Week three in the Premier League saw the blues rescue a point at newcomers Wolves. Aymeric Laporte’s first goal for the blues equalised Willy Boly’s controversial 57th minute opener, the goal coming of his hand before beating Ederson. It was a hard-fought point for the blues, but how did our title rivals respond and what else happened in the Premier League?
The 3pm kick-offs saw Arsenal finally get their first points as the beat Manuel Pellegrini’s West Ham 3-1. The Hammers took the lead at The Emirates, only for the Gunners to level five minutes later. The home side had to wait until the 70th minute before taking the lead and sealed the win in injury time.
Bournemouth came from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 at home to Everton. All four goals came in the second half and both sides finished with ten men. Leicester beat Southampton 2-1 at St Mary’s as another former City boss Mark Hughes still await his first win of the season. Saints took the lead early in the second half, but it only lasted four minutes. The home side were then reduced to ten men and Leicester scored their winner two minutes into injury time to leave Saints with one point from three. In the other game, Huddersfield recorded their first point of the season with a 0-0 draw at home to Cardiff. The welsh new boys are the only team in the league not to register a goal this season.
In the late game, Liverpool went above the blues with a 1-0 home win over Brighton. Mohammed Salah scored the only goal in the first half as the reds went two points clear of the blues after three matches.
On Sunday, Watford made it three wins from three as they beat Crystal Palace 2-1. The win pushed City down into third place in the table. Fulham and Burnley shared six goals, with four coming to the home side. Fulham went ahead in the fourth minute, but the lead only lasted six minutes. Fulham then made it 3-1 before Burnley pulled a goal back before half time. The home side then secured the win seven minutes from time.
In the final game on Sunday, Chelsea recorded a 2-1 at Newcastle to send the blues into fourth. All three goals came in the last fourteen minutes with Eden Hazard giving Chelsea the lead. Newcastle levelled with seven minutes remaining and they looked on course for a point when an own goal gave Chelsea the points to maintain their 100% start to the season.
On Monday, Spurs moved into second place with a convincing win at Manchester United. Two goals from Lucas Moura and a strike from Harry Kane gave Spurs a 3-0 win at Old Trafford. The result sees City drop into fifth place in the table, but United now lie 13th in the league with two defeats and one win from three.
Next weekend sees the blues face Newcastle at home, while Liverpool travel to Leicester, Chelsea face Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge and Spurs face an unlikely top four clash as they make the short trip to Watford. Arsenal go to Cardiff and United visit Burnley. Can the blues return to the top of the table? We’ll know by next Sunday night.