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EPL: Chelsea go top, Man United, Man City win

Sports Lounge Staff




London: Goals by Olivier Giroud, Kurt Zouma and Christian Pulisic earned a 3-1 win over Leeds United and the Premier League lead to Chelsea.

They struck twice in the second half as they came from behind to beat Leeds United 3-1.

Leeds took the lead in the fourth minute when Patrick Bamford rounded Edouard Mendy to score against his former side.

Olivier Giroud made it 1-1 on 27 minutes when he slid in at the near post to convert Reece James’s cross.

Chelsea pushed for a second goal and it came on 61 minutes, Kurt Zouma rising highest to head in a Mason Mount corner.

Christian Pulisic wrapped up the win from close range in stoppage time after being played in by Werner.

Frank Lampard’s side go top on 22 points after extending their unbeaten Premier League run to nine matches.

Leeds lie 13th with 14 points.

United, City win

Manchester United came from behind for the fifth time in a row this season to beat West Ham United 3-1.

West Ham started brightly and the pressure paid off on 38 minutes.

Three minutes after Pablo Fornals had struck a post, Tomas Soucek poked in Declan Rice’s flick.

The half-time introduction of Bruno Fernandes turned the match, as he passed to Paul Pogba who struck a superb equaliser on 65 minutes.

Three minutes later, Mason Greenwood rifled Man Utd ahead, before another half-time substitute, Marcus Rashford sealed a ninth successive away PL win.

Man Utd rise to fourth on 19 points, while West Ham drop to seventh on 17 points.

First-half goals from Raheem Sterling and Kevin De Bruyne steered Manchester City past Fulham at the Etihad Stadium.

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