The final Premier League weekend before the first international break did not fail to impress us once again.

Manchester United kicked off the weekend against Southampton with Daniel James continuing with his dream run with a goal in the 10th minute but the Red Devils did not seem to create many chances to keep the lead which allowed Jannik Vestergaard to score his first goal for Southampton in the 58th minute with a powerful header.

Southampton’s left-back, Kevin Danso, received his second yellow card in the 73rd minute but Manchester United failed to take advantage of the extra man which ended in a draw.

Chelsea hosted new boys Sheffield United but Frank Lampard’s first home victory continued to elude him with a 2-2 draw. Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham scored 2 goals to give Chelsea the lead into the second half but Sheffield United came out fighting in the second half with Callum Robinson scoring in the 46th minute.

Chelsea could not cope with the mounting pressure with Kurt Zouma scoring an unfortunate own goal in the 89th minute.

Manchester City scored 4 goals past Brighton with Sergio Aguero scoring a double. The other title contender, Liverpool continued with their impressive winning start with a 3-0 win over Burnley at Turf Moor but the game will be remembered for Roberto Firmino’s 50th Premier League goal, the first Brazilian to reach that landmark.

Everton and Wolves produce an entertaining game which ended 3-2 to Everton with Richarlison scoring the opening and winning goals and Alex Iwobi scoring his first goal at his new club. Willy Boly received a red card in the 95th minute for Wolves.

Watford managed to earn their first point of the season against Newcastle with Will Hughes scoring in the 2nd minute but Newcastle’s Fabian Lukas Schär equalised in the 41st minute.

The North London derby between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur ended 2-2 with Tottenham conceding a two-goal lead with Christian Eriksen scoring in the 10th minute and Harry Kane scoring a penalty in the 40th minute.

However, Arsenal refused to lose at home against their closest rivals with Alexandre Lacazette scoring just before the first half ended. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang equalised in the 71st minute which saved Arsenal blushes. The Lilywhites received five yellow cards while Arsenal gained three yellow cards without any major incident.

The week ended with only Liverpool with the perfect start and Watford at the bottom with only a single point in their first four games.

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