The top three teams in the Premier League are now tied on points with Liverpool, Manchester City, and Arsenal. On Sunday, Liverpool beat Brentford 3-0, with Mohamed Salah getting two goals in an Anfield win.
The Egyptian scored his 12th goal of the season, and nine of them have come at Anfield, where Liverpool has been perfect all season.
Nine of Salah’s goals have come from helpers from Darwin Nunez. The Uruguayan set up the game-winning goal after having a tough first half in front of goal.
Nunez had the ball in the net twice, but was called offside both times.
But Salah calmly finished off his smart pass into the far corner to open the floodgates on 39 minutes.
Salah is the first player in Liverpool’s history to score in all six of their first home league games of the season.
Ethan Pinnock and Bryan Mbeumo both had good chances for Brentford, but Alisson Becker had to make big stops to keep them out.
Bees couldn’t come back, though, after Salah was left alone to head in Kostas Tsimikas’ cross to the back post on the hour mark.
Finally, 16 minutes from the end, Diogo Jota scored the third goal. With that, Liverpool had won all nine games at Anfield this season and scored 27 goals.
When the winners go to Chelsea later on Sunday, they can get back to three points ahead at the top of the table.
The Fortress Villa Park
Not only did Aston Villa beat Fulham 3-1, but they have now won 13 straight Premier League games at home.
In the first half, Antonee Robinson scored an own goal, and Villa captain John McGinn scored a beautiful goal from outside the box.
In the middle of the second half, a great counterattack finished off by Ollie Watkins gave them the win. However, Raul Jimenez scored for Fulham to tie the game.
With the win, Villa moves up to fifth place, just one point behind the top four teams.
They had lost three straight Premier League games, but West Ham beat Nottingham Forest 3-2 in an exciting game.
After three minutes, Lucas Paqueta’s great goal gave the Hammers a great start. But in the second half, they needed to rely on their threat from set pieces to turn the game around.
Forest was ahead 2-1 after halftime thanks to goals from Taiwo Awoniyi and Anthony Elanga.
It was getting worse for David Moyes, but Jarrod Bowen and Tomas Soucek headed in two corners from James Ward-Prowse.
Brighton may have had two famous wins over Ajax in the Europa League, but they are still having trouble in the Premier League after Sheffield United stole a 1-1 draw from the Amex.
When Simon Adingra scored the first goal, Roberto De Zerbi’s team had full control.
But Brighton had to play the last 20 minutes with only 10 players because Mahmoud Dahoud was sent off. The Blades scored an own goal to tie the game.
Sheffield United is now four points away from safety and off the bottom of the table after getting a win.