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Giovani Lo Celso makes his impact as he finishes with the ball through Ederson's legs just 35 seconds after coming on (65)

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Elsewhere on Saturday, Solly March’ stunning curler sealed Brighton’s first victory at Villa Park, and Bruno Fernandes' twice-taken second-half penalty was enough to give Manchester United their first Premier League victory of the season at ...
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The English Premier League resumed yesterday following the break with Chelsea’s international players showing little sign of fatigue on their way to a routine 2-0 win over Newcastle that momentarily catapulted them to the top of the table for the first time under Frank Lampard.

But, their stay atop the log was cut short by their former coach – Jose Mouriho – whose side Tottenham Spurs pulled a spectacular classic 2-0 win over now ailing one-time Premier League powerhouse Manchester City.

Elsewhere on Saturday, Solly March’ stunning curler sealed Brighton’s first victory at Villa Park, and Bruno Fernandes' twice-taken second-half penalty was enough to give Manchester United their first Premier League victory of the season at Old Trafford over a battling West Brom outfit.

Fernandes saw his initial effort from 12 yards clawed out by Johnstone, only for a retake to be given with the keeper off his line.

Fernandes saw his initial effort from 12 yards clawed out by Johnstone, only for a retake to be given with the keeper off his line.

And on Sunday, Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s scored a brace to end Everton’s recent three game losing run, and West Ham heaped more misery on Sheffield United with a lone goal victory that left the latter rooted solid to the bottom of the log.

EPL Week 09 Standings

Also on Sunday, Leeds United failed to capitalize on their numerical advantage as 10-man Arsenal held on for a point, and injury-hit Liverpool moved level on points with leaders Tottenham Hotspur and thwarted Leicester City's hopes of going top with an outstanding performance and victory at Anfield.

 

EPL Week 09 Scores At A Glance

Saturday

Newcastle 0-2 Chelsea

Aston Villa 1-2 Brighton

Tottenham 2-0 Man City

Man United 1-0 West Brom

Sunday

Fulham 2-3 Everton

Sheffield United 0-1 West Ham

Leeds United 0-0 Arsenal

Liverpool 3-0 Leicester City

Monday

Burnley 1-0 Crystal Palace

Wolves 1-1 Southampton

 

Giovani Lo Celso makes his impact as he finishes with the ball through Ederson's legs just 35 seconds after coming on (65)

Saturday

Newcastle 0-2 Chelsea

Chelsea moved top of the Premier League for the first time under Frank Lampard - for a few hours - with a routine 2-0 victory at Newcastle on Saturday.

Federico Fernandez's early own goal gave Chelsea the lead at St. James' Park before Timo Werner's stunning assist set up Tammy Abraham to seal the points midway through the second half.

Newcastle, who remain 13th, hit the bar through Sean Longstaff after Abraham's strike but were well off the pace throughout as they slipped to back-to-back defeats for the first time this season.

Chelsea's fifth consecutive victory extended their unbeaten run in all competitions to 12 games and lifted them briefly to the summit until Tottenham - whom they play live on Sky Sports next Sunday - beat Manchester City later in the day.

Aston Villa 1-2 Brighton

Brighton claimed their first win at Villa Park in a dramatic encounter with a superb curling effort from Solly March sealing a 2-1 victory against Aston Villa.

It was an entertaining, end-to-end game between two sides who have played wonderful football this season, but with differing fortunes. Brighton struck early on as Danny Welbeck (12) netted his first goal for the club, adding to Aston Villa's woes after an early injury to Ross Barkley.

But, after a strong end to the first half, the hosts struck back two minutes after the break as Ezri Konsa (47) sent Bertrand Traore's free-kick into the back of the net. It was then a wonderful, curling effort from March (56) which secured Brighton's second win of the season and their first at Villa Park.

There was a dramatic finish, though, as Tariq Lamptey was sent off in the 91st minute after two quick yellow cards.

March then almost went from hero to villain when he was penalised for a foul on Trezeguet deep into injury-time, with referee Michael Oliver pointing to the spot. But, after consulting VAR and the pitchside monitor, he judged that March had touched enough of the ball before catching Trezeguet to rule the penalty out.

Tottenham 2-0 Man City

New Premier League leaders Tottenham made a big title statement as a vintage Jose Mourinho operation saw them beat Manchester City 2-0.

Spurs had just 33 per cent possession and four shots to City's 22, but once again came away with victory against Pep Guardiola's City in a clinical smash-and-grab show at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

During a lively opening, Spurs took the lead as Son tucked under Ederson from the edge of the box after Tanguy Ndombele's chipped pass caught out a high City line (5). It was Spurs' only shot on goal in the first 59 minutes as Mourinho's side soaked up City pressure.

Despite some City half-chances either side of the break, Mourinho's approach continued to work as they snatched a second, man-of-the-match Harry Kane turning brilliantly on halfway and feeding Giovani Lo Celso to finish under Ederson again just 35 seconds after coming on (65).

City were ragged thereon as Spurs closed out victory, and the result means Mourinho, celebrating one year at Spurs, sees his side sit atop the Premier League. City's poor start continues, sitting 13th with just 12 points from eight games.

 

Man United 1-0 West Brom

Manchester United were aided by a controversial penalty decision from referee David Coote as they edged past West Brom with a 1-0 victory at Old Trafford.

In a dramatic start to the second half, Coote pointed to the spot having adjudged Bruno Fernandes to have brought down Conor Gallagher. However, despite there appearing to be clear contact, the decision was overturned by Coote after he watched the incident on the pitchside monitor at the advice of VAR.

It was a decision which left West Brom boss Slaven Bilic bemused, while Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted his side got lucky.

