Premier League results: Man City back to the top, Newcastle go bottom

Riyad Mahrez celebrates scoring for Manchester City against Burnley
Riyad Mahrez scored the goal of the afternoon with a brilliant curling effort against Burnley

Manchester City and Liverpool moved two points clear at the top of the Premier League by winning their first games after the international break.

Defending champions City thrashed Burnley 5-0 with goals from Sergio Aguero, Bernardo Silva, Fernandinho, Riyad Mahrez and Leroy Sane.

Liverpool won in less emphatic style, with Mohamed Salah's first-half strike the only goal at Huddersfield.

Both sides are above third-placed Chelsea, who needed a 96th-minute equaliser from Ross Barkley to earn a point against Manchester United in Saturday's day's early kick-off at Stamford Bridge.

The 2-2 draw was somewhat overshadowed by a late bust-up involving United manager Jose Mourinho, who says "the story is over" after the Chelsea staff apologised to him.

Tottenham continued their best start to a Premier League season by beating West Ham 1-0. Spurs are in fourth, level on points with Chelsea, but will drop to fifth if Arsenal beat Leicester on Monday.

Newcastle slipped to the bottom of the table with a 1-0 home defeat by Brighton, while Neil Warnock's Cardiff picked up their first win in the top flight - 4-2 at home against Fulham.

Newcastle equalled the top-flight record for the longest home losing streak from the start of a season - five matches by Manchester United (1930-31), Portsmouth (2009-10) and Bolton Wanderers (2011-12). All three teams were relegated that season.

Watford scored twice in 58 seconds to seal an excellent win at Molineux that moved them above Wolves and into seventh, while Bournemouth and Southampton played out a 0-0 draw.

In Scotland, leaders Hearts stay three points clear at the top by beating Aberdeen 2-1, with Steven Nasmith scoring yet again.

Celtic survived a late scare to keep up the chase with a 4-2 win over Hibernian, while at the bottom Livingston spoiled Jim McIntyre's first game charge of Dundee with a 4-0 hiding.

West Brom missed the chance to go top of the Championship as they lost 1-0 at Wigan, while Sheffield United's 2-1 defeat at Derby also cost them the opportunity to move to the summit.

Leaders Middlesbrough beat Sheffield Wednesday on Friday.

Dean Smith became the first permanent Aston Villa manager to win his opening game in charge since Gerard Houllier in 2010 as a packed Villa Park saw an early Tammy Abraham goal beat former club Swansea.

Ipswich are now bottom after a home defeat by QPR was coupled with Hull drawing 1-1 draw at home to Preston.

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