Manchester United moved top of the Premier League as Cristiano Ronaldo enjoyed a successful return in the first round of action since this month’s international break.
Ronaldo marked his first home match as a Manchester United player since re-joining the club after a 12-year absence with a brace, as late goals from Bruno Fernandes and Jesse Lingard completed a 4-1 mauling of Newcastle who slipped to second-bottom.
Chelsea climbed to second on virtue of goals scored after Romelu Lukaku ended his Stamford Bridge hoodoo with a brace, as Thomas Tuchel’s Blues comfortably dispatched Aston Villa 3-0 with Mateo Kovacic also netting his first goal at home for the West London club.
Mohamed Salah’s 100th Premier League goal helped Liverpool to defeat Leeds 3-0 at Elland Road to go third, despite Harvey Elliott suffering a freak ankle injury in an innocent challenge from Pascal Struijk who was red-carded.
Andros Townsend provided a goal and assist as Everton came from behind to defeat Burnley 3-1 in Monday Night Football at Goodison Park, which put Rafa Benitez’s Toffees up to fourth as Burnley fell to third-bottom.
Down in the relegation zone, Arsenal climbed off the foot of the table to safety after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s close-range strike defeated Norwich, which dropped Daniel Farke’s Canaries to last-place as Mikel Arteta’s Gunners got their first league win of the season.
Wolves also climbed out of the relegation zone with their first league win of the campaign as Francisco Sierralta’s own goal and Hwang Hee-chan’s late strike sealed a 2-0 away win at Watford.
Elsewhere, Tottenham fell from top spot to seventh after Odsonne Edouard’s late brace and Wilfried Zaha’s penalty saw Crystal Palace snatch a shock 3-0 home win after Japhet Tanganga’s red card for Spurs following two reckless challenges
Bernardo Silva’s rebound strike from Caglar Soyuncu’s blockage of Joao Cancelo’s shot proved enough for Manchester City to go fifth, as Pep Guardiola’s Citizens snatched a scrappy win at Leicester in a edgy contest.
Brentford suffered their first defeat of the season after Leandro Trossard curled in a dramatic late 90th minute winner for Brighton.
Finally, Southampton held West Ham to a goalless draw at St Mary’s Stadium despite the Hammers’ Michail Antonio receiving a late red card for a foul on Moussa Djenepo.