EPL: Mane, Firmino score in Liverpool victory; Iwobi benched in Everton win

Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino scored to help Liverpool beat Southampton 2-1 in the Premier League on Saturday.

Senegal forward Mane opened the scoring towards the end of the first half with an exquisite strike, before Brazil’s Firmino doubled their lead with a clever finish 20 minutes to time.

Leading 2-0 into the dying minutes, Liverpool goalkeeper Adrian commited a howler to allow Southampton half the deficit.

At Goodison Park, Super Eagles forward Alex Iwobi sat on the bench throughout the match as Everton beat Watford 1-0.

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Elsewhere, newly-promoted side Norwich City thrashed Newcastle United 3-1, with Teemu Pukki scoring a hat-trick.

At Brighton, Super Eagles defender, Leon Balogun was missing as the hosts were held to a 1-1 draw by West Ham.

Aston Vila were beaten 1-2 by visiting Bournemouth.

Earlier on Saturday, Arsenal defeated Burnley 2-1 while champions Manchester City will battle Tottenham Hotspur will play later at the Etihad Stadium.

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