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Georginio Wijnaldum kept his eyes on the prize and unleashed a volley to open the scoring in the late stages of the tie

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Elsewhere on Saturday, Wolves recorded their first win of the season – a 2-0 win over Watford, while Aston Villa and Bournemouth played to a respective 2-2 tie with Burnley and West Ham at home.
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Sheffield United pushed title chasers, Liverpool, down to the wire on Saturday at a raucous Bramall Lane, but a Dean Henderson spill on the heels of a Georginio Wijnaldum volley from just outside the box earned Liverpool a fortunate win that saw them maintain their perfect start to the season. A spirited performance from Everton was not enough, as they succumbed to a 3-1 drubbing from Manchester City, who stay five points behind leaders Liverpool.

Two second-half goals against Brighton gave Chelsea’s coach Lampard is much awaited first home win of the season and a record Premier League ninth win over the former. Not to be outdone in the records department, Tottenham Spurs survived over an hour with 10 men to beat Southampton, and Crystal Palace ended their recent two-game dry spell with a 2-0 win over Norwich at Selhurst Park.

EPL Week 07 Standings

Elsewhere on Saturday, Wolves recorded their first win of the season – a 2-0 win over Watford, while Aston Villa and Bournemouth played to a respective 2-2 tie with Burnley and West Ham at home.

Leicester City swept aside visiting Newcastle by five goals to nothing on Sunday. And on Monday Night Football, VAR handed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang the equalizer as Arsenal came from a goal down to share the points with United at Old Trafford.

Saturday

Sheffield United 0-1 Liverpool

A goalkeeping howler from Dean Henderson gifted Liverpool a 16th straight Premier League victory as they saw off Sheffield United 1-0 at Bramall Lane.

The Premier League leaders looked out of ideas in the face of a thorough examination from the newly-promoted Blades but were handed three points when on-loan Manchester United goalkeeper Henderson allowed Georginio Wijnaldum's volley to squirm across his goal line on 70 minutes.

Wijnaldum's shot was Liverpool's first attempt on target in the game and dealt a particularly cruel blow to Chris Wilder's valiant side, who drop to 12th in the table after letting a famous point slip through their fingers.

But Liverpool escaped with their winning run intact to further underline the Reds' title credentials.

Crystal Palace 2-0 Norwich City

Eagles captain Milivojevic scored his first goal of the season from the penalty spot after James McArthur was brought down in the area by Canaries defender Ibrahim Amadou in the first half, before Andros Townsend sealed the win with a second in stoppage Luka Milivojevic scored on his 100th Crystal Palace appearance as Norwich were beaten 2-0 at Selhurst Park.

Norwich had more possession and registered as many shots on target as Palace but Daniel Farke's side rarely threatened and lacked the clinical edge needed to avoid back-to-back away defeats.

Palace climb to ninth as a result of their third victory of the season, while Norwich drop to 17th, a point and a place above the relegation zone.

Aston Villa 2-2 Burnley

The controversy started early on when John McGinn had a 25th-minute goal disallowed by VAR for offside against Conor Hourihane, before Anwar El Ghazi put Aston Villa (33) ahead eight minutes later.

Burnley pulled themselves level when Jay Rodriguez (66) nodded home, before McGinn (79) found the net for the second time to put Aston Villa back in front. But 92 seconds later, Chris Wood (81) cancelled that out with another header to seal an away point for the visitors.

The result does little to change the two teams' Premier League standings, with Burnley actually dropping to 10th after results elsewhere, while Aston Villa remain 18th with five points.

Burnley twice came from behind to snatch a 2-2 draw against Aston Villa in a dramatic encounter at Villa Park.

Bournemouth 2-2 West Ham

Aaron Cresswell's 74th-minute strike secured West Ham a hard-earned point from an entertaining 2-2 draw with Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium.

The Hammers took the lead when Andriy Yarmolenko struck his third Premier League goal in four games (10), but Bournemouth levelled when VAR overturned referee Stuart Attwell's on-field decision to rule out Joshua King's finish for offside (17).

The Cherries completed the turnaround 29 seconds into the second half through Callum Wilson's seventh goal in as many matches against West Ham, before Nathan Ake's strike for the hosts was correctly ruled out for offside.

But Cresswell, on target last weekend in his side's 2-0 win over Manchester United, had the final say, hauling the Hammers up to third in the table by firing home from Felipe Anderson's pull-back.

Wolves 2-0 Watford

Wolves climbed out of the relegation zone with a 2-0 victory against Watford at Molineux, deepening Quique Sanchez Flores' side's troubles at the bottom of the table in the process.

Nuno Espirito Santo's side started the day just two points ahead of Watford at the bottom of the league, but they took the lead for the first time in the Premier League this season when Matt Doherty converted Pedro Neto's cross from close range.

