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Mohamed Salah (Red) scored the only goal of the game with a superb finish from the edge of the box to secure the three points

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Red hot Liverpool scored a hard-fought third straight win of the season over Brighton to move up top on Saturday, the third time proved to be the charm for Unai Emery...
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Defending Premier League champions - Manchester United – had their stiffest test yet of the young season as they were forced to climb back from a goal down for a share of the spoils in a pulsating encounter with Championship winners - Wolverhampton Wolves.

Red hot Liverpool scored a hard-fought third straight win of the season over Brighton to move up top on Saturday, the third time proved to be the charm for Unai Emery and his Arsenal squad, as they won for the first time this season on their third attempt, and Leicester City recorded their first back-to-back win of the season, following a 2-1 win at Southampton.

Elsewhere on Saturday, Huddersfield and Cardiff City divvied the spoils in a goalless encounter, and Bournemouth managed a point at home against Everton in an entertaining 2-2 tie.

Chelsea made it three for three following a dramatic 2-1 victory at Newcastle on Sunday, while Watford and Fulham capitalized on their home court, to dispatch C. Palace and Burnley by a respective 2-1 and 4-2 scoreline.

And on Monday Night Football, United lost the second of their firs three games of the season, a first since 1992, as they were trounced 3-0 at home by Tottenham Spurs, who won their third straigt of the season.

 

Wolves 1-1 Manchester City

Wolves impressed as they earned a 1-1 draw with champions Manchester City on Saturday at Molineux.

Wolves 1-1 Manchester City


After City hit the woodwork twice in the first half, Wolves took the lead in the most controversial fashion as Willy Boly handled Joao Moutinho's fine cross into the far corner (57), the touch not spotted by referee Martin Atkinson or his assistants.

City equalised through Aymeric Laporte's strong header from Ilkay Gundogan's set piece (69), before Sergio Aguero hit the crossbar with a free-kick in the last minute of stoppage time.

Arsenal 3-1 West Ham

Unai Emery got his first win as Arsenal manager as the Gunners beat West Ham 3-1 on Saturday. West Ham may feel their performance deserved a point as they went ahead in the 25th minute with Marko Arnautovic firing home from the edge of the area.

Arsenal 3-1 West Ham

Arsenal were level five minutes later as Nacho Monreal slotted home before West Ham defender Issa Diop (70) saw the ball strike his midriff from an Alexandre Lacazette cross and go in.

Danny Welbeck then sealed the result the second minute of added time, given plenty of space to slot home from a Hector Bellerin delivery as West Ham suffered three opening Premier League defeats for the second season in a row.

Huddersfield 0-0 Cardiff City

Jonathan Hogg was sent off after an off-the-ball tussle with Harry Arter as Huddersfield and Cardiff played out a 0-0 draw at the John Smith's Stadium.

Huddersfield, without a Premier League point before the game and Cardiff without a goal, largely cancelled each other out in a game that was low in quality and lacking in chances.

Hogg's sending off after 63 minutes resulted in Cardiff taking a grip of the game and they should have won it as Sean Morrison missed a gilt-edged chance with a header late on.

Southampton 1-2 Leicester City

Harry Maguire was the hero as his stoppage-time strike earned Leicester a 2-1 victory over 10-man Southampton at St Mary's.

Southampton 1-2 Leicester City

Ryan Bertrand opened the scoring seven minutes into a thrilling second half, but that lead lasted just four minutes as Demarai Gray capitalised on some poor Southampton defending to equalise.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg then took centre stage as he went down in the box 13 minutes from time, but instead of earning his side a penalty, referee Jonathan Moss brandished a second yellow for simulation, with a red to follow.

Saints looked like they had done enough to hold on for a point, but Maguire had other ideas, as he drilled into the net through a sea of defenders (90+2) to snatch all three points for a Leicester side without the suspended Jamie Vardy.

Bournemouth 2-2 Everton

Bournemouth came back from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Everton at the Vitality, with both sides maintaining their unbeaten starts to the season despite being reduced to 10 men.

