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Premiership MatchDay 02 -- Review

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Premier League MatchDay 02
Saturday 18th August 2018
K.O.HomeRes.AwayReferee Att.
12:30Cardiff0-0NewcastleCraig Pawson 30720
15:00Everton2-1SouthamptonLee Mason 38601
15:00Leicester2-0WolvesMike Dean 32043
15:00Tottenham3-1FulhamAnthony Taylor 58297
15:00West Ham1-2BournmouthStuart Attwell 56888
17:30Chelsea3-2ArsenalMartin Atkinson 40491
Sunday 19th August 2018
K.O.Home AwayReferee  
13:30Burnley1-3WatfordPaul Tierney18822
13:30Man City6-1HuddersfieldAndre Marriner 54021
16:00Brighton3-2Man UtdKevin Friend30592
Monday 20th August 2018
K.O.Home AwayReferee  
20:00C. Palace0-2LiverpoolMichael Oliver 25750
In Saturday's lunchtime kick-off, Neil Etheridge saved a stoppage-time penalty from Kenedy to prevent 10-man Newcastle from snatching a dramatic late win at Cardiff as an eventful contest finished goalless.

The visitors had played the final half-hour with a man less following a straight red card for substitute Isaac Hayden after his tackle from behind on Cardiff winger Josh Murphy.

Despite that, Newcastle could have secured all three points in the fifth minute of added time after a handball in the area by Cardiff captain Sean Morrison.

However, Brazilian Kenedy failed to beat Etheridge as the Philippines keeper produced a fine penalty save for the second successive game.

Everton got their first win under new boss Marco Silva after beating Southampton 2-1 at Goodison Park.

Theo Walcott opened the scoring against his boyhood club after 15 minutes following a well-worked free-kick.

The Toffees doubled their lead after 32 minutes when Richarlison powered in a header for the big-money summer signing's third goal of the campaign.

Premiership table - after 20th August
    HOME   AWAY  
  Team P W D L F A W D L F A GD Pts
1 Man City 2 1 0 0 6 1 1 0 0 2 0 +7 6
2 Liverpool 2 1 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 2 0 +6 6
3 Chelsea 2 1 0 0 3 2 1 0 0 3 0 +4 6
4 Watford 2 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 3 1 +4 6
5 Tottenham 2 1 0 0 3 1 1 0 0 2 1 +3 6
6 Bournemouth 2 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 2 1 +3 6
7 Everton 2 1 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 2 2 +1 4
8 Leicester 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 2 +1 3
9 Man Utd 2 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 2 3 0 3
10 C Palace 2 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 3
11 Brighton 2 1 0 0 3 2 0 0 1 0 2 -1 3
12 Newcastle 2 0 0 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 -1 1
13 Southampton 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 -1 1
14 Wolves 2 0 1 0 2 2 0 0 1 0 2 -2 1
15 Burnley 2 0 0 1 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 -2 1
16 Cardiff 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 -2 1
17 Arsenal 2 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 2 3 -3 0
18 Fulham 2 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 1 3 -4 0
19 West Ham 2 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 4 -5 0
20 Huddersfield 2 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 1 1 6 -8 0
Southampton reduced the deficit after 54 minutes when Danny Ings, signed from Liverpool ahead of the transfer deadline, turned the ball in following a corner - but Everton held on.

England forward Jamie Vardy was shown a straight red card as 10-man Leicester held out to beat Wolves 2-0 at the King Power Stadium.

The Foxes broke the deadlock after 29 minutes through an own goal from Wolves defender Matt Doherty.

Just before half-time, midfielder James Maddison, a summer signing from Norwich, drilled in a low 20-yard shot to double Leicester's advantage.

Vardy saw red in the 66th minute after launching himself into a late challenge on Doherty, which was swiftly dealt with by referee Mike Dean.

Wolves, who drew 2-2 with Everton in their first game back in the top flight, rallied as Jonny Castro's effort hit the outside of the post, but could not find an equaliser.

Also on six points from two games are Tottenham after they beat Fulham 3-1 at Wembley, with Harry Kane scoring his first Premier League goal in August.

England captain Kane had seen an early effort ruled out before Spurs did take the lead two minutes before half-time through a curling effort from Brazil forward Lucas Moura.

Fulham, back at Wembley following their triumph in the Sky Bet Championship play-off final last season, equalised in the 52nd minute with a close-range header from Aleksandar Mitrovic.

