Late Firmino strike seals victory for Reds

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Late Firmino strike seals victory for Reds

Liverpool needed a late Roberto Firmino winner and help from VAR to earn a 2-1 win over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Saturday. Jurgen Klopp's side maintained their eight point lead at the top of the table and remain unbeaten in the league this season. Palace thought they opened the scoring through James Tomkins just before the break but the goal was ruled out by VAR due to a push on Dejan Lovren from Jordan Ayew. Liverpool scored minutes into the second half through Sadio Mane with their first shot on target. Wilfried Zaha thought he had rescued a point for the hosts with 10 minutes to go before Firmino sealed the win with five minutes remaining.