REDS’ HOT RUN
Liverpool: Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah ensured Liverpool maintained their 100 percent start to the Premier League season by coming from behind to beat Newcastle 3-1 at Anfield on Saturday. The European champions have a history of starting slowly in early kick-offs under Jurgen Klopp and only arose from their slumber after the Magpies took a shock lead through Jetro Willems on seven minutes. Mane turned the tide before half-time with a sumptuous finish into the top corner before profiting from an error by Newcastle goalkeeper Martin Dubravka for his second.
Dubravka redeemed himself after the break with a string of fine saves to keep the final score down, but was helpless when Salah finished coolly from Roberto Firmino’s cute backheel.
Klopp’s men open up a five-point lead over Manchester City at the top of the table, but the champions can cut that gap back to two with victory at Norwich later on Saturday. Newcastle sprung a huge surprise by claiming their only win of the season so far at Tottenham three weeks ago. They followed the same script as they frustrated the hosts in the early stages before stunning Anfield by going in front. Willems turned inside Trent AlexanderArnold before drilling a fierce shot past the helpless Adrian. Liverpool trailed at home for the first time since March, but quickly rallied to record a 14th straight Premier League victory. Mane was furious with Salah after being substituted in a 3-0 win away to Burnley before the international break, accusing the Egyptian of being too greedy in his eye for goal. But it is the Senegalese who has more goals so far this season and he arrowed into the far corner from Andy Robertson’s pass to get Liverpool back on level terms.
Rashford penalty takes United to fourth spot
Manchester: Manchester United moved up to fourth place in the Premier League after a Marcus Rashford penalty gave them a 1-0 win over Leicester City at Old Trafford on Saturday. United, who were without injured French pair Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial, were far from convincing but manager Ole Gunnar Solksjaer will be delighted they secured their second win of the campaign to move on to eight points. After Andreas Pereira had forced Leicester keeper Kasper Schmeichel into action with a powerful free kick, United got ahead in the eighth minute. Rashford, chasing down a loose ball in the area, went down under a challenge from Leicester’s Turkish defender Caglar Soyuncu and referee Martin Atkinson pointed to the spot.
Son shines as Spurs thrash Palace
London: Tottenham Hotspur’s Son Heung-min scored his first goals of the campaign as they put their early season struggles behind them with the 4-0 thrashing of Crystal Palace. Strikes for Son and a goal apiece for Serge Aurier and Erik Lamela inside 45 minutes gave Spurs their first win since the opening day.
Tammy does the trick for five-star Chelsea
London: Tammy Abraham’s sensational form continued as the English forward scored a hattrick as Chelsea romped to a 5-2 win at Wolves. Fikayo Tomori fired the visitors in front before Abraham took over to take his tally to seven in his last three games with three brilliant finishes from close range.
Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham celebrates after scoring his third goal against Wolves