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Liverpool’s Sadio Mane and Mo Salah at the double as Reds sink Man City 2-1

Liverpool came from behind to clinch victory.

Sadio Mane’s stoppage-time penalty sealed a 2-1 comeback win for Liverpool over Manchester City in the International Champions Cup.

After a goalless first half to the match in New York, the game came to life in the second with Leroy Sane breaking the deadlock to put City ahead after 57 minutes.

Their lead did not last long, however, as Mohamed Salah buried a header six minutes later – with his second touch of the game and just 52 seconds after coming off the bench.

The Egyptian came close to scoring another two in the closing minutes – a header was blocked on the line and his second effort struck the crossbar.

But the period of concerted pressure from the Reds finally paid off in injury time.

Awarded a penalty when Dominic Solanke was fouled in the back by Tosin Adarabioyo, Liverpool forward Mane rolled his spot-kick to the left as Joe Hart dived in the opposite direction, providing a dramatic close to the match between the Premier League rivals.

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