Kane saw his shot come back off the crossbar before England team-mate Kieran Trippier curled in a brilliant 25-yard free-kick after 74 minutes.

The 14-game August hoodoo was finally broken three minutes later when Kane slotted in after being set up following a breakaway by substitute Erik Lamela.

Bournemouth are a third side with six points after coming from behind to win 2-1 at West Ham.

The Irons, thrashed 4-0 at Liverpool in their opening match, went ahead after 33 minutes through a Marko Arnautovic penalty.

Bournemouth, who beat Cardiff last weekend, were level on the hour through a fine individual effort from forward Callum Wilson and the turnaround was completed six minutes later when defender Steve Cook headed in at the back post following a free-kick.

Marcos Alonso netted an 81st-minute winner as Chelsea beat Arsenal 3-2 at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues were 2-0 up in the 20th minute after strikes from Pedro and Alvaro Morata, which came either side of Gunners striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang missing an open goal.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan, having been guilty of a poor miss himself, subsequently reduced the deficit in the 37th minute and Alex Iwobi equalised four minutes later.

Alonso then slotted home from substitute Eden Hazard's assist as Chelsea made it two wins from two Premier League matches under their new boss Maurizio Sarri.

For opposite number Unai Emery, meanwhile, it is a second defeat after the 2-0 loss to Manchester City last week in his first competitive game as Arsenal boss.

On Sunday Will Hughes put the finishing touch to a rare away win for Watford, who ended a torrid run on the road by putting away Burnley 3-1 at Turf Moor.

Javi Gracia's side had not won in their previous 12 Premier League trips, losing 11 and failing to score in their previous eight.

But 13 proved a lucky number, with the Hornets twice taking the lead through Andre Gray and Troy Deeney before Hughes beat Joe Hart with a sweet strike from 20 yards.

Sergio Aguero scored his 13th Manchester City hat-trick as the champions thrashed Huddersfield 6-1 at the Etihad Stadium.

Gabriel Jesus and David Silva also struck and Terence Kongolo turned into his own net in a one-sided Premier League encounter.

Huddersfield's only moment of joy came just before half-time when Jon Gorenc Stankovic netted following a long throw-in.

Glenn Murray's crisp finish sparked a 19-minute goal blitz as Brighton stunned a defensively shoddy Manchester United 3-2 at the Amex Stadium.

Target-man Murray swept home his first goal of the season to toast his 200th Brighton appearance, before Shane Duffy and Pascal Gross left United reeling.

Romelu Lukaku found the net amid Brighton's first-half raids, but when Eric Bailly upended Gross to gift the hosts a penalty the Red Devils were effectively beaten by half-time.

Captain Paul Pogba struck a stoppage-time penalty for United but Brighton had done enough to earn a deserved victory.

Premier League MatchDay 03 ~ Fixtures
Saturday August 25th 2018
K.O.HomeAwayReferee TV
12:30WolvesMan CityMartin Atkinson Sky
15:00Bournemouth EvertonLee Probert  
15:00Arsenal West HamGraham Scott  
15:00HuddersfieldCardiffMichael Oliver  
15:00Southampton LeicesterJonathan Moss  
17:30LiverpoolBrightonChris Kavanagh BT1
Sunday August 26th 2018
K.O.HomeAwayReferee TV
13:30WatfordC. PalaceAnthony Taylor Sky1
16:00FulhamBurnleyDavid Coote  
16:00NewcastleChelseaPaul Tierrney Sky1
Monday August 27th 2018
K.O.HomeAwayReferee TV
20:00Man UtdTottenhamCraig Pawson Sky1
In the Monday game a James Milner penalty and late Sadio Mane strike gave Liverpool a hard-fought 2-0 win over Crystal Palace, who had Aaron Wan-Bissaka sent off.

Milner slotted home from the spot just before the interval after Mohamed Salah was brought down by Mamadou Sakho, and Mane grabbed a late second on the break as ten-man Palace pushed for an equaliser.

Wan-Bissaka, who had another excellent game, was sent off with 15 minutes left to play for desperately felling Salah as the last man.

It was a good early test for Liverpool's Premier League title ambitions at a lively Selhurst Park against a decent Crystal Palace side who did enough to suggest they won't be involved in any kind of relegation scrap this time around.

Jurgen Klopp's side dominated possession for most of the game but were caused some problems by the pace of Palace on the break, and the clean sheet will delight the Reds manager every bit as much as the two goals at the other end.



