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Watch USMNT's Christian Pulisic score hat trick, first Chelsea goals

Watch USMNT's Christian Pulisic score hat trick, first Chelsea goals

Chelsea attacker Christian Pulisic made good on his first English Premier League start in two months in a big way Saturday.

The United States Men's National Team star scored his first hat trick for the Blues -- and his first in the Premier League -- against Burnley, setting the tone for Chelsea's 4-2 win at Turf Moor.

In the 21st minute, Pulisic capitalized on a Burnley giveaway in midfield, charging up the pitch and coolly finishing past goalkeeper Nick Pope at the far post with his left foot. 

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Pulisic struck on the counter-attack once more just before halftime, capitalizing on another Burnley miscue in their own half. The 21-year-old gathered the ball just in front of the halfway line, carrying it into the Burnley box and doubling Chelsea's lead with a deflected shot in the 45th minute.

The American star did not stop scoring in the second half. Pulisic, standing unmarked in Burnley's penalty area, climbed and headed a Chelsea cross past Pope to clinch his first Premier League hat trick.

Pulisic became only the second American to score three goals in a Premier League match, joining USMNT legend Clint Dempsey as the only players to do so. He also kept company with a Chelsea legend after scoring with his right foot, left foot and head.

Willian scored Chelsea's fourth two minutes after Pulisic's third, but the day belonged to the American.

Chelsea signed Pulisic in January for the highest-ever transfer fee for an American player, but playing time had been hard to come by after he joined the club this summer. Pulisic started for Chelsea on Saturday for the first time since a Sept. 25 Carabao Cup match. He had not started in the Premier League since Aug. 31, but the American played his back into starting consideration for Chelsea manager Frank Lampard with a string of strong performances off the bench. On Wednesday, Pulisic assisted on Michi Batshuyahi's 86th-minute winner against Ajax in the Champions League group-stage match.

The goal-scoring monkey now is off Pulisic's back, and Lampard could have a much harder time leaving Pulisic out of his starting XI moving forward. That surely will excite Chelsea supporters and USMNT fans looking for glimmers of hope during an otherwise dismal period. 

Liverpool-Manchester United live stream: Watch EPL game online, on TV

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Liverpool-Manchester United live stream: Watch EPL game online, on TV

Manchester United (9-7-6; 34 points) have European qualification on the line, but playing spoiler Sunday against rival Liverpool (20-1-0; 61 points) at Anfield might provide bigger motivation. 

The Reds are marching towards history, with their first Premier League title merely a formality at this point. United can end Liverpool's unbeaten run in the league -- and longer on at home -- by springing the upset Sunday, which would provide embattled Red Devils manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a needed boost down the stretch. Winning Sunday would also cut fourth-place Chelsea's lead to just two points, with two sides set to square off in a month.

Liverpool should be up for it Sunday, as Manchester United are the only club to earn points at the Reds' expense this season. Jurgen Klopp's side will be motivated to avoid a repeat at Anfield. 

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Here's how to watch Sunday's Liverpool-Manchester United match online and on TV. 

When: Sunday, Jan. 19 at 11:30 a.m. ET/8:30 a.m. ET
TV: NBCSN
Online: NBC Sports

Burnley-Leicester City live stream: How to watch EPL game online, on TV

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Burnley-Leicester City live stream: How to watch EPL game online, on TV

Leicester City (14-3-5; 45 points) find themselves in a race for second place. 

The Foxes trail Manchester City (15-3-5; 48 points) by three points in the Premier League after the Sky Blues' draw with Crystal Palace on Saturday. With a win Sunday over Burnley (7-3-12; 24 points) at Turf Moor, Leicester can move into a tie for second.

Burnley, meanwhile, are in the worst run of form of just about any Premier League club. They've lost four straight matches and enter Sunday just two points clear of the last relegation spot. 

[RELATED: Newcastle beat Chelsea at death with stunning Hayden header]

Here's how to watch Sunday's Burnley-Leicester City match online and on TV. 

When: Sunday, Jan. 19 at 9:00 a.m. ET/6:00 a.m. ET
TV: NBCSN
Online: NBC Sports