! Another good move from Tsimikas and Mane wins Liverpool a corner. Tsimikas swings it in and finds Salah making a run towards the near post. He heads it sweetly at goal but is denied by a great save from Guaita. He dives low to his left but parries the ball to Mane. The striker takes over and slots it over the goalkeeper from three yards out! That’s 100 goals for Liverpool now for Mane.

Liverpool 0 - 0 Crystal Palace

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39 mins: Huge chance! Liverpool should score! Mo Salah and Sadio Mane combine to work the ball into the box before Salah plays it out to Henderson on the right. He crosses the ball and finds Thiago who leaps at the ball and meets it with a diving header. Guaita makes a reaction save to palm the ball away but it falls to Jota inside the six-yard box and he hoofs it over the bar! How’s he missed from there?

Liverpool 0 - 0 Crystal Palace

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37 mins: Back at Anfield Milner delivers another free kick into the box. Joachim Andersen wins the initial ball before James McArthur completes the clearance for Palace.

Norwich 1 - 1 Watford (Pukki, 35’)⚽️

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35 mins: Teemu Pukki has levelled for Norwich. He brings down a long ball and drives into the box for a one-on-one with Ben Foster. Pukki sits down the goalkeeper, goes around him and taps it into the open net. Lovely.

Liverpool 0 - 0 Crystal Palace

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33 mins: Thiago works a diagonal ball up the pitch. Konate steps over it and the ball comes to Jota. He shoots from the front of the box and is denied by a diving Joel Ward. Desperate defending from Palace.

GOAL! Burnley 0 - 1 Arsenal (Odegaard, 30’)⚽️

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There’s been another goal in the Premier League and Martin Odegaard has given Arsenal the lead over Burnley. Saka wins a free kick just outside the box for the Gunners. Odegaard steps up to take it and hits a beauty with his left-foot, curls it around the wall and sinks it in the top left corner. Great goal.

Liverpool 0 - 0 Crystal Palace

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30 mins: Henderson wins a corner for Liverpool and Milner comes up to take it. He pulls it back to the front of the box where Jota is waiting. He’s free to take a shot but misses the ball and Palace manage to squeeze it away.

Liverpool 0 - 0 Crystal Palace

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27 mins: Nice work from Ibrahima Konate. Liverpool’s new signing tracks Benteke’s run into the box and goes shoulder-to-shoulder with the Crystal Palace striker forcing him wide. Benteke eventually gets a shot away but Konate blocks it behind for a corner that then comes to nothing.

Liverpool 0 - 0 Crystal Palace

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24 mins: James Milner swings a Liverpool free kick into the box from the right. Kouyate manages to win the header but the clearance comes out to Thiago. He knocks it back into the box where Virgil Van Dijk flicks it back into the middle of the area. Guaita sprints off his line and punches the ball away.

Liverpool 0 - 0 Crystal Palace

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21 mins: Close! Palace win a corner that Conor Gallagher curls into the box. He picks out Christain Benteke who rises above Mane to win the header. He connects well but the chance goes over the crossbar.

GOAL! Norwich 0 - 1 Watford (Dennis, 17’)⚽️

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A huge goal at Carrow Road as Watford take the lead! Emmanuel Dennis meets a ball whipped in from the right side. He heads the ball into the ground, beats the goalkeeper and puts Watford in front.

Liverpool 0 - 0 Crystal Palace

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15 mins: Save! Crystal Palace have real problems on their right side. Mane and Tsimikas are pulling them apart with ease. The left-back receives the ball off Mane and hangs up a cross to the back post. Jordan Henderson arrives and meets it on the volley. He connects sweetly and belts it at goal. Vicente Guaita covers the near post and dives across to palm the shot away. Good save!

Liverpool 0 - 0 Crystal Palace

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12 mins: Liverpool attack down the left again with Jota and Mane having switched positions. He combines with Tsimikas before driving at the box. Jota gets into full flow but Cheikhou Kouyate comes across and wins the ball with a well-timed tackle.

Liverpool 0 - 0 Crystal Palace

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9 mins: Chance! Liverpool come the party with some good play on the left wing. Tsimikas gives the ball to Sadio Mane who powers his way round three Palace defenders before slipping the ball into the box. Tsimikas makes an underlapping run to collect the ball and then squares it into Diogo Jota. He shifts the ball to the left and the blasts one at goal only to send it wide of the far post.