Premier League MatchDay 02 ~ Saturday 18th August 2018


 
12:30Cardiff0-0Newcastle 30720

Kenedy saw a last-gasp penalty saved - having earlier escaped a red card - as 10-man Newcastle missed the chance to snatch victory at Cardiff on Saturday.

Cardiff had the better of the game and should have broken the deadlock when Kenneth Zohore headed wide early in the second half.

Newcastle looked laboured and, after Kenedy avoided a red card for kicking out at Victor Camarasa, substitute Isaac Hayden was sent off in the 66th minute for sliding in from behind on Josh Murphy.

But Cardiff could not capitalise and were fortunate in the end to leave with a point from a goalless draw after Neil Etheridge saved Kenedy's penalty with almost the final kick of the match.

The miss capped a dismal display from Kenedy, while Etheridge has now saved a spot-kick in both of Cardiff's opening two matches of the season.

Cardiff: (4-3-3) Etheridge 6; Manga 6.5, Morrison 7, Bamba 7, Bennett 7; Ralls 7, Arter 7.5, Camarasa 7 (Reid 76); Murphy 7 (Mendez-Laing 6), Zohore 6, Hoilett 7 (Paterson 83)

subs not used: Smithies (GK); Cunningham, Madine, Richards

Goals: Camarasa (62); Arter (80)

Bookings:None

Manager: Neil Warnock 7

Newcastle: (4-4-1-1) Dubravka 6; Manquillo 5 (Hayden 46, 3), Lascelles 6, Clark 6, Dummett 6; Ritchie 6.5 (Murphy 70), Shelvey 6.5, Diame 6.5, Kenedy 5; Perez 6 (Muto 65); Joselu 6

subs not used: Darlow (GK); Fernandez, Ki Sung-Yong, Rondon

Goals: None

Bookings: Ritchie (3); Manquillo (30)

Sent off: Hayden (66)

Manager: Rafa Benitez 6

Referee: Craig Pawson 5

Man of the match: Harry Arter (Cardiff)

Attendance: 30,720

15:00Everton2-1Southampton 38601

Marco Silva earned a first win as Everton boss as Richarlison's third goal in two games helped them beat Southampton 2-1.

Theo Walcott finished off a well-worked free-kick with 15 minutes on the clock, when Leighton Baines' short pass was played forward from the edge of the box by Morgan Schneiderlin for Walcott to chip Alex McCarthy.

Richarlison continued his bright start in a blue shirt with a second with half an hour gone, as Walcott turned provider to beat Ryan Bertrand down the right and provide a simple cross for the Brazilian to nod home at the near post.

Southampton improved after half-time but Danny Ings' close-range finish from a corner nine minutes into the second half proved a false dawn, as Everton looked more likely to score the next goal - although they will be happy to settle for a first three points of the season.

Everton (4-3-3): Pickford 6, Holgate 6, Keane 7, Baines 7, Gueye 7, Schneiderlin 6.5 (Davies 24 6), Sigurdsson 6.5, Walcott 7, Tosun 6.5, Richarlison 7.5

Subs: Stekelenberg (Gk), Kenny, Zouma, Calvert-Lewin, Niasse, Lookman

Goals: Walcott 15, Richarlison 31

Manager: Marco Silva

Southampton (4-4-2): McCarthy 6.5; Soares 7, Stephens 6.5, Hoedt 6, Bertrand 7; Ward-Prowse 6.5, Romeu 6 (Gabbiadini 72 6), Lemina 6.5, Redmond 7, Ings 6.5, Austin 6 (Long 58 6.5)

Subs: Gunn (Gk), Yoshida, Armstrong, Holjberg, Targett

Bookings: Soares, Hoedt, Romeu, Lemina, Stephens

Goals: Ings 54

Manager: Mark Hughes

Referee: Lee Mason 6

Attendance: 38,601

15:00Leicester2-0Wolves 32043

Jamie Vardy was given a straight red card on his first start of the Premier League season as Leicester beat Wolves 2-0 on Saturday.

It was Wolves defender Matt Doherty who gave the Foxes the lead in the 29th minute as he powered a header into his own net, before James Maddison hit home on the stroke of half-time to seal the victory.

Leicester ended the game with 10 men as Vardy was sent off in the 66th minute following a crunching studs-up tackle on Doherty.

Wolves were denied by the woodwork on three occasions and gave the Leicester defence plenty to think about, but were unable to make the breakthrough on a frustrating afternoon.

