Premier League round-up: Merseyside derby ends on level-terms, Southampton stun Chelsea, and Man City edge past Arsenal


Everton’s talismanic man Dominic Calvert-Lewin rescued a point as the derby ended on level-terms at Goodison Park.

After 7-2 humiliation against Aston Villa before the international break, Liverpool started the derby like Champions and their early pressure got them ahead inside 3 minutes when Andy Robertson’s cross was precisely finished by Sadio Mane.

In the 9th-minute, Everton’s Jordan Pickford somehow getaway a red card after a reckless challenge on Virgil van Dijk which forced the center-back limping away to the treatment room and paving the way for Joe Gomez.

Then midway through the first half, Michael Keane equalized from James Rodriguez corner as the English man rose highest and headed the ball into the net. Mohamed Salah then restored Liverpool’s lead with an exquisite volley in 72th-minute.

In the final 10 minutes, Dominic Calvert-Lewin restored parity as Everton’s top-scorer converted Lucas Digne’s lofted ball with the towering header. The derby ended controversially as Jordan Henderson’s stoppage-time winner was ruled offside by VAR.

VVD suffered horrible knee injury after a reckless challenge by Pickford
VVD suffered horrible knee injury after a reckless challenge by Pickford

Top News 2: Southampton stun Chelsea

Timo Werner scored his first Chelsea goal against Southampton
Timo Werner scored his first Chelsea goal against Southampton
Timo Werner scored twice but Chelsea failed to claim all three points against Southampton after a 3-3 draw at the Bridge.

Chelsea’s defensive woes continue as individual mistakes at the back denied Frank Lampard second successive win of the campaign. Lampard made a couple of changes from 4-0 win over Crystal Palace before the international break as Christian Pulisic made his first appearance of the season.

Christensen replaced Thiago Silva at the back and out-of-form Kepa started in place of injured Mendy. Chelsea started the game sharply and it looked like a normal day for the Blues when Timo Werner’s solo goal put them ahead within 15 minutes.

Former RB Leipzig’s forward doubled Chelsea’s lead after converting an inch-perfect long pass from Jorginho before the half-hour mark. However, Danny Ings halved the deficit before the break with a cool finish from the close range.

Southampton started the second half on a high and a defensive mix-up between Kurt Zouma and Kepa Arrizabalaga allowed Che Adams restored parity before the hour mark. Two minutes after the Saints equalized, Kai Havertz put Blues ahead again following a quick counter-attack. But late in stoppage time, Jannik Vestergaard’s far post header earned visitors a well-deserved point.

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Top News 3: Man City edge past Arsenal

Captain Sterling scored the winner for Manchester City
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Raheem Sterling scored the winner as Manchester City return to winning ways with a narrow-win against Arsenal.

Pep Guardiola dealt with a huge injury blow going into the game after Kevin De Bruyne injured himself against England in UEFA Nations League. However, the return of Sergio Aguero gave Guardiola a much-needed relief for the striker position.

On the other hand, Mikel Arteta started Pepe instead of Alexandre Lacazette while David Luiz called up at the eleventh hour after Rob Holding suffered a hamstring injury in training.

Stand-in captain Raheem Sterling scored the only goal of the night in 23rd-minute from Phil Foden’s rebounded shot. The visitors had their chances as well but a row of saves from Ederson in the first half kept the Gunners at arm’s length.

The narrow-win lifts Man City to ninth in the table with a game in hand whereas Arsenal dropped down to the fifth level with Leicester and Aston Villa, who are yet to play on Sunday.

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