LONDON: Manchester City hit more than one goal for the first time in seven Premier League games in defeating Burnley.
Riyad Mahrez scored his first City hat-trick and Benjamin Mendy scored his first City goal as Pep Guardiola’s men ran up their fourth successive 5-0 win over Burnley. The only previous instance of one club beating another by this margin four times in successive meetings was Notts Coutny against Port Vale between 1893 and 1907.
City, under Guardiola, have now won 28 games by four goals or more. They also had one goal ruled out by VAR and saw Kevin de Bruyne hit a post.
Brighton scored a stoppage-time penalty, given following a VAR review, to snatch a 1-1 draw at home to Liverpool who had two goals denied after a video review.
Diogo Jota had expertly dribbled his way through the Brighton box before slotting home to give Jurgen Klopp’s side the lead, only for the hosts to find a late leveller from the spot in the third minute of added time.
Neal Maupay had already fired wide with Brighton’s first penalty of the match, when referee Stuart Attwell pointed to the spot following a VAR review, and Pascal Gross made no mistake second-time round.
Liverpool had the ball in the back of the net twice only for VAR to intervene and rule both Mohamed Salah’s first-half strike and Sadio Mane’s header out for offside.
The result was enough for Klopp’s side to return to the top of the table, however their injury-hit squad was dealt a further blow when James Milner was forced off in the 74th minute as the 34-year-old started his third game in six days.
Manager Jurgen Klopp again criticised the match scheduling and three-substitutes rule after the game.
Raphinha picked the perfect moment to open his Leeds account as his strike 10 minutes from time against Everton settled a game which was high on chances but low on goals at Goodison Park.
The entire 90 minutes produced a remarkable total of 38 shots but the only one which mattered fell to the £17million new signing from Rennes.
It secured only Leeds’ second victory in their last seven matches, and their first on this ground since 1990.
Everton’s defensive problems – now a record-equalling nine successive home league matches without a clean sheet, their worst run since December 2012 – meant it is now four defeats in five matches, with this only Carlo Ancelotti’s third league loss at Goodison in 11 months.