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2018/2019 English Premier League
  • Wesley Hoedt (10' OG)
  • Joël Matip (21')
  • Mohamed Salah (45'+3')

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah strikes in win vs. Southampton to send Reds top

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah netted his first league goal since Aug. 25 as the Reds thrashed Southampton 3-0 to make it six Premier League wins out of six and leapfrog Chelsea at the top of the table on Saturday.

An own goal by Wesley Hoedt started the visitors' misery in the 10th minute as Xherdan Shaqiri's shot hit Shane Long before bouncing into the net off the Saints Dutch defender and Joel Matip made it two with a header from a corner 11 minutes later.

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Liverpool's Egypt forward Salah, who had failed to score in his last two league games, bundled home a Shaqiri free kick that came back off the woodwork in first-half stoppage time for his third goal of the season.

Southampton failed to mount a meaningful comeback after the break and the result leaves them languishing in mid-table, while Liverpool's perfect record puts them top on 18 points, two ahead of Chelsea who visit West Ham United on Sunday.

English Premier League Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Manchester City 17 +38 44
2 Liverpool 16 +28 42
3 Tottenham Hotspur 17 +15 39
4 Chelsea 17 +21 37
5 Arsenal 17 +14 34
6 Manchester United 16 +2 26
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 17 0 25
8 Everton 17 +2 24
9 West Ham United 17 0 24
10 Watford 17 -2 24
11 AFC Bournemouth 17 -3 23
12 Leicester City 17 0 22
13 Brighton & Hove Albion 17 -4 21
14 Newcastle United 17 -8 16
15 Crystal Palace 17 -9 15
16 Cardiff City 17 -16 14
17 Southampton 17 -16 12
18 Burnley 17 -18 12
19 Huddersfield Town 17 -18 10
20 Fulham 17 -26 9