Liverpool defeated a resilient Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 at Anfield on Wednesday to go top of the Premier League.
Liverpool flew at Spurs in the opening exchanges and went ahead in the 26th minute when Mohamed Salah’s shot took a big deflection off Eric Dier and looped over Spurs’ goalkeeper, Hugo Lloris.
Spurs had barely left their own half but struck with a counter punch seven minutes later when Son Heung-min raced clear to slip a composed finish past Alisson.
The visitors actually had the better chances in the second half, with Steven Bergwijn firing wide, then hitting the post when clean through and Harry Kane heading over from point-blank range.
Manager Jose Mourinho was left to regret those missed opportunities as a late Liverpool surge ended with Roberto Firmino’s last-minute header to send the defending champions three points clear at the top of the table and inflict Spurs’ first Premier League loss since the opening weekend home defeat against Everton.
Elsewhere, Arsenal ended their losing streak by forcing Southampton to a 1-1 draw at the Emirates.
Former Gunner, Theo Walcott, opened the scoring for the in-form Saints on his return to his former club with a delightful dink over onrushing Arsenal goalkeeper, Bernd Leno, in the 18th minute.
But Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang finished smartly after the break to level as Arsenal ended a run of 797 minutes in the Premier League without a goal from open play.
However, the Gunners’ ill-discipline cost them once again as Gabriel was sent off after being booked twice in four minutes.
Substitute Nathan Redmond struck the crossbar soon after as Southampton pressed for a winner that would have moved them briefly top of the league.
The visitors could not make their pressure pay and almost conceded at the other end late on when Rob Holding’s header also rattled the woodwork.
The draw lifts Southampton above Leicester City into third, while Arteta’s side remain 15th in what is Arsenal’s worst start to a top-flight campaign since the 1974-75 season.
Everton scored in each half to beat fellow Champions League hopefuls Leicester and move back into the top five of the Premier League.
The visitors took the lead in the 21st minute when Richarlison cut in from the left before beating Kasper Schmeichel with a low strike for his second Premier League goal of the season.
Moments later, Jamie Vardy headed straight at Everton goalkeeper, Robin Olsen, who was making his second appearance of the season.
Despite losing midfielder Allan to a suspected hamstring injury, the Toffees doubled their lead from a corner in the 72nd minute, with Schmeichel making a fine double save only for defender Mason Holgate to stab in the rebound for his first Everton goal.
Leicester were then awarded a penalty for an Andre Gomes foul on fellow substitute Ayoze Perez but referee Lee Mason reversed his decision after viewing the pitchside monitor.
Perez also had a goal disallowed for offside as Leicester missed the chance to go top of the table.
Everton are now a point behind fourth-placed Leicester after winning their past two games.