Arsenal stayed top of the table following the first midweek round of 2022-23 Premier League season,
Gabriel Martinelli’s 77th minute winner kept Arsenal top of the table for a third consecutive matchweek following a 2-1 home win against Aston Villa who dropped to second-bottom, after Gabriel Jesus’ opener was cancelled out by Douglas Luiz’s curled strike from his corner kick.
Erling Haaland’s first-half hat-trick fired second-placed Manchester City to a 6-0 mauling of Nottingham Forest, as Julian Alvarez scored twice, and Joao Cancelo curled in a 50th minute strike.
Tottenham stay third after being held to a 1-1 draw at West Ham, having taken the lead through Thilo Kehrer’s 34th minute own-goal only for Tomas Soucek to equalise for the Hammers in the 55th minute.
Brighton rounds out the top four despite suffering a 2-1 defeat at Fulham as Alexis Mac Allister struck a consolatory penalty, after the Cottagers had initially taken a 2-0 lead through Aleksandar Mitrovic’s strike and Lewis Dunk’s own goal.
Down in the relegation zone, Leicester remains rock-bottom of the table after suffering a 1-0 home defeat to Manchester United, as the Red Devils climbed to fifth with their third consecutive win courtesy of Jadon Sancho’s 23rd minute effort.
Wolves improved to third-bottom after they were held to a goalless draw at managerless Bournemouth who were without Scott Parker, following his sacking on Tuesday (30 August).
Everton sit outside of the bottom three by virtue of goals scored after they were held to a 1-1 draw at Leeds, having led through Anthony Gordon’s first-half opener until Luis Sinisterra equalised for the hosts.
Elsewhere, second-half goals from Roberto Firmino and Fabio Carvalho saw Liverpool come from behind to defeat Newcastle United 2-1 at Anfield, having fallen behind to Alexander Isak’s debut strike for the Magpies.
Goals from Romeo Lavia and Adam Armstrong saw Southampton come from behind to beat Chelsea 2-1, having fell behind to Raheem Sterling’s 23rd minute strike.
Finally, Yoane Wissa’s 88th minute header cancelled out Wilfried Zaha’s 59th minute curled strike as Brentford fought back to draw 1-1 at Crystal Palace.