Football: Kiwi Chris Wood scores in Burnely's EPL season-opening defeat to Leicester City

All Whites striker Chris Wood has found the back of the net in Burneley's English Premier League season opener, which ended in a 4-2 defeat to Leicester City. 

Wood opened the scoring in the 10th minute, but goals from Harvey Barnes, James Justin, Dennis Praet, along with an own goal from Erik Pieters, saw Leicester claim their second win of the season. 

Wood should have scored a second late in the contest, when he received the ball in front of goal, but his shot hit the post and deflected out. 

Leicester now sit atop the standings on goal difference, one of five unbeaten teams after two games, alongside Liverpool, Arsenal, Everton and Crystal Palace.

Earlier, Sadio Mane scored twice to give champions Liverpool a 2-0 victory at Chelsea, who played half the game with 10 men, after Danish defender Andreas Christensen was sent off.

Christensen was initially shown a yellow card for taking down Mane, but referee Paul Tierney upgraded that to a red, after a VAR check and a review at the pitchside monitor.

Mane's second goal came after a dreadful error by Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, fuelling speculation that the London club will confirm the signing of Rennes stopper Edouard Mendy.

"This is a proper team performance," says Liverpool boss Juergen Klopp. "Everybody had to work hard, we did and we deserved the three points. 

"I am overly happy with that," 

Jurgen Klopp.
Jurgen Klopp. Photo credit: Reuters

Meanwhile, Son Heung-min scored four times, all from Harry Kane assists, as Tottenham Hotspur also came from a goal down to run out 5-2 winners at Southampton.

Kane also grabbed a goal of his own.

"I wouldn't have scored four goals without this guy," says Son. "He's amazing. 

"Four assists, he deserved the man of the match today," 

The win capped off an exciting weekend for Tottenham, who confirmed that Welsh forward Gareth Bale had re-joined the club on loan from Real Madrid, seven years after leaving.

Elsewhere, Brighton & Hove Albion beat Newcastle 3-2.