European League wrap: Five-star Liverpool conclude perfect Premier League weekend

Esultanza Mauro Icardi Inter 3-0. Celebration goal Milano 6-11-2016 Stadio Giuseppe Meazza - Football Calcio Serie A Inter - Crotone. Foto Giuseppe Celeste / Insidefoto


Manchester United defeated Leicester City 2-0 thanks to two second half strikes from substitutes Marcus Rashford and Marouane Fellaini. Romelu Lukaku passed up a big chance to net in his third successive league game when he missed from the spot, but the Red Devils made their superiority count, on a day Henrik Mkhitaryan recorded his fifth assist of the season, ensuring Manchester United finished the round with the league’s only perfect record to maintain leadership position.

Champions Chelsea appears to have overcome the opening day shock home defeat to Burnley, when they defeated Everton 2-0 at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. First-half goals from Spanish international pair, Cesc Fabregas and Alvaro Morata ensured Chelsea remains unbeaten and yet to concede a goal against Ronald Koeman and his Everton team since he took charge of the Toffees last year.

Tottenham Hotspur failed to break the Wembley Stadium hoodoo, no thanks to Chris Wood’s added-time equaliser which handed Burnley a share of the spoils 1-1 away from home against last season’s runner-up. Dele Alli put Spurs in front in the 49th minute capitalising on his own initial effort, Harry Kane failing to extend the lead when presented with opportunities. Substitute Wood put the dagger in Tottenham’s hearts with his 92nd minute leveller, securing Burnley’s fourth point on the road this season.

Liverpool earned a comprehensive 4-0 win over Arsenal at Anfield on Sunday, a win which threatened to be overshadowed by some comical goalkeeping by Loris Karius. Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and substitute Daniel Sturridge all grabbed the goals in a smashing Reds performance which surely must have gotten the attention of the rest of the league.


AC Milan playing their first home league game of the season defeated Cagilari 2-1, though the result and performance could have been more comprehensive considering the huge summer investments made by the owners. Patrick Cutrone put Milan ahead, but Joao Pedro levelled for the visiting team in the 56th minute. Suso netted the winning goal for AC Milan in the 70th minute, securing the Rossoneri six-out-of-six points for the season.

Champions Juventus were given a scare away at Genoa but eventually triumphed 4-2 in a six-goal thriller to continue their winning start to the season. Miralem Pjanic scored an own goal to hand the home team the lead in the first minute, before Andrey Galabinov extended the lead from the spot in the seventh minute. The champions rallied back through Paolo Dybala’s hat-trick and Juan Cuadrado’s goal in between to complete a massive turn around.

Inter Milan flexed some real muscles, passing their first major test of the season 3-1 away at Roma. Edin Dzeko gave Roma a 15th minute lead but there was no stopping Inter Milan who scored three goals in the final 23 minutes through Mauro Icardi’s brace and Matias Vecino’s goal.