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Liverpool score literally 10 seconds after Fulham controversially denied goal

Mo Salah tucked home after Fulham fell asleep... but should the away side have been in front themselves?

You can say what you like about VAR… but that won’t excuse falling asleep at vital moments.

Fulham, rock bottom of the Premier League after a torrid run, were showing real signs of improvement at Anfield on Sunday.

The away side had already spurned a golden chance to go ahead when Ryan Sessegnon shot wide when through on goal.


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But then just before half time a hugely controversial moment took place.

Aleksandar Mitrovic headed home, only to see the offside flag raised.

No dice Mitro

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No dice Mitro

While the Fulham players were remonstrating with the referee and coming to terms with the decision, Liverpool capitalised.

In one swift counter attack involving Alisson and Trent Alexander-Arnold, Mo Salah was suddenly through and bearing down on goal after the Cottagers tried to play him offside.

Salah unsurprisingly kept his composure, where Sessegnon didn’t, to give the Reds the lead.

5 seconds later…

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5 seconds later…

Salah tucks away

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Salah tucks away

But should Fulham feel very aggrieved?

Replays showed the decision was unbelievably tight, with Mitrovic perhaps being played onside by Andy Robertson.

What do you reckon?

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What do you reckon?

Ultimately their pain was compounded by not only going 1-0 up, but finding themselves 1-0 down instead.

While it was highly contentious, this was an advert for playing to the whistle and concentrating 100% at all times.

The ruthlessness of the Premier League…


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