🦁 Liverpool edge past Sheff Utd; Chelsea hold Man Utd; Man City draw

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Alex Mott

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There were four more Premier League games on Saturday as all of last season’s top four were in action.

Let’s catch up with what unfolded throughout the day.


Liverpool 2-1 Sheffield United

Scorers: Firmino 41′, Jota 64′; Berge (pen) 13′.

Liverpool moved up to second in the table after a hard-fought 2-1 win over an improving Sheffield United side.

Sander Berge gave the visitors the lead from the spot after VAR had judged Fabinho to have fouled Oli McBurnie in the penalty area.

It looked as if it was going to turn out to be a frustrating night for Jürgen Klopp’s side until Roberto Firmino levelled proceedings just before half-time. The Brazilian tapped home a rebound after Aaron Ramsdale had saved Sadio Mané’s header.

Liverpool were starting to believe VAR had it out for them once again when Mo Salah’s clever finish was ruled out for offside, only for Diogo Jota to pop up with the winner moments later.

The former Wolves forward rose highest at the far post to head home Mané’s cross to secure a first win in three games for the champions.

Premier League

Liverpool
Sheffield United

Manchester United 0-0 Chelsea

Manchester United and Chelsea played out an uninspiring goalless draw as United’s search for a first home win of the season continues.

The man of the moment Marcus Rashford had the hosts’ best chance of the first half when he was played through on goal and forced a good save from Edouard Mendy.

Harry Maguire was deemed lucky not to give away a penalty when he appeared to grab César Azpilicueta in the area after a Chelsea set-piece.

Edinson Cavani came off the bench to make his debut for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side and nearly made a dream start when he came close with a shot which hit the side-netting with his first touch.

The defining moment of the match came between Mendy and Rashford once again in the dying minutes of the match.

Rashford’s powerful strike looked to be heading for the top corner, only for the new Chelsea goalkeeper to deny the United number ten with a marvellous save.

Premier League

Manchester United
Chelsea

Fulham 1-2 Crystal Palace

Scorers: Cairney 90+5′; Riedewald 8′, Zaha 64′.

Fulham’s winless start to the season stretched to six games as they were comfortably beaten by Crystal Palace at Craven Cottage.

Wilfried Zaha’s lovely disguised pass found the run of Jairo Riedewald who slid the ball through the legs of Alphonse Areola for his first goal for the Eagles.

Ademola Lookman came close to equalising for the hosts when Vicente Guaita tipped his shot on to the near post.

The winger then hit the other post moments later with the rebound falling to Aleksandar Mitrović who turned over from close range under pressure.

Zaha extended Palace’s lead just after the hour mark by bundling home Michy Batshuayi’s cross at the far post. Fulham’s dreadful day was rounded off when Aboubakar Kamara was sent off for a poor challenge on Ebere Eze late on, however Tom Cairney did smash home from 25 yards out in the closing minutes.

Roy Hodgson’s side have moved up to fifth after their third win of the season.

Premier League

Fulham
Crystal Palace

West Ham 1-1 Manchester City

Scorers: Antonio 18′; Foden 51′

Pep Guardiola named an unchanged side as Manchester City travelled to West Ham, and much like their game against Porto in midweek, they went behind to an early goal.

Michail Antonio netted a stunning bicycle kick to give David Moyes’s side the lead and that was how it stayed going into the break.

Sergio Agüero came off at half-time with what looked like another injury and was replaced by Phil Foden to inject some youth energy into proceedings.

And it was the Stockport Iniesta who managed to get an equaliser not long after, finishing well after some good work by Joao Cancelo.

Kevin de Bruyne made his long-awaited return from injury midway through the second period, but even his inclusion wasn’t enough as City had to come away from east London with just a point.

Premier League

West Ham
Manchester City