Arsenal managed to beat Burnley with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scoring the winner in the 64th minute after Ashley Barnes cancelled out Alexandre Lacazette’s opener. Arsenal dominated the ball possession but Burnley’s defence seemed to be impenetrable.
After the long mid-week game, Liverpool managed to beat Southampton away with Sadio Mane scoring an incredible goal just before half-time even though Southampton were dominating the first half with good chances missed.
Roberto Firmino scored the second to kill of the game in the 71st minute but due to Adrian’s mistake, former Liverpool striker Danny Ings scored in the 83rd minute by blocking Adrian’s clearance. The final 10 minutes saw Liverpool’s defence shaky after Danny Ings had another close chance which could have saved Southampton a point.
Chelsea, the other team who had a long mid-week match, drew to Leicester City with Frank Lampard’s home debut as a manager not going to plan. Even though in the first half, Chelsea seemed to be on the road to three points with Mason Mount scoring in the 7th minute, Wilfred Ndidi equalised in the 67th minute.
The biggest game of the week was Manchester City versus Tottenham Hotspur after last season Champion League’s clash left City players and fans a sour taste with VAR rejecting the winner.
However, ghosts from the past came back to haunt Manchester City after Gabriel Jesuss goal was disallowed due to a handball which denied the league champions three points in the closing minutes of the game. A replica of last season, Tottenham was under pressure but still manage to squeeze in goals with Eric Lamela equalising three minutes after Raheem Sterling scored in the 20th minute.
Sergio Aguero restored City’s lead before halftime but Lucas Moura scored in the 56th minute to end the game 2-2.
Teemu Pukki continued with his dream start to the Premier League for Norwich after scoring a hattrick against Newcastle making him joint top scorer with 4 goals. While Sheffield United’s John Lundstram scored the only goal to overcome Crystal Palace but Aston Villa lost at home to Bournemouth.
The final game of the Matchday 2 was Manchester United versus Wolves which ended 1-1 but Paul Pogba’s missed penalty led to racial abuse online.
So far only Liverpool and Arsenal have a 100 per cent winning start but will face each other on Matchday 3.