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Mohamed Salah got back to goalscoring ways in added time at the end of the first half by tapping home from close range. Image credit - Liverpool FC

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Elsewhere on Saturday, Fulham salvaged a point at home against Watford, a dominant Palace side were held to a goalless tie at home by winless Newcastle, and Burnley thrashed Bournemouth ...
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It was just another easy day at the office for defending Premier League Champions – Manchester City and title hopeful side, Liverpool – as the former overwhelmed Cardiff City by a 5-0 margin and the latter held on to a 3-0 first half goal advantage over visiting Southampton for the top spot.

Manchester United fell 8points behind the top spot as they stumbled to a 1-1 tie at home against Wolves, Leicester City eased some of the off Coach Claude Puel with a comfortable 3-1 win over Huddersfield, and Tottenham bounced back from three straight defeats with a 2-1 win over Brighton.

Elsewhere on Saturday, Fulham salvaged a point at home against Watford, a dominant Palace side were held to a goalless tie at home by winless Newcastle, and Burnley thrashed Bournemouth by four goals to nothing for their first win of the season.

Hitherto table-toppers, Chelsea, saw their perfect start come to an end as they played to a goalless tie against West Ham on Super Sunday. Lacazette and Aubameyang led the way for Arsenal as they shut out Everton by two goals for the sixth spot.

EPL Week 06 standings.

EPL Week 06 standings.

 

Fulham 1-1 Watford

Aleksandar Mitrovic’s late strike rescued a point for Fulham as they drew 1-1 with Watford at Craven Cottage.

Andre Gray gave Watford the lead after just one minute and 27 seconds - the club's second-fastest goal in Premier League history - with his third league goal of the season.

However, Mitrovic equalised for the home team with just 12 minutes to go, the forward's 17th goal since joining the club - initially on loan from Newcastle United - in January, more than any other player in England's top four leagues.

Manchester United 1-1 Wolves

Joao Moutinho's second-half equaliser denied Manchester United a fourth successive win in all competitions as Wolves earned a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford.

Sir Alex Ferguson was in attendance for the first time since undergoing brain surgery in May as Fred became the 500th different player to score a competitive goal for United when he drilled home the opener, wonderfully set up by Paul Pogba in the 18th minute.

Wolves did not let United's opener unsettle them, though, as they remained a real threat and engineered a deserved equaliser for Moutinho in the 53rd minute.

United pressed for the winner, but could not find a way past a stubborn Wolves side who were more than good value for the point that keeps them in the top half. United sit fifth, eight points behind leaders Liverpool, after a disappointing afternoon that means they've have dropped six points from seven Premier League games at Old Trafford against newly-promoted opposition under Jose Mourinho.

Leicester City 3-1 Huddersfield

Leicester bounced back from two straight Premier League defeats to record a 3-1 victory over struggling Huddersfield at the King Power Stadium.

Leicester City 3-1 Huddersfield

The visitors took an early lead through defender Mathias Jorgensen (5) but they could not hold onto that advantage, Kelechi Iheanacho finishing off a brilliant Leicester counter-attack (19) to level the scores.

After the break the hosts took full control of proceedings, going ahead thanks to James Maddison's free-kick (66) before Jamie Vardy made sure of all three points (75).

The victory moves Claude Puel's side up to eighth, while David Wagner's men drop to the foot of the table following their fourth defeat of the season.

Crystal Palace 0-0 Newcastle

Crystal Palace could not find a way through an unambitious Newcastle side as the pair played out a drab 0-0 draw at Selhurst Park.

Palace's Mamadou Sakho had the best chance of the game in the final 10 minutes when he headed wide of an unguarded goal from Andros Townsend's cross.

The visitors played much of the game in their own half, but did have opportunities, notably when James Tomkins was caught in possession by Ayoze Perez early on but his weak shot was held by Wayne Hennessey.

Cardiff City 0-5 Manchester City

Sergio Aguero marked his 300th Manchester City appearance with his 205th goal for the club as they thumped Cardiff City 5-0.

Cardiff City 0-5 Manchester City

Aguero tucked in City's opener (32) after he was picked out by Bernardo Silva, who scored with a looping header three minutes later.

