Liverpool held on again, Chelsea rally for EPL victory


LONDON (AP) — It might be time for Liverpool to start worrying about their slow start to the English Premier League.

LONDON (AP) — It might be time for Liverpool to start worrying about their slow start to the English Premier League.

Jurgen Klopp’s side lost points for the fourth time in six games after a rocky 0-0 draw at Everton in the Merseyside derby on Saturday, with Mohamed Salah hitting the post in the 95th minute.

Chelsea have VAR to thank for not being in a similar position as West Ham had an added-time equalizer ruled out for a foul at Stamford Bridge, allowing the Blues to hold on for a 2-1 win from behind.

Chelsea already have two defeats and a draw in their first six games, while Liverpool have three draws and a defeat, needing an eighth-minute stoppage-time goal to beat Newcastle in midweek.

“It’s not the start we wanted,” said Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp. “It’s not a dream, it’s exactly 50% of the points available. But those are the points we got, and let’s go from there. If we get through these really tough times together, we have a good chance of creating better times in the future.

Tottenham’s league debut was more impressive and Antonio Conte’s side went unbeaten after beating Fulham 2-1 at home in another London derby, with Harry Kane scoring his fifth goal of the season.

In the biggest game of the day, Ivan Toney netted a hat-trick for Brentford in a 5-2 win over Leeds, whose United States manager Jesse Marsch was sent off in the second half for protesting a football decision. ‘arbitration.

Bournemouth went from 2-0 down in the second half to earn a 3-2 win away at Nottingham Forest in a match between promoted sides, while Wolverhampton secured their first victory of the season beating Southampton 1-0.

Newcastle missed a host of chances as they were held at home by Crystal Palace 0-0.

Manchester City played at Aston Villa late, while leaders Arsenal traveled to Manchester United on Sunday.

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Mattias Karen, Associated Press





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