Mane’s goal sees Liverpool win again but champions-elect were made to work by Norwich City

Sadio Mane came off the bench to hit a late winner as Liverpool battled to a 1-0 win over Norwich City at Carrow Road, reports Evening Standard.
Teemu Pukki had the best chance of the first half when he was set up by Kenny McLean only to see his effort smothered by Alisson Becker as Liverpool struggled to find a way past the Norwich backline.
But the Reds turned up the heat in the second half with Tim Krul forced to make a fine double save to deny Mohamed Salah and Naby Keita.
With Norwich up against it, Alexander Tettey hit the post with a snapshot from the edge of the box to warn Liverpool of the threat on the counter.
Eventually, Liverpool’s pressure paid off when Jordan Henderson’s long ball forward found substitute Mane and the Senegalese forward fired home into the bottom corner.
Roberto Firmino should have added a second late on but the Brazilian fired wide from point-blank range before Pukki struck straight at Alisson.
The win puts Liverpool 25 points clear of Manchester City, who play West Ham on Wednesday and are now just five wins away from their first Premier League title.

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