Leicester: Schmeichel (7), Maguire (7), Chilwell (7), Evans (5), Albrighton (6), Pereira (7), Mendy (6), Ndidi (7), Maddison (8), Gray (7), Vardy (5).

Subs used: Amartey (5), Silva (4), Iheanacho (5).

Goals: Doherty (29, OG), Maddison (45)

Bookings: Evans, Maguire

Sent Off: Vardy

Wolves: Patricio (6), Bennett (6), Coady (6), Boly (5), Doherty (6), Moutinho (7), Neves (7), Jonny (6), Costa (6), Jimenez (7), Jota (6).

Subs: Traore (7), Bonatini (5), Gibbs-White (5).

Bookings: Gibbs-White

Referee: Mike Dean (Wirral)

Attendance: 32,043

15:00Tottenham3-1Fulham 58297

Harry Kane scored his first Premier League goal in August to help Spurs to a 3-1 win over Fulham at Wembley.

Lucas Moura gave Spurs the lead on the stroke of half-time with a wonderful curling effort from the edge of the area but Aleksandar Mitrovic equalised shortly after the break with an opportunistic close-range header.

Spurs regained the lead with a quarter of an hour remaining as Kieran Trippier bent in a free-kick from distance before Kane rounded off the victory with a clinical finish.

The result means that Spurs have collected six points from their opening two games this season while Fulham, despite a promising performance, are still without a point.

Tottenham (3-5-2): Lloris 7; Alderweireld 6.5, Sanchez 6 (Dembele 63, 6), Vertonghen 7; Trippier 7.5, Eriksen 7, Dier 6 (Lamela 73, 6.5), Alli 6.5, Davies 6; Moura 6.5, Kane 6 (Winks 89)

subs not used: Rose, Vorm, Sissoko, Aurier

Goalscorers: Moura 43, Trippier 74, Kane 77

Bookings: none

Fulham (4-5-1): Fabri 6; Fosu-Mensah 6, Chambers 5, Le Marchand 6, Bryan 6 (Christie 85); Sessegnon 6.5, Seri 6.5, Zambo 6, Cairney 6 (Johansen 74, 5), Kamara 5.5 (Schurrle 88); Mitrovic 6.5

subs not used: McDonald, Kebano, Vietto, Sergio Rico

Goalscorers: Mitrovic 52

Bookings: none

Referee: Anthony Taylor 7

Man of the match: Kieran Trippier

Attendance: 58,297

15:00West Ham1-2Bournmouth 56888

Bournemouth continued their reputation as the comeback kings after recovering from a goal down to beat West Ham 2-1 at the London Stadium.

A Marko Arnautovic penalty (33) had put West Ham ahead in Manuel Pellegrini's first Premier League home game in charge.

However, Bournemouth - who won 21 points from losing positions last season - turned the game around thanks to Callum Wilson's solo stunner (60) and Steve Cook's header (66).

Victory hands Bournemouth back-to-back wins to start the season, while West Ham fall to a second-straight defeat.

West Ham (4-4-1-1): Fabianski 6.5; Zabaleta 5.5, Balbuena 5, Ogbonna 5, Masuaku 5.5; Snodgrass 6 (Perez 77), Noble 6 (Sanchez 77), Wilshere 6, Anderson 6; Arnautovic 6.5, Hernandez 6 (Yarmolenko 67, 6)

subs not used: Adrian, Cresswell, Obiang, Diop

Goals: Arnautovic (pen)

Bookings: Ogbonna, Noble, Wilshere

Manager: Manuel Pellegrini 5.5

Bournemouth (4-4-2): Begovic 6.5; Smith 6.5, Cook 7, Ake 6, Daniels 6.5; Brooks 7.5 (Francis 78), Gosling 6, Surman 6, Fraser 6.5; Wilson 8, King 6.5 (Cook 90)

subs not used: Boruc, Ibe, Mousset, Defoe, Wings

Goals: Wilson, Cook

Bookings: Gosling, King

Manager: Eddie Howe 7

Referee: Stuart Attwell 4

Man of the match: Callum Wilson

Attendance: 56,888

17:30Chelsea3-2Arsenal 40491

Marcos Alonso's late goal gave Chelsea a 3-2 win over Arsenal in a frantic encounter in Maurizio Sarri's first competitive game at Stamford Bridge.

Alonso swept home from close range after being found by sub Eden Hazard, meaning Unai Emery's Arsenal have lost two from two this season.

