Published: Sun, December 09, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Kristi Paul

EPL: Salah hat-trick sends Liverpool top, Man United finally click

EPL: Salah hat-trick sends Liverpool top, Man United finally click

And with champions Manchester City losing 2-0 to Chelsea later in the day, that is where they stayed.

James Milner has made what is his 500th Premier League appearance in Saturday's meeting with Bournemouth, becoming the second youngest player to reach the milestone. For all the talk of Salah having a "down" season he's producing just about on a par with his performances from last season.

It took Maurizio Sarri 13 matches before he tasted his first Premier League defeat since moving to England, and the second followed swiftly after.

When he spoke with Calvin, Howe revealed how much the death of his mother, who had raised Howe and four other children by herself, affected his decision to move back to Bournemouth to be closer to his family following a 21-month spell with Burnley in 2012.

It was a fitting tribute to a man who gives everything for this team only to very rarely get the recognition that the likes of Salah or Firmino do, that Mohamed Salah palmed off the man of the match award despite his three goals, instead preferring to give it to Milner in the post-match celebrations. Steve Cook initially joined Bournemouth on loan when they were in League One.

"They play good football so it will be a hard, tough game". Except Begovic then came charging back at Salah like an stampeding elephant and the Egyptian skipped inside and tapped the ball home to complete his hat-trick. He's been through two promotions with them and helped to establish them as a Premier League side.

It was no surprise however when Liverpool struck first after 26 minutes. The Bournemouth defence backed off as Salah ran at them and fired home a low shot into the net.

This was all too easy for Jurgen Klopp and his men. First, you have to be excellent in the face of everyone being out to get you.

Despite enjoying a record-breaking start and remaining within touching distance of Pep Guardiola's men, Matip says that Liverpool are only focused on improving their game rather than keeping an eye on how their title rivals are performing at the moment. They want to become the "best of the rest" - the strongest team outside of the seemingly unbreakable "Big Six" - but to do that they have to beat one of them at some point.

Arsenal are still yet to lead a Premier League game at half-time this season, but again came good late on when Torreira acrobatically met Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's cross to lift the Gunners above north London rivals Tottenham into third.

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