Tottenham Hotspur moved top of the Premier League as the latest round of action in 2021-22 season concluded, ahead of the first international break of the campaign.
Son Heung-Min’s 42nd minute curled free-kick proved enough for Tottenham to defeat Watford at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, thus maintaining their unbeaten record as the North Londoners climbed to the summit.
West Ham sit second after Michail Antonio provided a goal and assist in an eventual 2-2 draw at home to Crystal Palace, after the Eagles twice struck back through a brace from Conor Gallagher.
Mason Greenwood’s controversial 80th minute strike proved enough for Manchester United to go third, after defeating Wolves 1-0 away at Molineux which left the hosts sat third-bottom in the relegation zone.
Chelsea and Liverpool sit fourth and fifth respectively after Kai Havertz’s opener was cancelled out by Mohamed Salah’s penalty in a 1-1 draw at Anfield, following a red card for Reece James who was adjudged to have handballed Sadio Mane’s shot.
Down in the relegation zone, Arsenal sit rock-bottom after suffering a brutal 5-0 away mauling at Manchester City, as Ferran Torres scored twice and provided an assist in a ruthless display by the reigning champions.
Norwich moved off the bottom by virtue of netting their first league goal of the season in a 2-1 home loss to Leicester, as Teemu Pukki’s penalty cancelled out Jamie Vardy’s opener before Marc Albrighton netted a late winner for the Foxes.
Newcastle sit just outside of the elimination zone in 17th after finding themselves twice pegged back by Southampton, as James Ward-Prowse’s 96th minute effort rescued the Saints a 2-2 draw at St James’ Park.
Elsewhere, goals either side of half-time from Demarai Gray and Dominic Calvert-Lewin saw Everton comfortably defeat Brighton to go sixth.
Dean Smith’s Aston Villa held his former team – Brentford to a 1-1 draw at Villa Park after Emiliano Buendia cancelled out Ivan Toney’s seventh minute opener for the Bees.
Finally, Patrick Bamford’s late strike rescued Leeds United a 1-1 draw against Burnley at Turf Moor after Chris Wood had flicked the Clarets ahead in the 62nd minute.