Review: Liverpool march on as Man City miss Laporte in Premier League

Sep 16, 2019

Review: Liverpool march on as Man City miss Laporte in Premier League

LONDON (UK) Sept 16: Liverpool extended their lead at the top of the Premier League after the fifth round of matches in England this weekend.
Jurgen Klopp's men claimed their 13th consecutive league win as they bounced back from conceding an early goal against Newcastle United to claim a 3-1 triumph thanks to two goals from Sadio Mane and another from Mohamed Salah.
Liverpool kicked off the day and their fans will have enjoyed watching Manchester City's woes as the reigning Champions fell to a surprise 3-2 defeat away to Norwich City.
Guardiola was forced to defend his players as Nicolas Otamendi's defensive lapse highlighted just how much Aymeric Laporte will be missed as he starts his recovery from a knee injury.
City struggled at the back against a side that has already shown it can score goals and Teemu Pukki was again on the score-sheet for Norwich, although it was Kenny McClean and Todd Cantwell who give the recently promoted side a 2-0 lead before Sergio Aguero got City back into the game.
Guardiola's men were pressing for an equalizer when Pukki netted a third and although Rodri Hernandez scored an 88th minute goal for the visitors, Norwich held on for a famous win.
Harry Kane didn't score in Tottenham's 4-0 win at home to Crystal Palace, but Hueng Min Son fired home twice, while an own goal and a 42nd minute effort for Erik Lamela meant it was game over before halftime at White Hart Lane.
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard heaped praise on young striker Tammy Abraham, who netted a hat-trick in their 5-2 win away to Wolves.
Mason Mount and Fikayo Tomori scored the other goals as Lampard's emphasis on giving opportunities to his young players continues to see the rewards.
Abraham also made history to become the first player in Premier League history to score a hat-trick and an own goal in the same match, although by the time he put the ball into his own net Chelsea were already 4-0 up.
Manchester United got a win as Marcos Rashford's eighth minute penalty gave Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's injury hit team three much-needed points against Leicester City which lift them up to fourth in the table.
Record signing Harry Maguire gave a towering performance in the United defense to help assure the points against the club he left this summer.
Watford marked Quique Sanchez Flores' return to the club with a brave fightback from 2-0 down at home to Arsenal to earn a draw.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's goals in the 21st and 32nd minute looked as if they had put Arsenal on track to an easy win, but the Gunners lost control after the break and Tom Cleverley got Watford back into the game after an mistake from Socrates playing the ball out of defense.
David Luiz then fouled Roberto Pereyra in the penalty area nine minutes from time and Pereyra picked himself up to score the equalizing goal.
Callum Wilson netted twice as Bournemouth claimed a 3-1 win at home to Everton on Sunday afternoon. The England international scored in the 23rd minute to open the scoring and although Everton drew level with Dominic Calvin Lewis's 44th minute goal, some poor second half defending from Everton allowed first Ryan Fraser and then Wilson again to give Eddie Howe's side a home win.
Jeff Hendrick's thundering injury time strike earned Burnley a point away to Brighton, who had led since the 51st minute through a Neil Maupay goal, while Southampton took three points from their long trip to face Sheffield United thanks to Moussa Djenepo's superb solo effort.
Sheffield wasted several first-half chances and their afternoon was completed when Billy Sharp was sent off late in the game for a wild challenge.
Source: Xinhua