Liverpool 0 - 0 Crystal Palace

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6 mins: Liverpool have started very poorly. Their back line seems quite shaky and Kostas Tsimikas gives away another free kick, this one over to the right of the penalty area.

Conor Gallagher swings in the set piece but doesn’t beat the first defender and Liverpool clear the danger.

Liverpool 0 - 0 Crystal Palace

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3 mins: Chance! Conor Gallagher belts a free kick into the box and Christian Benteke wins the first header. Diogo Jota fails to clear the ball properly and it comes out to Gallagher. He flicks it back into the box where James Milner and Alisson Becker struggle to communicate. Neither player goes for the ball and it bounces over the goalkeeper. Alisson is left scrambling but he manages to flap the ball onto the post on out behind for a corner.

Liverpool 0 - 0 Crystal Palace

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Kick off: Liverpool will move to the top of the Premier League table if they manage to pick up all three points against Palace today. There’s another great atmosphere inside Anfield. This is going to be a tough test for the Eagles.

Crystal Palace get the match started with a long ball up to the right side. Jordan Ayew win the header but knocks it down to Liverpool’s Thiago Alcantara.

Liverpool vs Crystal Palace

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The teams make their way out onto the pitch at Anfield. Jurgen Klopp has made six changes to the team that defeated AC Milan during the week. Andy Robertson starts on the bench but there’s no Trent Alexander-Arnold who’s unwell.

Liverpool vs Crystal Palace

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Sadio Mane could become the first player to score in nine consecutive Premier League appearances against a particular opponent and he has 99 goals for Liverpool in all competitions.

Mo Salah needs two goals to reach a century in the Premier League for Liverpool. His 100 goals to date include two for Chelsea and Virgil van Dijk is one short of 100 Premier League appearances for Liverpool.

Liverpool vs Crystal Palace

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Crystal Palace earned their opening victory of the season last weekend by beating Tottenham 3-0. This is their first league match of 2021-22 against non-London opposition.

Odsonne Edouard is the first player in a decade to score more than once on his Premier League debut.

Christian Benteke has scored five Premier League goals at Anfield as a visiting player, one more than he did while playing for Liverpool.

Wilfried Zaha’s next Premier League appearance will be his 250th.

Liverpool vs Crystal Palace

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Liverpool have gone 14 league games without defeat, the longest current unbeaten run in England’s top four divisions with 11 wins and three draws.

The Reds are the first side since Chelsea in 2009 to have had 100 shots on goal after four Premier League matches of a season.

But, a seventh Premier League home defeat of 2021 would equal the club record for a calendar year, set in 2012

3pm kick offs

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There are four Premier League games kicking off at 3pm. We’ll be following Liverpool vs Crystal Palace but will have goal updates from the other three matches.

Burnley vs Arsenal

Man City vs Southampton

Norwich vs Watford

Liverpool vs Crystal Palace

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Liverpool are on a run of eight successive Premier League wins against Crystal Palace, scoring 24 goals and conceding just five.

Palace can equal their longest top-flight losing streak against a particular opponent, having suffered nine defeats in a row versus Spurs from 2015 to 2019.

The Eagles have lost on each of their last four league visits to Anfield, having previously earned three straight victories there.

Liverpool vs Crystal Palace - Team news

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Here’s a reminder of the teams:

Wolves 0 - 2 Brentford

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That’s a good win for Brentford who bounced back well from their first defeat of the season last week. They jump above Leicester in the table after another clean sheet.

Reaction to come from Molineux but we’re going to look ahead to the 3pm kick off as Liverpool get ready to host Crystal Palace.

Full-time: Wolves 0 - 2 Brentford

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90+6 mins: There’s the final whistle. Brentford did the job in the first half, Ivan Toney with a man of the match performance that saw him convert from the penalty spot before setting up Bryan Mbeumo for the second.

Shandon Baptiste had a couple of mental blocks in the second half which saw him pick up two quickfire yellow cards and leave his team in trouble. Brentford had to defend for 25 minutes with 10-men but they managed it to take all three points.

Wolves 0 - 2 Brentford

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90+3 mins: Ruben Neves takes a wild strike from outside the box and smokes the effort well wide of goal. The home fans are beginning to leave. The game may just be up for Wolves.

Wolves 0 - 2 Brentford

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90 mins: Off the bar! Mbeumo is played through the backline as Brentford attack on the counter. He drives into the box and shoots with his left-foot. The connection is good and the ball rattles into the crossbar! That would have settled it.

