EPL: Liverpool put three past Aston Villa

Liverpool were superior to Aston Villa

Liverpool scored three goals to claim all three points against visiting Aston Villa in a Premier League match at Anfield on Sunday afternoon. 

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The Reds were on the back of an impressive 2-1 win over Newcastle United last week. They got off to a brilliant start, and Dominik Szoboszlai put them ahead in the third minute after driving his shot past a helpless Emiliano Martinez in Aston Villa’s goal.

Liverpool were all over Aston Villa, dominating possession and leaving Villa looking disorganised. They grabbed their second when Darwin Nunez’s shot struck the post and deflected off Matty Cash into an empty net in the 22nd minute.

Salah and Jones
Salah celebrates with Jones

Mohamed Salah then put speculation about his future behind him by scoring in the second half, firing in at the back post from Darwin Nunez’s cross to seal a third league win in a row.

Villa, who have been scoring for fun since losing 5-1 to Newcastle in their opening game of the season, were far too open at the back as they struggled to deal with Liverpool’s forwards.

Liverpool looked capable of scoring with every attack in a rampant first half, although an enforced change did not help Villa’s cause as centre-back Diego Carlos limped off with an injury inside the opening 20 minutes.

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And the lively Nunez went close to scoring his third goal in two games as his shot bounced off the crossbar.

Liverpool moved up to third in the Premier League, two points behind leaders Manchester City.

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