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Premier League Week 5: Abraham’s hat-trick lifts Chelsea; United, Spurs and Liverpool win as Man. City suffer shock defeat


Chelsea’s fast-rising striker, Tammy Abraham scored a hat-trick as Chelsea defeated Wolverhampton Wanderers 5-2 at Molineaux Stadium, in Saturday’s Premier League game.

Abraham got Chelsea’s second, third and fourth goals in the 34th, 41st and 55th minutes, respectively.

Fikayo Tomori (31st minute) and Mason Mount ( 90th minute), were also on target for Chelsea.

Abraham also had a hand in Wolves’ first goal as he turned the ball into his own net while Patrick Crutone got the home team’s second goal.

Abraham has become Chelsea’s youngest Premier League hat-trick scorer, aged 21, and the first Englishman to score a league hat-trick for Chelsea since Frank Lampard, against Bolton, in 2011.

Chelsea are now sixth on eight points in the league table, while Wolves are winless in five league games, and are 18th on the log.

Meanwhile, defending champions Manchester City suffered a shock defeat at Norwich City as Liverpool maintained their 100% start to the Premier League with victory over Newcastle to move five points clear at the top of the table.

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Norwich took an early lead through Kenny McLean before Todd Cantwell doubled their advantage. Sergio Aguero pulled one back before the interval but Teemu Pukki sealed victory with his sixth top-flight goal, before Rodri hit a late consolation as the Canaries held on to win 3-2.

Two first-half goals from Sadio Mane in the early kick-off saw league leaders Liverpool overturn Jetro Willems’ early opener and see off Newcastle 3-1 at Anfield.

Roberto Firmino was a first-half injury replacement for Divock Origi, and the Brazilian was in sublime form, setting up Mohamed Salah’s strike in the second half with a superb flick.

Tottenham also won and Manchester United returned to winning ways to end Leicester’s unbeaten start to the new campaign.

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Spurs scored all their goals in the first half of their 4-0 home win over Crystal Palace, with Son Heung-min grabbing two either side of a Patrick van Aanholt own goal to put the north London side three up inside 23 minutes.

Erik Lamela also scored before the break, lifting Mauricio Pochettino’s side up into third place, with Palace in 11th.

Manchester United edged out Leicester City 1-0 at Old Trafford courtesy of an early Marcus Rashford penalty.

The striker was felled by Caglar Soyuncu in the seventh minute and then slotted home from the spot, and the England international’s third goal of the season was enough to give United their second win of the campaign.

Sheffield United had a goal ruled out by the video assistant referee in the first half, and then saw Moussa Djenepo score a brilliant winner for Southampton at Bramall Lane.

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Oliver McBurnie had the ball in the net after 52 minutes but John Egan was shown to be offside – and to make matters worse for the Blades, striker Billy Sharp was sent off late on in the 1-0 loss.

Burnley salvaged a point with an injury-time equaliser to secure a 1-1 draw at home to Brighton.

Neal Maupay had fired the Seagulls in front early in the second half with a fine volley, but Clarets substitute Jeff Hendrick scored from 20 yards early in added time.


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