Liverpool vs Leeds final score: Title race is fully on

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Liverpool surged past Leeds United to secure their sixth-straight Premier League win as they moved just three points behind leaders Manchester City.

The Premier League title race is fully on.

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Mohamed Salah scored two penalty kicks in the first half, which were sandwiched in-between a fine goal from Joel Matip.

Late in the second half Sadio Mane scored twice and Virgil van Dijk nodded home from a corner to put extra gloss on the scoreline as Liverpool beat Leeds 6-0.

The win moves Liverpool on to 60 points from 26 games, as they are three points behind Manchester City and have played the same number of games but now have a four-goal advantage on goal difference. Leeds have now gone five games without a win and have lost three on the trot, as they have 23 points and are three points above the drop zone.

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Liverpool vs Leeds final score, stats

Liverpool 6-0 Leeds

Goals scored: Salah 15′, Matip 30′, Salah 35′, Mane 80′, Mane 90′, Van Dijk 90+2′ 

Shots: Liverpool 23, Leeds 3

Shots on target: Liverpool 15, Leeds 2

Possession: Liverpool 65, Leeds 35


Three things we learned from Liverpool vs Leeds

1. Ruthless Liverpool in 2nd gear: They hardly had to work for this 6-0 win. Think about that. Liverpool were at ease and were able to rest up ahead of the League Cup final against Chelsea on Sunday. Klopp even gave Salah and Mane a full 90 minutes and Liverpool’s rhythm was sublime throughout. They are so clinical and comfortable in everything they do right now. They also had a bit of a rest ahead of the League Cup final. Watch out, Chelsea.

2. Injury-hit Leeds start well, then unravel: Marcelo Bielsa’s side caused Liverpool a few issues early on as Dan James almost caught out Alisson, but after that fast start they faded badly. An unprecedented run of injuries have hit them hard, especially at center back, and after their draining defeat at home to Manchester United on Sunday, Leeds were totally out of gas at the end of the game and made sloppy mistakes throughout. They have now conceded 16 goals in their last four games. After Burnley won against Tottenham in midweek, Leeds are now in a real relegation scrap.

3. Luis Diaz slots in seamlessly: The winger looks like he has played at Liverpool for five years. It has been less than four weeks. Diaz almost scored a beauty early on and his presence opened up space for Mane and Salah to exploit. It looks like Liverpool have once again found another gem (see: Jota, Diogo) who can slot in for Mane, Firmino or Salah whenever they are needed. Diaz has hit the ground running. Hard.

Man of the Match: Sadio Mane – Scored twice late on and just never stopped trying to get behind Leeds’ defense. A constant threat.


Leeds start well

Liverpool launched a rapid counter early on as Luis Diaz cuts inside but his goalbound effort hit Sadio Mane and was blocked.

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At the other end Alisson made a big mistake as Dan James caught him in possession, but the Leeds forward couldn’t make the most of it as Joel Matip was on hand to clear the ball.

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Stuart Dallas then conceded a penalty kick as his outstretched arm blocked Andy Robertson’s cross, as Salah slotted home the penalty kick with ease.

Raphinha had the ball in the net at the other end but he was offside, then Liverpool ran riot.

Matip strode forward from the back and played a give-and-go with Salah before the center back dinked home. Then Mane broke free and was taken out by Luke Ayling as a penalty kick was awarded, which Salah slotted home.

‘The Egyptian King’ almost sealed his hat trick before the break as he dinked the ball over Illan Meslier but his effort was cleared off the line.

Late goal glut at Anfield

In the second half Leeds had a few chances on the break but Liverpool eased to victory, as Salah curled a shot on goal as he searched for a hat trick and Salah then slotted an effort over after good work from Curtis Jones.

Sadio Mane scored twice late on and Virgil van Dijk headed home a sixth Liverpool goal in stoppage time to rub salt further into Leeds’ wounds.

Liverpool have closed the gap on Manchester City to just three points.

Saudi Arabia vs Mexico: How to watch live, stream link, team news

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Mexico needs a win to have hope of reaching the World Cup knockout rounds, while Saudi Arabia’s hopes of the final 16 may require the same at Stadium 974 in Doha on Wednesday.

