Lingard scores twice and Brighton shock Liverpool at Anfield

Premier League Wednesday round up:

Premier League action continued on Wednesday evening with table topping Man City racking up a 13th consecutive win. The Citizens beat Burnley 2-0 at Turf Moor to move 3 points clear of 2nd placed Man United and with a game in hand.

Liverpool 0-1 Brighton: Champions stunned at home!

Liverpool’s Premier League title defense was dealt another blow as they fell to a narrow defeat at home to Brighton on Wednesday night. The Champions were pegged back by an Alzate goal midway through the second half. The attacking trio failed to produce any sparkle of note, mustering only one short on target the entire game. The Reds are now sit 4th on the table, 7 points off league leaders Manchester City who have a game in hand. Brighton’s win see them move up to 15th place, 10 points above the relegation zone.

Brighton’s 1-0 win at Anfield means Liverpool have now lost back to back home league games, having also lost 1-0 to Burnley two weeks ago. The Champions were previously unbeaten in 68 home league games, a record only bettered by Chelsea who went 84 games without defeat at Stamford Bridge. Jurgen Klopp’s men now face testing trips to Man City and Leicester City.

Aston Villa 1-3 West Ham

Jesse Lingard and Michail Antonio inspired David Moyes’ West Ham to a 3-1 win over Aston Villa. Thomas Soucek fired the visitors into the lead after a goalless first half. The Czech international met Said Benrahma’s through pass with a thumping first time finish into the far corner. Jesse Lingard who was making his debut since joining the Hammers (on loan from Man United), had a memorable night. Jesse Lingard Villa 1-3 West Ham

The midfielder finished off emphatically after being picked out by the equally impressive Antonio. Villa pulled one back through Ollie Watkins to set up a nervy ending, but Lingard and Antonio combined again, with the former sending a 20-yarder which Emi Martinez could not prevent from going in. The win sees West Ham move up to 5th on the table, while Aston Villa in 9th.

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