EPL: Liverpool Extend Lead With Win Over Sheffield United

Premier League leaders Liverpool have extended their lead at the top of the table after their slim win over Sheffield United away from home.

The Reds beat newly promoted side Sheffield United 1-0 away from home to open up an eight-point lead at the top of the Premier League table.

Sheffield United were unlucky to get something out of the game as Liverpool recorded their seventh league victory from as many games courtesy the second half goal from Dutch international midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum.

Sheffield United had the better of the game but visitors created the better opportunities of the two teams.

Liverpool front trio consisting of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino were kept quiet for the majority of the week seven encounter.

Sadio Mane missed two great opportunities in the first half.

The Senegalese international lobbed one over the bar before hitting the post with the second first-half chance that came his way.

Liverpool huffed and puffed in front of goal until the 70th minute when Sheffield United goalkeeper Dean Henderson fumbled the shot from the aforementioned Wijnaldum.

The Reds maintained that advantage until the end of the game to move eight points clear of nearest rivals Manchester City who face Everton in the late kickoff.

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