The Saudis stunned Argentina 2-1 In Lusail to open the tournament but could not repeat the feat against Poland at Education City in Al Rayyan on Saturday to leave themselves with three points through two matches.

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Mexico remains without a win after their scoreless draw versus Poland led to a Lionel Messi-inspired loss to Argentina In Lusail.

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Here is everything you need for Saudi Arabia vs Mexico.


How to watch Saudi Arabia vs Mexico live, stream link and start time

Kick off: 2pm ET, Wednesday Nov. 30
Stadium: Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail
TV channels en Español: Telemundo
Streaming en Español: Peacock (all 64 matches)


Key storylines, players to watch closely

The Saudis have arguably been the most fun team at the tournament amongst non-powers, always running and getting exceptional goalkeeping. Salem Al-Dawsari was very good in both games but his missed penalty before halftime against Poland looms large of a match that could’ve been 1-1 going to the break and instead ended 2-0.

Mexico has not scored at the tournament so far, and Raul Jimenez has only been used as a super sub. Hirving Lozano and Alexis Vega combined for just three shot attempts before being subbed out of the Poland loss, while Lozano and Henry Martin combined for two versus Poland (Vega attempted five). They need better up top to keep up their streak of making Round of 16 appearances at the World Cup.


Saudi Arabia quick facts

Current FIFA world ranking: 51
World Cup titles: 0
World Cup appearances: 5
How they qualified: Qualified automatically from AFC (Won Group B)
Coach: Herve Renard
Key players: Salem Al-Dawsari, Fahad Al-Muwallad, Mohammed Al-Owais

Mexico quick facts

Current FIFA world ranking: 13
World Cup titles: 0
World Cup appearances: 16
How they qualified: Qualified automatically from CONCACAF (2nd place)
Coach: Gerardo ‘Tata’ Martino
Key players: Guillermo Ochoa, Hector Herrera, Raul Jimenez

Poland vs Argentina: How to watch live, stream link, team news

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Poland and Argentina surely didn’t plan to reach the marquee match of World Cup Group C with their knockout round status in doubt, but it’s been that kind of tournament in Qatar.

Poland remains unbeaten in Qatar after beating Saudi Arabia 2-0 in Al Rayyan, adding to the point it earned from a scoreless draw with Mexico In Doha to give it top billing in the group heading into Wednesday’s match.

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Argentina, meanwhile, rebounded from a 2-1 tournament-opening loss to Saudi Arabia In Lusail to bear Mexico 2-0 behind a goal and an assist from Lionel Messi.

Saudi Arabia’s three points means it can still advance with a win over Mexico, who itself can add to its one point. So everyone’s alive in Group C.

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Here is everything you need for Poland vs Argentina.


How to watch Poland vs Argentina live, stream link and start time

Kick off: 2pm ET, Wednesday, Nov. 30
Stadium: Stadium 974, Doha – 2pm
TV channels en Español: Telemundo
Streaming en Español: Peacock (all 64 matches)


Key storylines, players to watch closely

The storyline for every Argentina game this tournament from this point forward — and really since the lead-up to the Mexico match — is that any loss means the end of Lionel Messi’s World Cup career (at least according to the living legend). The Albiceleste would be thrilled to get something more out of Lautaro Martinez, while Paulo Dybala’s yet to make his tournament debut.

Robert Lewandowski finally has a World Cup goal on his resume, while Piotr Zielinski has been very good for Poland. Former Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny was sensational in the win over Saudi Arabia.


Poland quick facts

Current FIFA world ranking: 26
World Cup titles: 0
World Cup appearances: 8
How they qualified: Qualified from UEFA via playoffs, Path B
Coach: Czeslaw Michniewicz
Key players: Robert Lewandowski, Wojciech Szczesny, Piotr Zielinski

Argentina quick facts

Current FIFA world ranking: 3
World Cup titles: 2 (1978, 1986)
World Cup appearances: 17
How they qualified: Qualified automatically from CONMEBOL (2nd place)
Coach: Lionel Scaloni
Key players: Lionel Messi, Angel de Maria, Lautaro Martinez

Portugal vs Uruguay: How to watch, live stream link, team news

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Portugal looks to seal its fate in the World Cup Round of 16 by piling pressure on Uruguay when two titans of the sport meet in Lusail on Monday.

