Wales On Sunday - - SPORT ON SUNDAY -

LIVER­POOL won a sev­enth straight match from the start of a sea­son for the first time by eas­ing past a luck­less Southamp­ton at An­field.

The hosts took the lead af­ter just 10 min­utes when Xher­dan Shaqiri’s cross de­flected off Shane Long and then Wes­ley Hoedt for what was a pe­cu­liar own goal.

Joel Matip rose above op­pos­ing cen­tre-back Jan­nik Vester­gaard to head in Trent Alexan­der-Arnold’s cor­ner and dou­ble the ad­van­tage.

Liver­pool ef­fec­tively made sure of vic­tory just be­fore the break as Shaqiri’s su­perb free­kick came down off the cross­bar and Mo­hamed Salah turned the ball in from close range.

Joao Moutinho’s su­perb strike earned Wolves a draw at Manch­ester United as the newly-pro­moted vis­i­tors con­tin­ued their strong start to life in the Premier League.

The Por­tu­gal mid­fielder whipped in from the edge of the area as Nuno Espir­ito Santo’s side matched that of his for­mer man­ager Jose Mour­inho at Old Traf­ford.

Wolves were lively in the first half and un­lucky to go be­hind as Fred net­ted his first goal for United – the Brazil­ian fir­ing in from just in­side the box af­ter Paul Pogba’s ex­cel­lent touch.

Burn­ley, who face Cardiff next Sun­day, moved off the foot of the ta­ble with an em­phatic first win of the sea­son over Bournemouth at Turf Moor.

The Clarets were 2-0 up by half­time, with goals in quick suc­ces­sion from Matej Vy­dra and Aaron Len­non just be­fore the break.

Bournemouth dom­i­nated in the sec­ond half, but Burn­ley sub­sti­tute Ash­ley Barnes con­verted af­ter Jo­hann Berg Gud­munds­son hit the post to ex­tend the lead.

Barnes added a sec­ond just be­fore the end to seal the hosts’ vic­tory.

Wat­ford had to set­tle for a draw at Ful­ham af­ter Alek­san­dar Mitro­vic struck late on to earn the hosts a point. Ear­lier, the Hor­nets pun­ished a poor start by Ful­ham as An­dre Gray side­footed home in­side 90 sec­onds.

New­cas­tle earned only their sec­ond point of the sea­son as they held Crys­tal Palace at a rain-drenched Sel­hurst Park.

And in the late game, Tot­ten­ham moved to fifth in the ta­ble af­ter a bat­tling 2-1 win over Brighton, with Harry Kane (penalty) and Eric Lamela on tar­get for Spurs. An­thony Knock­aert repied.

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