Premier League Review: Liverpool Go Top; Sunderland Record First League Win Of The Season

Liverpool have reached the top of the Premier League for the first time since May 2014 following a 6-1 thrashing at home to Watford on Sunday afternoon.

The victory sees the Red’s unbeaten run now stretch to 11 games as the Merseysiders go top of the league for the first time under manager Jurgen Klopp.

At the other end of the table, Sunderland  finally recorded their first league win under David Moyes. Goals from Victor Anichebe and Jermain Defoe helped dispatch Bournemouth on Saturday however, they still remain bottom of the table on five points.

Manchester United and Chelsea both recorded impressive victories against Swansea and Everton respectively.

A Paul Pogba screamer and a brace from Zlatan Ibrahimovic helped see off Swansea at The Liberty Stadium to record United’s first league win since the 24th of September. While Eden Hazard looked back to his best Saturday evening, as a rampant Chelsea hit five at home to the Toffees.

The first North London Derby of the season ended in a 1-1 draw as Harry Kane’s second half penalty maintains Spurs’ unbeaten start to the current campaign

Manchester City have now drawn three out of their last four games in the league following a 91st minute equaliser by Middlesbrough’s Marten de Roon. Guardiola’s men were full of confidence following their midweek victory over Barcelona in the Champions League however this result now leaves them third in the table.

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Marten De Roon’s late equaliser helped Middlesbrough secure a point at Manchester City

Burnley had to rely on a 94th minute winner by Ashley Barnes to see off Crystal Palace 3-2 at home, while West Ham and Stoke played out a 1-1 draw at the Olympic Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Mike Phelan finally recorded his first victory as permanent manager of Hull City following a 2-1 win over Southampton.  Staying near the bottom, Leicester City’s league troubles were worsened as they were beaten 2-1 at home by an impressive West Brom side.

With Internationals next weekend, the Premier League will return on the weekend of the 19th and the 20th of November with Manchester United vs Arsenal kicking off the action at Saturday lunchtime.

William Dunne

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