Premier League: Liverpool Beat Southampton, Iwobi Benched As Everton Edge Watford

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Liverpool made it two wins out of two on Saturday, after they edged Southampton 2-1 in the Premier League at Saint Mary’s on Saturday.

The Reds have now equalled their club record run of 11 straight Premier League victories. The last time they managed  to do so was in 2014 under Brendan Rodgers. 

Former Southampton forward, Sadio Mane, gave Liverpool the lead in the 45th minute, before Roberto Firmino made it 2-0 on 71 minute.

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With seven minutes remaining, Southampton pulled a goal back through former Liverpool striker, Danny Ings.

The win for Liverpool saw them overtake Arsenal at the top of the league table on six points after two games.

Super Eagles forward, Alex Iwobi, was an unused substitute for Everton, who edged Watford 1-0 at the Goodison Park.

Everton’s goal was scored by Brazilian forward, Bernard, who struck in the 10th minute, to give the Toffees their first win of the season and subject Watford to their second defeat.

In other results, West Ham held Brighton and Hove Albion to a 1-1 away draw, while newly promoted Aston Villa lost their second straight game, as they lost 2-1 at home to Bournemouth. Another newly promoted side, Norwich City, beat visiting Newcastle 3-1.

 

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