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Also on Saturday, Brighton divvied the points with Fulham at home, and so did Everton and Huddersfield.
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Red-hot English Premier League sides, Chelsea and Liverpool, maintained their perfect start to the season with victories over Bournemouth and Leicester City respectively.

Manchester City maintained their unbeaten start with a battling 2-1 win over winless Newcastle, a 2-0 shutout at Crystal Palace gave Southampton their first win of the season, and the misery continued for West Ham as they succumbed to an injury-time loss to Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Also on Saturday, Brighton divvied the points with Fulham at home, and so did Everton and Huddersfield.

A pair of goals from Romelu Lukaku lifted the pressure off Jose Mourinho as his side picked up a crucial win over Burnley on Sunday. Watford maintained their 100 percent record with an impressive comeback win that ended the Spurs perfect start, and Lacazette’s late winner handed Arsenal their second win of the season.

 

EPL Week 04 Standings

 

Leicester City 1-2 Liverpool

Liverpool overcame a terrible mistake by Alisson to beat Leicester City 2-1 on Saturday.

Leicester City 1-2 Liverpool

The visitors led thanks to Sadio Mane's well-taken 10th-minute strike - the Senegalese's fourth league goal of the season - before Roberto Firmino's downward header doubled their advantage on the stroke of half-time.

However, Rachid Ghezzal - on his first start for the Foxes - took advantage of an awful error by Alisson, who got caught in possession, to give the hosts hope just past the hour-mark.

Liverpool stay top of the table having won their first four league matches for the first time since 1990, while Claude Puel's men remain on six points after a second defeat of the campaign.

Crystal Palace 0-2 Southampton

Second-half strikes from Danny Ings and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg gave Southampton their first win of the season after they beat Crystal Palace 2-0 at Selhurst Park.

Crystal Palace 0-2 Southampton

Ings slotted in his second Premier League goal of the season (47') before Hojbjerg's injury-time finish (90+2') gave manager Mark Hughes a long-awaited victory in south London.

Substitute Charlie Austin missed from the penalty spot following a handball by Aaron Wan-Bissaka midway through the second half, but the visitors doubled their lead in injury-time to condemn Palace to their third consecutive loss.

Everton 1-1 Huddersfield

Huddersfield showed their fighting spirit as they earned a deserved point in a 1-1 draw against substandard Everton at Goodison Park.

Philip Billing gave the Yorkshire side the lead after 34 minutes when he headed in his first Premier League goal from Chris Lowe's corner.

But Marco Silva's side equalised within 87 seconds as Dominic Calvert-Lewin rose to head in Lucas Digne's cross from the left.

Brighton 2-2 Fulham

Brighton came from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Fulham thanks to Glenn Murray's double in an entertaining encounter at the Amex Stadium.

Brighton 2-2 Fulham

Pascal Gross saw a penalty brilliantly saved by Marcus Bettinelli in the first half (25), and Fulham compounded the hosts' misery as Andre Schurrle scored his second in two games from a superb Jean Michael Seri assist (43).

Fulham got a second as Aleksandar Mitrovic tucked away a rebound (62) for his fourth of the season, but Brighton halved the deficit through Murray just five minutes later as the hosts broke (67).

Chelsea 2-0 Bournemouth

Chelsea continued their perfect start to the season with a hard-fought 2-0 victory over Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

Chelsea 2-0 Bournemouth

Substitute Pedro broke Bournemouth's resistance with a deflected effort in the 72nd minute before Eden Hazard fired in the second with five minutes remaining.

Bournemouth had chances with the game at 0-0 but Callum Wilson and Nathan Ake both shot over the bar from excellent positions.

The win sees Chelsea move level with Liverpool on 12 points at the top of the Premier League.

West Ham 0-1 Wolves

Substitute Adama Traore's injury-time strike inflicted a fourth straight Premier League defeat on West Ham as Wolves secured a 1-0 victory at the London Stadium.

In what was a tight affair, the hosts were heading for their first point of the season but Traore capitalised on Carlos Sanchez's error in the third minute of injury time to hand Nuno Espirito Santo's side their first top-flight win since beating QPR in February 2012.

A first league win of the campaign sees Wolves move up to ninth in the table, while West Ham, who have only once before lost their opening four league matches of a season, stay rooted at the foot of the league and without a point heading into the international break.

 

Manchester City 2-1 Newcastle

Kyle Walker's stunning maiden goal for Manchester City helped the champions overcome an improved Newcastle United 2-1 on Saturday.

Manchester City 2-1 Newcastle

The England international's sumptuous long-range drive seven minutes into the second half proved decisive as City moved to within two points of leaders Liverpool and Chelsea with their third win of the season.

Raheem Sterling fired City ahead inside eight minutes with a fine strike of his own before the Etihad Stadium was stunned on the half-hour mark by DeAndre Yedlin's equaliser - Newcastle's first league goal away from home this season.

 

Cardiff City 2-3 Arsenal

Alexandre Lacazette's 81st-minute winner saw Arsenal edge out a spirited Cardiff side 3-2 for Unai Emery's first away victory as head coach.

Cardiff City 2-3 Arsenal

Shkodran Mustafi headed the Gunners in front after 12 minutes from an Aaron Ramsey corner, but Cardiff had several chances to level before Víctor Camarasa turned Joe Bennett's cross home at the second attempt in first-half injury-time to finally net their first goal of the season.

The goals kept flowing after half-time with a brilliant curled Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang finish from outside the box (62) putting Arsenal back ahead, before Danny Ward levelled from a Sean Morrison flick at a free-kick (70).

But Emery's first away success was secured nine minutes from time when Lacazette swivelled and fired a rocket of a shot inside Neil Etheridge's near post.

Watford 2-1 Tottenham

Watford came from behind to maintain their 100 per cent start to the season as two quickfire headers gave them a 2-1 win over Tottenham at Vicarage Road on Super Sunday.

Watford 2-1 Tottenham

The first half was not one of the purists, but Spurs took the lead in the second through Abdoulaye Doucoure's own goal (54), and it would have been 1-1 in own goals had Toby Alderweireld's header not come off the bar at the other end shortly after.

But Watford did equalise through Troy Deeney's cute header from Jose Holebas' superb free-kick (69), and shocked Spurs with another header as Craig Cathcart converted Holebas' corner from the left (76).

Burnley FC 0-2 Manchester United

Romelu Lukaku scored twice as 10-man Manchester United returned to winning ways with a 2-0 victory over Burnley at Turf Moor.

Burnley 0-2. Manchester United

United looked on course for a routine victory when Lukaku headed them ahead on 27 minutes and doubled their tally with a close-range second a minute before half-time.

But after Paul Pogba had a second-half penalty saved by Joe Hart, United had to play the final 19 minutes a man down when Marcus Rashford was shown a straight red card for head-butting Phil Bardsley.

However, three days on from their agonising Europa League exit against Olympiakos, Burnley showed little sign of mounting a late comeback, Sam Vokes' header stoppage-time header all the Clarets could muster by way of a response.

 

EPL Week 04 Scores At A Glance

Leicester City 1-2 Liverpool

Crystal Palace 0-2 Southampton

Everton 1-1 Huddersfield

Brighton 2-2 Fulham

Chelsea 2-0 Bournemouth

West Ham 0-1 Wolves

Manchester City 2-1 Newcastle

Sunday

Cardiff City 2-3 Arsenal

Watford 2-1 Tottenham

Burnley FC 0-2 Manchester United

 

 

Game day reports from BBC, sky sports, and NBC sports were used in this compilation

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