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Liverpool, Chelsea win; Leeds shock Leicester

Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah ended his Premier League goal drought in style by scoring twice as the champions raided the

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Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  2 Feb 2021 6:05 AM GMT

LO(NDON: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah ended his Premier League goal drought in style by scoring twice as the champions raided the capital again to crush West Ham United 3-1 on Sunday.

Liverpool came to life after a first half almost devoid of goalmouth action at the London Stadium, with Salah providing two superb finishes to claim the points for his side.

The Egyptian cut in to curl home with his left foot in the 57th minute — his first league goal since December 19 — and doubled the lead with a silky finish from a 68th-minute counter-attack.

Substitute Roberto Firmino set up GiniWijnaldum to tap home Liverpool's third in the 84th minute before Craig Dawson replied for the hosts with a consolation goal three minutes later.

Chelsea beat Burnley for first win under Tuchel

Chelsea notched up their first win under Thomas Tuchel on Sunday with a 2-0 victory over Burnley thanks to goals by Spanish defenders Cesar Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso who have both been given a chance to shine under the German coach.

Azpilicueta was entrusted with a place in Chelsea's starting line up by Tuchel in his two games since replacing Frank Lampard and he scored with an angled shot in the 40th minute after sprinting 80 yards to seize on a lay-off by Callum Hudson-Odoi.

Alonso, playing for the first time since September, secured the win in the 84th minute when he controlled a pass from Christian Pulisic with his chest and knee before swivelling to blast a shot past Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope.

Hudson-Odoi, also making the most of much more playing time under Tuchel, and fellow Chelsea academy product Mason Mount were at the heart the Blues' best moves.

Their form contrasts with the struggles of the club's two expensive German signings in 2020, Timo Werner and Kai Havertz who pose Tuchel's most immediate challenge.

Sunday's win pushed Chelsea - who drew 0-0 last week against Wolves in Tuchel's first game - up to seventh in the Premier League standings, 11 points behind leaders Manchester City. Burnley slipped to 16th place.

Leeds come from behind to beat Leicester

Patrick Bamford scored one and created two goals as Leeds United ended Leicester City's seven-match unbeaten run and denied Brendan Rodgers' side a move up to second in the Premier League with an entertaining 3-1 victory on Sunday.

Leeds remain in 12th, behind Southampton on goal difference, while Leicester are third with 39 points — two points behind second-placed Manchester United who were held to a goalless draw at Arsenal on Saturday. Agencies

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