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Brighton stun Man Utd to climb into top four, as City, Spurs, Liverpool, Newcastle win


Brighton & Hove Albion secured a fourth consecutive Premier League victory over Manchester United with a hugely impressive 3-1 win at Old Trafford.

Man Utd started brightly and dominated the early exchanges but fell behind when one of their former players, Danny Welbeck, gave Brighton the lead.

Simon Adingra’s low cross from the right was cleverly left by Adam Lallana and Welbeck was on hand to score his first goal of the season with Brighton’s first shot on target.

The Seagulls doubled their lead through Pascal Gross, who netted for a second successive season at Old Trafford. Set up by Tariq Lamptey, the German feinted past Lisandro Martinez and then fired into the bottom left corner.

It got even better for Brighton as substitute Joao Pedro made it 3-0 on 71 minutes, before Hannibal Mejbri reduced the deficit two minutes later.

Ansu Fati nearly enjoyed a dream Brighton debut when he raced into the penalty area, but he was denied by an excellent save from Andre Onana.

An outstanding win for Brighton takes them up to fourth with 12 points, while Man Utd have lost three of their opening five Premier League matches for the first time.

Liverpool came from behind to win for the third time in their five Premier League matches so far this season, beating Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-1 at Molineux and spending a few hours at the top of the table.

The scoreline didn’t tell the whole story of the match as Liverpool were poor in the first half and deservedly went 1-0 down in the seventh minute.

Pedro Neto produced a wonderful piece of skill on the left to ease past Joel Matip before putting in a low cross for Hwang Hee-chan, who scored his third goal of the season, while Neto registered his fourth assist.

Neto was Wolves’ most dangerous player in the first half and should have got another assist when he delivered an inch-perfect cross for the unmarked Matheus Cunha, who somehow failed to head into the gaping net at close range.

Wolves were made to rue their missed chances.

Liverpool served warning of their intentions just before half-time as Jose Sa fumbled Andrew Robertson’s cross and the ball broke to Mohamed Salah, whose shot was brilliantly blocked by Rayan Ait-Nouri before Sa saved Dominik Szoboszlai’s follow-up.

The Reds then equalised in the 55th minute when Cody Gakpo tapped in at the far post for his first league goal of the season. Salah’s cross was the Egyptian’s 200th Premier League goal involvement for Liverpool.

The visitors went close when substitutes Luis Diaz and Darwin Nunez combined cleverly inside the box, with the latter being thwarted by Sa.

And the turnaround was completed five minutes from time when Robertson, captaining the side in his 200th league match for the club, ran on to another Salah cross to finish past Sa. It was Robertson’s first goal since May 2022, with that strike also coming against Wolves.

In stoppage time, Salah played the ball across to Harvey Elliott, whose shot from the edge of the box deflected off Hugo Bueno and went in off the post for an own goal.

Liverpool are now unbeaten in 16 league matches, winning the last four, and sit third in the table after Manchester City beat West Ham United to reclaim top spot later in the day.

Richarlison the hero for Spurs
Tottenham Hotspur produced an incredible late show to seal a dramatic 2-1 victory over Sheffield United.

Trailing to Gustavo Hamer’s goal and with seven minutes of stoppage time gone, substitute Richarlison’s header from Ivan Perisic’s corner brought Spurs level.

It was his 50th goal in the league, a landmark that makes him only the third Brazilian in the competition’s history after Roberto Firmino and Gabriel Jesus to reach that tally.

Dejan Kulusevski then sealed the incredible comeback in the 10th minute of stoppage time when he found the top corner from Richarlison’s pass.

The Blades suffered further disappointment at the end as Oli McBurnie was sent off for two bookable offences.

Spurs continue their impressive start to the season, staying second in the table with 13 points.

City come from behind to stay perfect
Manchester City claimed a hard-fought 3-1 victory against West Ham United to continue their winning start to the season.

Man City nearly claimed an early lead when a corner resulted in several saves by Alphonse Areola and another shot being cleared off the line. Erling Haaland then somehow missed the target as he met a low cross less than six yards out.

West Ham took advantage of those let-offs as James Ward-Prowse’s excellent diving header from Vladimir Coufal’s cross put the hosts in front.

Haaland missed another chance when his effort was cleared off the line. But City eventually reacted through Jeremy Doku, who scored his first Man City goal 43 seconds into the second half.

Bernardo Silva then lobbed the ball over Areola from close range after an excellent pass over the top of the West Ham defence from Julian Alvarez to put City in front.

And Haaland finally got his goal four minutes from time, taking a pass from Silva and thundering the ball into the bottom right corner.

City remain top with five wins from five, having inflicted West Ham’s first defeat of the season.

Villa secure ninth consecutive home win
Aston Villa emulated Spurs with a late comeback win, as three goals after the 87th minute secured a 3-1 win over Crystal Palace.

Ollie Watkins had a great chance to give the hosts the lead when he raced through on goal but was thwarted by Sam Johnstone.

Villa thought they had gone in front through Moussa Diaby after he latched onto a superb long-range pass from Pau Torres, but the goal was overturned following a VAR review, with the Frenchman found to be offside.

Instead it was Palace who took the lead through Odsonne Edouard when he received a pass from Jean-Philippe Mateta from the right to slot under Emiliano Martinez.

But Villa eventually broke Palace’s resistance thanks to a wonderful equaliser from Jhon Duran. And as Palace thought they were heading for a point, in the third minute of stoppage time Watkins was fouled by Chris Richards for a penalty to Villa.

Douglas Luiz converted to put the hosts in front before Leon Bailey rounded off the scoring from Diaby’s cross.

Villa have now won for a ninth consecutive home match in the league, while Palace taste their first defeat of the season.

Fulham off the mark at home
Carlos Vinicius scored the decisive goal three minutes after coming off the bench to give Fulham a 1-0 win over Luton Town.

The Brazilian tapped in from close range after Thomas Kaminski failed to clear Willian’s cross.

Luton didn’t have many chances to score but came close through Jacob Brown, whose header struck the frame of the goal in the first half.

Fulham end a three-match winless run to secure their first victory at home this season. Luton still wait for their first points of the campaign.