Portugal outlasted Ghana 3-2 in Doha to open its tournament with a big win that featured a controversial penalty for Cristiano Ronaldo, while Uruguay staged a scoreless draw with South Korea.

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It’s a group that never looked easy and is looking more and more like a “Group of Death” as the World Cup rolls through Qatar in its typically tense fashion this month and next.

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Here is everything you need for Portugal vs Uruguay.


How to watch Portugal vs Uruguay live, stream link and start time

Kick off: 2pm ET, Monday Nov. 28
Stadium: Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail
TV channels en Español: Telemundo
Streaming en Español: Peacock (all 64 matches)


Key storylines, players to watch closely

Everyone’s going to keep looking at Cristiano Ronaldo — it’s difficult not to turn your head with all the “Look at me” nonsense — but Bruno Fernandes is the real string-puller here. He’s playing well with Ruben Neves, while Ruben Dias and the back line will look to tighten things up after letting Ghana stay in the game.

Uruguay hero Luis Suarez has been here before, but his supporting cast is as good as ever. Rodrigo Betancur and Jose Maria Gimenez give La Celeste a chance at clean sheet every time they take the pitch.


Portugal quick facts

Current FIFA world ranking: 9
World Cup titles: 0
World Cup appearances: 8
How they qualified: Qualified from UEFA via playoffs
Coach: Fernando Santos
Key players: Cristiano Ronaldo, Ruben Neves, Bruno Fernandes, Joao Cancelo

Uruguay quick facts

Current FIFA world ranking: 14
World Cup titles: 2 (1930, 1950)
World Cup appearances: 14
How they qualified: Qualified from CONMEBOL
Coach: Diego Alonso
Key players: Luis Suarez, Federico Valverde, Darwin Nunez, Rodrigo Betancur

Brazil vs Switzerland: How to watch, live stream link, team news

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Opening match winners Brazil and Switzerland meet Monday at Stadium 974 in Doha.

FIFA world No. 1 Brazil broke through pesky Serbia for a 2-0 win In Lusail to start the tournament as Richarlison scored two goals — one a ridiculous bit of technique — to get the Brazilians off on the right (and left) foot.

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Switzerland meanwhile used a 1-0 defeat of Cameroon to claim three points and set up Monday’s win-and-in match.

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Can Neymar-less Brazil take the next step toward a sixth World Cup? Here is everything you need for Brazil vs Switzerland.


How to watch Brazil vs Switzerland live, stream link and start time

Kick off: 11am ET, Monday Nov. 28
Stadium: Stadium 974, Doha
TV channels en Español: Telemundo
Streaming en Español: Peacock (all 64 matches)


Key storylines, players to watch closely

Brazil will not have Neymar for this one and likely the rest of the group stage as the oft-fouled magician felt the sting of Serbian tackles in the opener. The Brazilians have had to play without their captain before and have a wealth of attacking options, but who will join Richarlison in providing the goals in a Ney-less attack.

The Swiss have all the tools to hang with Brazil, but how physical will they want to make it for the favorites? Granit Xhaka will be one to watch as the underdogs try to balance a desire to get forward with the danger of doing so against a potent Brazil.


Brazil quick facts

Current FIFA world ranking: 1
World Cup titles: 5 (1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002)
World Cup appearances: 22
How they qualified: Qualified automatically from CONMEBOL (1st place)
Coach: Tite
Key players: Neymar, Thiago Silva, Casemiro, Alisson Becker

Switzerland quick facts

Current FIFA world ranking: 15
World Cup titles: 0
World Cup appearances: 12
How they qualified: Qualified automatically from UEFA (1st place)
Coach: Murat Yakin
Key players: Granit Xhaka, Xherdan Shaqiri, Yann Sommer, Remo Freuler