- Mane, Salah score as Liverpool gun down Arsenal
- Rashford and Fellaini maintains perfect run for Manchester United
- Alvaro Morata shines as Chelsea outclasses Everton and more….
The Premier League is getting better and better each match day. The battle for supremacy is going in favor of Manchester United so far, claiming 9 points from a possible 9. They are the only team so far with the perfect record. Will they carry this outstanding form to the end of the campaign? Will we see a surprise turn of events in the coming weeks? Let us take you through the results in the third round of fixtures.
Liverpool 4-0 Arsenal
The Reds showed their superiority in their encounter with the Gunners during the weekend with a 4-0 hammering after the final whistle.
Roberto Firmino started the show with a header from Joe Gomez’s cross in the 17th minute. Sadio Mane’s curled effort found the net to make it two for Jurgen Klopp’s men in the 40th minute.
Mohammed Salah capped his brilliant run from half the field with a well taken goal in the 57th minute. Daniel Sturridge came on as a substitute to make it four on the day to the hosts in the 77th minute.
Arsenal were dominated the entire game and their failure to record a shot on target is a testament to that fact. Liverpool moves up to 2nd place and Arsenal drops down to 16th in the standings.
Tottenham Hotspur 1-1 Burnley
Spurs were held to a stalemate right at the end in their second home game of this season.
Dele Alli calmly converted his opportunity after Ben Mee made a mess of his clearance in the 49th minute. Delle Alli has still not lost a Premier League game in which he has netted for Tottenham.
The game looked won for Pochettino’s side until new signing Chris Wood found a way past Hugo Lloris in the 92nd minute to end the tie with points shared. Tottenham places 9th and the Clarets lie in 10th place.
Chelsea 2-0 Everton
The Blues continue their resurgence with a win over the Toffees at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.
Cesc Fabregas was the first name on the score sheet, finding the bottom corner with the help of Alvaro Morata’s feed in the 27th minute. Morata got on the scoresheet himself 13 minutes later, heading in Cesar Azpilicueta’s delightful cross.
Ronald Koeman’s men found it difficult to carve their opponents open during the encounter.
Everton only managed three touches in the Chelsea box in 84 minutes of action, a bad day at the office for the attacking players. The Blues move up to 6th place and Everton drops down to 12th place.
West Brom 1-1 Stoke City
The tie at the Hawthorns between West Brom and Stoke City ended with points shared. Jay Rodriguez’s header broke the deadlock in the 61st minute.
Rodriguez has now scored three Premier League goals against the Potters, more than against any other club. Peter Crouch managed to get his header past Ben Foster to level matters in the 77th minute.
Crouch has shown his finishing ability off the bench. He is the 7th highest scoring substitute in the top flight division with 13 strikes.
This is West Brom’s first Premier League draw at the Hawthorns since October last year. West Brom places 5th and Stoke places 11th so far.
Bournemouth 1-2 Manchester City
Pep Guardiola’s men had to scrape for their result in the encounter with the Cherries at early kick off. Charlie Daniels produced a moment of brilliance inside 13 minutes.
Daniels’ half volley from outside the area went in off the crossbar to give the home fans a reason to cheer. Gabriel Jesus replied for the away side with his strike coming in the 21st minute off David Silva’s feed.
Jesus has scored 8 goals in his 11 league starts for Manchester City. Raheem Sterling completed the turnaround, piercing the hearts of his opponents in injury time and getting himself sent off for celebrating with the fans.
Manchester City places 4th so far and Bournemouth places 18th after three league matches.
Manchester United 2-0 Leicester City
The Red Devils continue their outstanding form so far this season with yet another good result during the weekend. They faced Leicester City and managed to claim a 2-0 win after the final whistle.
Romelu Lukaku had his penalty saved but that did not deter United as they got their goal from Marcus Rashford in the 70th minute after coming on as a substitute.
Marouane Fellaini made it two 12 minutes later, turning Lingard’s drive into the net. The hosts have been solid so far this season with 3 clean sheets from 3 league games.
This is the sixth time it has happened in their history. United places 1st and Leicester places 15th so far.
Newcastle 3-0 West Ham
The Magpies got back to winning ways with a comfortable result in their encounter with the Hammers at St. James’ Park. Joselu was the first to score in the game, turning the ball in after some good effort from his team mates in the 36th minute.
Ciaran Clark made it two for the hosts, heading in Matt Ritchie’s sumptuous cross and substitute Aleksandar Mitrovic rounded Joe Hart and calmly finished in the 86th minute.
Newcastle United have now won 18 Premier League games against West Ham United, only Aston Villa and Tottenham have won more. Newcastle places 14th so far and West Ham United places 20th after the result.