Liverpool’s Firmino scores his ‘hat trick’
Liverpool was expected to win their match with Arsenal at Anfield but not with the humiliating goal margin of 5-1. But that was what terrific striker Firmino, whose hat trick and two other goals from Mane and Salah got the Reds to extended their lead at the top of the Premier League to an imposing nine points.
Surprisingly, Arsenal opened scoring in the 11th minute when Ainsley Maitland-Niles connected Alex Iwobi’s cross into the net. But they soon went to sleep and allowed Liverpool to run riot and devastate them.
Wolves whip Spurs 3-1 in the last 18 minutes of the game
In another predictable encounter between Tottenham and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Wembley, it was the newcomers to the Premier League that won the day with a shocking 3-1 defeat, thereby ending Spurs unbeaten league run to 20 games.
“Spurs led through Harry Kane’s spectacular 25-yard strike in the first half but Wolves punished a poor second-half performance, scoring three times in the final 18 minutes.”
Cardiff goalkeeper Etheridge saved Leicester Maddison’s penalty to end the match at 1- 0 in favour of the visitors.
Leicester City, which beat Chelsea and ManCity in two successive matches, fell to newcomers Cardif at King Power stadium, 1-0.
“Leicester had 62 per cent of the possession against Cardiff, but Victor Camarasa’s stunning injury-time strike gave the Bluebirds their first away win of the season.”
Other matches played today saw Brighton beating Everton 1-0 at home, while newcomers Fulham beat Huddersfield 1-0 also at home and Wartford drew with Newcastle1-1 at home.