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Live Reporting

Shamoon Hafez and Tom Rostance

All times stated are UK

  1. An incredible day

    In the space of just a few hours, Liverpool and Manchester United shipped a combined 13 goals as the Premier League shut up shop for the international break in amazing fashion.

    Aston Villa goal

    United were humbled, humiliated and hammered on their own turf by the returning Jose Mourinho as Spurs won 6-1.

    Serge Aurier

    And then just hours later Aston Villa incredibly went one better, a 7-2 win leaving Liverpool as the laughing stock of the league for once.

    Read on for all of the best social reaction, punditry and post-match quotes from a truly weird Sunday evening...

  2. 'One of the best performances at Old Trafford'

    FT: Manchester United 1-6 Tottenham

    Robbie Savage

    Ex-Wales midfielder on BBC Radio 5 Live

    Tottenham were absolutely magnificent - organisation, desire, aggression with and without the ball, clinical in forward areas, every player was a 9/10.

    They were absolutely sensational. It was one of the best performances I've seen at Old Trafford.

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    SMS Message: It is the perfect result for Utd as to cover up the cracks with a narrow defeat wouldn't do justice to show the deficiencies in this squad- it may force Utd to buy players tomorrow that they wouldn't have done had they drawn or lost this by narrow margin. from Matt Radlett
    Matt Radlett
    SMS Message: Problem with this is all tomorrow's talk will be about Man Utd. Can we stop treating them as a huge now. OK obviously off the pitch massive, but on the pitch mediocre at best. from Anon
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    Chris Hossell: Woodward and the United board are a huge problem don't get me wrong but I'm fairly sure any other manager in the league could extract more fight and a better performance out of the current crop of players. Solskjaer has to go.

    Steve Rossiter: This is what you get for years of mismanagement top down to bottom. A manager that isn’t up to it, a squad that’s not capable, the club run as a way of providing money to the Glazers only. Never mind top 4, it could be a close thing to stay up

  5. 'Where is the planning? Where is the strategy?'

    FT: Manchester United 1-6 Tottenham

    Ian Dennis

    BBC Radio 5 Live senior football reporter

    The fact that are United are scrambling around to sign players before the deadline tomorrow is the perfect illustration of everything that is wrong with Manchester United.

    How can a team of that stature be in this position within 24 hours of the deadline? Where is the planning? Where is the strategy? Where is the direction that they are going?

    The fact they've only added Donny van de Beek, and yes they may add to that, but Edinson Cavani still smacks of desperation. The questions remain about their recruitment policy regardless of how many players they bring in tomorrow. A club like Manchester United shouldn't do their business within 24 hours of the deadline.

  6. 'Every team looks like Bayern'

    Former Manchester United defender Patrice Evra on Sky Sports:

    "Every team against Manchester United looks like Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich. I really don't want to laugh right now - I'm really angry."

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    SMS Message: "Siri, how should I open my Premier League account".... Watkins - "Perfect Hat-trick vs the defending champions in the first half" from George, Marylebone
    George, Marylebone
  8. 'Spineless'

    Manchester United 1-6 Tottenham

    Manchester United

    Former Manchester United captain Gary Neville on Sky Sports: "I can't believe we are where we are. There's no excuse for those players on that pitch because they were absolutely pathetic. Spineless in that second half.

    "I think these players expected to get help [in the transfer window] but they've not helped themselves.

    "City and Liverpool pulled away psychologically before the season even started."

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    SMS Message: I'm a Liverpool fan but football at the moment is just bonkers!!! I love it!! More of this total smorgasbord of oddity! Well done Villa! from Glen, Manchester.
    Glen, Manchester.
  10. 'Nobody would have predicted this'

    Aston Villa 7 (SEVEN)-2 Liverpool

    Clinton Morrison

    Former Crystal Palace striker on BBC Radio 5 Live

    This is a shock result, it's a huge result. Nobody would have predicted this score.

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    Abid: At the start of the season I thought Man City would win the league. After their poor start I wondered if perhaps Liverpool will reclaim their title. Now I genuinely don't know who seem like favourites. Insane day in the Premier League.

    Greg: People mention the empty stadiums and while I do think they have an effect on these crazy scorelines, I think the lack of a proper preseason is having much more of an effect on these results! Players don't seem fully fit or know their systems well enough.

    Glen Naylor: Imagine at the start of the day you were told there would be a 6-1 and a 7-2 and the losing sides in those games would be Man Utd and Liverpool.

    What a crazy day of Premier League football.

  12. 'When Klopp says 'wow' to you, you know you've done something right'

    Aston Villa [SEVEN] 7-2 Liverpool

    Aston Villa

    Aston Villa goal

    Aston Villa manger Dean Smith talking to Sky Sports: "It was just sheer hard work and effort. The work ethic, when Jurgen Klopp says wow to you you know you've done something right. The lads were superb, they executed the game plan perfectly. We were at our best today.

