REDS’ HOT RUN

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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

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