Gameweek four of the Premier League saw some of the usual suspects for the Premier League title pick up victories. Here is what happened in Saturday’s top-flight action:
Liverpool kept up their hundred percent record in Saturday’s early kick-off by recording a 2-1 win at Leicester.
Jurgen Klopp’s side did not take long to take the lead in the Midlands, ten minutes in fact. Andrew Robertson did well to find winger Sadio Mane, who beat Harry Maguire before toe-poking the ball beyond Kasper Schmeichel in the Foxes goal.
The Reds doubled their lead on the stroke of half-time, as Roberto Firmino headed home from a corner kick after the Brazilian had escaped his marker, James Maddison. Leicester looked determined to get back into the game in early stages of the second half.
The Foxes did get back in the game just past the hour mark. It was a moment to forget for Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson, who attempted to dribble in his own area, only to be dispossessed and Algerian winger Rachid Ghezzal had the simple task of firing into an empty net.
Fortunately, for the former Roma star, his mistake did not affect the result, as the Merseysiders maintained their position at the top of the table. This is the first time Liverpool have won their first four Premier League games.
Chelsea left it late to beat Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge, but two goals in the last 18 minutes gave Maurizio Sarri’s side a 2-0 victory.
The Blues needed a touch of luck to break the deadlock on 72 minutes. A shot from substitute Pedro spun up over Asmir Begovic off centre-back Steve Cook. The side from the capital secured maximum points with five minutes left on the clock, as Eden Hazard fired home from Marcos Alonso pull back.
The victory means that the Blues have won all four of their league games under Sarri and are only behind league leaders Liverpool by virtue of an inferior goal difference of one.
Champions Manchester City recorded a 2-1 home win over Newcastle, but the game was not as comfortable many would have expected.
It looked as though Newcastle were in for a long afternoon when Raheem Sterling produced a superb finish into the far corner after just eight minutes. However, the visitors produced a stubborn defensive display and even equalised on the half-hour mark.
Full-back DeAndre Yedlin got on the end of Salomon Rondon cross to fire home past Ederson in the home goal. City regained the lead on 52 minutes, as Kyle Walker smashed a sublime long-range effort past Martin Dubravka in the visitor’s goal.
City continued to press for a third goal, but Dubravka produced some excellent saves from Fernandinho, David Silva and Sergio Aguero.
The victory means that Pep Guardiola’s side trail Liverpool and Chelsea by two points heading into the international break. The Citizens will still be confident of retaining the top-flight title this season.
Saturday’s other Premier League results:
Brighton 2-2 Fulham
Crystal Palace 0-2 Southampton
Everton 1-1 Huddersfield
West Ham 0-1 Wolves
Who pulled off the result of the week in the Premier League?