Liverpool achieved the biggest win in Premier League history as they beat Bournemouth 9-0 at Anfield.
Jurgen Klopp’s side had come under fire after a winless start to the season but responded rousingly to Monday’s defeat at Manchester United.
Roberto Firmino and Luis Diaz scored twice each, while Harvey Elliott, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Virgil van Dijk and Fabio Carvalho also scored, while Chris Mepham turned the ball into his own net early in the second half.
Liverpool are equalizing the 9-0 victories scored twice by Manchester United – in 1995 against Ipswich and last season against Southampton – and Leicester in 2019 against the Saints.
Erling Haaland scored his first Premier League hat-trick as Manchester City struck back from a 2-0 deficit and beat Crystal Palace 4-2.
Palace won 2-0 at the Etihad Stadium last season and this time deservedly led by the same score at half-time thanks to John Stones’ own goal and Joachim Andersen’s header.
Bernardo Silva pulled one back for City early in the second half before Haaland struck three times in 20 minutes to add six in his first four Premier League games.
Arsenal also came from behind to beat Fulham 2-1 and maintain their 100 per cent start to the campaign.
Gabriel Magalhaes became a hero from scratch as he atoned for giving Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic the first goal by scoring the winning goal in the 86th minute.
Mitrovic’s strike was his 100th for the club but he put them ahead for just eight minutes before Gunners captain Martin Odegaard made it 1-1 with a deflected strike.
Bruno Fernandes’ second-half volley continued Manchester United for their second win of the week in a 1-0 win over Southampton at St Mary’s.
In a close battle that saw both sides miss chances in a goalless first half, Fernandes fired home to emerge victorious 10 minutes after the break.
Raheem Sterling’s first goals for Chelsea secured Thomas Tuchel’s 10-man side a 2-1 victory over a winless Leicester.
Sterling’s second-half brace proved crucial at Stamford Bridge as the hosts absorbed the absence of manager Thomas Tuchel and England midfielder Conor Gallagher.
Tuchel was serving a sideline suspension while Gallagher was sent off in the 28th minute after two breaches against Harvey Barnes.
Sterling’s deflected try put Chelsea ahead early in the second half and the £50m summer signing struck again just after the hour mark before Harvey Barnes pulled one back for Leicester.
Brighton extended their unbeaten run in the Premier League to a club record nine games after Pascal Gross scored a deserved 1-0 second-half win over Leeds.
The late equalizer from Brentford substitute Vitaly Janelt denied Everton their first Premier League win of the season.
Anthony Gordon’s clean first-half finish gave Everton the lead but Janelt equalized in the closing stages for the Bees, who struck the woodwork three times through Mathias Jensen, Ivan Toney and Christian Norgaard.
https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league-liverpool-chris-mepham-roberto-firmino-erling-haaland-b2154231.html Liverpool shoot nine behind Bournemouth in record-breaking win