EPL: Liverpool Survives Leicester Upset As Brighton Humiliates Spurs

Liverpool survived Leicester as some English Premier League matches ended in a sorry tale for some of the top-flight teams.

James Milner last gasp penalty ensured Liverpool took all the three points against Leicester City in the encounter between the two sides at Anfield on Saturday.

Liverpool survives Leicester

The Reds started the match having much of the ball but failed to create any real chance against an organised Leicester side.

The Foxes who put five past Newcastle last weekend took a different approach against their more superior opponents as they sat back hoping to hit the Reds on the break.

Mane’s 50th league goal for Liverpool ensured Jurgen Klopp’s side went into the break with the lead.

The second half came alive with Liverpool going in search of a second goal they almost got through Mane, but the Senegalese shot could only find the side netting.

Andy Robertson was presented with a golden chance to extend the lead minutes later after he was set through on goal by Mo Salah, but the Scot could only fire straight at Schmeichel in goal for Leicester.

With ten minutes remaining, Leicester got back on level terms through a James Maddison shot that squirmed past Adrian.

There will still for drama as Liverpool snatched the lead again in the fourth minute of injury time through James Milner’s penalty after Sadio Mane was tripped in the box.

Elsewhere, Brighton and Hove Albion pulled off a shocker, when they compounded Tottenham Hotspur’s woes as they secured a 3-0 in their Matchday 8 fixture at the AMEX Stadium.

The defeat marks a continuous slump in form for Spurs, who were dumped out the Carabao Cup on penalties by League 2 side, Colchester United in, before suffering a humiliating 7-2 Champions League defeat at home to Bayern Munich, on Tuesday.

Liverpool survives Leicester

Hopes of a positive response from the Bayern debacle were threatened in the 3rd minute, when Spurs keeper, Hugo Lloris gifted Brighton striker, Neal Maupay a bizarre opening goal. With Lloris getting injured and being stretchered off.  With Paolo Gazzaniga replacing the Frenchman in goal.

The second goal for Brighton came in the 32nd minute when Aaron Connolly placed a close-range shot to the bottom right corner as the match went into half-time at 2-0.

Despite a positive start to the second half, Spurs’ hopes of a comeback were finally dashed as Aaron Connolly scored his second of the match in the 65th minute with the 19-year-old Ireland and Brighton striker going on to win the Man of The Match award.

In another game, Norwich City, who have had an impressive start to the season as they were humiliated by Aston Villa.

Liverpool survives Leicester

Wesley Moraes grabbed a brace with the goals coming in the 14th and 30th minute, while Jack Grealish, Conor Hourihane and Douglas Luiz score in the 49th, 61st and 83rd minutes respectively.

Josip Drmic, however, got a consolation for the side that handed defending champions, Manchester City, their first defeat of the season.

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