Liverpool moved level with leaders Tottenham Hotspur at the highest of the Premier League after a membership record-setting 3-Zero victory over Leicester City at Anfield on Sunday. Ten-man Arsenal earlier held on for a 0-Zero draw at Leeds United after Nicolas Pepe was despatched off for a headbutt early within the second half at Elland Road.
Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored twice of their 3-2 win at struggling Fulham, whereas Sheffield United’s poor begin continued with a 1-Zero dwelling defeat by West Ham United.
Liverpool at the moment are unbeaten in 64 league video games at Anfield setting a brand new membership file and so they have been full worth for the win.
The defending champions took the lead within the 21st minute when Leicester’s former Manchester United defender Jonny Evans, underneath stress from Sadio Mane, headed a James Milner nook into his personal web.
If that was a lucky opener, the second was a trademark Liverpool aim with Andy Robertson’s excellent cross from the left turned in by an equally spectacular glancing header from Diogo Jota.
Leicester keeper Kasper Schmeichel stored his aspect within the recreation with some wonderful saves earlier than Roberto Firmino made certain of the three factors with a header from a Milner nook.
It was a deserved aim for the Brazilian who has struggled for objectives and had twice hit the woodwork and in addition had an effort cleared off the road.
The win took Liverpool level on 20 factors with Spurs, who beat visiting Manchester City 2-Zero on Saturday, leaving Chelsea and Leicester two factors behind the leaders after 9 video games.
Arsenal supervisor Mikel Arteta was relieved to get a degree from his aspect’s journey to Leeds after a second of insanity from Pepe left them a person down from the 51st minute.
VAR officers noticed that the Arsenal winger had headbutted Ezgjan Alioski and referee Anthony Taylor took a fast look at the monitor earlier than brandishing the pink card.
Leeds had been the extra harmful even earlier than the sending off with striker Patrick Bamford twice bringing saves out of Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno.
Leno did nicely once more to maintain out a fierce drive from Stuart Dallas after which substitute Rodrigo crashed a shot towards the bar from the sting of the realm.
Arsenal practically grabbed a winner, towards the run of play, when Hector Bellerin put Bukayo Saka by way of on aim however Leeds keeper Illan Meslier did nicely to pressure him extensive after which palmed away the shot.
Leeds struck the woodwork twice within the latter phases with Bamford heading towards the submit and Raphinha additionally hanging the upright deep in stoppage time.
After three straight losses, Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton have been in want of a win at Fulham and it was the prolific Calvert-Lewin who delivered, opening the scoring after 42 seconds.
Brazilian ahead Richarlison, coming back from a three-match ban, picked up a unfastened ball and ran extensive to cross for England ahead Calvert-Lewin who tapped in at Craven Cottage.
Fulham hit again by way of Bobby De Cordova-Reid’s neat end after 15 minutes however Everton continued to threaten and have been unfortunate not go 2-1 up as Calvert-Lewin’s effort was dominated out for offside.
But the guests did carve Fulham open once more as Alex Iwobi switched play from the fitting and James Rodriguez fed Lucas Digne, whose first-time ball was met by Calvert-Lewin for his 10th aim this season as he moved prime of the scoring charts.
Abdoulaye Doucoure made it 3-1 with a 35th minute header and though Fulham’s Ivan Cavaleiro missed a penalty after the break, Scott Parker’s aspect did get a return for his or her efforts with a aim from substitute Ruben Loftus-Cheek.
West Ham striker Sebastien Haller’s highly effective second-half strike condemned Sheffield United to a defeat that leaves them rooted to the underside with one level after 9 video games.
(Reporting by Simon Evans; Editing by Ken Ferris)