Everton maintain perfect start; Leeds hold City

In full cry
Dominic Calvert-Lewin drew first blood for Everton. Photo: AFP
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Liverpool: Dominic Calvert-Lewin became Everton's first player to score in the opening four matches of a Premier League season as they beat Brighton & Hove Albion 4-2 on Saturday to keep their perfect start intact.

The result left Everton top of the standings on a maximum 12 points from four games, three ahead of Leicester City and champions Liverpool, who each have a game in hand.

Calvert-Lewin took his tally to nine goals from six games in all competitions when he rose at the far post to head home a Gylfi Sigurdsson cross in the 16th minute before Neil Maupay levelled from close range in the 41st.

Yerry Mina restored the home side's lead on the stroke of half-time, heading home an inch-perfect free-kick floated in by fellow Colombian James Rodriguez.

Good work from substitute Alex Iwobi presented Rodriguez with a second-half brace as he swept the ball home from eight metres to make it 3-1 in the 52nd minute before he capped another flowing move in the 70th.

Midfielder Yves Bissouma pulled one back for the visitors with a cracking shot from 25 metres in stoppage time but it was too little, too late to deny high-flying Everton a fourth successive league win.

Moreno on target

Leeds United's Rodrigo Moreno struck his first goal for the club to earn a 1-1 draw at home to Manchester City as visiting Pep Guardiola was denied victory against one of the men who inspired him to be a coach. City's Spanish boss has often spoken highly of Leeds' Argentine coach Marcelo Bielsa, who Guardiola took advice from before going into management at Barcelona, with the two tacticians meeting for the first time in England.

City were dominant early on as they looked to quickly forget their shock 5-2 home defeat by Leicester City last time out, with Kevin De Bruyne almost opening the scoring with a clever free-kick in the third minute -- the post denying the Belgian.

Guardiola did not have to wait long, however, for his side to take the lead, with Raheem Sterling darting inside before firing home his first league goal of the season into the bottom corner in the 17th minute. City continued to create chances, finishing the first half having had 12 shots at goal, but Leeds improved after the break, with Rodrigo pouncing on a mistake from City goalkeeper Ederson to equalise in the 59th minute.

Leeds even had chances to win, with Ederson tipping a goal-bound Rodrigo header onto the bar, but City weathered the storm. The result leaves Leeds in fifth place on seven points from four games ahead of City in 10th with four points from three matches.

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