Liverpool and Man City trade leads atop League table

Liverpool, Man City trade leads atop League table

Liverpool and Man City took turns leading the Premier League table as the club action resumed after the international break.

In the first game of the day, Liverpool overcame Watford 2-0 at home to move ahead of Man City.

Diogo Jota opened the scoring in the 22nd minute for Jurgen Klopp’s side before Fabinho scored a 89th minute penalty-kick to give the Reds a comfortable win.

The German rotated his side with Sadio Mane starting on the bench after carrying his team to the World Cup, with an important game against Benfica in the Champions League on the horizon.

Their lead atop the table last for about 45 minutes as Manchester City regained their slim advantage at the top of the Premier League with a routine 2-0 win at Burnley.

Kevin De Bruyne put Manchester City ahead after five minutes when he found the top corner from a Raheem Sterling pass before Ilkay Gundogan added another before halftime to keep City one point clear of Liverpool.

Liverpool and Man City will clash next Sunday in what could be defining moment for each team this season.

The biggest shock of the day came when a Vitaly Janelt double and strikes from Eriksen and Yoane Wissa helped Brentford to a famous win over local rivals Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea’s Antonio Rudiger broke the deadlock three minutes into the second half with a stunning long-range effort before Brentford responded almost instantly through Janelt, who rifled home from the edge of the box.

Eriksen scored his first goal of the season to give Brentford the lead in the 54th minute before Janelt grabbed a second and Wissa completed a famous win over Chelsea for the first time since 1939.

Manchester United’s struggles under interim manager Ralf Rangnick continued as they were outplayed by Leicester in front of their own fans.

Kelechi Iheanacho put the visitors in front in the 63rd minute after nodding home a James Maddison cross but United responded three minutes later when Fred scored from a rebound following Bruno Fernandes’ initial effort.

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