Bournemouth 2-2 Everton

Everton went ahead through Theo Walcott's breakaway strike (56), before Michael Keane's header (66), gave them a two goal advantage.

The hosts took a share of the spoils after goals in the final 15 minutes from Josh King - via the spot - and Nathan Ake.

Liverpool 1-0 Brighton

Mohamed Salah's 23rd-minute strike proved to be the difference as Liverpool moved to the top with a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Brighton at Anfield.

Liverpool 1-0 Brighton

Salah scored the only goal of the game - his 29th in 29 appearances for Liverpool at Anfield in all competitions - side-footing a first-time effort past Mat Ryan in the first half.

Jurgen Klopp's side were far from their best and they had Alisson to thank late on when he pushed Pascal Gross' header past the post, but they held to maintain a 16-month undefeated league run at home and secure their best start to a Premier League season in five years.

Sunday

Watford 2-1 Crystal Palace

Watford survived a late scare to seal a 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace and win three games at the start of a top-flight season for the first time.

Wilfried Zaha struck 12 minutes from time at Vicarage Road to raise hopes of a visiting fightback but the hosts held on as Roberto Pereyra's 53rd-minute strike and Jose Holebas's freak second (71) proved enough.

Palace had been denied by several fine Ben Foster saves in the first half and saw Joel Ward head agonisingly wide deep into stoppage-time on a frustrating afternoon where Roy Hodgson may again curse the officials.

Fulham 4-2 Burnley FC

Aleksandar Mitrovic scored a quick first-half double as Fulham beat Burnley 4-2 to seal their first win of the Premier League season.

The Whites looked the better side from the outset after a thunderous strike from Jean Michael Seri inside three minutes, although Jeff Hendrick (10) got Burnley level not long after.

Two quickfire strikes from Mitrovic (36, 38) ultimately decided the game, but Burnley put the pressure on again when James Tarkowski tapped home in the 40th minute.

The second half saw just the one goal - a strike from Andre Schurrle (83) - as Fulham won their first league game of the season, while Burnley have now gone eight top-flight games without a win.

Newcastle 1-2 Chelsea

DeAndre Yedlin's unfortunate own goal on 87 minutes sealed the win for Maurizio Sarri's dominant side - who had 81 per cent possession - after a controversial finale at St. James' Park.

Newcastle 1-2 Chelsea

Eden Hazard fired Chelsea in front from the penalty spot on 76 minutes after Fabian Schar was harshly penalised for a foul on Marcos Alonso, but Newcastle were level six minutes later as Joselu's near-post header was allowed to stand, despite Yedlin catching Olivier Giroud in the face with an elbow in the build-up.

Chelsea had the final word, though, as Yedlin turned Alonso's cross into his own net to maintain the Blues' flawless start to the season, and leave Rafa Benitez's men waiting for their first win. 

Man Utd 0-3 Tottenham

Lucas Moura scored twice as Tottenham stunned Manchester United with a 3-0 win at Old Trafford on Monday Night Football.


Man Utd 0-3 Tottenham

Harry Kane's superb header from a corner (50) and Lucas' tidy finish (52) gave Spurs daylight against a shell-shocked United, after Jose Mourinho made six changes from the side that lost 3-2 at Brighton last week.

Spurs then caught United on the break to add a third through man-of-the-match Lucas' fine finish (85), meaning United have suffered their worst start to a Premier League season since 2014.

EPL Week 03 Scores At A Glance

Wolves 1-1 Manchester City

Arsenal 3-1 West Ham

Huddersfield 0-0 Cardiff City

Southampton 1-2 Leicester City

Bournemouth 2-2 Everton

Liverpool 1-0 Brighton

Sunday

Watford 2-1 Crystal Palace

Fulham 4-2 Burnley FC

Newcastle 1-2 Chelsea

Monday

Manchester United 0-3 Tottenham

 

Game day reports from skysports and BBC were used in this compilation.

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