English Premiership

Best of the weekend's soccer action: Royal AM slay Chiefs, Liverpool and Chelsea make statements

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Zukile Mkhize (Gallo Images)
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Liverpool and Chelsea put on a dominant display to make an early Premier League title statement, while back in South Africa, Kaizer Chiefs tasted defeat against Premiership newbies Royal AM.

In an action-packed weekend of soccer, here Sport24 highlights some of the best moments:

Royal AM stun Kaizer Chiefs

Stuart Baxter's rebuilding plans at Amakhosi took a knock as they shockingly came out second best against Royal AM. Despite creating a number of goal scoring opportunities, only Sifiso Hlanti's deflected goal gave them any joy. Meanwhile, goals from Sepana Victor Letsoalo and Mfundo Langa Thikazi secured an emphatic 4-1 victory for the KwaZulu-Natal side on Saturday.

Stellenbosch bag Cape derby bragging rights 

In only their fifth top-flight Cape derby, Stellies claimed bragging rights with a 3-0 win over the Citizens. Alan Robertson opened the scoring, followed by former Cape Town City forward Judas Mosemaedi, who netted a brace as Stellies climbed up to third place on the Premiership standings.

Liverpool's African trio steal the show at Anfield

Back at full strength with a healthy squad, Liverpool seems a determined bunch. While Crystal Palace are a spirited outfit under Patrick Vieira, the Reds will always be a difficult opponent, especially at Anfield. Usual scorers Mohamed Salah (Egypt) and Sadio Mane (Senegal) netted a goal each, but Naby Keita's (Guinea) volley stole the show in Merseyside.

Chelsea too strong for Spurs

Thomas Tuchel continues to impress in his almost nine months at the club. With the Champions League and the Super Cup already won, he now looks well-equipped to lead the club to the Premier League title if early permutations are anything to go by. They were once again ruthless and dominant, with Spurs going for back-to-back 3-0 defeats in the past two weeks.

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