24th May 2024
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Mane, Salah fire Liverpool atop EPL; Man City humbled by Norwich

Mane, Salah fire Liverpool atop EPL; Man City humbled by Norwich

Premier League leaders Liverpool on Saturday afternoon shrugged off an early scare to sweep past Newcastle and maintain their 100% start to the season with another dominant attacking display.

Sadio Mane was again their go-to man, scoring twice in the first half after Jetro Willems’ fine first goal for Newcastle had given Steve Bruce’s side a shock early lead.

Mohamed Salah added a third after the break, with the third member of Liverpool’s attacking trinity Roberto Firmino providing two brilliant assists and stealing the show with a superb performance from the bench.

The Reds have now won 14 league games in a row in a run that stretches back to a draw at Everton in March – the joint third-best winning run in English top-flight history – and go five points clear at the top.

The reverse as the case for second-placed Manchester City, Who crashed downwards hours later after suffering a stunning 2-3 defeat at Norwich City.

Kenny McLean (18 minutes), Todd Cantwell (28 minutes), and Teemu Pukki (50 minutes) took advantage of a ragged City defence without the injured Aymeric Laporte for a remarkable upset.

The visitors earned some respectability with goals by Agüero (45 minutes) and Rodri (88 minutes).

It is a result that moves Norwich up to 12th in the Premier League.

Here are highlights of the other matches of the day:

Son shines as hot-shot Spurs thrash Palace

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 fellow London side Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Saturday.

Palace boasted the meanest defence in the top flight before the game, conceding twice in four matches, but 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.

Rashford on the mark as United go fourth

Marcus Rashford scored a first-half penalty as Manchester United claimed only their second win of the season to end Leicester’s unbeaten start.

The England striker was fouled by Caglar Soyuncu before sending Kasper Schmeichel the wrong way from the subsequent spot kick.

Tammy Abraham on fire, grabs treble as Chelsea devour Wolves

Tammy Abraham scored a brilliant hat-trick – and an own goal – as Chelsea destroyed Wolves at Molineux.

The England forward scored twice in the space of seven first-half minutes after Fikayo Tomori – another 21-year-old – had opened the scoring with a stunning 25-yard finish.

Djenepo’s heroics give Southampton win at Sheffield

Southampton beat Sheffield United 1-0 at Bramall Lane to pick up their second victory of the Premier League season after a brilliant individual effort in the second half from Moussa Djenepo.

On his first league start, the 14 million pound ($17.51 million) close season signing from Standard Liege scored his second goal of the campaign to give Ralph Hasenhuettl’s side all three points.

Hendrick late leveller fetches Burnley point at Brighton

Burnley substitute Jeff Hendrick grabbed a 90th minute equaliser as the visitors held Brighton & Hove Albion to a 1-1 draw at the Amex Stadium in the Premier League on Saturday.

French forward Neal Maupay had put Albion ahead in the 51st minute with his second goal of the season, volleying home a cross from Solly March.

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