Premier League: Liverpool thrash Leicester City to go level with leaders Spurs; Arsenal draws at Leeds United

Premier League: Defending champions Liverpool thrashed Leicester City 3-0 at Anfield in the Premier League on Sunday as they set a new club record of 64 straight unbeaten home league games.

Jonny Evans’ own goal put Liverpool ahead inside 21 minutes and Diogo Jota’s header doubled the advantage just before the interval.

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There was no way back for Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester. Roberto Firmino’s late header sealed an emphatic victory for the Reds, who were without their top scorer Mohamed Salah, captain Jordan Henderson and three-quarters of their first-choice defence.

Meanwhile, Jota — signed from Wolverhampton in the off-season — became the first player in Liverpool’s history to score in his first four home top-division appearances.

The win took the Jurgen Klopp’s side level on 20 points with Spurs, who beat visiting Manchester City 2-0 on Saturday, leaving Chelsea and Leicester two points behind the leaders after nine games.

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Premier League: Arsenal rescue a point against Leeds as Nicolas Pepe sent off for Headbutt

Arsenal coped with the sending-off of Nicolas Pepe for a headbutt to eke out a 0-0 draw at Leeds in the Premier League on Sunday.

In the 51st minute of the game, VAR officials spotted that Pepe, who was making just his second start in the league this season, had headbutted Ezgjan Alioski and referee Anthony Taylor took a quick look at the monitor before brandishing the red card.

Leeds had been the more dangerous even before the sending off with striker Patrick Bamford twice bringing saves out of Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno.

Leno did well again to keep out a fierce drive from Stuart Dallas and then substitute Rodrigo crashed a shot against the bar from the edge of the area.

Arsenal nearly grabbed a winner, against the run of play, when Hector Bellerin put Bukayo Saka through on goal but Leeds keeper Illan Meslier did well to force him wide and then palmed away the shot.

Leeds struck the woodwork twice in the latter stages with Bamford heading against the post and Raphinha also striking the upright deep in stoppage time.