James Milner’s stoppage-time penalty earned a dramatic victory over Leicester at Anfield and extended their winning run in the to 17.

Milner scored from the spot in the 95th-minute following a video assistant referee review, after Sadio Mane was clipped by Marc Albrighton in the box.

Foxes midfielder James Maddision had made it 1-1 late on when he slipped the ball under Reds keeper Adrian with their first shot on target.

Mane gave a first-half lead, racing on to Milner’s through ball.

Leicester manager was making his first return to Anfield since 2015, when he was replaced as boss by .

The result increased ’s lead at the top of the table to eight points, though second-placed can reduce the gap to five once more when they host Wolves on Sunday (14:00 BST).

More to follow.

Line-ups

  • 13Adrián
  • 66Alexander-Arnold
  • 6Lovren
  • 4
  • 26Robertson
  • 5WijnaldumSubstituted forHendersonat 78′minutes
  • 3FabinhoBooked at 39mins
  • 7Milner
  • 10Mané
  • 11SalahSubstituted forLallanaat 90+2′minutes
  • 9FirminoSubstituted forOrigiat 78′minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Keita
  • 12Gomez
  • 14Henderson
  • 20Lallana
  • 27Origi
  • 62Kelleher
  • 67Elliott

Leicester

  • 1Schmeichel
  • 21Ricardo Pereira
  • 6EvansBooked at 69mins
  • 4SöyüncüBooked at 53mins
  • 3Chilwell
  • 25NdidiBooked at 30mins
  • 15BarnesSubstituted forAlbrightonat 45′minutes
  • 26PraetSubstituted forPérezat 73′minutes
  • 8Tielemans
  • 10MaddisonSubstituted forChoudhuryat 86′minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 9Vardy

Substitutes

  • 2Justin
  • 5Morgan
  • 7Gray
  • 11Albrighton
  • 12Ward
  • 17Pérez
  • 20Choudhury
Referee:
Chris Kavanagh

Match Stats

Home TeamAway TeamLeicester
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home18
Away2
Shots on Target
Home8
Away1
Corners
Home4
Away6
Fouls
Home9
Away17

Live Text

Goal!

Goal! 2, 1. James Milner () converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

VAR Decision: Penalty .

Penalty . Sadio Mané draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Marc Albrighton () after a foul in the penalty area.

Substitution

Substitution, . Adam Lallana replaces because of an injury.

Trent Alexander-Arnold () wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Hamza Choudhury () is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Divock Origi () wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, . Hamza Choudhury replaces James Maddison.

Attempt missed. Virgil () header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Andrew Robertson with a cross following a corner.

Corner, . Conceded by Ricardo Pereira.

Attempt missed. Dejan Lovren () header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Trent Alexander-Arnold with a cross following a corner.

Corner, . Conceded by Ricardo Pereira.

Sadio Mané () wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, . Trent Alexander-Arnold tries a through ball, but James Milner is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, . Divock Origi replaces Roberto Firmino.

Substitution

Substitution, . Jordan Henderson replaces Georginio Wijnaldum.

Attempt blocked. Roberto Firmino () right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by .

Attempt missed. Dennis Praet () right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Georginio Wijnaldum () right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Roberto Firmino.

Booking

Jonny Evans () is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Offside, . Roberto Firmino tries a through ball, but is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Andrew Robertson () left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by .

Attempt missed. Roberto Firmino () right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Trent Alexander-Arnold.

Foul by Sadio Mané ().

Ben Chilwell () wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Georginio Wijnaldum () wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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