English Premier League

Watford vs Liverpool 2021-22 English Premier League

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0 - 5
  • 8': Sadio Mané
  • 37': Roberto Firmino
  • 52': Roberto Firmino
  • 54': Mohamed Salah
  • 90'+1': Roberto Firmino

Mane, Firmino, Salah star as Liverpool go top with thumping win over woeful Watford

Liverpool moved to the top of the Premier League on Saturday, thumping Watford 5-0 in Claudio Ranieri's first match in charge of the Hornets.

Match Commentary

  • 0': First Half begins.
  • 8': Goal! Watford 0, Liverpool 1. Sadio Mané (Liverpool) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Mohamed Salah with a through ball.
  • 37': Goal! Watford 0, Liverpool 2. Roberto Firmino (Liverpool) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by James Milner.
  • 45'+2': First Half ends, Watford 0, Liverpool 2.
  • 45': Substitution, Watford. Tom Cleverley replaces Adam Masina.
  • 52': Goal! Watford 0, Liverpool 3. Roberto Firmino (Liverpool) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner.
  • 54': Goal! Watford 0, Liverpool 4. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Roberto Firmino.
  • 56': Substitution, Watford. Jeremy Ngakia replaces Kiko Femenía.
  • 64': Substitution, Liverpool. Konstantinos Tsimikas replaces Andrew Robertson.
  • 64': Substitution, Liverpool. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain replaces Trent Alexander-Arnold.
  • 69': Substitution, Watford. João Pedro replaces Emmanuel Dennis.
  • 83': Substitution, Liverpool. Neco Williams replaces James Milner.
  • 90'+1': Goal! Watford 0, Liverpool 5. Roberto Firmino (Liverpool) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Neco Williams.
  • 90'+2': Second Half ends, Watford 0, Liverpool 5.

Game Information

Competition: English Premier League

Venue: Vicarage Road
Location: Watford, England
Attendance: 21,085

English Premier League Standings

POS TEAM GP GD PTS
+44 Manchester City 32 73 3
+49 Arsenal 32 71 5
+41 Liverpool 32 71 3
+19 Aston Villa 33 63 8
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Statistics

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10 Fouls 4
0 Yellow Cards 0
0 Red Cards 0
2 Offsides 8
9 Corner Kicks 1
2 Saves 4
76.2 Possession 23.8
19 SHOTS 6
8 ON GOAL 2
0.4 On Target % 0.3
0 Penalty Goals 0
0 Penalty Kicks Taken 0
711 Accurate Passes 165
816 Passes 252
0.9 Pass Completion % 0.7
2 Accurate Crosses 2
19 Crosses 7
0.1 Cross % 0.3
59 Long Balls 61
39 Accurate Long Balls 21
0.7 Long Balls % 0.3
5 Blocked Shots 1
8 Effective Tackles 10
18 Tackles 14
0.4 Tackle % 0.7
4 Interceptions 11
8 Effective Clearances 33
8 Clearances 33

Line-Ups

WAT Watford (5-4-1)

No. Name
1 Ben Foster (GK)
5 William Troost-Ekong
3 Danny Rose
15 Craig Cathcart
11 Adam Masina
21 Kiko Femenía
19 Moussa Sissoko
33 Juraj Kucka
29 Cucho Hernández
25 Emmanuel Dennis
23 Ismaïla Sarr

LIV Liverpool (4-3-3)

No. Name
62 Caoimhín Kelleher (GK)
4 Virgil van Dijk
32 Joël Matip
26 Andy Robertson
66 Trent Alexander-Arnold
14 Jordan Henderson
8 Naby Keita
7 James Milner
9 Roberto Firmino
10 Sadio Mané
11 Mohamed Salah

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