Premier League round-up: Liverpool crush Arsenal 4-0


A review of Sunday’s action in the Premier League, plus the updated odds.

Liverpool ripped apart woeful Arsenal in a 4-0 Premier League thumping at Anfield.

Goals from Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane before the break and Mohamed Salah and Daniel Sturridge after it secured a thoroughly convincing win against disjointed and disheartened opponents.

Victory continued Liverpool’s unbeaten start to the season, moving them on to seven points, two off leaders Manchester United, but Arsenal have lost their last two games and Sunday’s shambolic performance will have made for ugly viewing for Arsene Wenger.

The main talking point ahead of the game focused on Jurgen Klopp’s bizarre decision to rest goalkeeper Simon Mignolet three games into the season, with Loris Karius starting.

But the German was a mere spectator in the first half as his team-mates tore through sorry Arsenal, for whom Alexis Sanchez started for the first time this season, with Alexandre Lacazette on the bench.

Firmino headed the opener from a Joe Gomez cross in the 17th minute, with Mane, released following a swift break, cutting in from the left and curling a low shot inside the far post to make it two five minutes before half-time.
In truth the Reds could have out of sight by the break, though, as Wenger’s side were utterly outclassed.

Salah made it three in the 57th minute, robbing Hector Bellerin inside his own half before racing towards goal and sliding the ball past Cech.

Another superb break then led to Salah flighting a cross to the back post where substitute Sturridge was on hand to head in number four.

Elsewhere, Cesc Fabregas and Alvaro Morata were on target as Chelsea swatted aside Everton.

Fabregas fired Chelsea in front after 27 minutes and Morata headed in a second before half-time as the holders moved within three points of United with a 2-0 win at Stamford Bridge.
Chris Wood struck a debut equaliser in the second minute of added time for Burnley as they earned 1-1 draw with Tottenham.

Dele Alli scored early in the second half to put Spurs in front, but Wood, signed on Monday from Leeds and introduced as a 57th-minute substitute at Wembley, fired home the leveller into the bottom corner.

Substitute Peter Crouch took advantage of a terrible defensive mix-up to earn Stoke a 1-1 draw at West Brom.

The 36-year-old was gifted the easiest of chances in the 77th minute when Baggies defender Ahmed Hegazi seemed to fail to heed a call from Ben Foster and sliced his clearance almost out of his goalkeeper’s hands.

Jay Rodriguez’s first league goal for West Brom had put the hosts ahead in the 61st minute.


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