Manchester City recorded an emphatic win at home to Huddersfield Town with Sergio Aguero bagging his 13th hat-trick for the club. But how did our rivals get on this time around?
The first game of the weekend saw Newcastle miss a last minute penalty to draw 0-0. In the three o’clock kick off’s, Harry Kane finally scored in August as Spurs beat Fulham 3-1 at Wembley in their first home game of the season. Former City boss Manuel Pellegrini is still waiting for his first points as his West Ham side lost 2-1 at home to Bournemouth, while Leicester picked up their first win of the season, beating City’s next opponents Wolves 2-0. Everton recorded a fortunate 2-1 win over Southampton, with new boy Richarlison scoring for the second game in succession.
The late game on Saturday saw Chelsea meet Arsenal at Stamford Bridge. The London blues took a two goal lead within 20 minutes, but the Gunners fought back to level the match before half time. Chelsea had to wait until the 81st minute for Marcos Alonso to keep Chelsea’s 100% start to the season intact and inflict a second consecutive defeat on the Gunners.
On Sunday, while City were thrashing the Terriers, over in Lancashire Burnley were finding it difficult to keep up with league and European action as they succumbed to a 3-1 home defeat to Watford, who also recorded their second win in two games.
The late game on Sunday saw Brighton entertain Manchester United. The Seagulls had beaten United last season and were 2-0 up after 27 minutes. United pulled a goal back, but Brighton scored a third before half time. Paul Pogba scored an injury time penalty but it wasn’t enough to prevent a first defeat of the season for the reds.
On Monday, Liverpool visited Crystal Palace, the scene of the reds almighty collapse in 2014, which put City in pole position to win the league. This time, there was no such heroics as Liverpool won 2-0 to stay in touch at the top.
Going into week three, the blues sit on top of the league with two games gone. Liverpool, Chelsea and Watford make up the rest of the top four. Spurs and Bournemouth occupy fifth and sixth place respectively.
United are in ninth position with three points, while two successive defeats leaves Arsenal in 17th place, with Fulham, West Ham and Wolves also not recording any points so far.
Next up, the bleus travel to Wolves while Chelsea travel to Newcastle. Arsenal face West Ham at home, Liverpool host Brighton and United face Spurs at Old Trafford on Monday.
Will the bleus still be top after week three? This time next week we will have the answer.