Liverpool finally open their account

Lallana’s first Liverpool goal was cancelled out by a controversial Saido Berahino penalty.

By: Reuters | London | Updated: October 5, 2014 8:14 am
 Adam Lallana (L) celebrates with Philippe Coutinho after scoring the opening goal during their English Premier League soccer match against West Bromwich Albion at Anfield in Liverpool, norther(Source: AP) Liverpool’s Adam Lallana (L) celebrates with Philippe Coutinho after scoring the opening goal against West Bromwich Albion at Anfield on Saturday. (Source: AP)

Adam Lallana and Jordan Henderson scored as Liverpool registered their first Premier League win since August by grinding out a hard-fought 2-1 victory over West Bromwich Albion at Anfield on Saturday. Lallana’s first Liverpool goal was cancelled out by a controversial Saido Berahino penalty before Henderson’s driven winner helped last season’s runners-up climb to seventh. “It was vital (we won). We needed to find a way to win today against a side that is really high on confidence,” Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers told Sky Sports.

“An excellent result on the back of a disappointing European result. Their penalty was outside the box but the players showed their character and resilience to keep going and find a winner. It was an outstanding win for us.”

Papiss Cisse struck twice to ease the growing pressure on underfire Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew with a 2-2 draw against Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium. Steven Fletcher scored a brace as Sunderland beat Stoke City 3-1 to claim their first win of the season following five draws from their opening six games.

Goals by Yaya Toure and Sergio Aguero earned champions Manchester City a 2-0 win at Aston Villa in the Premier League on Saturday, although they left it late.

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    Gaz
    Oct 5, 2014 at 4:44 am
    First off, Henderson's goal wasn't a driven goal, but a placed goal, he went for placement, not power. And secondly, and more importantly, Liverpool didn't open their account. In football terms, for a team to open their account, it means to get their first win of the season. This however is not Liverpool's first win of the season, it is their third win of the season, in fact, they opened their account on the first day of the season when they beat Southampton 2-1.
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