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Premier League 2019-20 Update: Liverpool beat Chelsea 2-1 to maintain winning streak

A superb free-kick from Alexander-Arnold and a header from Firmino gave Liverpool an early lead in the game.

SNS | New Delhi |

Table-toppers leaders Liverpool maintained their perfect start to the season by defeating Chelsea 2-1 and registering their sixth consecutive win in the ongoing edition of the English Premier League.

On Sunday at Stamford Bridge, Trent Alexander-Arnold (in the 14th minute) and Roberto Firmino (in the 30th minute) scored the goals as Liverpool won six on the trot this season, collecting 15 Premier League wins in a row and keeping their five-point lead at the top of the table.

A superb free-kick from Alexander-Arnold and a header from Firmino gave Liverpool an early lead in the game which later turned out to be the decider.

Meanwhile, Chelsea had a goal ruled out for offside when it was 1-0 and reduced the deficit in the second half when N’Golo Kante fired the ball into the top corner with 20 minutes to go.

Kante dribbled the ball beautifully to break the Reds’ defence and netted one of the stunning goals of the season.

The goal sparked a frenzy of Chelsea attacks and the Blues dominated in the waning moments the game. But an attentive Liverpool deprived them of the equalizer and made the hosts slip to 11th, as pressure continued to mount on boss Frank Lampard.

Manchester United’s poor start continued as they were beaten 2-0 at West Ham, courtesy goals from Andriy Yarmolenko (in the 44th minute) and Aaron Cresswell (in the 84th minute), whereas Crystal Palace drew 1-1 with Wolves.

Meanwhile, Arsenal climbed to fourth with 11 points after a 3-2 win over Aston Villa, despite playing almost an hour with 10 men.