Six minutes of added time to play!

Wolves 0 - 2 Brentford

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87 mins: Massive chance! Traore has whipping in crosses all game with no-one in position to receive them. This time Raul Jimenez pops up. David Raya thinks about coming for the ball but gets stuck in no-man’s land. Jimenez jumps highest, wins the header and then fires it wide of the back post!

Wolves 0 - 2 Brentford

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84 mins: Danger. Podence wins a free kick right on the front edge of the Brentford penalty area. Trincao and Neves stand over the set piece but it’s going to be Trincao who takes it.

He gets his effort over the wall but there’s not enough time for the ball to dip under the crossbar and the shot goes high.

Wolves 0 - 2 Brentford

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81 mins: Pontus Jansson is taken off after picking up a yellow card. Zanka Jørgensen comes on to replace him for the final minutes. Less than 10 to go for Brentford who are employing all the tricks of the trade to take time out of the game.

Wolves 0 - 2 Brentford

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79 mins: Traore powers his way into the right side of the box before chipping a cross over to Podence and Trincao. Both men make runs towards the back post but the cross goes over their heads and the attack breaks down. It’s just not coming together for Wolves today.

Wolves 0 - 2 Brentford

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76 mins: Coady hits Mbeumo with a heavy tackle as the Brentford striker tries to hold the ball up in the final third. The striker responds in kind when he loses possession and both men go down with Wolves winning a free kick.

Liverpool vs Crystal Palace - Team news

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Coming up in our coverage of the Premier League. We’ll have all the action from Anfield as Liverpool take on Crystal Palace. Here’s a look at the two teams:

Liverpool XI: Alisson, Fabinho, Van Dijk, Konate, Thiago, Milner, Mane, Salah, Henderson, Jota, Tsimikas.

Crystal Palace XI: Guaita, Ward, Mitchell, Guehi, Kouyate, Ayew, Zaha, Anderson, McArthur, Benteke, Gallagher.

Wolves 0 - 2 Brentford

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72 mins: Podence replaces Marcal for Wolves. He moves into the number 10 position behind Jimenez and Hwang with Trincao slotting into the vacant left-back position.

Brentford have been pushed right back. Toney is getting involved in defence before the ball rolls to Norgaard who boots it long.

Wolves 0 - 2 Brentford

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70 mins: 20 minutes to play at Molineux. Daniel Podence is ready to come on. They’ve got a man advantage with Brentford defending deep.

Wolves 0 - 2 Brentford

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67 mins: Thomas Frank makes a change as Brentford try to marshall this game to its conclusion. Sergi Canos is taken off for Frank Onyeka.

Chance! Big chance from Wolves as Joao Moutinho flicks a ball into the middle of the box. Jimenez chests the ball down to Hwang who has a great chance to score. He’s about to let fly but Ajer slides in at the last minute to knock the ball clear. Fantastic defending.

RED CARD! Baptiste is off!

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Wolves 0 - 2 Brentford

65 mins: What a stupid thing to do. Trincao receives the ball and flies through the midfield. Shandon Baptiste tries to stop him by manhandling him and dragging the forward to ground. It’s a certain yellow card, Baptiste’s second off the game and he has to go! Thomas Frank can’t believe it.

Wolves 0 - 2 Brentford

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62 mins: Adama Traore is doing his best to make something happen for Wolves. He’s made a number of runs down the right wing and whipped in a few crosses but none of his teammates are in getting in the box to get on the end of them.

Wolves 0 - 2 Brentford

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59 mins: Toney slips through a narrow gap on the inside right before sliding a pass into the box. Shandon Baptiste is slow off the mark to get to the ball and Marcal beats him to it. As if to make up for his error Baptiste forcefully tries to win back the ball and hits Marcal with a strong tackle. The defender goes down and Baptiste is shown a yellow card.

Wolves 0 - 2 Brentford

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56 mins: Nice work Ajer as he tackles Jimenez to stop a Wolves attack before sprinting down the right side and linking up with Mbeumo to get the ball to the byline. He attempts to cross but mishits the pass and the ball skews out of play.

Wolves 0 - 2 Brentford

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53 mins: The crowd is getting a bit fiesty. Brentford’s players are taking their time over set pieces, eking out a few seconds here and there. David Raya changes his gloves before taking a free kick and is met with a chorus of boos from the home fans.

