Premier League, Gameweek 2: Top five talking points

Paul Pogba

Mohamed Salah struck again to ensure an underpowered Liverpool maintained their ideal early-season record in the 1-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion at Anfield and climbed to the top of the Premier League on Saturday. In fact, he was only on the losing side once during games that he scored against United in the Premier League.

Yet, despite all the hype, many observers still had Manchester City as title favourites, and for good reason.

Liverpool gained a ideal nine points from their opening games, and perhaps more impressively than their three wins, they proved they can win in any situation.

Zimbabwe opposition rejects ruling and 'false' inauguration
Zimbabwe's electoral commission declared Mnangagwa the victor three days after voting with 50.8 percent of the vote. Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa at a news conference at State House in Harare, Zimbabwe , August 3, 2018.

It earned a lacklustre Liverpool a two-point lead over unbeaten Manchester City and Bournemouth, although Chelsea, Watford and Tottenham Hotspur all have chances to join them on nine points in matches to be played on Sunday and Monday.

Mesut Ozil was conspicuous by his absence as Arsenal claimed their first win under new boss Unai Emery.

Full-backs Andy Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold praised Albion's showing as the Reds were made to work hard to make it three wins from three to start their Premier League campaign. "It isn't true, that information", Emery told reporters.

Hurricane Lane lashes Hawaii with torrential rains, flash floods
Forecasters predict the storm's unsafe center could move very close to or over the main Hawaiian Islands later Thursday or Friday. Rain has started to fall in Hawaii as Hurricane Lane bears down on the state.

Wilson scored against West Ham to maintain the club's 100% winning start to the new season.

"With Silva, it feels like you get the same performance nearly every game". Maguire's 25-yarder might not have been as trademark a goal as his World Cup header against Sweden last month, but Jamie Vardy was not slow to turn to social media and praise his Leicester and England colleague.

Three matches, seven goals, three clean sheets. Almost two thirds of players to have appeared in the Premier League this season (64.5 per cent) were not born when Liverpool last won the league in 1990.

South Africa hits back at Trump over land seizure tweet
Whites still own most of South Africa's land, more than two decades after the end of apartheid. The South African parliament passed a motion to take back the land.

When contemplating the Premier League's all-time elite goalscorers, names like Alan Shearer, Wayne Rooney, Frank Lampard, Thierry Henry, Michael Owen and Robbie Fowler come to mind. No Bluebird has managed to do so in the six top-flight games Cardiff have played since Whittingham converted a penalty against Stoke on April 19, 2014. It doesn't get any easier with Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City next up.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Hawaii 'dodged a bullet,' as Lane weakens to tropical storm
Aug 27, 2018 - 13:31
Thousands were left without power after torrential downpour dumped 35 inches of rain across Big Island in just 48 hours. Occasional stronger rain showers moved through the area, soaking the streets and early-rising tourists.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Manchester City's Leroy Sane ready despite lack of game time - Pep Guardiola
Aug 27, 2018 - 12:46
It was an open game for much of the 90 minutes, the Gunners were more clinical and won their first three points of the season. We don't have to prove nothing to nobody. "I'm pretty demanding but I know we can improve", added Klopp.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Fed chief to speak on economy under Trump's critical gaze
Aug 27, 2018 - 11:10
The Fed has penciled in two more interest rate hikes this year despite risks from trade conflicts and emerging market turmoil. This week, Trump complained in an interview with Reuters that he was "not thrilled" with Powell's Fed for raising rates.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top United States bull market becomes longest in history
Aug 26, 2018 - 11:56
Cramer said the 2011 S&P downgrade of USA government debt from AAA to AA+ was been one of the darkest moments in the bull market. ASIA'S DAY: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 gained 0.6 percent to finish at 22,362.55.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Arsenal off the mark as West Ham fall at the Emirates
Aug 26, 2018 - 11:15
Arsenal manager Unai Emery has insisted that reports suggesting he has fallen out with Mesut Ozil are not true. I said, 'I want you focused only on training and only on the match, you show us the capacity to help the team.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Serena could face Venus before US Open quarters
Aug 26, 2018 - 10:43
Williams, seeking to tie Margaret Court's record of 24 grand slam titles, comes into the Open after a frosty Open-tuneup season. Still, the 23-time Grand Slam champion collected twice as many off-court coins than any other female athlete.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Misinformation Over South African Land Reform
Aug 26, 2018 - 10:02
As with most of Trump's tweets, it is far from the truth and neglects the decades of apartheid and racism in South Africa. Nauert said that expropriation of land without compensation "would risk sending South Africa down the wrong path".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Schumer Wants to Rename Senate Office Building After John McCain
Aug 26, 2018 - 07:45
With no more elections to run, since 2016, he was a rare and outspoken Republican critic of President Donald Trump . Elaine and I join all Americans in mourning the passing of our dear friend and colleague Senator John McCain .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Samsung Announces Special Note9 Pre-Order Packages
Aug 24, 2018 - 02:38
The handset which was launched in NY earlier this month will be priced Rs 67,900 onwards, and shipping will begin from August 24. The prominent features are an artificial intelligence constituent to the camera, a large battery and a reinforced S Pen stylus.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Aretha’s four boys to share her £62m as she left no will
Aug 24, 2018 - 02:16
I thought Madonna was supposed to be paying homage to Aretha but I all heard was her paying homage to herself". Now, why did Madonna take almost 10 minutes to tell a story about herself? I blurted out, "You make me feel".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Beleaguered Australian PM Turnbull clings to power
Aug 24, 2018 - 02:15
The political in-fighting continues in the Liberal party room. "I'm speaking to colleagues", Mr Dutton told 3AW Radio. The vote to refer Dutton to the High Court was defeated 69-68 in the House of Representatives before it adjourned.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top ZOTAC Unveils RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti Video Card Lineup
Aug 24, 2018 - 01:38
Besides the real-time Ray Tracing technology, the new RTX GPUs also incorporate the use of shaders and Artificial Intelligence. Zotac is offering modest lineup, including an entry-level RTX 2080 Blower with an [obvious] blower-style cooling setup.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump knocks Michael Cohen in a tweet
Aug 24, 2018 - 01:23
Seeking to downplay his relationship with Cohen, Trump said his self-described "fixer" only worked for him part-time. He says, "I don't know how you can impeach somebody who's done a great job".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Muslim pilgrims climb Mount Arafat for peak of hajj
Aug 22, 2018 - 16:33
The department has been in place for four years, he said, and is being continuously expanded to deal with rising demand. Nayef Ahmed, 37, from Yemen, sold a plot of land to be able to afford to travel to Saudi Arabia for Hajj.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Hurricane Lane, a unsafe Category 4 storm, headed toward Hawaii
Aug 22, 2018 - 15:06
The storm is now moving westward at 12 miles per hour (19 km/h) and should continue to move west through tonight. Forecasters warned of large swells that could produce risky surf and strong currents along some shorelines.