Moments after the first penalty incident, Coote pointed to the spot at the other end as Juan Mata's cross hit Darnell Furlong's hand. This penalty decision stood and Sam Johnstone thought he was the hero for West Brom after saving Fernandes' spot-kick.

However, the visitors' celebrations were cut short as the goalkeeper, who made a number of fantastic saves during the match, had strayed well off his line, with the VAR ordering a retake that Fernandes lashed into the top left-hand corner.

It proved to be the winning goal for Solskjaer's side, who moved up to the middle of the table with their first home league win of the season, while West Brom stay 18th.

Sunday

Fulham 2-3 Everton

Everton climbed to sixth in the Premier League with a dramatic 3-2 win at Fulham, whose second-half fightback fell agonisingly short after yet another missed penalty.

Fulham fell behind inside 42 seconds and trailed 3-1 at half-time after Dominic Calvert-Lewin's double and Abdoulaye Doucoure's first Everton goal had cancelled out Bobby Decordova-Reid's equaliser.

Fulham were much improved in the second half with substitute Ruben Loftus-Cheek reducing the arrears, but only after Ivan Cavaleiro had deepened Scott Parker's side's penalty woes with a shanked spot-kick over the bar.

The Cottagers were left to pay the penalty for missed chances and defensives frailties as Everton ground out a victory which lifts them up to sixth in the Premier League table and leaves the hosts a point above the relegation zone.

Sheffield United 0-1 West Ham

Sheffield United's dreadful start to the Premier League season continued as Sebastien Haller's rocket handed West Ham all three points at Bramall Lane.

Haller fired in the only goal of the game 11 minutes into the second half, smashing the ball into the top corner from the edge of the area to send the Hammers up to eighth.

Goalkeepers Lukasz Fabianski and Aaron Ramsdale were called into action in both halves, while West Ham's Declan Rice and Sheffield United's Oli McBurnie were denied by the woodwork in a game with plenty of chances.

But West Ham deserved their victory and heaped more misery on their hosts, who will have to make Premier League history if they are to avoid relegation after picking up just one point from a possible 27.

No side has failed to win any of their opening nine games and stayed up, leaving Chris Wilder's rock-bottom Blades with a mountain to climb.

 

Leeds United 0-0 Arsenal

Arsenal survived playing almost 40 minutes with 10 men after Nicholas Pepe’s red card as they ground out a 0-0 draw with Leeds United.

Pepe - on just his second start in the League this season - would not have impressed Mikel Arteta with his attitude after retaliating to some goading by Ezgjan Alioski by shoving his head into the defender's face.

Referee Antony Taylor did not spot the incident but a VAR review meant Pepe was given his marching orders (51) meaning no Premier League team has received more red cards than the Gunners since Arteta's appointment (5).

Leeds seemed to find playing against 11 men easier than 10 but still should have taken maximum points, striking the woodwork three times with Rodrigo, Patrick Bamford and Raphinha all going close.

Arsenal could have stolen the victory but Bukayo Saka could not take advantage of being put through one-on-one with Illan Meslier.

Another blank for Arsenal means they have now failed to score from open play in their last 476 mins of Premier League football - their only goal in the last five league games was Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's penalty in the 1-0 win over Manchester United.

Liverpool 3-0 Leicester City

Liverpool extended their incredible unbeaten record at Anfield in the Premier League to 64 matches to set a new club record with a 3-0 victory over Leicester City.

Jurgen Klopp's side, who were missing Mohamed Salah, Jordan Henderson, Joe Gomez and Trent Alexander-Arnold, defied their injury problems as Jonny Evans' own goal (21) and Diogo Jota's header (41) gave them a 2-0 lead at half-time.

Liverpool, who last tasted defeat at Anfield in April 20017, further extended their lead four minutes from time through Roberto Firmino's header (86) as they secured a victory which sees them break a club record for games unbeaten at home in the top flight, which has stood since 1981.

The win moves Liverpool level on points with Tottenham at the top of the Premier League while Leicester, who lost away from home for the first time in the league this season, stay fourth.

 

Monday

Burnley 1-0 Crystal Palace

Burnley finally got their Premier League campaign up and running, securing their first win of the season with a 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace.

Striker Chris Wood sent the hosts on their way in the eighth minute, emphatically finishing past Vicente Guaita to score Burnley's first home goal of the season.

Johann Berg Gudmundsson should have made the game safe in the 55th minute when played through on goal by Dwight McNeil, but his shot crashed against the crossbar.

The miss almost proved costly right at the death as Burnley needed a fantastic save from Nick Pope to deny Christian Benteke an equaliser and seal a much-need three points for his side.

Victory lifts Sean Dyche's side out of relegation zone to 17th, while defeat sees Crystal Palace, who were without Wilfried Zaha, drop a place to 10th.

Wolves 1-1 Southampton

Theo Walcott rolled back the years with his first Southampton goal in 15 years but was denied victory as Pedro Neto earned Wolves a 1-1 draw at Molineux.

Walcott turned in Che Adams' square ball 13 minutes after half-time to give the Saints a lead which would have taken them within a point of leaders Tottenham and Liverpool.

They had been indebted to the good work of Alex McCarthy to keep Wolves at bay until that point, but with 15 minutes to go the goalkeeper could do nothing to keep Neto from beating him after Raul Jimenez had struck the base of the post.

Minutes before that goal, Walcott should have doubled his tally and Southampton's lead after more fine support work from Adams but rolled his effort wide with only Rui Patricio to beat.

Instead, Wolves' point moved them into the top half above Arsenal and Manchester United, and up to ninth.

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

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