Premier League results: Liverpool came from behind to beat Sheffield United; Manchester City held by West Ham United

Liverpool completed a 2-1 comeback victory over a spirited Sheffield United at Anfield, as goals in either half from Roberto Firmino and Diogo Jota secured all three points.

The Blades took a surprise lead after 13 minutes when VAR ruled Fabinho’s foul on Oli McBurnie had been just inside the home box – giving Sander Berge the perfect chance to beat the restored Alisson from 12 yards.

Jordan Henderson then found Sadio Mane with a stunning cross with the forward’s header palmed out by Aaron Ramsdale to Firmino, who scored just his third goal in his last 27 games for Liverpool.

The Blades continued to impress after the break but found themselves behind when Jota netted his first Premier League headed goal from Mane’s excellent delivery.

The victory ensures Liverpool leapfrog Aston Villa – who have played a game less – into second place, level with city rivals Everton, who also have a game in hand.

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Stats and facts from the match (Backed by Opta)

  • Liverpool have won four consecutive Premier League games against Sheffield United by an aggregate score of 9-1.
  • Liverpool extend their unbeaten run at Anfield to 62 games in the Premier League (W51 D11), winning 28 of their last 29.
  • Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 13 Premier League home games when conceding the first goal (W10 D3), winning each of the last nine in a row.
  • Sheffield United are winless in nine Premier League games (D1 L8), the longest current run of any side in the competition.
  • Liverpool have conceded 14 goals in their first six Premier League games this season, it took them 15 league games to ship the same amount in 2019-20.

West Ham 1-1 Man City: Phil Foden rescues point for the visitors

Phil Foden needed only six minutes after coming off the bench to earn Manchester City a 1-1 draw at West Ham, cancelling out Michail Antonio’s spectacular first-half opener.

Premier League Matchday 6

West Ham were in front just inside 18 minutes as Antonio opened the scoring with a wonderful overhead kick that was allowed to stand after a check for handball against Tomas Soucek.

However, the visitors levelled thanks to Foden’s well-taken strike in the second half, with the midfielder replacing Sergio Aguero at half-time.

As a result, both sides miss out on the chance to move into the top four, with each now on eight points.

Watch the match highlights below…

Stats and facts from the match (Backed by Opta)

  • Man City have won just eight points from their five Premier League games this season – their lowest total at this stage of the season since 2014-15 (8).
  • Man City boss, Pep Guardiola, has never lost against West Ham in his managerial career (P10 W9 D1 L0) – only versus Athletic Bilbao (14) and Burnley (11) has he faced more often without losing.
  • West Ham have lost just two of their last 10 Premier League games (W4 D4 L2), going unbeaten in each of the last four (W2 D2).
  • Man City have conceded in three consecutive Premier League games in London for the first time since January 2016 under Manuel Pellegrini, when the third game in that run also came against West Ham.
  • West Ham manager David Moyes registered his first point against Man City in the Premier League since March 2013, winning 2-0 with Everton. Indeed, prior to today’s game, he’d lost the last seven against the Citizens in the top-flight.

Fulham 1-2 Crystal Palace: Wilfried Zaha continues fine form in a comfortable away win

Wilfried Zaha’s fine form continues this season as the winger created one goal and scored another to help Crystal Palace ease to a 2-1 win over Fulham at Craven Cottage.

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Jairo Riedewald gave his side the lead when he took Zaha’s pass and finished inside Alphonse Areola’s near post after just eight minutes.

The hosts, however, were almost level when Aleksandar Mitrovic blazed his rebound over after Ademola Lookman’s strike hit the post midway through the opening period.

Zaha then met Michy Batshuayi’s cross in the 64th minute to score and put the contest to bed as Fulham’s wait for a first Premier League win of the season goes on.

Their fourth defeat of the term was compounded when Aboubakar Kamara’s challenge on Ebere Eze was upgraded to a red card in the closing stages.

They got a late consolation (90+5) though as Tom Cairney got them a goal but the result means Fulham remain bottom of the table with a solitary point from their opening six games.

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