Premier League highlights & match reports: Liverpool win again, VAR costs Man City, Teemu Pukki hat-trick

Watch every goal from Saturday's Premier League fixtures
Watch every goal from Saturday's Premier League fixtures

Watch all the highlights from Saturday's Premier League matches as Liverpool, Norwich, Everton and all won but Man City were struck by VAR agony.

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Full results - Saturday, August 17

  • Arsenal 2-1 Burnley - full report here
  • Aston Villa 1-2 Bournemouth
  • Brighton 1-1 West Ham
  • Everton 1-0 Watford
  • Norwich 3-1 Newcastle
  • Southampton 1-2 Liverpool
  • Man City 2-2 Spurs - full report here

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Man City 2-2 Spurs

HIGHLIGHTS | Man City 2-2 Tottenham | Premier League | 17th August 2019

Gabriel Jesus was denied a last-gasp winner by VAR as Tottenham snatched a remarkable 2-2 draw against champions Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.

The Brazilian looked to have claimed a deserved victory for City right at the death of an intriguing Premier League clash but his late strike was ruled out for a handball by Aymeric Laporte.

The scenes as the goal was chalked off were reminiscent of the dramatic ending to last season's Champions League tie between the two sides at the same venue last season.

The ruling made the encounter extra frustrating for City, who had completely dominated proceedings and racked up 30 shots to the visitors' three.

City manager Pep Guardiola had earlier appeared to take out his frustration on his star striker Sergio Aguero, having angry words as he substituted him after the hour, but the pair later appeared to make up.

City twice led after Kevin De Bruyne created goals for Raheem Sterling and Aguero in the first half with pinpoint crosses. However, they were cancelled out by Erik Lamela and, with his first touch as a substitute, Lucas Moura.

It was a point Spurs will be happy to take as, despite having Christian Eriksen back in their side, they were outplayed.


Southampton 1-2 Liverpool

HIGHLIGHTS | Southampton 1-2 Liverpool | Premier League | 17th August 2019

Liverpool made light of their exhaustive midweek jaunt to Turkey to post a joint club-record 11th straight Premier League win with a 2-1 success at Southampton.

Goalkeeper Adrian was declared fit for this one after picking up an ankle injury when a fan slid into him during the celebrations of the midweek Super Cup win in Istanbul, which meant 35-year-old Andy Lonergan was denied becoming the oldest ever Premier League debutant.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain made his first league start since April 2018 after returning from his long term injury.

Goals from Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino kept up their impressive domestic record as they have won every game going back to the Merseyside derby on March 3 and are unbeaten in 19 overall.

Southampton caused them a host of problems, as fatigue seemed to be an issue, but Mane's brilliant goal gave them a half-time lead and the second half was an incisive attacking display which should have yielded more than Firmino's effort.

Liverpool's Sadio Mane stuck a stunner against Southampton
Liverpool's Sadio Mane stuck a stunner against Southampton

Adrian, who had been the hero of Istanbul, produced some more heroics in the opening 20th minute to stop Southampton taking the lead.

Southampton continued to better their visitors and fashioned another fine chance seven minutes before the break as Che Adams found space in between the two centre-backs, but put his free header from Oriol Romeu's cross over the crossbar.

There was a sense those misses might be costly and so it proved in first-half stoppage time as some neat passing ended up with Mane inside the area and he created space for himself and then curled a delightful effort into the top corner.

Klopp's men had been lucky to be in front at half-time, but they should have been home and hosed by the hour mark as they found their attacking groove early in the second half and missed some big chances.

First James Milner rolled an effort just wide, before an off-boil Mohamed Salah broke the offside trap and was denied by the feet of Angus Dunn.

Firmino was the guiltiest party, though, when he missed from close range from another Mane centre.

The Brazilian made up for that miss in the 71st minute as Liverpool appeared to kill the game when he fired into the bottom corner after cutting across the edge of the area.


Norwich 3-1 Newcastle

HIGHLIGHTS | Norwich 3-1 Newcastle | Premier League | 17th August 2019

At Carrow Road, Teemu Pukki stuck a hat-trick to give Norwich City their first Premier League victory since May 11, 2016 as they beat Newcastle 3-1.

The Canaries started brightly and were rewarded for their intensity when Pukki fired his side into the lead with a powerful volley from inside the box and past Martin Dubravka.

Pukki, the Championship's top-scorer last season with 29 goals in 43 matches, added a second in the 63rd minute when he turned and struck into the bottom corner.

And just 12 minutes later the Finland international completed his hat-trick, twisting past the Newcastle defence before slotting home.

Jonjo Shelvey pulled one back for the visitors in injury time.

Teemu Pukki claimed his first Premier League hat-trick in just his second top flight match
Teemu Pukki claimed his first Premier League hat-trick in just his second top flight match

Goals were expected as there had been 24 goals in the previous four meetings between the sides.

A well-struck volley from Pukki in the 32nd minute put Norwich ahead after the ball came in from the corner and was headed out but fell to the forward who hit the ball from the edge of the box.

Dubravka managed to get a hand to 29-year-old's effort, but could not prevent it reaching the net.

The second half got under way with both sides enjoyed attacking passages of play but neither were able to create clear chances.

Just as Newcastle looked to be finding their way back into the game, Pukki doubled his side's lead when Cantwell slipped the ball to the forward, who took one touch before hitting the ball into the corner.

In the 75th minute, the home side moved to secure all three points, after Pukki slid the ball home from 12 yards, making the most of Newcastle's defensive mistakes after being fed through by Cantwell for a second time.

Shelvey managed to pull one back for the visitors in added time, making the most of a defensive mistake, to take a touch inside the box before hitting the ball past Krul.

But it was too little, too late for former Norwich defender Steve Bruce's side as the Carrow Road faithful celebrated a well-deserved win.


