🚨 EPL: Leeds stun West Ham in five-goal thriller, Liverpool thrash Brentford to move second

🚨 EPL: Leeds stun West Ham in five-goal thriller, Liverpool thrash Brentford to move second

Liverpool moved above Chelsea into second in the English Premier League after a convincing 3-0 win over Brentford at Anfield on Sunday afternoon. 

The Reds struggled to break down a disciplined Brentford side despite controlling possession for long periods but got the breakthrough just before the break through Fabinho.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain then made it two in the 69th minute, before Takumi Minamino rounded of the win with a third 13 minutes from the final whistle. 

The win saw Liverpool climb above Chelsea to move second on 45 points, 11 behind league leaders Manchester City but with a match at hand. 

Liverpool were the first to have sight of goal on the quarter-hour mark when Trent Alexander-Arnold slipped past a defender on the edge of the box and hit a shot at goal that rose just over the bar. 

Virgil van Dijk then missed a glorious chance from point-blank range as he struck the ball towards the bottom right corner, only for his effort to be kept out by the goalkeeper.

There's nothing the goalie could do though in the 44th minute as Fabinho outjumped the defence inside the six-yard box to meet a corner kick and scored with a great header into the bottom right corner. 

Liverpool pressed further in the second half as they went all out for the second goal, and it came just after the hour-mark. 

Andrew Robertson showcased his great technique and produced a beautifully lofted cross into the box, where he found Oxlade-Chamberlain who found the back of the net with a header into the bottom right corner. 

Minamino then rounded off the win with a beautiful effort after Roberto Firmino placed the ball on a platter with a cheeky pass inside the box. 

In another match, Jack Harrison scored a stunning hat-trick as Leeds United beat West Ham 3-2 in a thrilling encounter at the London Stadium. 

Harrison opened the scores for Marcelo Bielsa's side after just 10 minutes, getting to the end of a loose ball inside the box after a nice prod from Adam Forshaw. 

The hosts however pulled level in the 34th minute when Aaron Cresswell found Bowen from a corner ball, and the forward coolly planted a bullet header into the middle of the goal. 

It however took three minutes for Leeds to regain their lead as Harrison once again outboxed everyone to get to the end of a Luke Ayling knockdown to score his second. 

West Ham levelled again, seven minutes into the second half, as Pablo Fornals beautifully controlled a strongly hit pass from Michail Antonio inside the box before cutting inside his marker and rifling the ball into the bottom left corner. 

Leeds however had the last laugh as Harrison completed his hat-trick and won the game for Leeds on the hour-mark. 

The win, their second in a row, lifted Leeds to 15th on the table on 22 points, while West Ham remain fourth on 37 points. 

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