Liverpool 5-1 Hull City: James Milner hits penalty brace in rout

Liverpool 5-1 Hull City: James Milner hits penalty brace in rout

James Milner scored two penalties as Liverpool cruised up to third in the Premier League with a 5-1 victory over Hull at Anfield.

Adam Lallana’s third top-flight goal of the season kicked things off for Jurgen Klopp’s side, who dominated from first minute to last.

For the second week running, Hull were reduced to 10 men when Ahmed Elmohamady was shown a straight red card by referee Andre Marriner for handball.

That allowed Milner to make it two from the spot, before Sadio Mane secured a three-goal lead for the hosts at the interval.

 Adam Lallana celebrates opening the scoring for Liverpool

Substitute David Meyler’s second-half strike threatened to spark an unlikely Hull comeback but Philippe Coutinho’s immediate response reaffirmed Liverpool’s dominance before Milner’s second penalty capped an impressive afternoon for the Merseysiders.

It means Liverpool sit behind only Manchester City and Tottenham in the league table on 13 points, while Hull drop a place to 12th with seven points.


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