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Sadio Mane ran onto James Milner's wonderful curled pass and sped into the area before finishing well into the far corner

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The pressure continued to mount on Tottenham’s Pochettino as his side capped their poor start to the season and a miserable week that saw them succumb to a ...
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With second-placed Manchester City set for a very winnable match on Sunday against Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C., Premier League leaders, Liverpool survived the pressure to win at home on Saturday, albeit with a lot of angst as James Milner’s late dramatic winner secured all three points against in-form Leicester City to help the Reds maintain their flawless start to the season.

The pressure continued to mount on Tottenham’s Pochettino as his side capped their poor start to the season and a miserable week that saw them succumb to a 7-2 humiliation at the hands of Bayern Munich in the Champions League with a 3-0 spanking at Brighton. Crystal Palace snatched victory at West Ham as the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) awarded Ghana international, Jordan Ayew, an 87th minute goal for the eventual winner, and Aston Villa moved out of the bottom three places on the heels of an impressive performance from their record signee – Wesley Moraes, who led his side in a 5-1 road drubbing of Norwich.

 Jordan Ayew's last-gasp tap in edged Crystal Palace to victory against London rivals West Ham

Jordan Ayew's last-gasp tap in edged Crystal Palace to victory against London rivals West Ham

Elsewhere on the day, Burnley edged Everton by a goal and Watford divvied the spoils at home with Sheffield United.

There were a couple of stunning outcomes on Sunday, as champions Manchester City capitulated to a shock 2-0 loss at home to fall 8 points behind the chase, and Manchester United went down by a lone goal at Newcastle. Chelsea and Arsenal avoided any such surprises with the former routing Southampton by four goals to one and the latter edging Bournemouth by a goal at home.

English Premier League Week 08 Standings

English Premier League Week 08 Standings

Saturday

Brighton 3-0 Tottenham

Aaron Connolly scored twice as Brighton increased the pressure building on Mauricio Pochettino, thrashing Tottenham 3-0 at the Amex Stadium.

Tottenham came into the game low on confidence already following their 7-2 midweek mauling at home to Bayern Munich in the Champions League, but their problems deepened in only the third minute when goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, who was subsequently stretchered from the field after dislocating his elbow, gifted Neil Maupay Brighton's opener.

Pochettino's side were second best throughout the first half and Brighton deservedly extended their lead in the 32nd minute thanks to Connolly's close-range finish.

Spurs' dreadful afternoon was complete when the impressive Connolly cut inside Toby Alderweireld before finding the far corner to extend Pochettino side's winless run on the road to 10 Premier League matches, stretching back to January.

Burnley 1-0 Everton

Jeff Hendrick's 72nd-minute strike heaped further pressure on Marco Silva as Burnley secured a 1-0 win over 10-man Everton at Turf Moor.

Seamus Coleman was sent off for a second bookable offence (56) to hand the Clarets the initiative, and Hendrick met Ashley Westwood's corner to volley home the winner as Everton's weakness at set-pieces was exploited.

Everton threatened in the first half with Alex Iwobi guilty of missing their two best chances, but it is now one league point from four away league games, with the Toffees in 17th place, one point above the relegation zone.

Burnley are unbeaten in four league games.

Liverpool 2-1 Leicester

James Milner scored a 95th-minute penalty to keep up Liverpool's winning run in extraordinary fashion with a 2-1 win over Leicester.

Milner stepped up to send Kasper Schmeichel the wrong way from the spot after Sadio Mane was fouled in the Leicester area by Marc Albrighton. The victory extended Liverpool's winning run to 17 Premier League games.

The hosts had not been firing on all cylinders all afternoon and owed a lot to Milner's brilliant assist to hold a half-time lead, with the veteran's wonderful 50-yard ball outside of Jonny Evans reaching Mane, who then slotted past the onrushing Schmeichel (41).

But substitute Ayoze Perez made an instant impact to turn the game on its head when his low through-ball caught out Virgil van Dijk, and James Maddison took it in his stride before beating Adrian (80).

That looked like earning a share of the spoils until Albrighton lost the ball in his own box and caught the back of Mane's leg, allowing Milner to step up and give Liverpool the latest of late winners from 12 yards. Victory means they equal their longest winning start to a season, matching their eight-match streak in 1990/91.

Norwich 1-5 Aston Villa

Aston Villa secured their first away points of the season with an emphatic 5-1 win over Norwich at Carrow Road.

Wesley made headlines in a chaotic first half, giving his side the lead from six yards (16) and adding a second 15 minutes later, before Michael McGovern denied him a hat-trick from the penalty spot before the break.

Jack Grealish put the game beyond Norwich three minutes into the second half after netting from close range, and Conor Hourihane (61) hit a fourth for good measure with a fine curling effort from outside the box.

