Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s job as Manchester United coach is on the line after his side were hammered 5-0 home defeat to Liverpool on Sunday afternoon.
It is the first time United have lost by five goals at home since 1955, and only once (in 1895) had they suffered a heavier home defeat to Liverpool.
Liverpool tore their rivals apart from start to finish and it speaks volumes that apart from the result, which came thanks to a hat-trick from Mohamed Salah, plus goals from Naby Keita and Diogo Jota in the first 13 minutes, Solskjaer’s men saw six yellow cards, as well as a direct red for Paul Pogba. Liverpool did not have a player booked all game.
The match was over as a contest at 4-0 by half-time, with the second half only adding to the pain of a United side that continues to punch well below the weight of its attacking talent, with a defense that appears to have met for the first time before going onto the pitch.
West Ham won 1-0 at home to Tottenham thanks to Michail Antonio’s 72nd minute goal.
Tottenham coach Nuno Espiritu Santo had rested his entire team for their UEFA Conference League defeat on Thursday, but it made no difference as the first team produced a lackluster display and failed to produce a single shot in the second half.
Leicester City won a vibrant game 2-1 away to Brentford with Youri Tielemans putting them ahead in the first half. Mathias Jorgensen headed Brentford level on the hour, but James Maddison won it for Leicester in the 73rd minute after further good work from Tielemans.
On Saturday, Mason Mount scored a hat-trick as Chelsea continue to lead the Premier League after a 7-0 thrashing of bottom side Norwich.
Mount opened the scoring in the eighth minute before Callum Hudson-Odoi doubled the lead 10 minutes later, and the game was over as a contest when Reece James made it 3-0 before half-time.
Ben Chilwell and a Max Aarons own goal made it 5-0 before Mount completed his hat-trick with two goals in the last five minutes.
Manchester City won 4-1 away to Brighton, with three goals in half an hour. Ilkay Gundogan opened the scoring for Pep Guardiola’s side in the 13th minute, before Phil Foden netted in the 28th and 31st minutes.
Alexis Mac Allister scored a penalty for Brighton with nine minutes left to play, but Riyad Mahrez highlighted City’s superiority with their fourth goal deep into injury-time.
Ex-Everton striker Joshua King came back to haunt his former employers with a hat-trick as Watford scored four goals in the last 12 minutes to win 5-2 at Goodison Park, giving Claudio Ranieri his first win as Hornets coach.
Tom Davies put Everton ahead only for King to cancel out his goal 10 minutes later, but Richarlison’s 63rd minute header put Everton back ahead. Then came Watford’s late surge with Juraj Kucka equalizing, before two goals from King and one from Emmanuel Dennis left Everton reeling.
Rodrigo Moreno’s last-minute penalty saved a point for injury-hit Leeds United, who had fallen behind to Hwang Hee-chan’s first-half strike.
Callum Wilson’s overhead kick saved a point for Newcastle on their visit to Crystal Palace, who had looked on track after Christian Benteke’s 56th minute opener.
Maxwell Cornet showed his value to Burnley by scoring twice in their 2-2 draw away to Southampton, while on Friday night Arsenal claimed an important 3-1 home win against Aston Villa thanks to goals from Thomas Partey, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who followed home after his initial penalty had been saved, and Emile Smith Rowe.- Advertisement -