Liverpool 2-0 Wolves – Mane double as reds reach 30 wins on final day

Premier League
Sunday 12 May 2019 - 3:00 pm
Anfield
Liverpool2
0Wolves
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⚽️ Mane17'
49' Bennett
50' Jota
Origi off, Milner on ↔️63'
⚽️ Mane81'
Robertson off, Gomez on ↔️84'
Wijnaldum off, Oxlade-Chamberlain on ↔️88'
Possession %
5842
Total Shots
137
Shots on Target
52
Shots Blocked
31
Offside
31
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Sadio Mane's two goals ensured he shared the Premier League Golden Boot and Liverpool reached 30 wins and 97 points in a simply incredible league campaign.

But Man City retained the Premier League title with a solitary point more.

City ultimately had to win their final 14 games, with no margin for error, to keep the title out of Liverpool's grasp.

With all twenty Premier League teams in action it was a day for keeping an eye on two football games and Sadio Mane's opener was matched by Brighton scoring early against Man City, but the Champions powered back to end any remote Liverpool hopes.

The reds now head into the 2019/20 season with the last English league victory coming 30 seasons previously.

Robbo and Salah get the nod

Andy Robertson remained in the starting line up after his first half injury against Barcelona, whilst Mo Salah was back in the reds side.  But it was Mane who grabbed both goals to end his season with an impressive 22 league goals.

In the 17th minute the scoring began.

Nice interplay from Jordan Henderson and Alexander-Arnold, and the 20 year old Liverpudlian fired a pass into the area.  It deflected into the path of Sadio Mane who drilled it in to the net.

The events down at Brighton then fed around the ground, first jubilation at Brighton's opener before Aguero equalised within 2 minutes.  Another City goal then effectively flattening the Anfield atmosphere, and it transferred directly to the players.

Wolves were in the ascendancy now, and Liverpool's players understood what was going on.

It took some time until the second half for the reds to effectively gain their composure.

In fact it required Wolves smashing a shot off the crossbar to truly wake LFC from their slumber.

Origi had a great opportunity to add another goal to his account but it was Mane again who headed in from a deep cross, supplied yet again by Alexander-Arnold.  His 12th league assist of the season.

Liverpool ended with a fully deserved lap of honour with their families, capping a fine season, but they must now dust themselves down and prepare for the Champions League final in Madrid.

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