A wonderful long-range goal by Douglas Luiz (83) confirmed the thrashing and, while Josip Drmic grabbed a late consolation (88), Norwich drop down into the relegation zone.

Watford 0-0 Sheffield United

Watford remain bottom and without a win in the Premier League this season after a turgid 0-0 draw with Sheffield United at Vicarage Road.

Despite having just 39 per cent of the ball and registering just two shots on target, Watford created the big opportunities in the match but Andre Gray, Danny Welbeck and Craig Dawson were denied as Blades goalkeeper Dean Henderson redeemed himself after last weekend's error against Liverpool.

The one positive Hornets boss Quique Sanchez Flores will take will be his team keep a clean sheet for the first time in 19 games but, with a little more care in the final third, Sheffield United could have left with all three points from a game they bossed for large parts. For Chris Wilder's Blades, it leaves them unbeaten on the road this season.

 

West Ham 1-2 Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace beat West Ham 2-1 after VAR overturned Jordan Ayew's disallowed goal late on at the London Stadium.

A sensational team goal from West Ham saw Sebastien Haller put the hosts ahead in the 54th minute but a Patrick van Aanholt penalty (63) levelled things after Declan Rice was penalised for handball.

But VAR took centre stage in the 86th minute after Ayew's strike was ruled out for offside, with the forward saying later that Martin Kelly was suspected of being the culprit. The decision went to a review and, after checking both players, it was overturned and the winning goal for Palace was given.


It was Roy Hodgson’s first away game at West Ham at the seventh attempt. West Ham's six-game unbeaten streak in the Premier League comes to an end.

 

Sunday

Southampton 1-4 Chelsea

Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount helped Chelsea to a comfortable 4-1 win over Southampton at St Mary's.

Abraham's lob opened the scoring after 17 minutes before Mount doubled Chelsea's lead with a close-range strike. Danny Ings' tap-in pulled one back for Southampton but N'Golo Kante restored the visitors' two-goal lead before half-time with a long-range deflected strike.

Callum Hudson-Odoi was denied a goal on his first Premier league start by the legs of Angus Gunn, but Chelsea coasted through a second half in which Saints offered little going forward.

Substitute Michy Batshuayi added some gloss to the victory minutes from time, as Chelsea flew up the table into fifth place.

Manchester City 0-2 Wolves

The warning signs were already there for City after a flat first-half performance but Nuno Espirito Santo's decision to move Traore through the middle was a masterstroke and the winger scored twice on the counter-attack (80 & 90+4).

David Silva did strike the woodwork for City with the scores at 0-0 but Pep Guardiola's side created little as they failed to score at home for the first time in 45 Premier League matches and succumbed to their first home defeat since losing to Crystal Palace in December.

Arsenal 1-0 Bournemouth

David Luiz's early header proved enough for Arsenal to beat Bournemouth and move up to third in the Premier League.

The Brazilian netted his first Arsenal goal on nine minutes, guiding Nicolas Pepe's corner past Aaron Ramsdale and into the back of the net.

In a game short of clear-cut chances and quality in the final third, neither 'keeper endured busy afternoons as Callum Wilson came closest to equalising for Bournemouth only to see Calum Chambers hack his effort away.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang hit the post at the death, but one goal was all the Gunners needed to move up to third in the Premier League on 15 points, while Bournemouth sit 10th with 11 points.

Newcastle 1-0 Manchester United

Matty Longstaff scored on his Premier League debut as Newcastle piled more misery on Manchester United with a 1-0 victory at St James' Park on Super Sunday.

Local lad Longstaff applied the finishing touch at the end of a counter-attack midway through the second half with a crisp low drive that secured Steve Bruce - on his 400th game as a Premier League manager - his first victory over the club he used to captain at the 23rd attempt.

The 19-year-old's goal sealed a dream debut in Newcastle's midfield alongside brother Sean Longstaff and condemned Manchester United to yet another away defeat as their winless run on the road stretched to an alarming 11 games.

The defeat leaves Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side languishing in 12th in the Premier League and in the midst of their worst start to a season in 30 years, while Newcastle climb out the relegation zone up to 16th after Bruce's first home win since taking charge.

 

EPL Week 08 Scores At A Glance

Saturday

Brighton 3-0 Tottenham

Burnley 1-0 Everton

Liverpool 2-1 Leicester

Norwich 1-5 Aston Villa

Watford 0-0 Sheffield United

West Ham 1-2 Crystal Palace

Sunday

Southampton 1-4 Chelsea

Manchester City 0-2 Wolves

Arsenal 1-0 Bournemouth

Newcastle 1-0 Manchester United

 

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

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