Sporting Life · Columnist
Liverpool made it six wins out of six, Manchester City hit five to batter Cardiff while Wolves held Man Utd to a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford on Saturday.
Premier League scores
- Fulham 1 – 1 Watford – Full Report
- Burnley 4 – 0 Bournemouth
- Cardiff 0 – 5 Manchester City
- Crystal Palace 0 – 0 Newcastle
- Leicester City 3 – 1 Huddersfield
- Liverpool 3 – 0 Southampton
- Manchester United 1 – 1 Wolves
- Brighton 1-2 Tottenham
- West Ham 0-0 Chelsea
- Arsenal 2 – 0 Everton
Manchester United drew with Wolves at Old Trafford
Promoted Wolves proved they truly belong in the Premier League with a superb performance at Old Trafford as they more than earned their point, and could even have had more.
Fred put United ahead with his first goal for the club but Joao Moutinho grabbed a deserved equaliser eight minutes into the second half as Nuno Espirito Santo’s side continued to attack.
De Gea subsequently made saves to deny Diogo Jota, Ruben Neves and substitute Adama Traore, while at the other end, Rui Patricio tipped over Lingard’s strike and dealt with a Fellaini header.
Liverpool moved back to the top of the Premier League table with a comfortable victory over Southampton at Anfield where all the damage was done in the opening 45 minutes.
A Wesley Hoedt own goal gave Jurgen Klopp’s men the lead after just 10 minutes before Joel Matip, playing ahead of Joe Gomez at centre half, headed in a second after 21 minutes.
Mohamed Salah scored his third of the season on the stroke of half time as he followed up Xherdan Shaqiri’s excellent free kick that smacked the bar to extend Liverpool’s perfect start to the season to seven straight wins.
Sergio Aguero marked his 300th appearance for Manchester City with his 205th goal as he gave the visitors the lead after Cardiff had stood firm for half an hour.
Bernardo Silva quickly doubled the lead for Pep Guardiola’s side, who put the game to bed just before half time through Ilkay Gundogan.
Riyad Mahrez then added two goals in the second half as City kept up their pursuit of Liverpool at the top of the table by remaining two points behind them in second.
If Sean Dyche was ever under pressure, he’s not now after his side earned a first premier League victory of the season with an emphatic win over Bournemouth at Turf Moor.
Matej Vydra got the breakthrough six minutes before half time but there was still time for the excellent Aaron Lennon to double the home side’s advantage just before the interval.
2-0 is hwo it stayed until the final ten minutes when Ashley Barnes struck twice as the Cherries pushed to try and get into the game to ensure the Clarets got off the mark in some style.
The Terriers grabbed an early lead at The King Power but Zanka’s opener was cancelled out by Kelechi Iheanacho just before the 20-minute mark.
Claude Puel looks to have some player on his hands with James Maddison, and it was the yong England hope that put the Foxes ahead on 66 minutes.
Jamie Vardy added a fine third goal 15 minutes from time to leave Huddersfield bottom of the table.
Newcastle have an awful record in London so will probably be happy enough to get away from another trip to the capital with a point even though it sees them still without a win this season.
Palace dominated possession but could not turn that into enouh clear-cut chances against Rafa Benitez’s side – who remain in the bottom three.
Arsenal 2-0 Everton: Lacazette and Aubameyang key again for Unai Emery
Unai Emery’s Arsenal revolution continued to build momentum as his usual suspects provided the goals to secure a fourth successive Premier League win at the expense of Everton.
Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang fired in quick-fire second-half strikes to secure a 2-0 victory, although the latter was offside as he tucked home.
It was the third time in the last five league games they have started together that both forwards have found the back of the net.
After losing the opening two games of his reign, Emery has been unbeaten since, although the Toffees will feel hard done by to leave the Emirates Stadium on the receiving end of a defeat.
Marco Silva’s men had the better of the first half, with Richarlison, back in the team after serving a three-match ban, a threat for much of the opening 45 minutes.
Despite a decent display, Everton remain without a league win since the second week of the season and have not won a Premier League encounter at Arsenal since Andrei Kanchelskis scored the winner at Highbury in January 1996.
- Arsenal vs Everton is the highest scoring fixture in Premier League history (153).
- Arsenal have won 97 top-flight games against Everton – at least 11 more than any side has managed against another in its history.
- Arsenal managed to keep their first clean sheet in their seventh game under new boss Unai Emery in all competitions.
- Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette have both scored in three of the last five Premier League games they’ve started together.
- 12 of Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette’s 16 Premier League goals have been scored at the Emirates Stadium (75%) – only Tony Adams (83% – 10/12) scored a higher percentage of his goals in the competition in home games for the Gunners (min. 10 goals).
- Since his debut in the competition, only Mohamed Salah (16) has scored more Premier League goals than Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (12).
- Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has been directly involved in nine goals in his last five Premier League games against Everton (6 goals, 3 assists).
- Everton keeper Jordan Pickford has conceded 18 goals in his five Premier League appearances against Arsenal – more than he has versus any other side.
West Ham 0-0 Chelsea: Maurizio Sarri’s winning run comes to an end
Chelsea’s perfect start to the season came to a halt as they were held to a goalless draw at West Ham.
Maurizio Sarri’s side were looking to join Liverpool at the top of the Premier League on 18 points after six games, but they were denied by a resilient and enterprising display from their derby hosts.
Not even Eden Hazard, back in the side after being rested in Europe in midweek, could find a way to break the deadlock.
- West Ham have avoided defeat in three consecutive Premier League games against Chelsea (W1 D2) for the first time since a run of five between March 1998 and March 2000.
- Chelsea failed to score in the Premier League for the first time under Maurizio Sarri and for just the second time in their last 15 league games (also a 0-3 defeat at Newcastle in May).
- This was only Chelsea’s second goalless draw in their last 48 away Premier League games (also 0-0 against Everton in December 2017).
- Chelsea midfielder Jorginho attempted 180 passes in this match – since 2003-04, this is the most by a player in a single Premier League match.
- Jorginho has completed 628 passes in total for Chelsea in the Premier League this season, more than any other player.
- This was Chelsea’s 600th top-flight London derby, becoming the third London side to reach this number after Arsenal (674) and Spurs (609).