Arsenal continue their strong start to the season following the latest round of Premier League action.
Bukayo Sakak’s close-range 35th minute strike following an one-two passing move with Martin Odegaard saw Arsenal defeat Leeds at Elland Road to stay top, despite the game being suspended for nearly 40 minutes by an early power failure.
Manchester City slipped four points behind Arsenal in second place as the result of a shock 1-0 defeat at Liverpool, as Mohamed Salah struck a 76th minute winner on the counter-attack for Jurgen Klopp’s Reds.
Second-half goals from Harry Kane and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg saw third-place Tottenham Hotspur defeat Everton in a tough contest.
Mason Mount’s brace ensured Chelsea defeated Aston Villa at Villa Park to stay fourth in the table, with both of Mount’s goals caused by mistakes from his England teammate – Tyrone Mings.
Down in the relegation zone, Nottingham Forest fell back to rock-bottom following a 1-0 defeat away at Midlands rivals, Wolves after Ruben Neves’ 56th minute penalty winner lifted the hosts out of the relegation zone.
Southampton consequently slipped into the bottom three after the Saints were held to a 1-1 draw at home by West Ham, having led through Romain Perraud’s controversial opening goal until Declan Rice struck a 64th minute equaliser for the Hammers.
Leicester moved off the foot of the table into 19th position with a goalless draw at home to Crystal Palace, in front of England manager, Gareth Southgate who was conducting one last evaluation ahead of naming his England squad on Thursday 20 October for FIFA World Cup.
Elsewhere, comeback goals from Issa Diop and Aleksandar Mitrovic twice saw Fulham peg Bournemouth back in a competitive 2-2 draw at Craven Cottage, after the Cherries twice led through goals from Dominic Solanke and Jefferson Lerma.
Ivan Toney’s brace fired Brentford to a 2-0 win over Brighton in Friday Night Football at Gtech Community Stadium, which condemned the Seagulls to their first back-to-back defeats of the season.
Finally, Manchester United and Newcastle remain fifth and sixth respectively, following a goalless draw at Old Trafford.