Salah scores 200th Liverpool goal as Reds go top

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Mohamed Salah celebrates his 200th Liverpool goalMohamed Salah has been directly involved in 13 goals in 13 Premier League games against Crystal Palace, scoring eight and setting up five

Mohamed Salah scored his 200th Liverpool goal as Jurgen Klopp's side produced a late comeback against 10-man Crystal Palace to move top of the Premier League and increase the pressure on former boss Roy Hodgson.

Salah became only the fifth player to reach that landmark for the club, joining Ian Rush, Roger Hunt, Gordon Hodgson and Billy Liddell, when he ignited the fightback with a 76th-minute equaliser.

It was Harvey Elliott who delivered the decisive moment inside the first of 10 minutes of added time, producing a stunning strike from the edge of the penalty area to lift Liverpool above Arsenal.

Salah's goal arrived just 98 seconds after Jordan Ayew was dismissed for a second bookable offence, and the visitors had failed to land a shot on target prior to that moment.

Palace, booed off by their supporters following a disappointing home loss to Bournemouth on Wednesday, were on course to deliver a surprise blow to the Red's title aspirations following Jean-Philippe Mateta's penalty.

The game had continued for more than one minute after Jarell Quansah caught Mateta when attempting to clear a cross before the video assistant referee intervened - but referee Andy Madley did not take long to award Palace a spot-kick after being sent to the pitchside monitor.

Palace had seen a penalty decision in their favour overturned during the first half when Madley took three minutes to review a challenge by Will Hughes on Endo in the lead-up to Virgil van Dijk's foul on Odsonne Edouard inside the box.

Liverpool, though dominant, struggled throughout to break the hosts down and the returning Alisson came to his side's rescue in stunning fashion in the first half when he pushed Jefferson Lerma's first-time shot on to the post.

The visitors again had the Brazilian to thank for another excellent stop to prevent Joachim Andersen providing a dramatic twist with a header from a free-kick in the 100th minute.

Having eventually ended Palace's spirited resistance, victory took the Reds one point above last season's runners-up Arsenal, who travel to third-placed Aston Villa later on Saturday (17:30 GMT).

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Crystal Palace

Squad number1Player nameJohnstone

Squad number2Player nameWard

Squad number16Player nameAndersen

Squad number6Player nameGuéhi

Squad number17Player nameClyne

Squad number19Player nameHughes

Squad number26Player nameRichards

Squad number8Player nameLerma

Squad number9Player nameJ Ayew

Squad number22Player nameÉdouard

Squad number15Player nameSchlupp

Squad number7Player nameOlise

Squad number14Player nameMateta

Squad number29Player nameAhamada

Squad number31Player nameMatthews

Squad number52Player nameOzoh

Liverpool

Squad number1Player nameAlisson

Squad number66Player nameAlexander-Arnold

Squad number78Player nameQuansah

Squad number4Player namevan Dijk

Squad number21Player nameTsimikas

Squad number8Player nameSzoboszlai

Squad number3Player nameEndo

Squad number38Player nameGravenberch

Squad number11Player nameMohamed Salah

Squad number9Player nameNúñez

Squad number7Player nameDíaz

Squad number2Player nameGomez

Squad number5Player nameKonaté

Squad number17Player nameJones

Squad number18Player nameGakpo

Squad number19Player nameElliott

Line-ups

Crystal Palace

Formation 4-3-3

1JohnstoneSubstituted forMatthewsat 87'minutes2WardBooked at 37mins16AndersenBooked at 90mins6Guéhi17Clyne19HughesSubstituted forOzohat 90+5'minutes26RichardsBooked at 71mins8LermaBooked at 64minsSubstituted forOliseat 68'minutes9J AyewBooked at 75mins22ÉdouardSubstituted forMatetaat 45'minutes15SchluppSubstituted forAhamadaat 84'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

5Tomkins7Olise11França de Oliveira14Mateta23Ebiowei29Ahamada31Matthews44Riedewald52Ozoh

Liverpool

Formation 4-3-3

1Alisson66Alexander-Arnold78QuansahSubstituted forKonatéat 57'minutes4van Dijk21Tsimikas8SzoboszlaiSubstituted forJonesat 74'minutes3EndoSubstituted forGomezat 45'minutesBooked at 90mins38GravenberchSubstituted forGakpoat 57'minutes11Salah9NúñezSubstituted forElliottat 74'minutes7DíazBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

2Gomez5Konaté17Jones18Gakpo19Elliott50Doak53McConnell62Kelleher84Bradley

Referee:Andy Madley

Attendance:25,103

Live Text

Match ends, Crystal Palace 1, Liverpool 2.

Second Half ends, Crystal Palace 1, Liverpool 2.

Naouirou Ahamada (Crystal Palace) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Luis Díaz (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Naouirou Ahamada (Crystal Palace).

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Cody Gakpo.

Attempt blocked. Jean-Philippe Mateta (Crystal Palace) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Michael Olise with a cross.

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Alisson Becker.

Attempt saved. Joachim Andersen (Crystal Palace) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Michael Olise with a cross.

Luis Díaz (Liverpool) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Luis Díaz (Liverpool).

Michael Olise (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Joe Gomez (Liverpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Joe Gomez (Liverpool).

Naouirou Ahamada (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Joachim Andersen (Crystal Palace) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Luis Díaz (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Joachim Andersen (Crystal Palace).

Curtis Jones (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David Ozoh (Crystal Palace).

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