Liverpool rallied from behind to beat a spirited Aston Villa side 2-1 at the Villa Park on Saturday on the 11th matchday of English Premier League 2019-20. Sadio Mane was the saviour for the Reds as he headed in the winner at the 94th minute to break the heart of a rejuvenated home crowd.
The table-toppers fell behind at the 21st minute when Mahmoud Hassan scored for Villa. With the visitors failing to see the back of the net in the remaining part of the first half, the hosts sustained the scoreline at the break.
However, the second half saw a one-sided affair as Liverpool came all guns blazing. Andy Robertson provided the equalizer at the 87th minute before Mane sealed it for the European Champions in the dying minutes of the game.
Another title contender Manchester City came from behind as well to beat Southampton 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium. The visitors, who have been winless in their last six matches so far, produced a highly-improved performance and opened the scoring at the 13th minute courtesy of James Ward-Prowse.
Sergio Aguero equalised for the home team at the 70th minute as he tapped in a Kyle Walker’s cross. With just four minutes left to play, Walker scored the second for City and helped the team maintained its second position in the league behind Liverpool.
At the Vicarage Road, Frank Lampard’s youngsters extended their winning streak in the Premier League to five matches as Chelsea defeated Watford 2-1. The Blues took an early lead at the fifth minute when Tammy Abraham netted Jorginho’s lofted delivery with a first touch.
The scoreline at the break remained the same before American international Christian Pulisic made it 2-0 with a tap-in from Willian’s cross. The home team pushed their opponent hard in the last 15 minutes and even converted a penalty to salvage some pride. But in the end it was all too late as Chelsea registered their seventh straight away win.
Manchester United, on the other hand, lost their away outing 0-1 against Bournemouth. The Ole Gunnar Solskjaer-led side were on a high after defeating Chelsea at the Stamford Bridge in the League Cup quarter-final fixture of mid-week.
But they failed to reciprocate the similar kind of hunger and went down to a quality game of the Cherries. They scored late in the first half when Joshua King netted the only goal of the match. The home team produced a brilliant display fo defensive football to resist the desperate United players from equalising.
Arsenal failed again after they were held by Wolves in their own den. The Unai Emery-managed side failed to sustain an early lead after Aubameyang gave them the lead at the 21st minute. Raul Jimenez snatched a point for the Wolves when he netted at the 76th minute to add to the dismay of the Gunners.
In other matches of the day, Brighton registered a home victory of 2-0 against Norwich City with Leandro Trossard and Shane Duffy on the scoreboard. Sheffield United defeated Burnely courtesy of a brace from John Lundstram and a 44th-minute strike from John Fleck.