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The Premier League Recap: Matchweek 3

We bring you all the biggest and best headlines from this week’s latest round of Premier League action. Manchester City host Arsenal, Chelsea travel to Anfield to take on Liverpool, plus we’ll cover every other game from Matchweek 3.

5 star performance from Manchester City

Manchester City have officially extended their Premier League unbeaten run against Arsenal to 12 matches after easing past the Gunners with an emphatic 5-0 victory at the Etihad. 

Pep Guardiola’s men went ahead after just seven minutes courtesy of an Ilkay Gundogan header before Ferran Torres doubled the hosts’ advantage with a tap in from close range. 

Arsenal were reduced to 10 men in the 35th-minute when Granit Xhaka received a straight card for a serious foul play challenge on Joao Cancelo allowing City to capitalise with a third thanks to Gabriel Jesus who finished neatly from Grealish’s cutback. 

Rodri’s curling strike from outside the area made it four after the break before Torres found the back of the net yet again to add the fifth after he headed in Mahrez’s cross to complete the scoring. 

Honours even at Villa Park

Brentford have continued their unbeaten start to the Premier League season with a 1-1 draw against Aston Villa in the Midlands. 

Ivan Toney opened the scoring for Thomas Frank’s side on 7 minutes when he fired in from close range after meeting the neat flick from Pontus Jansson. 

The hosts found the equaliser just minutes later when Buendia collected the pass from Danny Ings to hit the back of the net from the edge of the area. 

Everton sink the Seagulls

Goals either side of half-time by Gray and Calvert-Lewin was enough for Everton to earn a 2-0 victory over Brighton and Hove Albion at the Amex. 

The visitors went in front on 41 minutes through Gray who received the ball just inside the opposition half before making a wonderful individual run to finish low past Robert Sanchez. 

The Toffees later doubled their advantage just before the hour mark after Joel Veltman brought down Seamus Coleman inside the area with Calvert-Lewin converting the resulting penalty to secure all three points for his team. 

Late penalty earns Saints a point

A stoppage-time penalty from James Ward-Prowse was enough for Southampton to earn a 2-2 draw against Newcastle United at St. James’ Park. 

The Magpies made the breakthrough on 55 minutes when Jacob Murphy headed the ball across the face of goal which was met by Callum Wilson who nodded in from close range. 

The Saints made it all square later in the second period when Elyounoussi netted the rebound from his initial effort before Allan Saint-Maximin appeared to have won it for the hosts late on when he finished off a superb counter-attacking move. 

However, in the sixth minute of added time, Jamaal Lascelles brought down Adam Armstrong inside the area with Ward-Prowse converting the resulting spot-kick and rescuing the first point of the season for his team. 

Leicester secure narrow victory over the Canaries

Leicester City got their second victory of the season after they recorded a 2-1 win over Norwich at Carrow Road. 

Jamie Vardy put the Foxes ahead inside the opening eight minutes when he swept home Ricardo Pereira’s cross before the hosts equalised shortly before the break through Teemu Pukki’s penalty after Soyuncu fouled Lees-Melou inside the area. 

Leicester got the deciding goal on 76 minutes when Marc Albrighton created a wonderful first-time finish after being played in by Vardy. 

Antonio shines yet again in entertaining 4 goal thriller

Conor Gallagher’s first goals in Crystal Palace colours helped them to secure a 2-2 draw against West Ham United at the London Stadium. 

The Hammers took the lead on 39 minutes through Pablo Fornals after a brilliant exchange of passes between himself and Michail Antonio before Gallagher pulled a goal back for the Eagles against the run of play from Christian Benteke’s header. 

Antonio restored the hosts’ advantage after the break to get his 50th Premier League goal before Gallagher once again found the equaliser with a clever turn and finish. 

10-man Chelsea hold out on Merseyside

Despite a first-half red card, 10-man Chelsea were able to hold on and earn themselves a 1-1 draw against Liverpool at Anfield, denying the Reds a win that would have seen them go top of the table. 

The visitors opened the scoring on 22 minutes when Kai Havertz met the corner in from Reece James to send a looping header over the top of the goalkeeper Alisson. 

The game later turned on it’s head during first-half stoppage-time when a penalty was awarded to Jurgen Klopp’s men following James’ handball offence inside the area. 

The defender was sent off as a result with Mohamed Salah dispatching from the spot to get his 99th Premier League goal. 

Leeds rescue point at Turf Moor

Leeds United were able to find a late equaliser at Turf Moor on Sunday afternoon as they claimed a 1-1 draw against Burnley. 

The hosts took the lead just past the hour mark when Matthew Lowton’s goalbound strike ended up being poked into the back of the net by Chris Wood from close range. 

Marcelo Bielsa’s side kept pressing and eventually got the leveller with just four minutes on the clock remaining when Patrick Bamford converted Jamie Shackleton’s cross into the box to rescue a point for Leeds. 

Spurs go top of the league following Hornets win

Tottenham Hotspur have continued their brilliant start to the new campaign to make it three wins from three as they secured a 1-0 victory over Watford in North London. 

Son Heung-Min, who was making his 200th Premier League appearance, scored the only goal of the game on 42 minutes when his direct free-kick crept in at the far post beyond the reach of Daniel Bachmann. 

Greenwood strikes again for United

Mason Greenwood was on the scoresheet yet again to help Manchester United set a new unbeaten away record of 28 games as they claimed a 1-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Molineux. 

The 19-year-old found the back of the net with just 10 minutes remaining when he collected the pass from debutant Varane to rifle his effort low and underneath Jose Sa. 

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