2021-22 Premier League: Week Two Roundup

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West Ham sit top of the Premier League following a packed second round of action which left just five teams without a single point from their opening two fixtures.

Michail Antonio ran riot in the second half with an assist and two late goals as West Ham thrashed Leicester 4-1 in Monday Night Football at the London Stadium, which left David Moyes’ Hammers top of the Premier League for the first time since their return to the top flight in August 2012.

Antonio’s brace also saw him surpass Paolo Di Canio’s 47 goal haul to become West Ham’s all-time top Premier League goalscorer, taking him up to 49 goals and one goal shy of a half-century goal tally.

Reece James set up Romelu Lukaku’s opener before netting himself as Chelsea battered Arsenal 2-0 at the Emirates, which left Mikel Arteta’s Gunners sat second bottom as Thomas Tuchel’s Blues remain second in the standings.

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Strikes from Diogo Jota and Sadio Mane saw Liverpool defeat Burnley 2-0 to extend their unbeaten start as Jurgen Klopp’s Reds stay third in the table.

First half goals from Shane Duffy and Neal Maupay saw Brighton cruise to victory over Watford as Graham Potter’s Seagulls went fourth, equalising their highest-ever Premier League position which coincidentally came after beating the Hornets on opening weekend of 2019-20 season.

Dele Alli’s tenth minute penalty after drawing a foul from Jose Sa saw Tottenham defeat Wolves as Nuno Espirito Santo enjoyed a winning return to Molineux, having departed the latter club at end of last season.

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Down in the relegation zone, Norwich sit rock bottom below Arsenal on goal difference after suffering a five goal mauling away at Manchester City, as Jack Grealish netted on his home debut for the Citizens.

Newcastle slipped to third-bottom after suffering a 2-0 away defeat at Aston Villa for the third consecutive season, with Danny Ings and Anwar El Ghazi netting for the Villains whilst Steve Bruce’s Magpies saw a penalty decision harshly disallowed by VAR due to Callum Wilson straying offside in the build-up.

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Elsewhere, Mason Greenwood’s scrappy 55th minute strike saw Manchester United scrape a 1-1 draw at Southampton, having conceded through an own goal from Fred after the Brazilian deflected Che Adams’ shot into his own net.

Raphinha struck a 71st minute equaliser as Leeds twice fought from behind to hold Everton to an entertaining 2-2 draw at Elland Road, after Mateusz Klich cancelled out Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s opener before Demarai Gray put the Toffees back in front shortly after half-time.

Finally, Crystal Palace held Brentford to a goalless draw at Selhurst Park.

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