Liverpool stand up to Burnley ´wrestling´ and Saints slip up once more – the Premier League weekend´s quir

Liverpool followers loved their return to Anfield for Saturday’s 2-0 win over Burnley, and Jurgen Klopp’s subsequent feedback ensured the main target remained on the Reds.

Discussing Burnley’s method, Klopp mentioned: “Watch wrestling for those who like that sort of factor.”

Certainly, the Clarets’ physicality is “too harmful”, based on the Liverpool supervisor.

Among the most intriguing Opta details from the Premier League weekend emerged from that feisty encounter, whereas there have been predictable developments as Manchester United visited Southampton…

No reds towards Reds regardless of ‘wrestling’ claims

The conflict at Anfield was not fairly WWE, however there was additionally restricted soccer on show. The ball was in play for simply 49 minutes and 47 seconds.

That was the second-shortest such size of time for a Liverpool league sport beneath Klopp, longer solely than the 48 minutes and 46 seconds towards Watford in 2015.

The Hornets gained that sport 3-0, so it may be an efficient stifling tactic, but it surely didn’t work on this event as Liverpool scored in both half via Diogo Jota and Sadio Mane.

Klopp’s males have now gained seven consecutive Premier League video games whereas scoring in each halves in every of them. Liverpool’s personal run of 11 victories with objectives earlier than and after half-time in 2014 was the last more streak.

Burnley are on their very own spectacular run, although – one at odds with Klopp’s frustrations.

Sean Dyche’s facet at the moment are 95 Premier League matches and not using a purple card since Robbie Brady’s late dismissal towards Huddersfield City in January 2019, surpassing the earlier competitors report that noticed Ipswich City go 94 video games with out having a participant despatched off previous to December 1994.

Dwelling comforts ultimately for Metropolis star Laporte

In Manchester Metropolis’s 5-0 demolition of Norwich Metropolis, Aymeric Laporte scored his ninth aim for the membership however first on the Etihad Stadium.

Laporte had turned out at Metropolis’s dwelling stadium 44 instances beforehand with out hitting the web, with every of his eight prior strikes coming at totally different grounds.

The Spain centre-back had objectives on the AMEX, Emirates Stadium, Goodison Park, Groupama Stadium, Metalist Stadium, Molineux, Wembley and Vicarage Street earlier than lastly celebrating in entrance of the Etihad supporters.

One other Villa pen makes for Premier League first

Danny Ings’ outrageous overhead kick lit up a good affair between Aston Villa and Newcastle United, but it surely was a controversial second from the penalty spot that put the sport past the Magpies.

Ings had scored from 12 yards on his debut towards Watford – his volley towards Newcastle making him the fourth Villa participant to internet in every of their first two Premier League video games for the membership – and so was anticipated to step up once more when Jamaal Lascelles was adjudged to have dealt with.

As a substitute, Anwar El Ghazi grabbed Villa’s second, sustaining his good penalty report within the competitors with six from six.

Ings was neglected regardless of lacking simply one among his 9 makes an attempt, that means Villa turned the primary facet in Premier League historical past to have two totally different gamers rating spot-kicks within the first two video games of a season.

There had been earlier examples of two team-mates changing penalties in the identical sport – Fulham’s Louis Saha and Steve Marlet on the opening day in 2002-03, and Southampton pair Dusan Tadic and Charlie Austin on matchday two in 2017-18 – however by no means in several matches initially of a marketing campaign.

Dom spot on at Leeds as Grey makes amends

There was a private penalty first at Elland Street, as Dominic Calvert-Lewin kickstarted Everton’s 2-2 draw with Leeds United. It was the England striker’s fifty fifth Toffees aim however his first from the spot.

Demarai Grey had Everton in entrance for a second time within the second half along with his maiden strike for the membership. Having netted in a 2-0 Leicester Metropolis win in 2017, he turned the thirty fourth participant to attain for and towards Everton within the Premier League.

That places Everton fourth in that regard, behind West Ham (46), Aston Villa (42) and Liverpool (39). Villa’s Ings and Liverpool’s Mane are each included.

Saints brush off Fred the Purple’s serving to hand

It’s a fixture greatest identified for a well-known grey-clad Manchester United loss, however Southampton’s slip-up towards a Purple Devils facet unmistakably wearing blue and yellow went fully to script.

Saints led via a Fred personal aim, the fourth time United have netted for Southampton within the competitors. Solely towards Newcastle (5) have United scored extra personal objectives.

However Mason Greenwood’s equaliser ensured Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s facet at the moment are unbeaten in a record-equalling 27 away league fixtures.

For Southampton, this was nowhere close to as dangerous as final season’s conflict after they collapsed from 2-0 as much as lose 3-2 – or, in fact, the 9-0 Previous Trafford humiliation – but it surely was nonetheless painfully acquainted. They’ve now dropped 42 factors from profitable positions towards United within the Premier League, fewer solely than Tottenham’s 45 towards Arsenal.

For the reason that begin of final season, Saints prime the charts for squandering leads, giving up 28 factors – three forward of second-placed Brighton and Hove Albion.

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