Jose Mourinho was sentenced to his third straight defeat as late strikes from Camilo Zuniga and Troy Deeney earned Watford a thoroughly-deserved victory. After defeats by Manchester City and Feyenoord in the previous eight days, United were put to the sword by the Hornets in the first half – with Etienne Capoue’s fourth goal of the season scant reward for their dominance.
Liverpool picked up an excellent win at Stamford Bridge thanks to Jordan Henderson’s stunning strike. Dejan Lovren has given the Reds an early lead over Chelsea before their skipper made it 2-0 with an unstoppable long-range effort.
Everton have an extra dimension to their game since Ronald Koeman arrived. They have obviously tightened up at the back – how could they be any looser? – but they can also still play, and they are quick and dynamic going forward. A 3-1 at home to Middlesbrough means the Toffees are still unbeaten and not many teams in the league can say that of themselves.
Another day, another 4-2 defeat for West Ham . Good entertainment, but hopeless defending. And for West Brom , a first home win since March brought merciful release for manager Tony Pulis, who saw his side score four in the Premier League for the first time despite leaving Saido Berahino on the bench.
Alexis Sanchez scored twice and Theo Walcott once as Arsenal won three successive Premier League games for the first time since Christmas. Hull City on the other hand can have little to argue about the result as the gulf in class was obvious.
Manchester City maintained their 100 per cent start to the season under Pep Guardiola with a 4-0 emphatic win over Bournemouth. Guardiola’s men turned on the style with some magnificent goals in their dismantling of Bournemouth, who simply had no answer to City’s pace, guile and relentless pressing.
Leicester’s new record signing Islam Slimani struck twice on his Premier League debut to fire the champions to a deserved victory. Foxes boss Claudio Ranieri said in the build up he was determined his side were not distracted by their Champions League heroics in Club Brugges. And City duly dominated this contest and scored twice either side of the break with headers from Algerian ace Slimani in the 45 and 48 minutes. It’s safe to say the Champions are back in form now.
Stoke remain rock bottom of the Premier League after rampant Crystal Palace inflicted a fourth consecutive defeat on Mark Hughes’ woeful side. It’s time to worry at Stoke City.
Charlie Austin came off the bench to fire Southampton to their first league win of the season against Swansea. The three points were fully deserved for Claude Puel’s men.
Harry Kane answered his critics with the winner to increase the misery for David Moyes. The Tottenham striker’s goal from close range, in the 58th minute, left the North Londoners unbeaten in their opening five league games for the first time in 12 years.