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The Premier League Recap: Matchweek 2

We bring you all the biggest and best headlines from this week’s latest round of Premier League action. Arsenal host Chelsea in the classic London derby, Tottenham travel to the Molineux to take on Wolves, plus we’ll cover every other game from Matchweek 2.

Jota strikes again for Liverpool

Liverpool have made it two wins from two after goals from Diogo Jota and Sadio Mane earned them a 2-0 victory over Burnley at Anfield. 

The hosts took the lead after 18 minutes when the Portuguese international met the cross into the box from Tsimikas to head home beyond the reach of Nick Pope. 

Mane doubled his team’s advantage and sealed the win in the second period when he turned in Trent Alexander Arnold’s pass from close range. 

Ings nets wonder goal in the Midlands

Danny Ings marked his Aston Villa debut with a remarkable overhead goal after they beat Newcastle United 2-0 at Villa Park. 

Dean Smith’s side opened their account during first-half stoppage-time when Tyrone Mings flicked on a long throw into the path of Ings who produced a magnificent bicycle kick past Freddie Woodman. 

Villa made it two just past the hour-mark after a penalty was awarded for a handball offence against Jamaal Lascelles with Anwar El-Ghazi converting the resulting spot-kick. 

Stalemate at Selhurst Park

Brentford managed to continue their unbeaten start to the new season after playing out a goalless draw against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. 

The Eagles almost found the breakthrough early on when Conor Gallagher hit the underside of the crossbar before Bryan Mbuemo also struck the woodwork from a direct free-kick in a game that left both teams to rue their missed opportunities.

Honours even at Elland Road

A brilliant second-half strike from Raphina was enough to rescue a point for his team after Leeds United earned a 2-2 draw against Everton at Elland Road. 

Dominic Calvert-Lewin put the visitors ahead from the penalty spot on the half-hour mark after he had been fouled by Liam Cooper in the area before the hosts found the equaliser when Patrick Bamford played in Mateusz Klich who dinked the ball past Jordan Pickford. 

The Toffees restored their lead 5 minutes after the restart when Demarai Gray got his first for the club after firing his strike low beyond the reach of Meslier before Rafa Benitez’ side were pegged back a second time when Raphina hit a thumping effort from the edge of the area. 

5 star performance from City

Jack Grealish marked his home debut with a goal after Manchester City earned an emphatic 5-0 victory over Norwich at the Etihad. 

Guardiola’s men took the lead after just 7 minutes when Gabriel Jesus’ cross was turned into his own net by keeper Tim Krul before City doubled their lead when Grealish bundled the ball over the line from close range. 

Aymeric Laporte made it three when he scrambled home from a corner before Jesus, who was involved in the action yet again, squared the ball to Raheem Sterling to tap in at the back post. 

Riyad Mahrez completed the scoring just 6 minutes from time after he latched onto a pinpoint pass over the top from Ruben Dias to finish into the bottom-left corner. 

Brighton earn first home victory of the season

Brighton and Hove Albion have officially made history after claiming victories from both of their opening two matches of a top-flight campaign for the first-ever time after recording a 2-0 win over Watford at the Amex. 

The hosts took the lead after just 10 minutes when Shane Duffy rose highest to meet Pascal Gross’ corner and head in off the bar. 

The Seagulls doubled their advantage shortly before the break when Yves Bissouma won back possession for his team to play in Neal Maupay who finished for his second of the season. 

Saints frustrate United

Manchester United have now equalled Arsenal’s Premier League record of 27 successive unbeaten away games after they earned a 1-1 draw against Southampton at St. Mary’s Stadium. 

It was the Saints who went ahead on the half-hour mark after Che Adams’ initial strike was deflected into the back of the net off Fred before the Red Devils found the equaliser 10 minutes into the second half when Pogba played in Mason Greenwood who finished low between the legs of the goalkeeper to rescue a point for his team. 

Spurs’ unbeaten run continues

It was a winning return to the Molineux for Nuno Espirito Santo as his Tottenham side claimed a slight 1-0 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Midlands. 

Dele Alli scored what was the only goal of the game after he was brought down by Jose Sa inside the area where he then coolly converted the resulting penalty to send his side back home with all three points. 

Lukaku scores on Chelsea debut

Romelu Lukaku made a dream return with a goal on his Chelsea debut as they secured a 2-0 win over Arsenal at the Emirates. 

It took the frontman just 15 minutes to get off the mark after he met the cross in from Reece James to tap home from close range. 

The right-back then bagged a goal for himself late in the first-half after controlling the pass from Mason Mount to rifle his effort past Bernd Leno. 

Hammers see off 10-man Foxes

Michail Antonio found himself on the scoresheet yet again to become West Ham United’s record scorer as they beat Leicester City 4-1 at the London Stadium. 

The Hammers took the lead on 26 minutes when Pablo Fornals swept home the cross in from Said Benrahma before the visitors were reduced to 10 men after Ayoze Perez received a straight red card for serious foul play following a late challenge on Fornals. 

Benrahma doubled the hosts’ advantage after Antonio capitalised on a mistake by Soyuncu before Youri Tielemans pulled a goal back for the Foxes in what was a rare Leicester attack. 

Antonio then made it three to David Moyes’ side with his 48th top-flight goal after getting a shot away on the turn before wrapping the game up with a fourth just minutes later when he superbly controlled Coufal’s pass. 

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