On Saturday, Premier League favourites Liverpool scored an injury-time penalty to maintain their unbeaten run in the season so far. In the other matches of the day, Tottenham Hotspur continued to struggle and Aston Villa managed to get the better of Norwich.
Leicester looked set to get points on the table on manager Brendan Rodgers’ return to Anfield as James Maddison’s 80th-minute goal cancelled out Sadio Mane’s opening goal for Liverpool. But Mane was then fouled in the injury time and James Milner needed no second invitation to score a winning -goal for his team as he held his nerves and bagged home a match-winning goal and take the 2-1.
Liverpool are now eight points ahead of Manchester City who play on Sunday.
Meanwhile, Tottenham Hostpur, who were desperate to get back to winning ways after an embarrassing 7-2 defeat in the Champions League against Bayern Munich, failed to get going. Star goalkeeper Hugo Lloris not only gifted Brighton’s Neal Maupay an early goal at Brighton but also suffered a serious injury as he dislocated his elbow.
It was then that the 19-year-old striker Aaron Connoly scored a brace to help Brighton seal a 3-0 win and give the team their first win since the opening day. In the other match of the day, Crystal Palace stitched a remarkable comeback from behind win to beat West Ham 2-1 and move into the top four of the points tally.
Burnley registered a 1-0 win at home over a 10-man Everton side. Jeff Hendrick scored the second half match settling goal for Burnley.
Aston Villa pummeled Norwich City 5-1. Wesley scored a brace while Jack Grealish, Conor Hourihane and substitute Douglas Luiz added a goal each.
Struggling Watford are yet to open in their account in the wins column on the points tally after the match against Sheffield United ended in a goalless draw.