Liverpool intensified their title hunt and kept the pressure on leaders Chelsea in the English Premier League with a 4-0 win against Southampton at home on Saturday.

Diogo Jota scored twice for Jurgen Klopp’s side in the 32nd and 97th minute apiece. Thiago Alcantara and Virgil van Djik also found the net for the home team.

The Reds now sit one point behind Chelsea, who host Manchester United on Sunday.

Steven Gerrard’s winning start in the Premier League continued as Aston Villa won 2-1 away to Crystal Palace to make it two wins from two games since he joined from Glasgow Rangers.

Matt Targett put Villa ahead in the 15th minute following a corner and John McGinn’s first time shot five minutes from time assured the win even though Marc Guehi scored a late consolation goal for the home side.

Arsenal returned to winning ways after last weekend’s 4-0 defeat to Liverpool with a 2-0 win at home to Newcastle United leaving the visitors without a win in their first 13 games of the season.

Newcastle coach Eddie Howe was able to sit in the dugout for the first time after recovering from the COVID-19 and saw how second half goals from Bakary Saka and Gabriel Martinelli condemned his side to defeat.

Meanwhile, Norwich City picked up another point to extend their unbeaten run to three games with a 0-0 draw at home to Wolves. Norwich will be disappointed to not pick up all three points after Wolves keeper Jose Sa denied both Teemu Pukki and Lukas Rupp with late saves.

In Saturday’s last game, Brighton and Leeds United drew 0-0 in a result that extended Brighton’s winless run to eight games. Brighton had most of the chances, but familiar failings in front of goal cost them the chance of a win.