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Salah brace not enough as Liverpool humbled 7-2 by Aston Villa

A brace by Mohamed Salah was not enough as Liverpool fell to a stunning defeat at Aston Villa in a Premier League clash on Sunday.

The defending champions were handed a 7-2 defeat, their first loss in the league this season.

It was Ollie Watkins who netted a first-half hat-trick to put the hosts in command of the game, with Salah’s first goal and John McGinn’s effort making the half end 4-1.

Jack Grealish had a hand in five goals and bagged two goals, while debutant Ross Barkley also scored in the second half as Aston Villa deservedly won the game.

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This is the first time in 18 attempts that Villa have beaten the reigning champions at home.

The last time it happened was a 3-2 win over Arsenal in December 1998.

The Premier League also saw another shock result earlier on Sunday with Manchester United beating 6-1 at home by Tottenham Hotspur.

Last weekend also saw Manchester City beaten 5-2 at home by Leicester City.

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