Premier League: Burnley Destroy Liverpool, Chelsea See Late Win

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Burnley opened their Premier League account for the season as strikes Sam Vokes and Andre Gray secured a 2-0 victory against Liverpool at Turf Moor.

Sean Dyche’s side, who lost their opening game of the season to Swansea, were in front after just two minutes thanks to Vokes’ powerful opener.

The hosts doubled their advantage in the 37th minute and it was Vokes’ strike partner, Gray, whose right-footed finish left Simon Mignolet with no chance.

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Meanwhile, Diego Costa controversially struck a late winner as Chelsea came from behind to beat Watford 2-1 on Saturday.

Having avoided a second booking for simulation in the second half at Vicarage Road the Spaniard took full advantage of referee Jon Moss’ reprieve, following up his winner against West Ham on Monday night with the decisive goal three minutes from time.

Etienne Capoue’s stunning 55th-minute volley had given Watford a deserved lead until Chelsea responded through summer signing Michy Batshuayi, who scored his first Premier League goal 10 minutes from time.

The result sees Antonio Conte claim his second win from his first two top-flight games, and sees the Blues move level with early leaders Manchester United. Watford, meanwhile, remain on one point from their two opening fixtures.

 

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