The weekend kicked off with league leaders Liverpool playing Newcastle at Anfield. Former PSV left-back Jetro Willems scored the first goal in the 7th minute after blasting the ball past Adrian. Sadio Mane equalised for Liverpool in the 28th minute but Divock Origi was forced off with Roberto Firmino coming on earlier than intended, setting the ball up for Mane to score his second goal of the game.

Joel Matip was pulled down in the box which should have been a penalty but the referee and VAR failed to take any action. The Reds took back control of the game with Roberto Firmino providing an unreal assist for Mohamed Salah to score the third goal ending the game with Liverpool maintaining their 100% league start.

Premier League champions, Manchester City played Norwich City with Aymeric Laporte out injured so Pep Guardiola relied on John Stones and Nicolás Otamendi as centre halves. Norwich took the lead in the 18th minute with Kenny McLean scoring a header from a corner but Norwich doubled-up after a counter-attack with Teemu Pukki setting the ball up for Todd Cantwell to slot the ball in an open net.

Sergio Aguero got a goal back with a header just before halftime with Bernado Silva assisting with a cross. City’s defence gifted Norwich a goal after playing from the goalkeeper allowed Emi Buendia to steal the ball from Otamendi to set Puuki up to score in the 50th minute.

City scored another goal with Rodrigo scoring his first in the 88th minute but it was not enough which condemned the Sky Blues to their first loss of the season.

Tammy Abraham scored a hattrick and an unfortunate own goal against Wolves in a 5-2 win with Fikayo Tomori and Mason Mount making it on the scoring sheet. Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford scored the only goal against Leicester City with a penalty.

Arsenal choked a two-goal lead after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored both goals before halftime but Watford fought back with Tom Clevely benefiting from a mishap at the back similar to Manchester City when Watford pressed Arsenal’s backline as they were trying to play it from the back.

Roberto Pereyra scored the equaliser in the 81st minute after David Luiz conceded a penalty which was his second in four games. Watford had 31 shots compared to Arsenal with only seven.

Tottenham Hotspur won comfortably 4-0 against their city rivals Crystal Palace with Son Heung-min scoring two goals while Everton lost to Bournemouth 3-1 with Callum Wilson scoring two goals and Ryan Fraser on the scoresheet.

The Premier League weekend ended with Liverpool clear five points on top of the table and West Ham, Arsenal, Chelsea, Leicester City, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur level on eight points from 8th to 3rd on the table. Watford and Wolves are the only teams in the league failing to win a single game so far.

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