Raheem Sterling was back amongst the goals.
Raheem Sterling was back amongst the goals.

10-man Spurs end torrid run as City bite back at Reds

ANOTHER week and another win for Liverpool, although their 1-0 victory over Sheffield United - their 16th-consecutive three points - was their most fortunate so far as goalkeeper blunders proved contagious in the Premier League.

Manchester City kept pace, albeit still five points behind, with another impressive victory while Tottenham ended their dismal run, no thanks to a first-half red card and a howler from Hugo Lloris.

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EVERTON 1-3 MANCHESTER CITY

Manchester City avoided slipping further behind Premier League leaders 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.

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 as a seventh victory from seven games this season briefly opened up an eight-point gap over Manchester City, who later won 3-1 at Everton, to further underline the Reds' title credentials.

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.

After the embarrassing midweek Carabao Cup defeat to Colchester, Mauricio Pochettino called in his programme notes for everyone associated with the club to "remain calm" while they navigate through a tricky spell.

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.

"Don't blame Hugo, blame me, I demand him to play in this way," said Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino.

"He showed great mentality [in the second half] and that is why he is one of the best in the world."

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.

ASTON VILLA 2-2 BURNLEY

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

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.

BOURNEMOUTH 2-2 WEST HAM UNITED

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.

CRYSTAL PALACE 2-0 NORWICH

Luka Milivojevic scored on his 100th Crystal Palace appearance as Norwich were beaten 2-0 at Selhurst Park.

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-time.

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 in the Premier League as a result of their third victory of the season, while Norwich drop to 17th, a point and a place above the relegation zone.

Crystal Palace picked up another important victory.
Crystal Palace picked up another important victory.

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 Premier League 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. They are now five points ahead of Watford, who remain without a win this season. They also remain bottom, three points behind Newcastle, who face Leicester on Sunday, and Aston Villa.

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