Nunez scores again as Liverpool beats West Ham 1-0 in EPL

AP , Wednesday 19 Oct 2022

Darwin Nunez is finally finding his scoring touch in his first season at Liverpool _ just in time for the World Cup, too.

Darwin Nunez
Liverpool s Uruguayan striker Darwin Nunez celebrates after scoring the opening goal of the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and West Ham United at Anfield (AFP)

 

With his first-half goal in a 1-0 win over West Ham in the Premier League on Wednesday, the Uruguay striker has now netted in three of his last four games for his best scoring run since joining Liverpool from Benfica.

Nunez is showing he has the ability to score different types of goals, his latest seeing him get in between defenders to rise and glance home a fine header from a left-wing cross by Kostas Tsimikas in the 22nd minute.

Nunez also struck the post with a dipping shot in the first half as Liverpool returned to Anfield and recorded another 1-0 win _ three days after beating Manchester City by the same score on a much more intense occasion.

West Ham's best chance for an equalizer came after Liverpool defender Joe Gomez clumsily bundled into the back of Jarrod Bowen, conceding a penalty that was awarded by the referee after a pitchside review.

Bowen got up to take the spot kick himself and it was palmed aside by Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker.

It completed a big week for Liverpool. Since losing to Arsenal 3-2 on Oct. 9, Jurgen Klopp's team has routed Rangers 7-1 in the Champions League and earned back-to-back wins in the Premier League.

The result lifted Liverpool to seventh place, 11 points behind leader Arsenal.

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