Chelsea returned to the Premier League summit following the latest round of Premier League action which saw the first managerial sacking of the season.
Late goals from Timo Werner and Ben Chilwell saw Chelsea crush Southampton 3-1 to return to the summit, after Trevoh Chalobah’s opener was cancelled out by James Ward-Prowse’s penalty before the Southampton midfielder was red-carded for a wild low lunge on Jorginho.
Liverpool slipped to second after finding themselves held to a 2-2 draw at home to third-placed Manchester City, as Phil Foden and Kevin De Bruyne twice struck back for City after Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah put Jurgen Klopp’s Reds ahead twice.
Andros Townsend’s 65th minute strike rescued Everton a 1-1 draw away at fourth-placed Manchester United, after Anthony Martial rifled in shortly before half-time to put the Red Devils ahead.
Down in the relegation zone, Norwich City remain rock-bottom despite claiming their first point of the season in a goalless draw against Burnley at Turf Moor.
Leeds climbed out of the relegation zone as Diego Llorente smashed in a 18th minute close-range winner to defeat Watford, which marked Xisco Munoz’s final match in charge of the Hornets as he was sacked less than 24 hours later.
Newcastle slipped behind Burnley on goal difference to second-bottom after suffering a 2-1 defeat at Wolves, as Hwang Hee-Chan netted a brace from two assists by Raul Jimenez in a 2-1 home win at Molineux despite Jeff Hendrick’s equaliser for Steve Bruce’s Magpies.
Elsewhere, Brentford climbed to seventh following Yoane Wissa’s injury-time winner in a 2-1 win at West Ham after Bryan Mbeumo’s opener was cancelled out by Jarrod Bowen.
Tottenham ended a three-match losing run in the league as Matt Targett bundled Lucas Moura’s 71st minute strike into his own net in a 2-1 win over Aston Villa, as Ollie Watkins cancelled out Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg’s opener.
Second half goals from Michael Olise and Jeffrey Schlupp saw Crystal Palace come from behind to hold Leicester to a 2-2 draw at Selhurst Park, after Kelechi Iheanacho and Jamie Vardy had fired the visitors to a two-goal lead at half-time.
Finally, Brighton held Arsenal at the AMEX Stadium in a goalless draw in atrocious wet conditions despite enjoying the better of the scrappy chances for both teams.