Diogo Jota hits brace as Liverpool see off Leicester City

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Liverpool got a 2-0 win against Leicester City on Thursday night to extend their winning streak at the Anfield stadium to fifteen matches. The win came courtesy of a Diogo Jota’s brace, in a game where the Reds were without their African strikers.

Jurgen Klopp had earlier hinted that the team could have Salah play on Thursday against the foxes after the Egyptian returned to England early on Tuesday. Egypt lost their AFCON final game on penalties to Senegal, which means that Klopp will have to wait for Mane to return on a later date.

Salah made the substitute bench and was subsequently introduced into the game at the hour mark with the game at 1-0. The Egyptian has 16 goals in 21 appearances for the Reds in the Premier League.

Jota’s first goal came in the 34th minute of the encounter before scoring his 12th Premier League goal of a Premier League season where he has played 22 times. Liverpool remains in the shadows of Manchester City, who are top of the table. They have a nine points gap between the top two teams.

Meanwhile, Liverpool will face Burnley at the Turf Moor at the weekend in the Premier League before a trip to face Inter Milan next week in the UEFA Champions League Round of sixteen.

Gabriele Martinelli scored Arsenal’s first goal in over a month, but also got the gunners’ third red card in their last four games.

Martinelli scored in the 25th minute of an assist from Alex Lacazzette, but also got his marching orders with 21 minutes left to play for a second bookable offense.

Arsenal moved within a point of fourth-placed West Ham and still have two games in hand while they play Brentford next.

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