Paris - Sadio Mane snatched an equaliser and was red-carded at the weekend as Southampton drew 1-1 at Anfield to keep new Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp waiting for his first victory.
The diminutive Senegalese goal-poacher bundled the ball into the net four minutes from time to salvage a point for the 'Saints', then got sent off after a trip on an opponent produced a second caution.
African players in the Premier League:
ODION IGHALO (Watford)
The Nigeria forward played a key role as the 'Hornets' secured a 2-0 win against Stoke at the Britannia Stadium. Ighalo's pass to Troy Deeney led to Watford's 43rd-minute opener. He also dispossessed Stoke's Marc Wilson before providing the pass to Almen Abdi that produced the second goal in the 69th minute as Watford enjoyed their third league win of the season.
DIAFRA SAKHO (West Ham)
The Senegal striker didn't get on the scoresheet but he still made a significant contribution to West Ham's surprise 2-1 win over spluttering champions Chelsea. With the Hammers leading 1-0 at Upton Park, Sakho was fouled by Blues midfielder Nemanja Matic in first-half stoppage time, leading to a red card which helped West Ham see off Jose Mourinho's troubled club.
CHEICK TIOTE (Newcastle)
The Ivory Coast midfielder was taken off at half-time as Newcastle crashed to a 3-0 defeat at local rivals Sunderland. With Newcastle reduced to 10 men after Fabricio Coloccini's controversial red card on the stroke of half-time, Magpies boss Steve McClaren opted to substitute Tiote. But the decision didn't improve Newcastle's fortunes as they conceded twice more and dropped below Sunderland to second-last place.
YAYA TOURE (Manchester City)
The Ivory Coast midfielder helped City return to the top of the Premier League with a gritty 0-0 draw against Manchester United at Old Trafford. In a lacklustre derby, Toure's combative display ensured City always had a measure of control. He was eventually replaced in the 77th minute and United almost took advantage to win it when Jesse Lingard hit the woodwork.
SADIO MANE (Southampton)
The Senegal winger scored the Saints 86th-minute equaliser to earn a 1-1 draw at Liverpool and was then sent off. Mane bundled home at the far post from a Gaston Ramirez cross to cancel out Christian Benteke's opener, but was dismissed in stoppage time for tripping Alberto Moreno after being booked shortly before.