Five stand-out moments from the weekend’s football including a Mane red card & an end to Harry Kane's goal drought for Spurs.
1 – Man City demolish Liverpool 5-0
Liverpool beat Arsenal 4-0 before the international break, but on Saturday they were on the receiving end of a 5-0 thrashing from Manchester City at the Etihad. Sergio Aguero put the home team in front at twenty-four minutes, but the main talking point of the match came eight minutes before half time when Sadio Mane received a red card for a high boot on keeper Ederson Moraes. The injured Ederson was replaced with Claudio Bravo and City exploited their numerical advantage to finish the first-half 2-0 up after a header from Gabriel Jesus. Liverpool crumbled in the second-half with Jesus getting a second and substitute Leroy Sane scoring two in final fifteen minutes. The game was City’s biggest win over Liverpool since 1937 and Jurgen Klopp’s heaviest defeat as manager. The pair have Champions League football next with City away to Feyenoord on Wednesday and Liverpool playing host to Sevilla.
2 – Brighton get first Premier League win
After losses to Manchester City and Leicester and a draw with Watford, Brighton got their first top-flight win since 1983 with a 3-1 victory hosting West Brom. The Baggies were unbeaten in their first three league games of the season and had leaked just one goal, but the Seagull’s put in an assured performance with Pascal Gross scoring twice and Tomer Hemed scoring the third to get Brighton’s first league goals of the season. Substitute James Morrison clawed one back for West Brom but a lack of firepower was evident. Brighton will play Bournemouth next while West Brom play host to West Ham.
3 – Leeds unbeaten in 8 games
Leeds extended their unbeaten run to eight matches after thrashing Burton 5-0 at Elland Road. Pierre-Michel Lasogga scored twice on his Leeds debut, getting the first and fifth goals. Kalvin Phillips netted fifteen minutes after Lasogga’s first and shortly before Pablo Hernandez’s penalty made it 3-0 at half-time. The rout continued into the second-half with Burton failing to register a shot on target and Kemar Roofe curling in a fourth and Lasogga getting a header to complete his brace at the hour mark. The win moves Leeds to second in the table.
4 – Fulham end Cardiff’s win streak
Cardiff are still top of the table having won their first five Championship matches this season, but their win streak came to halt when they were held to a 1-1 draw at Craven Cottage. The scored remained goalless until Ryan Sessegnon scored with fifteen minutes to go, but Cardiff salvaged a point when substitute Danny Ward headed in a late equalizer. Fulham have won just two of their last ten competitive matches, while Cardiff’s 2-1 loss to Burton in the League Cup last month is their only defeat from eight games this season.
5 – Harry Kane scores 100th goal for Tottenham
Harry Kane scored his 100th goal for Tottenham in their 3-0 win over Everton on Saturday. A little bit of luck helped Kane reach the landmark achievement when his attempted cross dipped in late to beat keeper Jordan Pickford at Goodison Park. Kane admitted after the match the goal was intended as a cross, but he chalked up another in the second-half to make it 101 and complete Spur’s dominant performance. Kane has still yet to score a Premier League goal in August, but has now scored four times this month after scoring twice in England’s World Cup qualifier with Malta.