Premier League: Liverpool Beat Leicester, Brentford Push West Ham To Relegation Battle

Liverpool 2 – Leicester 1

WOUT Faes scored two own goals as Liverpool came from behind to beat Leicester in their final Premier League game of 2022.

The Foxes made the ideal start when they took the lead after just four minutes as poor defending by the hosts allowed Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall to race through on goal before firing past Alisson.

With seven minutes to go the break, Faes stuck out a boot to try and divert Trent Alexander-Arnold’s cross behind but instead the ball looped over goalkeeper Danny Ward and into the back of the net.

It got worse for Faes and Leicester seconds before the break when the defender again managed to put the ball into the back of his own net, this time firing in after Darwin Nunez’s chipped shot had bounced back off the post.

It was the tonic Liverpool needed and they really should have put the game out of Leicester’s reach in the second half, with Mohamed Salah putting a decent chance wide of the post with only Ward to beat while Nunez – not for the first time in recent games – failed to make the most of a couple of decent opportunities.

In the end, Faes’ two own goals were enough to give Liverpool the victory that moves them to within two points of the top four.

West Ham 0 – Brentford 2

West Ham suffered their fifth consecutive Premier League defeat after being well beaten at home by Brentford.

Ivan Toney put the visitors ahead with his 12th league goal of the season, before Josh DaSilva doubled the lead.

The Hammers were booed by a frustrated London Stadium crowd, with this defeat keeping them only one point above the relegation zone.

The game also ended on a sour note for Brentford, as Toney was taken off on a stretcher with a knee injury.

Victory sees the Bees rise to ninth in the Premier League.

Today’s fixtures:

Wolves vs Man United

Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace

Fulham vs Southampton

Man City vs Everton

Newscastle vs Leeds

Brighton vs Arsenal

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