After the break, Watford did show some signs of life but their chances of a result were ended when Morgan Gibbs-White's header hit Daryl Janmaat and rebounded past a wrong-footed Ben Foster to seal victory.

It was a much-needed win for Wolves, who move up to 13th following their first victory of the season.

Tottenham 2-1 Southampton

Tottenham overcame Serge Aurier's first-half red card and a comical Hugo Lloris error to grind out a brave 2-1 win over Southampton.

This was the response Pochettino desired as Spurs - already ahead through Tanguy Ndombele (24) - were forced to dig in when Aurier was dismissed for a second yellow card (31).

Lloris then gifted Danny Ings an equaliser when trying to dribble past him inside his own six-yard box (39) but Harry Kane finished off a flowing team move (43) to put the 10 men in front.

Southampton dominated the second period in terms of territory but a rock-solid rearguard display by Spurs, marshalled by Lloris, who redeemed himself from his early error with two world-class stops, was enough for an important three points.

Chelsea 2-0 Brighton

Jorginho and WIllian took advantage of two errors as Chelsea beat Brighton 2-0 at Stamford Bridge to give Frank Lampard his first home league win as manager.

The hosts had the better of the first half, missing three glorious chances to take the lead, and in the end needed a helping hand from Brighton to open the scoring. Adam Webster fouled Mason Mount after taking a heavy touch in his own box, and set up Jorginho to put his side ahead from the penalty spot.

Brighton came close when Dan Burn headed against the bar and Steven Alzate's deflected effort flew just wide, but the points were wrapped up when Willian's near-post effort deflected off Burn and wrong-footed Mat Ryan.

Chelsea were far from their free-flowing best but moved up to sixth in the Premier League table courtesy of a third win in five games.

Everton 1-3 Manchester City

Manchester City avoided slipping further behind Liverpool with a strong second-half performance as they beat Everton 3-1 at Goodison Park.

City looked slick early on and took the lead through Gabriel Jesus' diving header from yet another fine Kevin De Bruyne delivery (24), but Everton levelled as Seamus Coleman found just enough space in the box to dink over Ederson at an angle, and Dominic Calvert-Lewin got the final touch on the line (32).

Everton caused City's defence plenty of problems either side of the break, but Riyad Mahrez punished them for briefly sitting back, curling a free-kick from the edge of the box (71) under the grasp of Jordan Pickford.

And Raheem Sterling wrapped up the points with a left-footed volley at the far post in off the bar (85), meaning City remain second, five points off leaders Liverpool. Everton are 15th after three straight defeats.                                                                                                                                                                           

Sunday

Leicester City 5-0 Newcastle

Leicester moved up to third in the Premier League after romping to a 5-0 victory over 10-man Newcastle on Super Sunday.

Ricardo Pereira scored for the second game in a row to put the Foxes ahead in the 16th minute.

But it was the dismissal of Newcastle midfielder Isaac Hayden in the 43rd minute for a reckless tackle on Dennis Praet that paved the way for a dominant second-half display from Leicester.

Jamie Vardy fired past Martin Dubvraka in the 54th minute before Paul Dummett deflected into his own net, and then Vardy headed in from Marc Albrighton's cross.

Wilfred Ndidi added a late fifth as Leicester secured their fourth win from their last five Premier League games and heaped more pressure on Newcastle manager Steve Bruce.

Monday         

 

Manchester United 1-1 Arsenal

A vital VAR intervention for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's strike gave Arsenal a 1-1 draw at Manchester United in the Premier League on Monday Night Football.

After a scrappy first 40 minutes, United took the lead through Scott McTominay's deflected strike from 22 yards following a United break (45), just moments after David de Gea had produced a double save to keep Arsenal out.

After a scrappy first 40 minutes, United took the lead through Scott McTominay's deflected strike from 22 yards following a United break (45), just moments after David de Gea had produced a double save to keep Arsenal out.

McTominay, Maguire and Marcus Rashford came close for United late on, but the draw means Arsenal are fourth with 12 points, while United are three points further back in 10th with just four wins in their last 16 Premier League games.

                                                                

EPL Week 07 Scores At A Glance

Saturday

Sheffield United 0-1 Liverpool

Crystal Palace 2-0 Norwich City

Aston Villa 2-2 Burnley

Bournemouth 2-2 West Ham

Wolves 2-0 Watford

Tottenham 2-1 Southampton

Chelsea 2-0 Brighton

Everton 1-3 Manchester City

Sunday

Leicester City 5-0 Newcastle

Monday         

Manchester United 1-1 Arsenal

 

Game day reports from skysports and BBC were used in this compilation.

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