Tottenham continued their early dominance in the latest matchweek of 2023-24 Premier League season.
Joel Ward’s own-goal and Son Heung-min’s strike saw Tottenham edge past Crystal Palace 2-1 at Selhurst Park to stay top by a two-point advantage, despite Jordan Ayew’s injury-time goal for the Eagles having denied Spurs a clean sheet.
Eddie Nketiah’s brace saw Arsenal thrash rock-bottom Sheffield United 5-0 at the Emirates Stadium to move second, with Fabio Vieira and Takehiro Tomiyasu adding late goals in a dominant home display.
Erling Haaland scored twice and provided an assist for Phil Foden’s goal as Manchester City thrashed Manchester United, but the Cityzens sit third by virtue of having scored one less goal than Arsenal this season.
Liverpool rounded out the top four with a clinical 3-0 home win over Nottingham Forest as Diogo Jota opened the scoring, before Darwin Nunez and Mohamed Salah added goals from Dominik Szoboszlai’s assists to complete the victory.
Down in the relegation zone, goals from Antoine Semenyo and Philip Billing saw Bournemouth climb out of the bottom three with a 2-1 home win over Burnley, which dropped Vincent Kompany’s Clarets to second bottom.
Luton consequently slipped to third bottom after they lost 3-1 at fifth-placed Aston Villa who initially led through goals from John McGinn, Moussa Diaby and Tom Lockyer’s own goal before Emiliano Martinez deflected Ezri Konsa’s header into his own net to give the Hatters futile hope.
Everton moved four points clear of the relegation zone after Dominic Calvert-Lewin struck a 51st minute winner at West Ham, as the Toffees played their first match since the death of chairman, Bill Kenwright.
Elsewhere, Wolves twice fought back through Mario Lemina and Hwang Hee-chan to snatch a 2-2 draw at home to Newcastle, after Callum Wilson’s brace had put the Magies ahead on two separate occasions at Molineux.
Second-half goals from Ethan Pinnock and Bryan Mbeumo saw Brentford defeat Chelsea 2-0 at Stamford Bridge in their West London derby.
Finally, Joao Palhinha cancelled out Evan Ferguson’s strike as Fulham fought back to draw 1-1 at Brighton.