Arsenal 2-1 Burnley

HIGHLIGHTS | Arsenal 2-1 Burnley | Premier League | 17th August 2019

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang kept up his fine scoring run against Burnley in Arsenal's 2-1 victory at the Emirates Stadium.

The striker made it seven goals in four games versus the Clarets with the winner in the 64th minute, securing the Gunners an 11th consecutive win over Sean Dyche's side.

Alexandre Lacazette had shown great determination to nutmeg Nick Pope while on the floor to put Arsenal ahead in the 12th minute before Ashley Barnes' third effort of the season levelled things up just before half-time.

Full report here


Aston Villa 1-2 Bournemouth

HIGHLIGHTS | Aston Villa 1-2 Bournemouth | Premier League | 17th August 2019

Aston Villa endured a disappointing first home game of their Premier League return as early goals from Josh King and Harry Wilson condemned them to a 2-1 loss to Bournemouth.

First Tom Heaton, one of Villa's raft of summer signings, brought down Callum Wilson in the box inside the opening minute. Referee Martin Atkinson pointed to the spot and King struck the penalty confidently into the corner.

Then, after Harry Wilson had fired over and John McGinn seen a strike well tipped over by Aaron Ramsdale at the other end, Luiz - the summer signing from Manchester City making his first Villa start - got things wrong as he let a pass run through his legs.

The loose ball was claimed by Harry Wilson and the winger, who is on loan from Liverpool, sent a shot in from outside the box via a deflection off ex-Cherries man Tyrone Mings into the net.

Luiz then looked fortunate not to divert a Callum Wilson cross into his own net, before Ramsdale made another good save to deny McGinn, and then turned a deflected Wesley effort behind.

McGinn crashed a great shot into the side-netting in the 42nd minute and after Heaton then denied Harry Wilson, Trezeguet saw his close-range attempt in first-half stoppage time kept out by a Nathan Ake block.

Villa pulled a goal back as Luiz collected the ball from Grealish and curled a delightful shot into the net.

But Smith's side could not find an equaliser, and it was Bournemouth who went closest to adding another goal as Ryan Fraser's effort was kept out by Heaton.


Brighton 1-1 West Ham

HIGHLIGHTS | Brighton 1-1 West Ham | Premier League | 17th August 2019

A stunning debut goal from Leandro Trossard secured a point for Brighton against West Ham.

Trossard, an £18million summer signing from Belgian side Genk, struck shortly after Javier Hernandez had given West Ham the lead against the run of play.

The 24-year-old had an eventful debut to say the least, having a goal ruled out by VAR and missing a sitter before he eventually got off the mark to earn his new side a 1-1 draw.

The hosts almost took the lead inside the opening minute when Dan Burn headed a Pascal Gross free-kick inches over the crossbar.

Midway through the first half, a miscued Arthur Masuaku clearance found Dale Stephens, who hit a first-time rocket which Lukasz Fabianski had to tip over the top.

The Pole was beaten in the 27th minute, with Trossard celebrating a debut goal until VAR ruled it out with Burn, who had crossed for the Belgian to volley home, caught offside in the build-up.

West Ham had another almighty let-off when Gross cut the ball back to Trossard, 10 yards out, only for the winger to shank his shot into the side-netting.

It was an awful miss, and one which was magnified a few minutes later when Manuel Lanzini sent Hernandez scampering through on goal.

Mat Ryan got a touch on the former Manchester United and Real Madrid striker's shot - West Ham's first on target all match - but the ball still rolled over the line to put the visitors ahead.

The scarcely-deserved lead lasted just over three minutes, however, as Trossard rifled in a brilliant strike from near the edge of the area which gave Fabianski no chance.

Brighton went in search of a winner but sub Neal Maupay skied his shot from 10 yards and Davy Propper's header was saved by Fabianski.


Everton 1-0 Watford

HIGHLIGHTS | Everton 1-0 Watford | Premier League | 17th August 2019

Bernard's early goal handed Everton a first Premier League victory of the season as Watford's miserable run at Goodison Park was extended following a 1-0 defeat.

The Brazilian's 10th-minute strike helped Everton capitalise on a lively start while the Toffees mixed resolute defence with moments of fortune thereafter to keep a sixth successive top-flight clean sheet at home.

Craig Dawson headed against the bar in the first half while Jordan Pickford was struck in the face after Troy Deeney had gone through one-on-one just before the hour mark, but Watford were unable to mount any sustained pressure in the later stages.

The Hornets remain winless at this ground in 14 attempts while this was their 12th defeat against an opponent who have not conceded on home soil since February 6.

Everton started with plenty of purpose, with Lucas Digne delivering a couple of teasing set-pieces into the area, while the Frenchman's free-kick looped off the wall before being gathered at the second attempt by Ben Foster.

Watford's goalkeeper had initially flapped at the ballooning ball and was spared by a fortunate bounce, but he probably should have done better after being beaten at his near post for Everton's opener.

Bernard collected the influential Digne's long ball forward and cut in from the left flank before rifling a low right-foot effort beyond Foster in the 10th minute for his first home Premier League goal.

Watford continued on the front foot on the resumption and only a point-blank save from Pickford denied Deeney, whose first time shot from Deulofeu's penetrating ball through caught Everton's goalkeeper flush in the face.

Richarlison put another header over the bar before being replaced by Theo Walcott, while former Manchester United and Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck came on for his Watford debut to cheers and chants from the visiting contingent.

Digne limped off shortly afterwards before Moise Kean was introduced for his home debut, and the 19-year-old perhaps should have opened his account for his new club but he fired harmlessly wide after a quick Everton counter.

Kean once again missed the target from a good position but it mattered little as Everton equalled a club Premier League record of five successive home wins without conceding a goal.


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