    "The biggest regret is that there were no supporters here with us - I hope they are enjoying it from their homes. It was a tremendous achievement for the players, they worked really hard.

    "If you get outworked by Liverpool, they beat you because they've got fabulous talent. Even at 5-2 you're not sure if that's enough because of how good they are. We felt that if we reversed the ball to the opposite side, that's where the space would be. Football is small margins, they had some good chances in the first half where our keeper made a couple of good saves and that, alongside a couple of deflections, was the difference probably."

    On Ollie Watkins: "He is a tremendous talent, I felt we've learnt a lot of lessons from last season and we've added quality to what we thought was a good talented squad anyway."

    On their start to the season: "It's a good start, an exceptional result and a really good start. We won't get complacent but we'll enjoy tonight because results like that don't come around too often. We've got a lot of pride and confidence going into the international break."

  13. 'The reaction wasn't good, and we lost the plot'

    Aston Villa [SEVEN] 7-2 Liverpool


    Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp talking to Sky Sports: "Explain I'm not sure, but I can tell you what I saw. For different reasons, Aston Villa did really well, forced all the mistakes that we made. The game had a specific direction - the first goal had an impact but it shouldn't. We conceded goals like that in the past, but the reaction wasn't good, and we lost the plot.

    "Our creating in the last third was really good - we didn't score but it was really good. Every time Villa won the ball they counter-attacked and our attempts to stop it were below average. We changed the system slightly at half-time to make it easier for the boys maybe. We had good moments, but our good moments led to nothing but their good moments always led to a big chance or a goal and that makes a difference. All the things you should not do in a football game, we did tonight, but all the credit to Aston Villa they forced us to do it."

    Why did you lose the plot? "It was unexpected but it happened tonight. For me it wasn't a specific moment, we put all our rubbish things and mistakes in one game and hopefully we can start again. Tonight wasn't sloppy, it was just bad, I have to admit that but I can't change it. I would love to have a training session tomorrow and Tuesday and to talk about it but the boys go back off to international duty. Hopefully they come back healthy and we use the two days to prepare for Everton."

  14. 'That was history but the wrong type'

    Aston Villa 7 (SEVEN)-2 Liverpool


    More from Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp to BBC Sport:

    "Aston Villa were so good. [Ollie] Watkins wow and of course when you give the ball to Jack [Grealish] in a one v one situation on the left he can go either way and create chances.

    "Who wants to lose 7-2? Years ago we told ourselves we wanted to create history. That was history but obviously the wrong type."

    On the length of Alisson’s absence: "It’s long. Too long for the next few games for sure. It looks like a few weeks but we will see."

  15. 'We lost the plot'

    Aston Villa 7 (SEVEN)-2 Liverpool


    Jurgen Klopp

    Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp speaking to BBC Sport: "Yes [I can believe it] I saw it. So it is easy to believe because I was here. First of all you have to say that Villa did very well. They were very physical, very smart and very direct, we were not.

    “We had big chances which we did not use, but when you concede seven I’m not sure you can say it would have been 7-7. We made too many mistakes and massive ones obviously. It started with the first goal and around the goals we made massive mistakes.

    "We lost balls in the wrong area and did not protect properly. It looked like we lost the plot after it went to 1-0. It is not an excuse. Normally you can be 1-0 down and do the stuff you want to do. We created but did not protect ourselves properly so each ball we lost was a massive counter attack.

    "That is why we conceded and three goals were deflected. It’s unlucky but it is not a coincidence because it means it was not a proper block. There is nobody to blame apart from me and us."

  16. 'Watkins price has trebled'

    Aston Villa 7 (SEVEN)-2 Liverpool

    Aston Villa

    Dean Smith

    Aston Villa manager Dean Smith speaking to BBC Match of the Day:

    "Liverpool have got a great record at Villa Park, one of my first games was watching them win 5-0 here. We never dreamed of getting a result like this today.

    "The performance was outstanding from start to finish. We created an awful lot of chances against an exceptional defence and team. We had to work very hard.

    "We have carried on the momentum from the end of last season but we have added quality to that. People have questioned Ollie Watkins’ price. That has probably trebled now. He has hit the bar when he had a really good chance and Ross Barkley had two or three good chances as well.

    "Football is about small margins and our goalkeeper had to make a couple of good saves when it was 1-0 or 2-0."

    On Barkley giving Villa a new dimension: “He does. We tweaked our system and had two holders in Douglas Luiz and John McGinn and freed up Ross as a 10 and tried to keep them down one side.

    "We wanted to make sure we were good behind the ball and we executed the gameplan expertly.

    "You don’t very often get a performance and result like we have tonight against the champions. The biggest regret is that there are no supporters because this place would be rocking."