Football

Chelsea seize top spot after dramatic win over Southampton

Timo Werner fired Chelsea to the top of the Premier League as the German’s late goal inspired a controversy-filled 3-1 win against 10-man Southampton yesterday.

Timo Werner fired Chelsea to the top of the Premier League as the German’s late goal inspired a controversy-filled 3-1 win against 10-man Southampton yesterday.

Trevoh Chalobah’s early opener for Chelsea had been cancelled out by a James Ward-Prowse penalty in the second half.

But Ward-Prowse was sent off for an ugly lunge on Jorginho and Chelsea took full advantage as Werner restored their lead with six minutes left before Ben Chilwell wrapped up the points.

Chelsea sit two points clear of second-placed Liverpool, with Jurgen Klopp’s side able to regain pole position if they beat champions Manchester City later today.

In other games played, Leeds United finally got to celebrate their first Premier League win of the season as Diego Llorente’s first-half goal earned them a 1-0 win over Watford at Elland Road.

Spanish defender Llorente was quickest to react to a loose ball in the box following a Leeds corner in the 18th minute and hooked it past Ben Foster from close range.

South Korean forward Hwang Hee-chan struck twice from assists by Raul Jimenez to help Wolverhampton Wanderers to a 2-1 home win over Newcastle United in the Premier League as they moved clear of the relegation zone.

Norwich City picked up their first point of the Premier League season against Burnley after a physical contest at Turf Moor ended in a goalless draw on Saturday, with both teams yet to register a win this season.

Manchester United missed the chance to move top of the Premier League and needed a late VAR to call in their favour to avoid another home defeat as Everton emerged from Old Trafford with a 1-1 draw.

In the last game of the day, Arsenal were unable to get past Brighton as the game ended 0-0.

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