Pay­ing the penalty

For­ward caus­ing trou­ble in the box

The Sunday Telegraph - Sport - - Premier League -


Liver­pool have been awarded four penal­ties in the Premier League since Box­ing Day, with no other team hav­ing been given more than one. Mo­hamed Salah has won three of their spot­kicks.


Liver­pool have 57 points from 22 games. Ad­just­ing for three points a win, only Pre­ston (58 in 1888-89), Spurs (59, 1960-61), Chelsea (61, 2005-06) and Man City (62 in 2017-18) had more at this stage in the top flight.


Brighton man­ager Chris Hughton has lost more league games to Liver­pool as a man­ager (seven from seven games) than to any other side, His teams have con­ceded 26 goals to them in those seven matches.


Hughton’s side have now lost as many games at the Amex Sta­dium in all com­pe­ti­tions this sea­son – four of 12 matches – as they did in all of their 22 games at home in the 2017-18 cam­paign.

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