LONDON: the Belgian defender of Leicester City Wout Faes inadvertently boosted Liverpool’s hopes of making the Champions League by scoring two own goals in his side’s 2-1 loss at Anfield on Friday.
Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall had given Leicester a fourth-minute lead when he wandered through the middle of the Liverpool defence.
However, that was the signal for Faes’ double dose of embarrassment.
In the 38th minute Faes, in his first season at the club following a £15m move from Reims, sliced ​​a clearing attempt from a Trent Alexander-Arnold cross over his keeper’s head Danny Ward.
Seven minutes later, her night got worse.
Darwin Nunez was dispatched by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and his lob on Ward came off the post.
However, when the ball came back, Faes managed to hammer the ball into his own net.
The result left Liverpool in sixth place, two points behind the top four while Leicester are 13th.
“Sometimes I thought we were poor today. It’s a cliché but it’s important to get the three points and win,” Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk told Sky Sports.
“We tried to get into the game but we weren’t good enough and we know that. We won, which is positive, but there are a lot of things we need to improve.”
Meanwhile, West Ham’s year ended in a boo off the pitch after a 2-0 loss to London rivals Brentford.
First-half goals from Ivan Toney and Josh Dasilva put pressure on West Ham boss David Moyes after a fifth game in a row. premier league defeat.
West Ham are just one place above the relegation zone while Brentford have climbed to ninth place.
“I think we played well today. The goals were completely against the run of play, we lost two goals on the sidelines. We made a lot of chances, we just couldn’t take them,” said said Moyes at the match of the day. .
“It’s small margins, I think the players did a great job, carried on. We just didn’t have the last piece of the puzzle.”
The loss means Moyes has now lost five consecutive games for the first time since 2005 when he was in charge of Everton.
“It’s a big result, to come here and win 2-0 is impressive,” said Brentford coach Thomas Frank.
“West Ham were better than us in the first half but we took our two moments and the second half was impeccable in defence. We had chances to kill the game at 3-0 but still, good points.”



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