Report: Shaqiri double secures Reds win over United

Xherdan Shaqiri scored twice after coming on as a second-half substitute to send Liverpool back to the top of the Premier League table with a 3-1 win over Manchester United at Anfield on Sunday.

Capitalising on their early dominance, Sadio Mane put the Reds into a 24th minute lead when he volleyed in Fabinho’s pin-point ball into the path of his run across the box.

United drew level shortly after, with Jesse Lingard netting after Alisson Becker hadn’t been able to keep hold of Romelu Lukaku’s driven cross into the goal-mouth.

However, Shaqiri came off the bench with 21 minutes to go to make a near-instant impact and restore the lead for Liverpool when he crashed home off the underside of the bar.

The forward added his second soon after when his shot diverted off Eric Bailly and into the corner of the net to secure victory for the Reds and elevate them back to the division’s summit.

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