There were four goals in a dramatic first half. Pedro (9) and Alvaro Morata (20) capitalised on woeful Arsenal defending to put Chelsea 2-0 up, as both Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan missed sitters for the visitors after each goal.

But Arsenal found themselves level at the break through Mkhitaryan's 20-yard effort (37) and Iwobi's close-range finish (41), with both sides visibly neglecting their defensive duties.

Arsenal crumbled again late on to allow Chelsea the winner, continuing the Blues' 100 per cent start in the Premier League under Sarri.

Chelsea: Arrizabalaga, Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Luiz, Alonso, Kante, Jorginho, Barkley (Kovacic 60), Willian (Hazard 61), Morata (Giroud 74), Pedro.

subs not used: Caballero, Moses, Zappacosta, Christensen.

Goals: Pedro 9, Morata 20, Alonso 80

Bookings: None

Arsenal: Cech, Bellerin, Papastathopoulos, Mustafi, Monreal, Guendouzi, Xhaka (Torreira 46), Mkhitaryan, Ozil (Ramsey 67), Iwobi (Lacazette 74), Aubameyang.

subs not used: Elneny, Lichtsteiner, Leno, Welbeck.

Goals: Mkhitaryan 37, Iwobi 41

Bookings: Xhaka, Mustafi

Referee: Martin Atkinson

Attendance: 40,491

Premier League MatchDay 02 ~ Sunday 19th August 2018


13:30Burnley1-3Watford18822<

Watford put in another impressive performance as they won their second Premier League game of the season with a 3-1 victory at Burnley on Sunday.

All the goals came at the start of each half, with Andre Gray netting inside three minutes before James Tarkowski's header levelled things up three minutes later.

Burnley saw the better of the first half, but were outdone by two quickfire goals at the beginning of the second period as Troy Deeney (48) slotted home past Joe Hart after a wonderful pass from Abdoulaye Doucoure.

A great solo strike from Will Hughes rounded off the victory two minutes later and despite plenty of Burnley possession, Watford stayed firm at the back to take maximum points from their opening two league games.

Burnley (4-5-1): Hart 6; Lowton 5.5, Tarkowski 6.5, Mee 6, Ward 6 (Taylor 74, 5); Lennon 6, Hendrick 5.5 (Vokes 70, 6), Cork 6.5, Westwood 6, Gudmundsson 7; Wood 6 (Barnes 65, 5)

subs not used: Heaton, Gibson, Bardsley, Long

Bookings: Ward

Goalscorers: Tarkowski 6

Manager: Sean Dyche 6

Watford (4-4-2): Foster 6; Janmaat 6.5, Kabasele 6.5, Cathcart 6.5, Holebas 7; Hughes 7.5 (Femenia 83), Capoue 6.5, Doucoure 7, Pereyra 6.5, Gray 7 (Sema 68, 6), Deeney 8 (Success 88)

subs not used: Gomes, Prodl, Mariappa, Masina

Bookings: Hughes, Janmaat

Goalscorers: Gray 3, Deeney 48, Hughes 51

Manager: Javi Gracia 8

Referee: Paul Tierney 6

Attendance: 18,822

Man of the match: Deeney

13:30Man City6-1Huddersfield 54021

Sergio Aguero scored a hat-trick as Manchester City swept Huddersfield aside with an emphatic 6-1 victory on Super Sunday.

City's all-time leading goalscorer was on target twice in the first half (25, 35), either side of a low finish from Gabriel Jesus, as the champions took total control of their first home game of the new Premier League season.

Jon Stankovic tapped in a lifeline for Huddersfield two minutes before half-time, but David Silva's sublime free-kick re-established City's three-goal cushion on 47 minutes.

Aguero sealed the 13th hat-trick of his Manchester City career 14 minutes from the end, before Terence Kongolo's own goal six minutes from time completed the rout as Pep Guardiola's side laid down an early marker in the title race.