Ilkay Gundogan curled in an unstoppable effort (44) and was then lucky to escape injury before the break when Joe Ralls caught the German just below the knee with a challenge that saw the Cardiff midfielder receive a booking.

In the second half, Riyad Mahrez tapped in his first City goal (67) before scoring his second late on (89) as Pep Guardiola's side responded to their midweek Champions League defeat to Lyon in perfect fashion.

Liverpool 3-0 Southampton

Liverpool maintained their perfect start to the season as they returned to the top of the Premier League table with a comfortable 3-0 win over Southampton.

Liverpool 3-0 Southampton

An own goal from Wesley Hoedt (10) set them on their way before Joel Matip's header (21) and Mohamed Salah's close-range strike (45+3) had the game wrapped up by half-time.

Xherdan Shaqiri was heavily involved on his full debut - it was his shot that led to Hoedt's own goal and he crashed the free-kick off the bar that allowed Salah to tap in the rebound - before he was replaced at half-time.

There was a mild concern for Liverpool after the break as Virgil van Dijk went off with what appeared to be a rib injury but, despite that, they cruised through the remainder of Jurgen Klopp's 600th league game as a manager to continue their 100 per cent start to the season.

Burnley FC 4-0 Bournemouth

Goals from Matej Vydra, Aaron Lennon and a late double by substitute Ashley Barnes earned Burnley a comprehensive 4-0 win over Bournemouth at Turf Moor to seal their first Premier League victory of the season.

Burnley FC 4-0 Bournemouth

Vydra, making his first start for the club, capped it with the opening goal of the game with a clinical finish after 39 minutes before Lennon doubled Burnley's advantage just 125 seconds later.

Bournemouth dominated for large periods in the second half but they were impotent in attack and Burnley picked them off with two goals from Barnes on the counter-attack in the final 10 minutes.

The result sees Sean Dyche's side move off the foot of the table while Bournemouth's good run of form has come to an emphatic end.

Brighton 1-2 Tottenham

Harry Kane ended his mini goal drought to help Tottenham earn a much-needed 2-1 win over Brighton at the Amex Stadium.

Brighton 1-2 Tottenham

After four games without scoring for club and country, Kane gave Spurs the lead from the penalty spot (42) after Glenn Murray had handled while blocking a free-kick.

Despite Brighton finding their rhythm second half, substitute Erik Lamela made it 2-0 with a fine sweeping finish (76) after starting a move from deep, before Anthony Knockaert made for a nervy ending with a fine finish in stoppage time (90+3).

 

Sunday

West Ham 0-0 Chelsea

Chelsea’s 100 per cent record in the Premier League was ended by West Ham United in a 0-0 draw on Super Sunday.

After winning their first five games under Maurizio Sarri, Chelsea's quality in the final third was severely lacking as Eden Hazard was suffocated by the Hammers' midfield.

West Ham created clear chances but missed the ruthlessness of Marko Arnautovic, who was absent with a knee injury.

The standout opportunity fell to Andriy Yarmolenko late on but he headed wide from six yards out.

The result saw Chelsea drop to the third spot, two shy of leaders, Liverpool.

Arsenal 2-0 Everton

Alexandre Lacazette's fine second-half strike helped Arsenal to a 2-0 win over Everton in the Premier League at The Emirates on Super Sunday.

The impressive Petr Cech kept Arsenal level in the first half with several fine stops, before a curling stunner from Lacazette (56) and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's close-range finish (59) gave the hosts a cushion, despite the latter looking offside.

The result means Arsenal have won their last five on the bounce having lost their opening two, and sit in sixth place with Everton back in 12th.

 

 

EPL Week 06 Scores At A Glance

Fulham 1-1 Watford

Manchester United 1-1 Wolves

Leicester City 3-1 Huddersfield

Crystal Palace 0-0 Newcastle

Cardiff City 0-5 Manchester City

Liverpool 3-0 Southampton

Burnley FC 4-0 Bournemouth

Brighton 1-2 Tottenham

Sunday

West Ham vs Chelsea

Arsenal vs Everton

 

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

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