Mount double

Chelsea overcame Aston Villa 2-0 on Sunday to Mount their top-four position in the Premier League, while champions Manchester City prepared to face Liverpool in a high-profile match.

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On a hectic day of action, Manchester United drew 0-0 at home against Newcastle, while Southampton and West Ham split the points in a 1-1 draw.

Arsenal were on their way to their fourth consecutive league victory when referee. Chris Kavanagh lost communication with the video assistant referee and goalline technology.

Chelsea’s fourth consecutive league victory was aided by Mount’s double and a brilliant performance from goalkeeper Kepa. Arrizabalaga, who made many saves in the first half.

Mount’s first goal came in the sixth minute, when Villa defender Tyrone. Mings miscued a routine header straight to the England midfielder, who finished coolly beyond Emi Martinez.

Despite their early advantage, Chelsea failed to establish attacking momentum and were forced to rely on Arrizabalaga. Whose greatest stop came from Danny Ings’ point-blank header.

Chelsea manager Graham Potter made a double substitution at halfway, replacing Kai Havertz and Marc Cucurella with defenders Kalidou Koulibaly and Cesar Azpilicueta.

Mount extended their advantage in the 65th minute, curling home a 25-yard free-kick after being hauled down by Mings.

Cristiano Ronaldo made his Premier League debut against Newcastle but failed to add to his count of 700 club goals, which he reached last week against Everton.

After an outstanding first half in which Joelinton hit the crossbar before sending the rebound onto the post, Eddie Howe’s visitors could have been ahead at the break.

Southampton grabbed a 1-0 lead in the 20th minute when defender. Ben Johnson deflected Romain Perraud’s shot in, but Declan. Rice equalized in the second half with a beautiful strike from outside the area.


Arsenal dominated an interesting first half at Elland Road, leading 1-0 at halftime thanks to Bukayo Saka’s fourth league goal of the season.

Rodrigo’s erroneous pass set up the score in the 35th minute. Martin Odegaard played Saka in on the right wing, and the England winger smashed the ball into the roof of the net.

Referee Kavanagh had already paused play due to communication concerns less than four minutes after kick-off. Leeds officials verified that the situation was caused by a power outage at the stadium.

In the 64th minute, Leeds had a chance to equalize when Patrick Bamford pulled his penalty wide.

Liverpool will face Manchester City at Anfield on Sunday. Mount trailing the champions by 13 points following only two wins in their opening eight league games.

Erling Haaland, who scored 20 goals in his first 13 games for. City in all competitions, returned after being rested for the Champions League tie against FC Copenhagen in midweek.

Phil Foden, who signed a new five-year contract this week, returned to the starting lineup as well.

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