Martin Odegaard scored his first aim since his everlasting swap to Arsenal on Saturday to additional ease the stress on Mikel Arteta as Sadio Mane helped fireplace Liverpool to the highest of the Premier League.
Defending champions Manchester City dropped two factors at dwelling to Southampton after a 0-0 stalemate whereas struggling Wolves misplaced their fourth match in 5 in opposition to 10-man Brentford.
Arsenal had been all-time low of the desk earlier than final week’s fixtures however wins in opposition to Norwich and now Burnley lifted them to the relative consolation of twelfth spot earlier than the late kick-off between Aston Villa and Everton.
Odegaard, who signed from Real Madrid final month after spending a part of final season on the Emirates on mortgage, broke the impasse within the thirtieth minute, curling dwelling a free-kick to provide the guests a 1-0 lead at Turf Moor.
Arsenal breathed a sigh of reduction when VAR overturned a penalty awarded to Burnley within the second half after Matej Vydra tumbled to the turf following a problem by goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale.
Liverpool ahead Mane continued his eye-catching run in opposition to Crystal Palace, netting in his ninth league match in a row in opposition to the London aspect to ship Jurgen Klopp’s males prime of the desk with a 3-0 win.
Mohamed Salah’s glancing header from Konstantinos Tsimikas’ nook was saved out by goalkeeper Vicente Guaita however Mane pounced to lash dwelling his a hundredth aim for Liverpool in all competitions.
Salah doubled the Reds’ lead within the 78th minute earlier than Naby Keita sealed the win with a sweetly struck volley.
Liverpool, champions in 2020, have made a powerful begin to the season, scoring 12 targets of their opening 5 video games and conceding simply as soon as.
– City drop factors –
Manchester City will rue their incapacity to beat Southampton on the Etihad after consecutive 5-0 dwelling wins.
It might have been worse for them after referee Jon Moss pointed to the spot when Kyle Walker bundled into the again of Adam Armstrong within the space, exhibiting the England worldwide a crimson card.
But the incident was reviewed by VAR and Moss finally determined to overturn each selections.
The build-up to City’s match was dominated by a row over attendance ranges on the Etihad, with supervisor Pep Guardiola urging followers to fill empty seats in feedback that irritated some supporters.
But followers had been annoyed by battling Southampton, who saved City’s attackers at bay regardless of relentless stress.
The dwelling aspect thought they’d snatched victory within the dying minutes after goalkeeper Alex McCarthy saved a Phil Foden header and Raheem Sterling tucked within the rebound however the flag was raised.
Watford beat Norwich 3-1 to sentence the newly promoted Canaries to their fifth consecutive defeat.
Watford took the lead within the seventeenth minute by way of Emmanuel Dennis however Teemu Pukki equalised earlier than half time. Ismaila Sarr put the guests again in entrance within the 63rd minute and scored once more with 10 minutes to go.
In the early kick-off, Ivan Toney scored a aim and created one other as 10-man Brentford beat Wolves 2-0 to take care of their spectacular begin to their first Premier League marketing campaign.
The 25-year-old striker gained and transformed a penalty earlier than establishing Bryan Mbeumo because the Bees prevailed at Molineux regardless of Shandon Baptiste’s crimson card within the second half.
Tottenham host Chelsea on Sunday whereas Cristiano Ronaldo’s Manchester United journey to West Ham.