Saturday’s Premier League matches kicked off with what was expected to be the game of the weekend. Manchester United travelled to Anfield to play Liverpool.
The game ended in a stalemate as Mourinho set out his side to defend and offered little going forward. Liverpool couldn’t break down their wall and the match ended in a drab draw.
Manchester City made up for the lack of excitement. They played out a thriller with Stoke City at the Etihad.
Gabriel Jesus continued his incredible goalscoring record with a brace in City’s 7-2 demolition of Stoke City. The win moves the two points clear of United at the top.
They took a deserved lead early on and can thank Chelsea’s Azpilicueta for his own goal. Chelsea equalised straight away, but a wonderful goal from Zaha on the stroke of half time was enough to get all three points.
Spurs took full advantage of Chelsea’s slip to move four points clear of their London rivals in third spot. Christian Eriksen’s goal gave them the win at “home” to Bournemouth.
West Ham travelled to Burnley in search of a much needed victory for manager Slaven Bilic, but Chris Wood had other ideas.
Michel Antonio gave the Hammers the lead inside the opening twenty minutes before Andy Carroll received a red card. Wood found an equaliser in the dying minutes for Burnley.
In today’s late kick off Arsenal travelled to Vicarage Road in a London derby of sorts against Watford. Per Mertesacker gave Arsenal the lead before half-time.
Richarlison tumbled in the box after minimal contact from Bellerin to win Watford a penalty, which substitute Deeney dispatched emphatically.
The drama didn’t stop there as Tom Cleverley smashed home the winner from 10 yards to give Watford all three points.
So what does this mean for the Premier League table?
Manchester City move clear of their neighbours by two points, maintaining their incredible start to the season.
Spurs move up to third spot with Chelsea dropping to fifth, with Liverpool’s draw at home to United moving them two points off a place in the top four.
Burnley’s draw sees them level on points with Chelsea. Even though it’s early doors it’s a great start for Dyche’s side.
Whereas West Ham’s troubles continue as they sit just three points above the relegation zone with pressure mounting on their manager.
Despite their win against Chelsea, Crystal Palace remain rooted to the foot of the table. Roy Hodgson will be hoping the first win, points, and goals will kickstart their season.
Watford’s last gasp win moves them into a top four position and Arsenal stay in 6th.