Wolves 0 - 2 Brentford

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50 mins: Ajer takes a knock in his own penalty box and needs seeing to by the medical staff. He’ll be fine play on though.

Chance! Oh my. Nelson Semedo slips the ball out to Adama Traore on the right wing. The forward has switched side for Wolves and his chips a cross into the box. There’s a lot of spin on the ball and it loops over Raya before bouncing on the line and spinning away from goal!

Wolves 0 - 2 Brentford

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47 mins: Chance! Mbeumo should have put the game to bed! Wolves knock the ball back to Jose Sa who gives it to Ruben Neves on the edge of his own box. Brentford press high and Janelt knocks the ball away from the Wolves midfielder. He puts it into the path of Mbeumo who rolls the ball onto his left foot and belts one wide of the far post!

Wolves 0 - 2 Brentford

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Second half: Bruno Lage makes a change at half-time and brings on Hwang Hee-Chan in place of Romain Saiss. It’s an attacking change so let’s see if it pays off for the home side.

Wolves vs Brentford

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What a signing this has been for the Bees.

Toney shines in first half

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Ivan Toney opened the scoring at Molineux converting from the spot. He has scored 15 of the 16 penalties he has taken in English league football (excl. play-offs), including all 10 for current club Brentford.

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Half-time: Wolves 0 - 2 Brentford

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45+3 mins: Brentford take a two-goal into the break at the Molineux. Ivan Toney has a goal and an assist to name as well as two further disallowed goals.

Lots of work for Wolves to do to get back into this game.

Wolves 0 - 2 Brentford

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45 mins: Three minutes of added time to play at the end of the first half.

Wolves 0 - 2 Brentford

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43 mins: Jimenez blunders into Mbeumo as he tries to win an aerial ball giving Brentford a free kick in their own half. The visitors are winding down the clock until half-time.

Wolves 0 - 2 Brentford

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41 mins: Toney and Mbeumo are at it again. Brentford defend a simple cross in from Trincao and the clearance comes out to Toney. He carries the ball up through midfield before attempting a through ball into the box for Mbeumo. A back-tracking Neves reads the play and manages to intercept the pass.

Wolves 0 - 2 Brentford

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38 mins: Brentford have just blown Wolves away over the last 10 minutes or so. They finally had some possession in the home side’s final third and Wolves have just fallen apart defensively.

GOAL! Wolves 0 - 2 Brentford (Mbeumo, 34’)⚽️

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34 mins: Another one! David Raya fires a long ball up to Toney who’s strong enough to shake a tackle from Kilman and take the ball into the box. Mbeumo drifts into space at the back post and Toney picks him out with a squared pass. He’s in on goal and left with the simplest of tap ins to double Brentford’s lead!

Wolves 0 - 1 Brentford

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33 mins: Chance! How’s he not scored! Wolves sweep up the pitch and give the ball to Raul Jimenez. He lays the ball off to Adama Traore who smokes an effort from the edge of the box. It’s an absolute rocket and rattles into the underside of the crossbar before bouncing clear!

Wolves 0 - 1 Brentford

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30 mins: Disallowed! Toney’s found the back of the net again. Immediately after the restart Brentford work the ball out to the left and whip it into the box. Mbeumo seems to flick it on to Toney in the six-yard box. He brings it down and backheels it into the net! The offside flag goes up immediately and on review it seems as though Toney handled the ball this one gets chalked off too.

GOAL! Wolves 0 - 1 Brentford (Toney, 28’)⚽️

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28 mins: Toney converts from the spot. Two steps and slots it into the bottom right corner as easy as you’d like. Brentford have the lead!

Penalty to Brentford!

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Wolves 0 - 0 Brentford

26 mins: It’s given! Marcal almost rugby tackled Toney to ground as the corner came in. Jose Sa roughs up the penalty spot and Darren England shows him a yellow card. Ivan Toney has the chance to put Brentford in front.

Wolves 0 - 0 Brentford

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24 mins: Brentford win their first corner of the game. There’s a bit of argy-bargy before the corner is taken then Sergi Canos delivers it into the box where Ruben Neves heads it behind for a repeat.

The second corner comes swinging in. Marcal and Toney are tussling in the box and both players go down. Darren England points to the spot and VAR are checking for a potential penalty!

