Liverpool also won its fifth game of the Premier League season on Saturday. Coach Jürgen Klopp's team was 3-1 too strong for Newcastle United despite a great goal from Jetro Willems on Anfield. Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea booked a simple win.
Willems gave Newcastle the lead in the seventh minute and thus made his first goal in the service of 'The Magpies'. The 22-time Oranje-international cut out his direct opponent and shot the ball beautifully in the top right corner.
Even before half time Liverpool turned the backlog through two goals from Sadio Mané into a lead and in the second half Mohamed Salah signed for the decision. The Egyptian completed a wonderful combination with Firmino.
Virgil van Dijk played the entire game at Liverpool and Georginio Wijnaldum was replaced six minutes before time. Willems filled the ninety minutes for Newcastle.
With the win, Liverpool is firmly in the lead with fifteen points in the Premier League. The lead on Manchester City is five points, but the number two will visit Norwich City later Saturday.
Jetro Willems scored his first goal for Newcastle United. (Photo: Pro Shots)
Own goal Van Aanholt with big win Tottenham
In London, Tottenham Hotspur easily dealt with Crystal Palace: 4-0. At rest the final score was already on the scoreboard. Patrick van Aanholt took care of the 2-0 halfway through the first half with his own goal.
Son Heung-Min scored twice on behalf of the 'Spurs' and Erik Lamela determined the final score. Van Aanholt played the entire game with the visitors, where Jaïro Riedewald remained on the bench.
Thanks to a hat trick by Tammy Abraham, Chelsea won 2-5 at Wolverhampton Wanderers. Fikayo Tomori and former Vitesse midfielder Mason Mount made the other hits for 'The Blues'. Abraham scored his own goal for the 'Wolves'.
Because of the victories, Tottenham and Chelsea are both on eight points from five games. Mauricio Pochettino's team occupies third place and the Europa League winner is sixth due to a lesser goal difference.
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