In the 12th round of the Premier League in the 2022/23 season, another focus game was played. Liverpool at Anfield won 1-0 with Nunez’s goal and goalkeeper Alisson’s penalty kick saved by the opponent.” The Hammer Gang” West Ham also achieved 3 consecutive victories in all competitions.
Only 2 minutes into the game, Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson made a mistake when passing the ball and directly “send” the ball to West Ham player Rice at the top of the penalty area. However, Van Dijk made a timely clearance and helped Liverpool escape. In the 15th minute, Thiago made a long pass from the backcourt, and Nunez in the penalty area hit the goal with a left rib and was taken out by West Ham goalkeeper Fabianski.
In the 22nd minute, Tsimikas made a cross from the left of the frontcourt, Nunez in the middle of the penalty area headed the goal, and the ball bounced and flew into the net, helping Liverpool lead 1-0. In addition, this is also Nunez’ first home goal after joining Liverpool, and he has already contributed 3 goals for Liverpool in the Premier League.
In the 36th minute, Firmino passed the ball, and Salah attacked the goal on the right side of the top of the penalty area but higher than the goal post. In the 39th minute, Thiago’s pass was cleared by the opponent’s player. Nunez, who had made great achievements before, stopped the ball in the chest and shot hard from the penalty spot but hit the goal post, and then made a supplementary shot on the left side but missed. .
In the 42nd minute, Gomez knocked down Bowen in the penalty area. When the referee looked back at VAR, he awarded West Ham a free throw. Bowen then took the penalty himself and was saved by Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson .
Liverpool move up to 7th in the standings
According to the data, Alisson has only lost 7 goals in 13 penalty kicks in his Premier League career, and the probability of scoring a penalty kick is 54%. Among the goalkeepers who have faced at least 10 penalty kicks in the Premier League, the probability of being scored is lowest.
In the 56th minute of the second half, Henderson sent a through ball and Nunez shot hard in the penalty area but high above the post. In the 64th minute, Liverpool’s corner kick was cleared by the opponent’s player. After Elliott on the outside tried to attack the goal and was blocked from the bottom line, Arnold made another corner kick. Firmino followed up and headed the goal. Hanmen will directly confiscated.
In the 75th minute, Arnold’s corner kick set off a melee, Firmino attacked in front of the small penalty area and was blocked by West Ham goalkeeper Fabianski. In the 84th minute, Arnold sent a direct pass, and Salah got a single-handed opportunity and scored a shot from the right side of the penalty area, which was blocked by the opponent’s goalkeeper.
In stoppage time, Milner returned from an inverted triangle on the left side of the penalty area, and Salah’s shot in the penalty area was blocked. In the end, Liverpool defeated West Ham 1-0. After winning 2 consecutive league victories, they rose to 7th place in the standings with 16 points, only 4 points away from the top four positions.