Wolves 0 - 0 Brentford

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21 mins: Brentford haven’t clicked yet in an attacking sense. Vitaly Janelt is closed out of the box by Max Kilman before finding a touch of space on the left side. He slips a pass into the area expecting a run from Rico Henry but the wide man doesn’t make the run.

Wolves 0 - 0 Brentford

12:48 , Michael Jones

18 mins: Chance! Franciso Trincao intercepts the ball in the middle of the pitch and sends it up to Traore. The big man drives forward on a mini-break before darting inside. He lines up in front of goal and shoots from range but the effort continues to rise and the ball goes over the crossbar.

Wolves 0 - 0 Brentford

12:46 , Michael Jones

15 mins: A slight tactical change from Brentford is seeing Sergi Canos drop deeper to help Ajer on their right side. It’s where Traore is operating and Thomas Frank is trying to limit the spaces he can run into.

Wolves 0 - 0 Brentford

12:44 , Michael Jones

13 mins: Traore continues to cause trouble on the left side for Wolves. He runs at Ajer again but this time the defender holds his ground and manages to block Traore’s attempted cross.

The corner is swung into the box but headed away by Brentford. It drops to Marcal who boots one from range but sends the effort wide of goal.

Wolves 0 - 0 Brentford

12:41 , Michael Jones

10 mins: Brentford score! Ajer drives the ball down the right wing before leaving it for Canos. He slips a through ball into the right side of the box where Bryan Mbeumo has made the run. He collects the ball and squares it to Toney who coolly slots the ball into the bottom corner. Then the offside flag goes up and replays show Mbeumo was miles offside so the goal doesn’t stand.

Wolves 0 - 0 Brentford

12:39 , Michael Jones

8 mins: Lovely work from Adama Traore. Saiss pushes high up the pitch and flicks the ball into space to the left of the box. Traore collects the loose ball and dinks past Kristoffer Ajey before following it into the box. He pulls it back to Raul Jimenez but Ivan Toney gets a block in and the attack dies down.

Wolves 0 - 0 Brentford

12:36 , Michael Jones

6 mins: Chance! An early sighter for Marcal. Ruben Neves receives the ball in midfield and fires a diagonal pass out to Marcal on the left wing. The wingback cuts inside and attempts to curl a shot into the far top corner but his aim isn’t great and the effort goes wide.

Wolves 0 - 0 Brentford

12:34 , Michael Jones

4 mins: Canos floats the free kick into the box himself but Jose Sa decides early that he’s coming out to claim the ball. He dives into the packed penalty area and plucks the ball safely out of the air.

Wolves 0 - 0 Brentford

12:33 , Michael Jones

3 mins: Adama Traore attempts to weave his way through Brentford’s half but he’s got three men surrounding him and eventually loses the ball. It’s passed up to Sergi Canos who drives down the right side for Brentford. He takes the ball into Wolves’ half but gets cleaned out by Romain Saiss. Free kick to Brentford.

Wolves 0 - 0 Brentford

12:31 , Michael Jones

Kick off: Brentford get the game started with a pass back to David Raya. He boots it long trying to pick out Ivan Toney on the left edge of Wolves’ box but the striker is beaten in the air by Max Kilman who wins possession for Wolves.

Here come the teams

12:27 , Michael Jones

Teh teams make their way out onto the pitch at Molineux. England’s Conor Coady leads out the home side. This should be a close contest and the opening goal may decide the winner.

Kick off is up next.

Wolves vs Brentford

12:22 , Michael Jones

10 minutes to go until kick off. The warm ups are over and the we’re almost ready to go at Molineux. Who’s coming out on top today? Can Wolves make it back-to-back league victories? Or will Brentford earn their first top-flight away win since 1947?

Wolves vs Brentford

12:16 , Michael Jones

Brentford’s most recent top-flight away win was 2-1 at Leeds United in April 1947. It’s a long time wait for supporters, can the Bees get that victory today?

Brentford’s six goals in all competitions this season have been scored by six different players. Thomas Frank will be hoping that Bryan Mbeumo and Ivan Toney can replicate their form from last season sooner rather than later.

Wolves vs Brentford

12:11 , Michael Jones

Bruno Lage’s side attempted 69 shots before scoring their first goal of the season last Saturday via an own goal by Watford’s Francisco Sierralta.

They are third behind Liverpool and Manchester City for most shots taken this season despite only scoring two goals.

Wolves are averaging 17.8 shots and five shots on target per game in the Premier League this season, more than in any other campaign in the division.

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