Germany forward Timo Werner again scored twice to help Leipzig consolidate fourth place in the Bundesliga with a 4-1 home win over Mainz on Sunday.

Yussuf Poulsen also scored twice as Leipzig maintained its unbeaten record at home this season and stayed two points behind Borussia Moenchengladbach and Bayern Munich. Borussia Dortmund leads Bayern and Gladbach by nine points after 15 rounds.

If Werner scores in the league, fans have got used to expecting another goal — with his 10 goals coming in five games.

The former Stuttgart striker sealed Leipzig’s win in the 74th and claimed his second goal in the 88th off an assist from Poulsen, who grabbed two goals in five minutes in the first half.

Leipzig's Timo Werner, left, scores his side third goal during the German Bundesliga soccer match between RB Leipzig and FSV Mainz 05 in Leipzig, Sunday, Dec. (Jan Woitas/dpa via AP)
Leipzig’s Timo Werner, left, scores his side third goal during the German Bundesliga soccer match between RB Leipzig and FSV Mainz 05 in Leipzig, Sunday, Dec. (Jan Woitas/dpa via AP)

Karim Onisiwo pulled one back before the break for Mainz, which remained 10th.

Eintracht Frankfurt was hosting Bayer Leverkusen later Sunday.

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Source: The Associated Press

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