Southampton 1-1 Manchester United
More disappointment for Manchester United as they drop points two weeks in a row, this game against the Saints at St. Mary’s. It looked smooth sailing for United after Daniel James scored a lovely finish in the 10th minute but Southampton got the eventual equalizer thanks to a Vestergaard corner header on the hour mark. Kevin Danso was sent off in the 73rd minute after a second yellow card.
Crystal Palace 1-0 Aston Villa
Palace came out victors in a somewhat quiet game. New signing Trezeguet was sent off for a second yellow card just before the hour mark. Jordan Ayew scored the eventual winner in the 73rd minute. Villa arguably should’ve equalized through Lansbury in the last kick of the game but the referee decided Grealish dove when he was brought down. More VAR controversy!
Chelsea 2-2 Sheffield United
More dropped points for Chelsea as they let a 2-0 lead slip away. A Tammy Abraham double put Chelsea ahead 2-0 at half-time but Callum Robinson started the comeback as soon as the second half started. Then late, late drama snatched Sheffield a point through a Robinson cross and Kurt Zouma own-goal.
Newcastle 1-1 Watford
Will Hughes (Watford) and Fabian Schar (Newcastle) both scored to split the points between the two relegation contenders but not without controversy. Fabian Schar’s goal was seen to be assisted by a Newcastle arm but the incident was not spotted by officials or VAR. Muto had a chance at the end to snatch 3 points for the Toon but put it wide.
Manchester City 4-0 Brighton
Man City earned a convincing win over Brighton at the Etihad. De Bruyne scored in the second minute and an Aguero double killed the game off if it wasn’t already. Bernardo Silva scored within 20 seconds of coming on late in the game.
West Ham 2-0 Norwich City
Sebastian Haller and Yarmolenko combined to secure 3 points for the Hammers. Teemu Pukki was unable to continue his great start to the season and give the Canaries a sniff in the game which was heavily dominated by West Ham. Cantwell however missed a phenomenal chance to make it 1-1 when his close range open-net header was wide.
Leicester 3-1 Bournemouth
A superb Jamie Vardy volley game the Foxes an early lead but it was quickly taken away by Callum Wilson who made it 1-1. After being investigated for a possible red-card challenge Youri Tielemans made it 2-1 just before half-time. Jamie Vardy then completed his brace in the 73rd minute and secured all three points for the Foxes.
Burnley 0-3 Liverpool
Liverpool continued their 100% start to their campaign and won their first clean-sheet of the season with a win away at Turf Moor. A freak Trent Alexander-Arnold cross looped over Nick Pope into the back of the net to make it 0-1, this was soon given as a Chris Wood OG due to a deflection. A traditional Liverpool counter-attack gave Liverpool their second through Mane and Firmino sealed the 3 points in the final 10 minutes.
Everton 3-2 Wolves
A frantic first 15 minutes resulted in Everton taking a 2-1 lead into the break with Richarlison and Iwobi socring for Everton and Saiss for Wolves. Wolves equalized in the 75th through Jimenez then Richarlison grabbed his second soon after. Willy Boly threw his shoulder into Richarlison’s face late on and received his second yellow.
Arsenal 2-2 Spurs
A North London Derby for the ages. Kane (penalty) and Eriksen were the source of Spurs’ two goals and a late, spectacular Lacazette run and finish gave Arsenal a late first-half lifeline. Aubamayang scored thanks to a phenomenal Guendouzi chip-pass and secured Arsenal a point. Sokratis thought he won the game for Arsenal but Kolasinac’s cross was deemed offside.
Liverpool equal an all-time club record of 13 straight league wins and remain the only team in the English Football League’s to have won all their games so far this season. They keep the 2 point advantage against Man City going into the international break. Leicester City and Crystal Palace occupy the remaining Champions League spots (although I’m sure that will change soon). Watford and Wolves remain the only teams so far without a win and will want to get that monkey off their back as soon as club football returns in two weeks. Frank Lampard is still searching for his first win at Stamford Bridge as Chelsea manager. Ole will be looking to get his team back into gear and finally be back at his wheel against the on-form Leicester.