Manchester City (4-3-3): Ederson 7; Stones 6, Kompany 7, Laporte 6.5, Mendy 7.5; D Silva 8.5 (Mahrez 64, 7), Fernandinho 6.5, Gundogan 7 (Foden 82); B Silva 7, Aguero 8 (Sane 76, 6.5), Gabriel Jesus 7

subs not used: Bravo; Otamendi, Sterling, Walker

Goals: Aguero 25, 35, 75; Gabriel Jesus 31; David Silva 48; Kongolo OG 84

Bookings: None

Manager: Pep Guardiola

Huddersfield (4-2-3-1): Hamer 4.5; Smith 5, Schindler 5, Kongolo 5.5, Lowe 6; Pritchard 5.5 (Diakhaby 61, 6), Stankovich 6.5; Sabiri 5 (Depoitre 46, 6), Billing 6.5, Hadergjonaj 6; Mounie 6.5 (Sobie 84)

subs not used: Lossl; Mbenza, Van La Parra, Williams

Goals: Stankovic 43

Bookings: Billing 51, Schindler 69

Manager: David Wagner

Referee: Andre Marriner 7

Man of the match: David Silva

Attendance: 54,021

16:00Brighton3-2Man Utd30592

A devastating first-half blitz from Brighton secured a memorable 3-2 victory over Manchester United on Renault Super Sunday.

There was sheer jubilation inside the Amex Stadium as two goals in two minutes from Glenn Murray and Shane Duffy put Brighton two up inside 27 minutes.

Romelu Lukaku halved the deficit on 20 minutes with a close-range header but there was no respite for the beleaguered United defence as Pascal Gross won and converted a penalty on the stroke of half-time to put Brighton in control.

Paul Pogba scored a penalty in stoppage-time but it came too late to inspire a comeback as Jose Mourinho, in the week in which he accused Manchester City of lacking class, was left to reflect on a gulf in class on the field.

Brighton (4-4-2): Ryan 7; Montoya 7, Duffy 8, Dunk 6 (Balogun 19mins 7), Bong 7.5; Knockaert 7, Stephens 7.5, Propper 7, March 7.5; Gross 7.5, Murray 7.5 (Locadia 90mins 6). Not used: Button, Kayal, Bissouma, Balogun, Jahanbakhsh, Bernardo.

Goals: Murray 24, Duffy 26, Gross (pen) 43

Bookings: Murray

Manager: Chris Hughton: 8

Manchester United (4-3-3): De Gea 5.5; Young 5.5, Lindelof,4.5 Bailly 5, Shaw 6; Fred 6, Pereira 6 (Lingard 45mins 6), Pogba 6; Mata 5.5 (Rashford 45mins 6), Lukaku 6, Martial 6 (Fellaini 60mins 6). Not used: Grant, Smalling, Herrera, Fellaini, McTominay

Goals: Lukaku 20, Pogba (pen) 90+4

Bookings: Martial

Manager: Jose Mourinho: 5.5

Referee: Kevin Friend 7

Man of the match:Shane Duffy

Attendance: 30,592

Premier League MatchDay 02 ~ Monday 20th August 2018


20:00C. Palace0-2Liverpool

James Milner's penalty and Sadio Mane's late strike sealed a 2-0 win for Liverpool against Crystal Palace, who had Aaron Wan-Bissaka sent off on Monday Night Football.

It had been an even opening period when Mamadou Sakho caught the ankles of Mohamed Salah in the area on the cusp of half-time - sending him down - and Milner put the resulting spot-kick past Wayne Hennessey.

Salah was involved again as Palace ended the game with ten men when Wan-Bissakka brought down the Egypt international just outside the box in the 75th minute. It was a straight red card for the youngster, meaning he will miss the next three fixtures.

Mane rounded off the victory in the third minute of added time as Liverpool hit their hosts on the break, with the Senegal forward slotting home to give Liverpool a second win of the season.

Crystal Palace: Hennessey 7, Wan-Bissaka 6.5, Tomkins 6, Sakho 5, van Aanholt 5.5, Townsend 7 (Ward 79), Milivojevic 7, McArthur 7, Schlupp 6.5 (Meyer 83), Benteke 5.5 (Sorloth 71), Zaha 7

Subs not used: Ayew, Kouyate, Guaita, Kelly

Bookings: van Aanholt

Sent off: Wan-Bissaka

Manager: Roy Hodgson 6

Liverpool: Alisson 7, Alexander-Arnold 6.5, Gomez 8, van Dijk 8.5, Robertson 6.5, Keita 7.5 (Lallana 87), Wijnaldum 7, Milner 7 (Henderson 67), Salah 7, Firmino 6(Sturridge 90), Mane 6.5

Subs not used: Moreno, Mignolet, Shaqiri, Matip

Goalscorers: Milner pen 45, Mane 90

Bookings: Alexander-Arnold

Manager: Jurgen Klopp 7

Attendance: Michael Oliver

Man of the match: Virgil van Dijk




























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