Martin Odegaard scored his first goal since his permanent switch to Arsenal on Saturday to further ease the pressure on Mikel Arteta as Sadio Mane helped fire Liverpool at the top of the Premier League. Defending champions Manchester City dropped two points after a 0–0 stalemate at home to Southampton, while struggling Wolves lost their fourth of five against 10-man Brentford. Arsenal were at the bottom of the table before last week’s fixtures but won against Norwich and now Burnley lifted them from relative comfort to 12th place before a late kick-off between Aston Villa and Everton. Odegaard, who signed on loan from Real Madrid last month after spending part of the previous season at Emirates, broke the deadlock in the 30th minute, giving the visitors a 1-0 lead at Turf Moor with a home free-kick. Got it
Arsenal heaved a sigh of relief when VAR reversed a penalty awarded to Burnley in the second half after Matej Vydra fell into the ground following a challenge by goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale.
Liverpool forward Mane continued his eye-catching run against Crystal Palace, netting the London side in their ninth league match to send Jurgen Klopp’s men top of the table with a 3-0 win over Jurgen Klopp’s men.
Mohamed Salah’s superb header from Constantinos Simikas’ corner was held out by goalkeeper Vicente Guetta, but Mane struck at home to score his 100th goal for Liverpool in all competitions.
Salah doubled the Reds’ lead in the 78th minute before Nabi Keita scored the victory with a sweet-smelling volley.
Liverpool, the champions in 2020, have had a great start to the season, scoring 12 goals in their opening five matches and winning just once.
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Manchester City will regret their inability to beat Southampton at the Etihad after a successive 5-0 home win.
It could have been worse for him after referee Jon Moss pointed to the spot when Kyle Walker tied Adam Armstrong’s back in the field, showing England a red card.
But the incident was reviewed by VAR, and Moss ultimately decided to overturn both decisions.
City’s match-making was dominated by a row over attendance levels at the Etihad, with manager Pep Guardiola urging fans to fill vacant seats in comments that angered some supporters.
But fans were disappointed by battling Southampton, who kept the City attackers away despite continued pressure.
The home side thought they had snatched the win in the final minutes after goalkeeper Alex McCarthy saved a header from Phil Foden and hit Raheem Sterling in a rebound but the flag was raised.
Watford beat Norwich 3–1 to condemn the newly promoted Canaries for their fifth consecutive defeat.
Watford took the lead in the 17th minute with the help of Emmanuel Dennis but Timu Pukki equalized before half time. Ismaila Sarr put the visitors back in the 63rd minute and scored again after 10 minutes.
At the opening kick-off, Ivan Toni scored one goal and 10-man Brentford scored another to maintain an impressive start to their maiden Premier League campaign as Wolves beat Wolves 2–0.
The 25-year-old striker won and converted the penalty before setting up Brian Mbumo as the Bees won at Molineux despite Shandon Baptiste’s red card in the second half.
Tottenham hosted Chelsea on Sunday, while Cristiano Ronaldo’s Manchester United traveled to West Ham.