April 25, 2020 / 4:53 PM / a month ago

Wolves' Jota beats Liverpool's Alexander-Arnold to win ePremier League title

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Europa League - Round of 32 First Leg - Wolverhampton Wanderers v Espanyol - Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton, Britain - February 20, 2020 Wolverhampton Wanderers' Diogo Jota celebrates scoring their fourth goal and completing his hat-trick Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine/File Photo

(Reuters) - Wolverhampton Wanderers forward Diogo Jota won the ePremier League Invitational title for his club on Saturday after beating Liverpool full back Trent Alexander-Arnold with a golden goal in the final after the match ended 1-1 in regular time.

A number of top-flight players had signed up to represent their clubs in the virtual tournament to generate funds for Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Raul Jimenez scored the winning goal for Wolves and Jota in the FIFA 20 match after Georginio Wijnaldum put Liverpool ahead late in the first half, only for Adama Traore to level the scores after the interval.

Alexander-Arnold beat England team mate and Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling with a Roberto Firmino golden goal in the first semi-final earlier on Saturday, with Jota triumphant over Burnley’s Dwight McNeil in the second semi-final.

The winner’s prize fund will be donated to the PlayersTogether initiative, created by Premier League players to generate funds for the NHS.

In real life, Liverpool were top of the league, 25 points ahead of second-placed Manchester City, with Wolves sixth in the standings before English soccer was suspended indefinitely last month because of the novel coronavirus outbreak.

Reporting by Simon Jennings in Bengaluru; Editing by Christian Radnedge

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