Ragnar Klavan

Ragnar Klavan is the first Estonian to score a Premier League goal

Ragnar Klavan was Liverpool’s hero with a late winner against Burnley on Monday.

The Reds, without Roberto Firmino and injured duo Philippe Coutinho and Mohamed Salah in their starting line-up, led through Sadio Mane’s second-half strike.

Johann Gudmundsson equalised with a late header, but Estonian centre-back Klavan scored in injury time.

Leicester beat Huddersfield 3-0, with Riyad Mahrez scoring and then assisting Islam Slimani, who was making only his second Premier League start of the season, because Jamie Vardy was out injured. Marc Albrighton scored their late third.

Newcastle beat fellow strugglers Stoke City 1-0, with Ayoze Perez scoring from close range.

Brighton and Bournemouth played out an entertaining 2-2 draw in the first Premier League game of 2018 – in a match with 42 shots, the record for a top-flight game this season. The Cherries twice came from behind, with Callum Wilson scoring a scrappy 79th-minute equaliser.

In the day’s late game, Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard scored second-half goals as Manchester United beat Everton 2-0.

Premier League match reports

Brighton 2-2 Bournemouth

Burnley 1-2 Liverpool

Leicester 3-0 Huddersfield

Stoke 0-1 Newcastle

Everton 0-2 Manchester United

In the Championship, Daniel Ayala scored twice as Middlesbrough came from behind to beat Preston 3-2 for their first win under Tony Pulis.

Aston Villa thrashed Bristol City 5-0, with Robert Snodgrass scoring twice.

Managerless Nottingham Forest, who sacked Mark Warburton on New Year’s Eve, drew 0-0 with Leeds.

League Two leaders Luton Town beat promotion rivals Lincoln City in a 4-2 thriller, with both sides having players sent off in the first half.

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